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

Additional Proposed Guidance for New Starts/Small Starts Policies and Procedures and Request for Comments for 2009
Document Number: E9-18096
Type: Notice
Date: 2009-07-29
Agency: Federal Transit Administration, Department of Transportation
This notice includes, and requests comments on, additional Proposed Guidance on New Starts/Small Starts Policies and Procedures. This guidance continues FTA's efforts to streamline and simplify the New and Small Starts programs. The notice: (1) Proposes modifications to the evaluation and rating process; (2) clarifies existing policies; and (3) solicits public feedback on potential changes to FTA's internal practices for the New and Small Starts programs. Please note this guidance is in addition to, and distinct from, the guidance on New Starts/Small Starts Policies and Procedures published concurrently in this issue of the Federal Register.
Final Guidance on New Starts/Small Starts Policies and Procedures
Document Number: E9-18092
Type: Notice
Date: 2009-07-29
Agency: Federal Transit Administration, Department of Transportation
The purpose of this notice is to convey the 2009 final guidance on New Starts/Small Starts policies and procedures. On May 20, 2009, FTA announced in the Federal Register the availability of proposed guidance and requested public comment. FTA received a total of 29 comments, primarily from transit agencies and metropolitan planning organizations, as well as cities, advocacy groups, State departments of transportation, and other interested parties. After reviewing the public comments, FTA is issuing final guidance, which is included at the end of this notice. Please note that FTA is concurrently publishing a separate notice in today's Federal Register that includes additional proposed guidance on the New Starts and Small Starts program for public comment.
Agency Information Collection Activity Under OMB Review
Document Number: E9-17077
Type: Notice
Date: 2009-07-17
Agency: Federal Transit Administration, Department of Transportation
The Federal Transit Administration invites public comment about our intention to request the Office of Management and Budget's (OMB's) approval to renew the following information collection: 49 U.S.C. Section 5317New Freedom Program.
Agency Information Collection Activity Under OMB Review
Document Number: E9-16509
Type: Notice
Date: 2009-07-13
Agency: Federal Transit Administration, Department of Transportation
In accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995 (44 U.S.C. 3501 et seq.), this notice announces that the Information Collection Request (ICR) abstracted below has been forwarded to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) for approval. The Federal Register Notice with a 60-day comment period soliciting comments was published on April 27, 2008. No comments were received in response to that notice.
Notice of Limitation on Claims Against Proposed Public Transportation Projects
Document Number: E9-16004
Type: Notice
Date: 2009-07-07
Agency: Federal Transit Administration, Department of Transportation
This notice announces final environmental actions taken by the Federal Transit Administration (FTA) for Beckley Intermodal Gateway Project, Beckley, West Virginia; Charlotte Gateway Station Project, Charlotte, North Carolina; Renaissance Square Center, Rochester, New York; New Haven Rail Yard Maintenance Facility Improvements, New Haven, Connecticut; North Highway 89 Pathway Project, Teton County, Wyoming; Tucson Modern Streetcar Project, Tucson, Arizona; New Mexico Rail Runner Park and Ride, Sante Fe, New Mexico; Jordan River Service Center, Salt Lake City, Utah; Alaska Railroad Shoulder Maintenance Project, City of Wasilla to City of Fairbanks, Alaska; Tukwila Commuter Rail Station Project, King County, Washington; and Union Station Rehabilitation and Bus Transfer Facility, Winston Salem, North Carolina. The purpose of this notice is to announce publicly the environmental decisions by FTA on the subject projects and to activate the limitation on any claims that may challenge these final environmental actions.