Federal Transit Administration April 2009 – Federal Register Recent Federal Regulation Documents

FTA Supplemental Fiscal Year 2009 Apportionments and Allocations
Document Number: R9-9475
Type: Notice
Date: 2009-04-30
Agency: Federal Transit Administration, Department of Transportation
Division I of the ``Omnibus Appropriations Act, 2009'' (Pub. L. 111-8), signed into law by President Barack Obama on March 11, 2009, made funds available for all of the surface transportation programs of the Department of Transportation (DOT) for the Fiscal Year (FY) ending September 30, 2009. This notice supplements the December 18, 2008 Federal Register notice. The notice apportions formula funds made available under the Omnibus Appropriations Act and allocates FY 2009 funds to congressionally designated projects that were contained in the accompanying committee report and the Safe, Accountable, Flexible, Efficient Transportation Equity Act: A Legacy for Users (SAFETEA-LU). The notice does not include any extensions of previously lapsed
Notice of Availability of Final Guidance on the Application of 49 U.S.C. 5324(c), Railroad Corridor Preservation
Document Number: E9-9977
Type: Notice
Date: 2009-04-30
Agency: Federal Transit Administration, Department of Transportation
By this notice the FTA announces the availability of final guidance on the application of a provision of the Safe, Accountable, Flexible, Efficient Transportation Equity Act: A Legacy for Users (SAFETEA-LU) concerning the acquisition of railroad right-of-way for transit projects. The guidance explains FTA's interpretation of the provision, which allows the acquisition of pre-existing railroad right- of-way, under certain conditions, before the completion of the environmental review for a transit project that would use the right-of- way. On December 22, 2008, FTA announced in the Federal Register the availability of the draft guidance and requested public comment. Several comments were received, and responses thereto are presented in this notice. The final guidance is available on the U.S. Government electronic docket site and on the FTA Web site.
Notice of Policy Statement for Eligible New Freedom Projects
Document Number: E9-9774
Type: Notice
Date: 2009-04-29
Agency: Federal Transit Administration, Department of Transportation
The Federal Transit Administration (FTA) is expanding the type of projects it considers to be ``beyond the ADA'' and thus increase the types of projects eligible for funding under the New Freedom program. Under this interpretation, new and expanded fixed route and demand responsive transit service planned for and designed to meet the needs of individuals with disabilities are eligible projects.
Public Transportation on Indian Reservations Program; Tribal Transit Program
Document Number: E9-9773
Type: Notice
Date: 2009-04-29
Agency: Federal Transit Administration, Department of Transportation
This notice announces the availability of $15 million in funding provided by the Public Transportation on Indian Reservations Program (Tribal Transit Program (TTP)), a program authorized by the Safe, Accountable, Flexible, Efficient Transportation Equity Act: A Legacy for Users (SAFETEA-LU), Section 3013 (c). This notice is a national solicitation for grant applicants to be selected on a competitive basis, and it includes the grant terms and conditions; grant application procedures; and selection criteria for Fiscal Year (FY) 2009 projects. The Federal Transit Administration (FTA) announced the availability of, and competition for, the FY 2009 American Recovery and Reinvestment Act (ARRA) TTP funding in a separate notice published on March 23, 2009.
FTA Supplemental Fiscal Year 2009 Apportionments and Allocations
Document Number: E9-9475
Type: Notice
Date: 2009-04-27
Agency: Federal Transit Administration, Department of Transportation
Division I of the ``Omnibus Appropriations Act, 2009'' (Pub. L. 111-8), signed into law by President Barack Obama on March 11, 2009, made funds available for all of the surface transportation programs of the Department of Transportation (DOT) for the Fiscal Year (FY) ending September 30, 2009. This notice supplements the December 18, 2008 Federal Register notice. The notice apportions formula funds made available under the Omnibus Appropriations Act and allocates FY 2009 funds to congressionally designated projects that were contained in the accompanying committee report and the Safe, Accountable, Flexible, Efficient Transportation Equity Act: A Legacy for Users (SAFETEA-LU). The notice does not include any extensions of previously lapsed
Notice of Request for Extension of a Currently Approved Information Collection
Document Number: E9-9471
Type: Notice
Date: 2009-04-27
Agency: Federal Transit Administration, Department of Transportation
In accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, this notice announces the intention of the Federal Transit Administration (FTA) to request the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) to approve the extension of the currently approved information collection:
Notice of Request for the Extension of a Currently Approved Information Collection
Document Number: E9-9469
Type: Notice
Date: 2009-04-27
Agency: Federal Transit Administration, Department of Transportation
In accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, this notice announces the intention of the Federal Transit Administration (FTA) to request the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) to extend the following currently approved information collection: Transit Investments in Greenhouse Gas and Energy Reduction Program.
Notice of Request for Extension of a Currently Approved Information Collection
Document Number: E9-9468
Type: Notice
Date: 2009-04-27
Agency: Federal Transit Administration, Department of Transportation
In accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, this notice announces the intention of the Federal Transit Administration (FTA) to request the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) to approve the extension of the currently approved information collection:
Notice of Buy America Waiver Request From the Capital Metropolitan Transportation Authority of Austin, TX
Document Number: E9-9467
Type: Notice
Date: 2009-04-24
Agency: Federal Transit Administration, Department of Transportation
The Capital Metropolitan Transportation Authority (Capital Metro) of Austin, Texas, has asked the Federal Transit Administration (FTA) to waive its Buy America requirements to permit it to purchase rail car vehicles that will be manufactured by Stadler Bussnang AG (Stadler) in Switzerland. According to Capital Metro, the rail cars are not available from a domestic source. This Notice sets forth Capital Metro's arguments for a non-availability waiver and seeks comment thereon.
Notice of Request for the Extension of a Currently Approved Information Collection
Document Number: E9-9342
Type: Notice
Date: 2009-04-23
Agency: Federal Transit Administration, Department of Transportation
In accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, this notice announces the intention of the Federal Transit Administration (FTA) to request the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) to extend the following currently approved information collection:
Notice of Buy America Waiver Request by ElDorado National for Minivan Chassis
Document Number: E9-7372
Type: Notice
Date: 2009-04-02
Agency: Federal Transit Administration, Department of Transportation
Several parties have asked the Federal Transit Administration to waive its Buy America requirements of 49 CFR 661.11 for the purchase of minivans that are manufactured or assembled outside the United States. According to these parties, minivans and minivan chassis are not available from a domestic source. FTA seeks public comment before deciding whether to grant these requests. If granted, a waiver would apply to all minivans and minivan chassis, not only those manufactured by Chrysler.