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

Urbanized Area Formula Program: Proposed Circular
Document Number: E9-23584
Type: Notice
Date: 2009-09-30
Agency: Federal Transit Administration, Department of Transportation, Docket No. Fta-2009-0010]
The Federal Transit Administration (FTA) has placed in the docket and on its Web site, proposed guidance in the form of a circular to assist grantees in implementing the Urbanized Area Formula Program (Section 5307). The Urbanized Area Formula Program provides grants for capital, planning, and some operating projects in urbanized areas. By this notice, FTA invites public comment on the proposed circular 9030.1D, Urbanized Area Formula Program: Program Guidance and Application Instructions for the program.
Notice of Intent (NOI) To Prepare a Draft Environmental Impact Statement for the Anaheim Regional Transportation Intermodal Center (ARTIC) in the City of Anaheim, Orange County, CA
Document Number: E9-22478
Type: Notice
Date: 2009-09-18
Agency: Federal Transit Administration, Department of Transportation
The Federal Transit Administration (FTA), in cooperation with the Orange County Transportation Authority (OCTA) and the City of Anaheim, is issuing this notice of intent to advise other agencies and the public that they will be preparing a Draft Environmental Impact Statement/Environmental Impact Report (DEIS/EIR) for the Anaheim Regional Transportation Intermodal center (ARTIC), which is proposed to provide a new multimodal transportation facility in the vicinity of the existing Metrolink/Amtrak Anaheim Station in Anaheim, California. The EIS will be prepared in accordance with regulations implementing the National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA) as well as provisions of the Safe, Accountable, Flexible, Efficient Transportation Equity Act: A Legacy for Users (SAFETEA-LU, 2005). The EIR will be prepared in accordance with guidelines implementing the California Environmental Quality Act (CEQA). The purpose of this Notice of Intent is to alert interested parties regarding the plan to prepare the DEIS/EIR, to provide information on the proposed transit project and possible alternatives, to invite participation in the DEIS/EIR process, including comments on the scope of the DEIS/EIR, and to announce that a public scoping meeting will be conducted.
Intent To Prepare a Supplemental Draft Environmental Impact Statement for the Capitol Expressway Light Rail Project in the City of San Jose and County of Santa Clara, CA.
Document Number: E9-22322
Type: Notice
Date: 2009-09-16
Agency: Federal Transit Administration, Department of Transportation
The Federal Transit Administration and the Santa Clara Valley Transportation Authority (VTA) are planning to prepare a Supplemental Draft Environmental Impact Statement (EIS) for the proposed 2.3 mile extension of light rail along Capitol Expressway from the existing Alum Rock Station to Eastridge Transit Center in the City of San Jose. Pursuant to 23 C.F.R 771.129(a) and 771.130, the Supplemental Draft EIS will replace the Draft EIS that was made available for public review in April 2004. The Final EIS required under the National Environmental Policy Act of 1969 (42 U.S.C. 4321 et. seq.) (NEPA) was never completed for this project as a result of limited opportunities for securing federal funds at that time. Due to dramatic declines in local and state funding sources as a result of the global economic recession, VTA is now preparing a Supplemental Draft EIS in order to be eligible for federal funds for this project. A Supplemental Draft EIS is needed to
Agency Information Collection Activity Under OMB Review
Document Number: E9-22321
Type: Notice
Date: 2009-09-16
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) approval of the following new information collection: Over-the- Road Bus (OTRB) Accessibility Program (OMB Number 2132-NEW).
Capital Project Management
Document Number: E9-21849
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2009-09-10
Agency: Federal Transit Administration, Department of Transportation
In an effort toward greater transparency and to ensure integrity in public investments, FTA today publishes an advance notice of proposed rulemaking on capital project management. The Federal Transit Administration (FTA) is considering a revision of its Project Management Oversight (PMO) rule, shifting its focus from project oversight only to project management and oversight. A revised Part would more clearly identify necessary project management skills needed to be demonstrated by project sponsors for all fixed guideway capital projects, as well as additional requirements that would apply only to the more complex major capital projects, and distinguish project characteristics that would require documentation of project plans and implementation strategies in a project management plan, as well as the use of FTA's Project Management Oversight Contractors (PMOCs). Beginning the rulemaking process to update its project management rule will aid some key agency priorities. It will help ensure integrity and accountability in its construction grant programs, and it will provide data the agency can use in its efforts to streamline its discretionary capital project approval process. FTA seeks to elicit a broad array of comments from project sponsors, the industry, other stakeholders, and the public on a number of subjects.
Notice of Limitation on Claims Against Proposed Public Transportation Projects
Document Number: E9-21199
Type: Notice
Date: 2009-09-02
Agency: Federal Transit Administration, Department of Transportation
This notice announces final environmental actions taken by the Federal Transit Administration (FTA) for the Downtown Boise Multimodal Center Project, Boise, Idaho; Ketchikan Shipyard Improvement Project, Ketchikan, Alaska; Colorado Springs Transportation Station, Colorado Springs, Colorado; and Central Corridor Light Rail Transit Project, Minneapolis-St. Paul, Minnesota. 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.
Additional Final Guidance on New Starts/Small Starts Policies and Procedures
Document Number: E9-21173
Type: Notice
Date: 2009-09-02
Agency: Federal Transit Administration, Department of Transportation
The purpose of this notice is to convey additional 2009 final guidance on New Starts/Small Starts policies and procedures. On July 29, 2009, FTA announced in the Federal Register the availability of proposed guidance and requested public comment. FTA received a total of 15 comments from transit agencies, metropolitan planning organizations, labor unions, advocacy groups, and other interested parties. After reviewing the public comments, FTA is issuing final guidance, which is included at the end of this notice.
Intent to Prepare an Environmental Impact Statement for Proposed Transit Improvements to the Orange Line, Cook County, IL
Document Number: E9-20965
Type: Notice
Date: 2009-09-01
Agency: Federal Transit Administration, Department of Transportation
The FTA, as the Federal lead agency, and the Chicago Transit Authority (CTA) intend to prepare an Environmental Impact Statement (EIS) for the Orange Line Extension Project in Cook County, Illinois. CTA operates the rapid transit system in Chicago, Cook County, Illinois. The proposed project, described more completely within, would extend the Orange Line, a heavy rail transit line, to connect Midway Station at the Midway International Airport to the Ford City shopping center. The purpose of this Notice of Intent is to alert interested parties regarding the intent to prepare the EIS and to provide information on the nature of the proposed project and possible alternatives to invite public participation in the EIS process.
Intent To Prepare an Environmental Impact Statement for Proposed Transit Improvements to the Yellow Line, Cook County, IL
Document Number: E9-20964
Type: Notice
Date: 2009-09-01
Agency: Federal Transit Administration, Department of Transportation
The FTA, as the Federal lead agency, and the Chicago Transit Authority (CTA) intend to prepare an environmental impact statement (EIS) for the Yellow Line Extension Project in Cook County, Illinois. CTA operates the rapid transit system in Chicago, Cook County, Illinois. The proposed project, described more completely within, would extend the Yellow Line, a heavy rail transit line, to connect the Dempster Street Station to Old Orchard Road. The purpose of this Notice of Intent is to alert interested parties regarding the intent to prepare the EIS, to provide information on the nature of the proposed project and possible alternatives and to invite public participation in the EIS process.
Intent to Prepare an Environmental Impact Statement for Proposed Transit Improvements to the Red Line, Cook County, IL
Document Number: E9-20963
Type: Notice
Date: 2009-09-01
Agency: Federal Transit Administration, Department of Transportation
The FTA, as the lead federal agency, and the Chicago Transit Authority (CTA) intend to prepare an Environmental Impact Statement (EIS) for the Red Line Extension Project in Cook County, Illinois. CTA operates the rapid transit system in Chicago, Cook County, Illinois. The proposed project, described more completely within, would extend the Red Line, a heavy rail transit line, to connect the 95th Street Station to 130th Street. The purpose of this Notice of Intent is to alert interested parties regarding the intent to prepare the EIS, to provide information on the nature of the proposed project and possible alternatives, to invite public participation in the EIS process.