Federal Transit Administration 2010 – Federal Register Recent Federal Regulation Documents

Intent To Prepare an Environmental Impact Statement for the Metro Gold Line Foothill Extension, Azusa to Montclair in Los Angeles and San Bernardino Counties, CA
Document Number: 2010-32337
Type: Notice
Date: 2010-12-27
Agency: Federal Transit Administration, Department of Transportation
The Federal Transit Administration (FTA), as the federal lead agency, and the Metro Gold Line Foothill Extension Construction Authority (Construction Authority) intend to prepare an Environmental Impact Statement (EIS) for proposed transit improvements in the Foothill Extension Transit Corridor. FTA is the lead Federal agency with the Construction Authority as a co-lead agency for the National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA) process because the Construction Authority is seeking Federal funding for the proposed project. The proposed project is an extension of the existing Metro Gold Line light rail transit line, from Azusa to Montclair, with proposed stations in Glendora, San Dimas, La Verne, Pomona, Claremont and Montclair. The proposed project will improve mobility in eastern Los Angeles County and western San Bernardino County by introducing high-frequency transit service options; enhance the regional transit network by interconnecting existing and planned rail and bus transit lines; provide an alternative mode of transportation for commuters who currently use the congested I-210 corridor; improve transit accessibility for residents and employees who live and/or work along the corridor; and encourage a mode shift to transit, reducing air pollution and greenhouse gas emissions. The EIS will be prepared in accordance with the requirements of NEPA and its implementing regulations. Prior to commencement of a Final EIS, a locally preferred alternative (LPA) will be identified and adopted by the Construction Authority Board and included in the Los Angeles County Metropolitan Transportation Authority (LACMTA) Constrained Long Range Transportation Plan (LRTP). LACMTA and the Construction Authority do not currently anticipate applying for 43 U.S.C. 5309 New Starts funding. The Construction Authority will be preparing a joint EIS/EIR document to comply with NEPA and the California Environmental Quality Act (CEQA). The purpose of this notice 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 (including providing comments on the scope of the Draft EIS), to announce that public scoping meetings will be conducted, and to invite participating and cooperating agencies.
Agency Information Collection Activity Under OMB Review
Document Number: 2010-32336
Type: Notice
Date: 2010-12-27
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 to renew the following information collection: 49 U.S.C. Part 611Major Capital Investment Projects. The information collected for this program will be used is to evaluate proposed New and Small Starts projects. The Federal Register notice with a 60-day comment period soliciting comments was published on October 13, 2010.
Agency Information Collection Activity Under OMB Review
Document Number: 2010-32335
Type: Notice
Date: 2010-12-27
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 to renew the following information collection: Metropolitan and Statewide Transportation Planning. The information collected for this program is necessary to identify and evaluate the transportation issues and needs in each urbanized area and throughout every state. The Federal Register notice with a 60-day comment period soliciting comments was published on October 13, 2010.
Notice of Request for the Extension of a Currently Approved Information Collection
Document Number: 2010-31864
Type: Notice
Date: 2010-12-20
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 following information collection: Charter Service Operations.
Transfer of Federally Assisted Facility
Document Number: 2010-31374
Type: Notice
Date: 2010-12-14
Agency: Federal Transit Administration, Department of Transportation
Section 5334(h) of the Federal Transit Laws, as codified, 49 U.S.C. 5301, et. seq., permits the Administrator of the Federal Transit Administration (FTA) to authorize a recipient of FTA funds to transfer land or a facility to a public body for any public purpose with no further obligation to the Federal Government if, among other things, no Federal agency is interested in acquiring the asset for Federal use. Accordingly, FTA is issuing this Notice to advise Federal agencies that the City of Charlottesville (City) intends to transfer a facility and land located at 315 4th Street, NW., Charlottesville, Virginia to the Charlottesville Facilities Maintenance Division of Public Works. The facility and land sit within a secure Public Works Yard and any other acquiring agency would need access to use this property.
Notice of Request for the Extension of a Currently Approved Information Collection
Document Number: 2010-30697
Type: Notice
Date: 2010-12-08
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 following information collection: Survey of FTA Stakeholders.
Agency Information Collection Activity under OMB Review
Document Number: 2010-30696
Type: Notice
Date: 2010-12-08
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 to renew the following information collection: Pre-Award and Post-Delivery Review Requirements. The information collected on the certification forms is necessary for FTA's grantees to meet the requirements of 49 U.S.C. Section 5323(m). The Federal Register notice with a 60-day comment period soliciting comments was published on September 2, 2010.
State of Good Repair Bus and Bus Facilities Discretionary Program Funds
Document Number: 2010-30020
Type: Notice
Date: 2010-11-30
Agency: Federal Transit Administration, Department of Transportation
The U.S. Department of Transportation's (DOT) Federal Transit Administration (FTA) announces the selection of projects funded with Section 5309 Bus and Bus Facilities program funds in support of the State of Good Repair (SGR) Initiative, which was announced in the State of Good Repair Initiative Notice of Funding Availability on May 4, 2010. The SGR Initiative makes funds available to public transit providers to finance capital projects to replace, rehabilitate, and purchase buses and related equipment and to construct bus-related facilities, including programs of bus and bus-related projects for assistance to subrecipients that are public agencies, private companies engaged in public transportation, or private non-profit organizations. Additionally, the SGR Initiative makes funds available for Transit Asset Management systems, which is a systematic process of operating, maintaining, improving, and expanding physical assets effectively throughout their life cycles.
Notice of Limitation on Claims Against Proposed Public Transportation Projects
Document Number: 2010-29290
Type: Notice
Date: 2010-11-22
Agency: Federal Transit Administration, Department of Transportation
This notice announces final environmental actions taken by the Federal Transit Administration (FTA) for the following projects: (1) Fredericksburg Road Bus Rapid Transit, VIA Metropolitan Transit, San Antonio, TX; (2) Draper Transit Corridor Project, Utah Transit Authority, Salt Lake County, Utah; (3) Wyandanch Intermodal Transit Facility, Town of Babylon, Wyandanch, NY; (4) Fayetteville Multi-Modal Bus Transfer Center, The City of Fayetteville, Fayetteville, NC; (5) Second Avenue Subway Extension, Metropolitan Transportation Authority, New York, NY; and (6) East Side Access, Metropolitan Transportation Authority, New York, NY. 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.
Transit Asset Management (TAM) Pilot Program
Document Number: 2010-29176
Type: Notice
Date: 2010-11-19
Agency: Federal Transit Administration, Department of Transportation
The Federal Transit Administration (FTA) is soliciting proposals from public transportation providers, state Departments of Transportation (DOT), and Metropolitan Planning Organizations (MPO) individually or in partnershipto demonstrate effective Transit Asset Management (TAM) systems and ``best practices'', which can be replicated to improve transportation asset management at the nation's rail and bus public transportation agencies. Public sector applicants may partner with asset management system suppliers; however the official proposer must be a public agency. The TAM pilot program is intended to address several public transportation asset management challenges identified in previous research by FTA.\1\ FTA contemplates making multiple cooperative agreement awards for TAM pilot projects to varied teams.
Federal Fiscal Year 2011 Annual List of Certifications and Assurances for Federal Transit Administration Grants and Cooperative Agreements
Document Number: 2010-27563
Type: Notice
Date: 2010-11-02
Agency: Federal Transit Administration, Department of Transportation
Pursuant to 49 U.S.C. 5323(n), FTA is authorized to consolidate the certifications and assurances required by Federal law or regulations for its programs into a single document. FTA is also required by 49 U.S.C. 5323(n) to publish a list of those certifications and assurances annually. Appendix A of this Notice contains the comprehensive compilation of FTA's Certifications and Assurances applicable to the various Federal assistance programs that FTA will administer during Federal FY 2011. FTA's Certifications and Assurances for Federal FY 2011 reflect Federal statutory, regulatory, and programmatic changes that have now become effective.
Notice of Request for the Approval of Information Collection
Document Number: 2010-25656
Type: Notice
Date: 2010-10-13
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 following information collection: Metropolitan and Statewide Transportation Planning.
Notice of Request for the Approval of Information Collection
Document Number: 2010-25653
Type: Notice
Date: 2010-10-13
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 following information collection: 49 U.S.C. Part 611Major Capital Investment Projects.
National Transit Database: Amendments to the Urbanized Area Annual Reporting Manual and to the Safety and Security Reporting Manual
Document Number: 2010-24990
Type: Notice
Date: 2010-10-05
Agency: Federal Transit Administration, Department of Transportation
This notice provides interested parties with the opportunity to comment on changes to the Federal Transit Administration's (FTA) National Transit Database (NTD) reporting requirements, including amendments to the 2011 Urbanized Area Annual Reporting Manual (Annual Manual). Pursuant to 49 U.S.C. 5335, FTA requires recipients or beneficiaries of FTA Urbanized Area Formula Grants to provide an annual report to the Secretary of Transportation via the NTD reporting system according to a uniform system of accounts (USOA). Other transit systems in urbanized areas report to the NTD under these requirements on a voluntary basis for purposes of including data from their NTD reports in the apportionment of Urbanized Area Formula Grants. In an ongoing effort to improve the NTD reporting system and be responsive to the needs of the transit systems reporting to the NTD, FTA annually refines and clarifies the reporting requirements through revisions to the Annual Manual. Additionally, FTA announces that it is immediately suspending data collection of personal security incidents on the S&S-50 Form in the Safety & Security Module.
Notice of Proposed Guidance and Request for Comment on the Federal Transit Administration's Research, Technical Assistance, and Training Programs: Application Instructions and Program Management Guidelines (FTA Circular 6100.1D)
Document Number: 2010-24567
Type: Notice
Date: 2010-09-30
Agency: Federal Transit Administration, Department of Transportation
This notice proposes guidance in the form of a revised circular on the Federal Transit Administration's research, technical assistance, and training programs and seeks comment thereon. Proposed FTA Circular 6100.1D, ``Research, Technical Assistance, and Training Programs: Application Instructions and Program Management Guidelines,'' modifies FTA's existing FTA Circular 6100.1C, ``Transit Research and Technology Programs: Application Instructions and Program Management Guidelines'' to reflect current policy and new FTA programs, restructures the circular, and clarifies FTA's requirements and processes.
Early Scoping for the Alternatives Analysis of the North Corridor Transit Project in Metropolitan Seattle
Document Number: 2010-24103
Type: Notice
Date: 2010-09-27
Agency: Federal Transit Administration, Department of Transportation
The Federal Transit Administration (FTA) and the Central Puget Sound Regional Transit Authority (Sound Transit) issue this early scoping notice to advise other agencies and the public that they intend to explore alternatives for improving transit service between Northgate in Seattle and Lynnwood, in King and Snohomish counties, Washington. The early scoping is being conducted within the context of the Council on Environmental Quality's regulations for complying with the National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA) and is part of a planning Alternatives Analysis (AA) required by Title 49 United States Code (U.S.C.) 5309 to analyze the potential for a fixed guideway alternative to be implemented as an FTA-assisted major capital transit investment. The AA process results in the selection or confirmation of a locally preferred alternative which is the proposed action. The early scoping notice is intended to invite public comments on the scope of the AA study, including the transportation problems to be addressed, a range of alternatives, the transportation and community impacts and benefits to be considered, the capital and operating costs, the financial plans and other factors that the public and agencies believe should be considered in analyzing alternatives. If preparation of an environmental impact statement (EIS) is warranted following completion of the planning AA, a notice of intent to prepare an EIS will be published. This early scoping process is intended to support the future NEPA scoping process. Public meetings and the range of alternatives currently identified to address the project's purpose are described below.
Notice of Limitation on Claims Against Proposed Public Transportation Projects
Document Number: 2010-23733
Type: Notice
Date: 2010-09-23
Agency: Federal Transit Administration, Department of Transportation
This notice announces final environmental actions taken by the Federal Transit Administration (FTA) for the following projects: (1) Colorado Department of Transportation, U.S. 36 Corridor, Boulder, CO; (2) Ames Transit Agency, Intermodal Transit Facility, Ames, IA; (3) Seldovia Village Tribe, Seldovia Bay Ferry Homer Dock and Pier Project, Seldovia, AK; (4) Santa Clara Valley Transportation Authority, Silicon Valley Rapid Transit Corridor Project, Santa Clara County, CA; (5) Metropolitan Transit Authority of Harris County, Texas, University Corridor Fixed Guideway Transit Project, Houston, TX; (6) Massachusetts Bay Transportation Authority, Science Park/West End Station, Boston, MA; (7) Ramsey County Regional Railroad Authority, Saint Paul Union Depot, Saint Paul, MN; (8) Florida Department of Transportation, Central Florida Commuter Rail Transit, Orlando, FL; and (9) Lehigh and Northampton Transportation Authority, Easton Intermodal Transportation Center, Easton, PA. 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.
Agency Information Collection Activity Under OMB Review
Document Number: 2010-23211
Type: Notice
Date: 2010-09-17
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) approval to reinstate the following information collections: (1) Nondiscrimination as it Applies to FTA Grant Programs. (2) Title VI as it Applies to FTA Grant Programs.
Notice of Request for the Extension of Currently Approved Information Collection
Document Number: 2010-21888
Type: Notice
Date: 2010-09-02
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 following information collection: Pre-Award and Post-Delivery Review Requirements.
Bus and Bus Facilities Discretionary Program Funds
Document Number: 2010-20952
Type: Notice
Date: 2010-08-24
Agency: Federal Transit Administration, Department of Transportation
The U.S. Department of Transportation's (DOT) Federal Transit Administration (FTA) announces the selection of projects funded with Bus and Bus Facilities program funds in support of DOT's Livability Initiative, which was announced in the Bus Livability Initiative notice of funding availability on December 8, 2009. The Livability Bus program makes funds available to public transit providers to finance capital projects to replace, rehabilitate, and purchase buses and related equipment and to construct bus-related facilities, including programs of bus and bus-related projects for assistance to subrecipients that are public agencies, private companies engaged in public transportation, or private non-profit organizations.
Notice of Meeting of the Transit Rail Advisory Committee for Safety (TRACS)
Document Number: 2010-20641
Type: Notice
Date: 2010-08-20
Agency: Federal Transit Administration, Department of Transportation
This notice announces a public meeting of the Transit Rail Advisory Committee for Safety (TRACS). TRACS is a Federal Advisory Committee established by the Secretary of the Department of Transportation in accordance with the Federal Advisory Committee Act to provide information, advice, and recommendations to the Secretary and the Federal Transit Administrator on matters relating to the safety of public transportation systems.
Agency Information Collection Activity Under OMB Review
Document Number: 2010-18942
Type: Notice
Date: 2010-08-03
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) to approve the revision of the currently approved information collection: 49 U.S.C. Sections 5310 and 5311Capital Assistance Program for Elderly Persons and Persons with Disabilities and Nonurbanized Area Formula Program. The Federal Register Notice with a 60-day comment period soliciting comments was published on May 21, 2010.
Intent To Prepare an Environmental Impact Statement for a Proposed Light Rail Transit Line in Detroit, MI
Document Number: 2010-18703
Type: Notice
Date: 2010-07-30
Agency: Federal Transit Administration, Department of Transportation
The Federal Transit Administration (FTA), as the federal lead agency, and the City of Detroit (the City) intend to prepare an Environmental Impact Statement (EIS) for the proposed Woodward Avenue Light Rail Transit (LRT) project in Detroit, Michigan. The proposed project, described more completely within, is an LRT line that would begin in downtown Detroit near the Detroit River and extend northwest along Woodward Avenue (M-1), terminating near Eight-Mile Road (M-102) in Detroit, Wayne County, Michigan. The purpose of this notice 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.
Major Capital Investment Projects
Document Number: 2010-16732
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2010-07-09
Agency: Federal Transit Administration, Department of Transportation
This document announces the date, time, and location of an additional outreach session concerning the Advance Notice of Proposed Rulemaking (ANPRM) for FTA's New Starts and Small Starts programs. Presentations delivered at the meeting will describe the provisions of the ANPRM issued by the Federal Transit Administration (FTA). Further outreach sessions, if scheduled, will be announced in a subsequent Federal Register notice.
Environmental Impact Statement for the Proposed Implementation of Rail Passenger Service on the Cotton Belt Corridor
Document Number: 2010-16599
Type: Notice
Date: 2010-07-08
Agency: Federal Transit Administration, Department of Transportation
The Federal Transit Administration (FTA), as the Federal lead agency, and the Dallas Area Rapid Transit (DART) intend to prepare an Environmental Impact Statement (EIS) to study the implementation of rail passenger service on the 26-mile long Cotton Belt Corridor from Dallas-Fort Worth International Airport (DFWIA) in Tarrant County, Texas, through a large portion of northwest Dallas County, to the existing DART Red Line Light Rail Transit (LRT) corridor in the Cities of Plano and Richardson in Collin County, Texas. The primary purpose of the Cotton Belt Corridor Regional Rail Project is to provide passenger rail connections that will improve mobility, accessibility and system linkages to major employment, population and activity centers. The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA), having jurisdiction over airports, is being requested to be a cooperating agency in this study. The purpose of this Notice is to alert interested parties regarding the plan to prepare the EIS, to provide information on the nature of the proposed transit project, to invite participation in the EIS process, including comments on the scope of the EIS proposed in this notice, and to announce that public scoping meetings will be conducted.
Notice of Request for Reinstatement of Information Collection
Document Number: 2010-15108
Type: Notice
Date: 2010-06-23
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 reinstate the following new information collections:
Notice of Buy America Waiver for Minivans and Minivan Chassis
Document Number: 2010-14992
Type: Notice
Date: 2010-06-21
Agency: Federal Transit Administration, Department of Transportation
In response to formal requests from El Dorado National, Kansas, and Chrysler Group LLC, and informal requests from several other parties, and based on the fact that no manufacturer has identified itself as willing and able to supply minivans or minivan chassis that are assembled in the United States, the Federal Transit Administration hereby waives its Buy America final assembly requirement for minivans and minivan chassis. This waiver is valid until such time as a domestic source becomes available.
Major Capital Investment Projects
Document Number: 2010-14169
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2010-06-15
Agency: Federal Transit Administration, Department of Transportation
This document announces the dates, times, and locations of outreach sessions concerning the Advance Notice of Proposed Rulemaking (ANPRM) for FTA's New Starts and Small Starts programs. Presentations delivered at these meetings will describe the provisions of the ANPRM issued by the Federal Transit Administration (FTA). Further outreach sessions, if scheduled, will be announced in a subsequent Federal Register notice.
Major Capital Investment Projects
Document Number: 2010-13423
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2010-06-03
Agency: Federal Transit Administration, Department of Transportation
This advance notice of proposed rulemaking (ANPRM) seeks public comment regarding the Federal Transit Administration's (FTA) New Starts and Small Starts project justification criteria. In particular, FTA seeks public input on how to improve its calculation of ``cost effectiveness,'' including whether FTA should measure quantifiable benefits other than reduced travel time. In addition, FTA seeks comment on how it should evaluate environmental benefits and economic development effects. Information gathered from this ANPRM will inform FTA's broader effort, next year, to amend the regulations that govern its New Starts and Small Starts programs.
FY 2010 Discretionary Livability Funding Opportunity: Alternatives Analysis Program
Document Number: 2010-12950
Type: Notice
Date: 2010-05-28
Agency: Federal Transit Administration, Department of Transportation
The Federal Transit Administration (FTA) announces the availability of up to $25.7 million in discretionary Fiscal Year (FY) 2009 and 2010 funds under the Alternatives Analysis Program (49 U.S.C. 5339) authorized by the Safe, Accountable, Flexible, Efficient, Transportation Equity Act: A Legacy For Users (SAFETEA-LU), Public Law 109-59, August 10, 2005. Discretionary program funds will be distributed in accordance with the mission of this program and in support of the Department of Transportation's Livability Initiative.
Notice of Request for Extension of a Currently Approved Information Collection
Document Number: 2010-12126
Type: Notice
Date: 2010-05-21
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 revision of the currently approved information collection:
FTA Supplemental Fiscal Year 2010 Apportionments, Allocations, and Corrections
Document Number: 2010-11479
Type: Notice
Date: 2010-05-13
Agency: Federal Transit Administration, Department of Transportation
The Hiring Incentives to Restore Employment Act, (Pub. L. 111- 147), signed into the law by President Obama on March 18, 2010, authorized funds for all of the surface transportation programs of the U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT) for the remainder of the Fiscal Year (FY) ending September 30, 2010, and the first quarter of FY 2011. This Notice supplements the February 18, 2009 Federal Register notice to apportion the full amount of FY 2010 formula funds. In addition, this Notice revises the Job Access and Reverse Commute (JARC) and Alternatives Analysis program carryover tables, Small Transit Intensive Cities (STIC) performance data and Apportionments table, and Bus and Bus Facilities Extensions and Reprogramming table, and allocates the remaining FY 2010 funds made available to congressionally designated projects under the Alternative Analysis program.
Public Transportation on Indian Reservations Program; Tribal Transit Program
Document Number: 2010-11476
Type: Notice
Date: 2010-05-13
Agency: Federal Transit Administration, Department of Transportation
This notice announces the availability of $15,074,963 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 proposals and it includes the selection criteria and program eligibility information for FY 2010 projects.
FY 2010 Discretionary Funding Opportunity: Paul S. Sarbanes Transit in Parks Program
Document Number: 2010-11474
Type: Notice
Date: 2010-05-13
Agency: Federal Transit Administration, Department of Transportation
The Federal Transit Administration (FTA) announces the availability of approximately $24.5 million in discretionary Fiscal Year (FY) 2010 Paul S. Sarbanes Transit in Parks Program (Transit in Parks Program) funds. This notice solicits proposals to compete for FY 2010 funds under the program, which was established by Section 3021 of the Safe, Accountable, Flexible, Efficient, Transportation Equity Act: A Legacy For Users (SAFETEA-LU), as amended (49 U.S.C. 5320). The program is administered by FTA in partnership with U.S. Department of Interior (DOI) and the U.S. Department of Agriculture's Forest Service.
Alternative Transportation in Parks and Public Lands Program
Document Number: 2010-10924
Type: Notice
Date: 2010-05-10
Agency: Federal Transit Administration, Department of Transportation
The U.S. Department of Transportation's (DOT) Federal Transit Administration (FTA) announces the selection of projects funded with Fiscal Year (FY) 2009 appropriations for the Paul S. Sarbanes Transit in Parks program (formally the Alternative Transportation in Parks and Public Lands (ATPPL)) program, authorized by Section 3021 of the Safe, Accountable, Flexible, Efficient Transportation Equity ActA Legacy for Users of 2005 (SAFETEA-LU) and codified in 49 U.S.C. 5320. The Paul S. Sarbanes Transit in Parks program funds capital and planning expenses for alternative transportation systems in parks and public lands. Federal land management agencies and State, tribal and local governments acting with the consent of a Federal land management agency are eligible recipients.
Discretionary Bus and Bus Facilities Program
Document Number: 2010-10430
Type: Notice
Date: 2010-05-04
Agency: Federal Transit Administration, Department of Transportation
The Federal Transit Administration (FTA) announces the availability of discretionary Section 5309 Bus and Bus Facilities grant funds in support of its ``State of Good Repair'' initiative. The State of Good Repair (SGR) Bus initiative will be funded with up to $775 million in unallocated Fiscal Year (FY) 2010 discretionary Bus and Bus Facilities Program funds, authorized by 49 USC 5309(b) of the Safe, Accountable, Flexible, Efficient, Transportation Equity Act: A Legacy For Users (SAFETEA-LU), Public Law 109-59, August 10, 2005. FTA may use additional Bus and Bus Facilities program funding that becomes available in the future to further support this initiative.
Intent To Prepare an Environmental Impact Statement for Expansion of Light Rail Transit Service From Glassboro, NJ to Camden, NJ
Document Number: 2010-8965
Type: Notice
Date: 2010-04-19
Agency: Federal Transit Administration, Department of Transportation
FTA, in coordination with the Delaware River Port Authority (DRPA)/Port Authority Transit Corporation (PATCO), is issuing this Notice of Intent (NOI) to advise the public that it proposes to prepare an Environmental Impact Statement (EIS) to assess the potential environmental impacts associated with the construction and operation of the Glassboro-Camden Line (GCL) light rail system, as well as assess and document a No-Action Alternative and a Transportation System Management (TSM) Alternative. The proposed GCL system is approximately 18 miles long and would operate between the Borough of Glassboro in Gloucester County and the City of Camden in Camden County along, and primarily within, the existing Conrail railroad right-of-way. Light Rail technology along this alignment was selected as the Recommended Alternative based on a two-year Alternatives Analysis completed by DRPA/PATCO in 2009.
Over-the-Road Bus Accessibility Program Grants: Corrections
Document Number: 2010-8963
Type: Notice
Date: 2010-04-16
Agency: Federal Transit Administration, Department of Transportation
This notice corrects dollar thresholds and revenue classifications for large and small intercity fixed-route Class I carriers, and labor protection information, among other things, published in the January 15, 2010 Federal Transit Administration (FTA) Notice titled ``Over-the-Road Bus Accessibility Program Grants,'' extends the application deadline, and allows applicants to submit a single application for Fiscal Year (FY) 2009 and FY 2010 funding.
Intent To Prepare an Environmental Impact Statement for the South Bay Metro Green Line Extension Transit Corridor, Southwestern Portion of Los Angeles County, CA
Document Number: 2010-8529
Type: Notice
Date: 2010-04-14
Agency: Federal Transit Administration, Department of Transportation
The Federal Transit Administration (FTA) and the Los Angeles County Metropolitan Transportation Authority (LACMTA) intend to prepare an Environmental Impact Statement (EIS) for proposed transit improvements in the South Bay Metro Green Line Extension Transit Corridor. LACMTA operates the Metro transit system in Los Angeles County. The proposed project would improve mobility in southwestern Los Angeles County by introducing high-frequency transit service options; enhance the regional transit network by interconnecting existing and planned rapid transit lines such as the proposed Crenshaw/LAX Transit Corridor and the Los Angeles World Airports (LAWA) planned People Mover; provide an alternative mode of transportation for commuters who currently use the congested I-405 corridor; improve transit accessibility for residents and employees who live and/or work along the corridor; and encourage a mode shift to transit, reducing air pollution and Greenhouse Gas emissions.
FY 2010 Discretionary Sustainability Funding Opportunity; Transit Investments for Greenhouse Gas and Energy Reduction (TIGGER) Program and Clean Fuels Grant Program, Augmented With Discretionary Bus and Bus Facilities Program
Document Number: 2010-8398
Type: Notice
Date: 2010-04-13
Agency: Federal Transit Administration, Department of Transportation
The Federal Transit Administration (FTA) announces the availability of discretionary funds in Fiscal Year (FY) 2010 for the Transit Investments for Greenhouse Gas and Energy Reduction (TIGGER) program funds and FY 2009 and 2010 Clean Fuels Grant program funds, augmented with FY 2010 Section 5309 Bus and Bus Facilities program funds. These discretionary program funds will be distributed in accordance with the mission of each program and in support of the U.S. Department of Transportation's (DOT) environmental sustainability efforts.
Urbanized Area Formula Program: Notice of Final Circular
Document Number: 2010-7083
Type: Notice
Date: 2010-03-31
Agency: Federal Transit Administration, Department of Transportation
The Federal Transit Administration (FTA) is issuing Circular 9030.1D to provide comprehensive assistance to grantees in implementing the Urbanized Area Formula Program (Section 5307) for capital, planning, and some operating grants in urbanized areas.
Notice of Limitation on Claims Against Proposed Public Transportation Projects
Document Number: 2010-5995
Type: Notice
Date: 2010-03-19
Agency: Federal Transit Administration, Department of Transportation
This notice announces final environmental actions taken by the Federal Transit Administration (FTA) for the following projects: (1) Jacksonville Transit Authority, Rapid Transit System Phase One, Jacksonville, FL; (2) Salem-Keizer Transit, Keizer Transit Center Project, Salem, OR; (3) Massachusetts Bay Transportation Authority, Installation of Elevators at Park Street Station Project, Boston, MA; (4) Erie Metropolitan Transit Authority, Expansion of the 14th Street Bus Facility, Erie, PA; and (5) Metropolitan Council, Central Corridor Light Rail Transit ProjectConstruction of Three Infill Stations, St. Paul, MN. 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.
Agency Information Collection Activity Under OMB Review
Document Number: 2010-5809
Type: Notice
Date: 2010-03-17
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) to approve the following information collection: 49 U.S.C. Section 5308Clean Fuels Grant Program. The information to be collected for this program is used to satisfy the program oversight responsibilities. FTA will use the information to evaluate the impact of the program on air quality and its support of emerging markets for new clean fuel and advanced propulsion technologies. The Federal Register notice with a 60-day comment period soliciting comments was published on November 20, 2009.
Preparation of an Alternatives Analysis and Environmental Impact Statement for High Capacity Transit Improvements for the Indianapolis Northeast Corridor in the Indiana Counties of Marion and Hamilton
Document Number: 2010-4973
Type: Notice
Date: 2010-03-09
Agency: Federal Transit Administration, Department of Transportation
The Federal Transit Administration (FTA), the Central Indiana Regional Transportation Authority (CIRTA), the Indianapolis Metropolitan Planning Organization (Indianapolis MPO) and Indianapolis Public Transportation Corporation (IndyGo) intend to prepare an Alternatives Analysis/Environmental Impact Statement (AA/EIS) relating to proposed high capacity transit improvements in the Northeast Corridor located in the Indiana counties of Marion and Hamilton. The study area is an approximately 23-mile long travel corridor extending from downtown Indianapolis to the northern parts of Noblesville and includes the communities of Carmel and Fishers. Options to be considered include No-Build, Transportation System Management (TSM), Bus Rapid Transit (BRT), and Commuter Rail. The AA/EIS will be prepared in accordance with the requirements of the National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA) and its implementing regulations. The AA/EIS process provides opportunities for the public to comment on the scope of the EIS, including the project's purpose and need, the alternatives to be considered, and the impacts to be evaluated. The southern terminal of all alternatives will be Union Station or an adjacent transit center in downtown Indianapolis.
FTA Fiscal Year 2010 Apportionments, Allocations, and Program Information
Document Number: 2010-2996
Type: Notice
Date: 2010-02-16
Agency: Federal Transit Administration, Department of Transportation
The Federal Transit Administration (FTA) annually publishes one or more notices apportioning funds appropriated by law. In some cases, if less than a full year of funds is available, FTA publishes multiple partial apportionment notices. This notice is the first notice announcing partial apportionment of Fiscal Year (FY) 2010 formula and discretionary funds. It also provides program guidance and requirements; and provides information on several program issues important in the current fiscal year. The notice also includes tables that show certain discretionary programs unobligated (carryover) funding from previous years that will be available for obligation during FY 2010.
Section 5309 Bus and Bus Facilities Livability Initiative and Urban Circulator Program Grants
Document Number: 2010-2310
Type: Notice
Date: 2010-02-04
Agency: Federal Transit Administration, Department of Transportation
The Federal Transit Administration (FTA) announced on December 8, 2009, the availability of discretionary Section 5309 Bus and Bus Facilities grant and New Starts funds in support of the Department of Transportation's Livability Initiative (``Livability Bus Program''). The Livability Bus Program is funded using $150 million in unallocated Discretionary Bus and Bus Facilities Program funds, authorized by 49 U.S.C. 5309(b) of the Safe, Accountable, Flexible, Efficient, Transportation Equity Act: A Legacy for Users (SAFETEA-LU), Public Law 109-59, August 10, 2005. The Urban Circulator Program is funded using $130 million in unallocated New Starts/Small Starts Program Funds authorized by 49 U.S.C. 5309(b) of the Safe, Accountable, Flexible, Efficient, Transportation Equity Act: A Legacy for Users (SAFETEA-LU), Public Law 109-59, August 10, 2005.
Notice of Establishment of Emergency Relief Docket for Calendar Year 2010
Document Number: 2010-2312
Type: Notice
Date: 2010-02-03
Agency: Federal Transit Administration, Department of Transportation
The Federal Transit Administration (FTA) is establishing an Emergency Relief Docket for calendar year 2010 so grantees and subgrantees affected by national or regional emergencies may request relief from FTA administrative requirements set forth in FTA policy statements, circulars, guidance documents, and regulations.
Solicitation of Nominations for Members of the Transit Rail Advisory Committee for Safety
Document Number: 2010-2011
Type: Notice
Date: 2010-02-01
Agency: Federal Transit Administration, Department of Transportation
The Federal Transit Administration (FTA) is seeking nominations for individuals to serve on the Transit Rail Advisory Committee for Safety (TRACS). The Advisory Committee meets at least twice a year to advise FTA on transit safety issues. The recommendations of the TRACS will help FTA develop new policies, practices, and regulations for enhancing safety in rail transit should FTA be given authority to promulgate new transit safety requirements.
Intent to Prepare an Environmental Impact Statement on Transportation Improvements Within the Blue-Line Corridor in Shaker Heights and Warrensville Heights, Cuyahoga County, OH
Document Number: 2010-1707
Type: Notice
Date: 2010-01-28
Agency: Federal Transit Administration, Department of Transportation
The Federal Transit Administration (FTA) and the Greater Cleveland Regional Transit Authority (GCRTA or RTA) are issuing this notice to advise interested agencies and the public that, in accordance with the National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA), an Environmental Impact Statement (EIS) may be prepared for the proposed transportation improvements in the Blue Line Corridor and extended areas located in Shaker Heights and Warrensville Heights, Cuyahoga County, Ohio.
Intent To Prepare an Environmental Impact Statement for Proposed Transit Improvements in the Eastside Transit Corridor Phase 2, Eastern Portion of Los Angeles County, CA
Document Number: 2010-1332
Type: Notice
Date: 2010-01-25
Agency: Federal Transit Administration, Department of Transportation
The Federal Transit Administration (FTA) and the Los Angeles County Metropolitan Transportation Authority (LACMTA) intend to prepare an Environmental Impact Statement (EIS) for the Eastside Transit Corridor Phase 2 Project in Los Angeles County, California. LACMTA operates the Metro transit system in Los Angeles County. The proposed project would provide a continuation of the Metro Gold Line Eastside Extension, a light rail transit line (LRT), from Union Station in downtown Los Angeles to East Los Angeles. This connection between Downtown Los Angeles and the growing Eastside is consistent with regional transportation and land use plans. Phase 2 would expand upon the Gold Line Eastside Extension investment and bring improved, high- capacity transit service as far east as Whittier or South El Monte, connecting the cities of Commerce, Monterey Park, Montebello, Rosemead, South El Monte, Pico Rivera, Santa Fe Springs and Whittier, and unincorporated portions of Los Angeles County which include east Los Angeles and west Whittier-Los Nietos.