Federal Transit Administration 2019 – Federal Register Recent Federal Regulation Documents

Limitation on Claims Against Proposed Public Transportation Projects
Document Number: 2019-27902
Type: Notice
Date: 2019-12-27
Agency: Federal Transit Administration, Department of Transportation
This notice announces final environmental actions taken by the Federal Transit Administration (FTA) for projects in Denver, Colorado, Portland, Oregon, and Las Vegas, Nevada. 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: 2019-26984
Type: Notice
Date: 2019-12-16
Agency: Federal Transit Administration, Department of Transportation
In compliance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, this notice announces that the Information Collection Requirements (ICRs) abstracted below have been forwarded to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) for review and comment. The ICR describe the nature of the information collection and their expected burdens.
Public Transportation Emergency Relief Funds for Transit Systems Affected by Major Declared Disasters Occurring in Calendar Year 2018
Document Number: 2019-26068
Type: Notice
Date: 2019-12-03
Agency: Federal Transit Administration, Department of Transportation
The Federal Transit Administration (FTA) announces the opportunity to apply for $10,462,935 in non-competitive grants under the Public Transportation Emergency Relief Program (Emergency Relief Program) to States, Territories, local governmental authorities, Indian tribes, and other FTA recipients affected by major declared disasters occurring in calendar year 2018. Projects may include costs for disaster response, recovery, and rebuilding activities. FTA will distribute these funds in a manner consistent with the eligibility requirements of this program on a non-competitive basis, subject to the priorities set forth below.
Agency Information Collection Activity Under OMB Review
Document Number: 2019-25499
Type: Notice
Date: 2019-11-25
Agency: Federal Transit Administration, Department of Transportation
In compliance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, this notice announces that the Information Collection Requirements (ICRs) abstracted below have been forwarded to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) for review and comment. The ICR describe the nature of the information collection and their expected burdens.
Agency Information Collection Activity Under OMB Review
Document Number: 2019-25498
Type: Notice
Date: 2019-11-25
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 a currently approved information collection.
Agency Information Collection Activity Under OMB Review
Document Number: 2019-25496
Type: Notice
Date: 2019-11-25
Agency: Federal Transit Administration, Department of Transportation
In compliance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, this notice announces that the Information Collection Requirements (ICRs) abstracted below have been forwarded to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) for review and comment. The ICR describe the nature of the information collection and their expected burdens.
Transportation Infrastructure Management
Document Number: 2019-24156
Type: Rule
Date: 2019-11-05
Agency: Federal Transit Administration, Department of Transportation
This rulemaking rescinds an FTA regulation that cross- references the Management and Monitoring Systems regulation for the Federal Highway Administration (FHWA). The statutory basis for FHWA's regulation was rescinded by legislation in 2012.
Agency Information Collection Activity Under OMB Review
Document Number: 2019-24155
Type: Notice
Date: 2019-11-05
Agency: Federal Transit Administration, Department of Transportation
In compliance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, this notice announces that the Information Collection Requirements (ICRs) abstracted below have been forwarded to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) for review and comment. The ICR describe the nature of the information collection and their expected burdens.
Fiscal Year 2020 Competitive Funding Opportunity: Mobility for All Pilot Program
Document Number: 2019-23892
Type: Notice
Date: 2019-11-01
Agency: Federal Transit Administration, Department of Transportation
The Federal Transit Administration (FTA) announces the opportunity to apply for approximately $3.5 million in Fiscal Year (FY) 2020 funds under the Innovative Coordinated Access and Mobility (Mobility for All) pilot program; (Catalog of Federal Domestic Assistance number: 20.513). Funding under this pilot program is subject to the availability of a full-year appropriation. This funding opportunity seeks to improve mobility options through employing innovative coordination of transportation strategies and building partnerships to enhance mobility and access to vital community services for older adults, individuals with disabilities, and people of low income. As required by Federal public transportation law, funds will be awarded competitively to finance innovative capital projects that will improve the coordination of transportation services and non-emergency medical transportation services. FTA may award additional funding that is made available to the program prior to the announcement of project selections.
Clean Fuels Grant Program
Document Number: 2019-22859
Type: Rule
Date: 2019-10-21
Agency: Federal Transit Administration, Department of Transportation
This rulemaking rescinds the FTA regulation that implements the Clean Fuels Grants Program, which was rescinded by statute in 2012.
Agency Information Collection Activity Under OMB Review
Document Number: 2019-22744
Type: Notice
Date: 2019-10-18
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 a currently approved information collection:
Agency Information Collection Activity Under OMB Review
Document Number: 2019-22743
Type: Notice
Date: 2019-10-18
Agency: Federal Transit Administration, Department of Transportation
In compliance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, this notice announces that the Information Collection Requirements (ICRs) abstracted below have been forwarded to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) for review and comment. The ICR describe the nature of the information collection and their expected burdens.
Agency Information Collection Activity Under OMB Review
Document Number: 2019-22742
Type: Notice
Date: 2019-10-18
Agency: Federal Transit Administration, Department of Transportation
In compliance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, this notice announces that the Information Collection Requirements (ICRs) abstracted below have been forwarded to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) for review and comment. The ICR describe the nature of the information collection and their expected burdens.
Agency Information Collection Activity Under OMB Review
Document Number: 2019-21546
Type: Notice
Date: 2019-10-03
Agency: Federal Transit Administration, Department of Transportation
In compliance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, this notice announces that the Information Collection Requirements (ICRs) abstracted below have been forwarded to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) for review and comment. The ICR describe the nature of the information collection and their expected burdens.
Agency Information Collection Activity Under OMB Review
Document Number: 2019-21545
Type: Notice
Date: 2019-10-03
Agency: Federal Transit Administration, Department of Transportation
In compliance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, this notice announces that the Information Collection Requirements (ICRs) abstracted below have been forwarded to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) for review and comment. The ICR describe the nature of the information collection and their expected burdens.
Early Scoping Notice
Document Number: 2019-21123
Type: Notice
Date: 2019-09-30
Agency: Federal Transit Administration, Department of Transportation
The Federal Transit Administration (FTA) and the Metropolitan Transportation Authority-New York City Transit (MTA-NYCT) issue this early scoping notice for the Staten Island North Shore Bus Rapid Transit (BRT) Project (Project). MTA-NYCT is exploring ways to improve transit time and reliability on the North and West Shores of Staten Island. The purpose of this early scoping notice is to advise other agencies and the public of the intent to further study the Project. The Project would improve regional transit service by addressing current and projected travel time and reliability issues for trips between the West Shore and St. George Terminal. Early scoping for the Project is occurring within the context of the Council on Environmental Quality's regulations for complying with the National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA). This notice invites public and agency input to ongoing planning efforts for the Project through commenting on the draft purpose and need, and potential impacts or concerns associated with the Project. The Proposed Project is being evaluated in an environmental impact statement under the New York State Environmental Quality Review Act (SEQRA), and public scoping for the SEQRA process is taking place concurrently with this NEPA early scoping. Should the Project receive FTA funding, FTA intends to use this early scoping process to satisfy the formal NEPA scoping.
FY 2019 Competitive Funding Opportunity: Pilot Program for Transit-Oriented Development Planning
Document Number: 2019-20192
Type: Notice
Date: 2019-09-18
Agency: Federal Transit Administration, Department of Transportation
The Federal Transit Administration (FTA) announces the opportunity to apply for approximately $19.19 million of funding under the Pilot Program for Transit-Oriented Development Planning (Catalog of Federal Domestic Assistance #20.500). As required by federal transit law and subject to funding availability, funds will be awarded competitively to support comprehensive planning associated with new fixed guideway and core capacity improvement projects.
Notice of Meeting of the Transit Advisory Committee for Safety (TRACS)
Document Number: 2019-18422
Type: Notice
Date: 2019-08-27
Agency: Federal Transit Administration, Department of Transportation
This notice announces a meeting of the Transit Advisory Committee for Safety (TRACS).
Project Management Oversight
Document Number: 2019-18286
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2019-08-26
Agency: Federal Transit Administration, Department of Transportation
The Federal Transit Administration proposes to amend its project management oversight rule to make it consistent with recent statutory changes and to modify the scope and applicability of the rule. FTA seeks comments from project sponsors, the transit industry, other stakeholders, and the public on the proposed changes to the rule.
Limitation on Claims Against Proposed Public Transportation Projects
Document Number: 2019-17412
Type: Notice
Date: 2019-08-14
Agency: Federal Transit Administration, Department of Transportation
This notice announces final environmental actions taken by the Federal Transit Administration (FTA) for the Transbay Joint Powers Authority Transbay Terminal/Caltrain Downtown Extension/Redevelopment Project. The purpose of this notice is to announce publicly the environmental decisions by FTA on the subject project and to activate the limitation on any claims that may challenge these final environmental actions.
Agency Information Collection Activity Under OMB Review
Document Number: 2019-16906
Type: Notice
Date: 2019-08-07
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 a currently approved information collection: 49 U.S.C. Section 5337 State of Good Repair Program.
Agency Information Collection Activity Under OMB Review
Document Number: 2019-16302
Type: Notice
Date: 2019-07-31
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 a currently approved information collection: National Transit Asset Management (TAM) System.
Solicitation of Proposals for the National Rural Transit Assistance Program
Document Number: 2019-16301
Type: Notice
Date: 2019-07-31
Agency: Federal Transit Administration, Department of Transportation
The Federal Transit Administration (FTA) is soliciting proposals under the agency's Formula Grants for Rural Areas Program to select an entity to administer a National Rural Transit Assistance Program (RTAP). The National RTAP will carry out activities to design and implement training and technical assistance projects and other support services tailored to meet the specific needs of transit operators in rural areas, including Indian Country. Primary activities will include the development of information and materials for use by local operators and State administering agencies, and supporting research and technical assistance projects of national interest.
Notice To Rescind Notice of Intent To Prepare an Environmental Impact Statement for the GA 400 Transit Initiative in Fulton County, Georgia
Document Number: 2019-15696
Type: Notice
Date: 2019-07-24
Agency: Federal Transit Administration, Department of Transportation
The FTA in cooperation with the Metropolitan Atlanta Rapid Transit Authority (MARTA) is issuing this notice to advise the public that the Notice of Intent (NOI) to prepare an Environmental Impact Statement (EIS) for the proposed public transportation improvement project in Fulton County, Georgia is being rescinded.
Limitation on Claims Against Proposed Public Transportation Projects
Document Number: 2019-15539
Type: Notice
Date: 2019-07-22
Agency: Federal Transit Administration, Department of Transportation
This notice announces final environmental actions taken by the Federal Transit Administration (FTA) for the Metropolitan Transportation Authority New York City Transit (MTA NYCT) Canarsie Tunnel Project Revised Alternative Service Plan. The purpose of this notice is to announce publicly the environmental decisions by FTA on the subject project and to activate the limitation on any claims that may challenge these final environmental actions.
Agency Information Collection Activity Under OMB Review
Document Number: 2019-15364
Type: Notice
Date: 2019-07-19
Agency: Federal Transit Administration, Department of Transportation
In compliance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, this notice announces that the Information Collection Requirements (ICRs) abstracted below have been forwarded to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) for review and comment. The ICR describe the nature of the information collection and their expected burdens.
Agency Information Collection Activity Under OMB Review
Document Number: 2019-15261
Type: Notice
Date: 2019-07-18
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 a currently approved information collection: 49 U.S.C. Section 5310Enhanced Mobility of Seniors and Individuals with Disabilities Program & Section 5311Formula Grants for Rural Areas Program.
Agency Information Collection Activity Under OMB Review
Document Number: 2019-15260
Type: Notice
Date: 2019-07-18
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 a currently approved information collection: National Transit Database 49 U.S.C. Section 5335(a)(b).
Early Scoping Notice
Document Number: 2019-15156
Type: Notice
Date: 2019-07-17
Agency: Federal Transit Administration, Department of Transportation
The Federal Transit Administration (FTA) and Metro (the designated Metropolitan Planning Organization, or MPO, for the Portland region) issue this early scoping notice for a MAX tunnel project (Project). Metro is exploring ways to improve transit time and reliability to and through the Portland Central City. The purpose of this early scoping notice is to advise other agencies and the public of the intent to further study the feasibility of a tunnel under downtown Portland. The Project would improve regional transit service by addressing current and projected travel time, reliability, and resiliency issues for trips to and across Portland's downtown core. Early scoping for the feasibility study is occurring within the context of the Council on Environmental Quality's regulations for complying with the National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA).
FTA Fiscal Year 2019 Apportionments, Allocations and Program Information
Document Number: 2019-14248
Type: Notice
Date: 2019-07-03
Agency: Federal Transit Administration, Department of Transportation
This notice provides priorities for programs in fiscal year (FY) 2019, announces the full-year apportionments and allocations for grant programs, provides contract authority, and describes plans for several competitive programs.
Agency Information Collection Activity Under OMB Review
Document Number: 2019-14037
Type: Notice
Date: 2019-07-02
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 extension of a currently approved information collection: Bus Testing Program.
Agency Information Collection Activity Under OMB Review
Document Number: 2019-12809
Type: Notice
Date: 2019-06-18
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 a currently approved information collection:
Agency Information Collection Activity Under OMB Review
Document Number: 2019-12808
Type: Notice
Date: 2019-06-18
Agency: Federal Transit Administration, Department of Transportation
In compliance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, this notice announces that the Information Collection Requirements (ICRs) abstracted below have been forwarded to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) for review and comment. The ICR describe the nature of the information collection and their expected burdens. The Federal Register notice with a 60-day comment period soliciting comments on the following collections of information was published on April 2, 2019 (84 FR 1670).
Preparation of a Supplemental Draft Environmental Impact Statement for Proposed Transit Improvements in the Eastside Transit Corridor Phase 2, Eastern Portion of Los Angeles County, California
Document Number: 2019-11089
Type: Notice
Date: 2019-05-29
Agency: Federal Transit Administration, Department of Transportation
The Federal Transit Administration (FTA) and the Los Angeles County Metropolitan Transportation Authority (Metro) issue this Notice of Intent (NOI) to prepare a Supplemental Draft Environmental Impact Statement (EIS) for the Eastside Transit Corridor Phase 2 Project (Project) pursuant to the National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA). The purpose of this notice is to alert interested parties regarding the intent to prepare the Supplemental Draft EIS, to provide information on the nature of the proposed Project, potential minimal operable segments, and possible alternatives, and to invite public participation in the EIS process. With this notice, FTA and Metro invite public comments on the scope of the Supplemental Draft EIS and announce public scoping meetings that will be conducted. Consistent with Executive Order 11988: Floodplain Management and Executive Order 11990: Protection of Wetlands, this NOI also serves as a notice to the public that one or more of the alternatives under consideration may affect floodplains and/or wetlands.
Protecting Public Transportation Operators From the Risk of Assault
Document Number: 2019-10281
Type: Notice
Date: 2019-05-24
Agency: Federal Transit Administration, Department of Transportation
This notice alerts transit agencies to the need to address the risk of transit operator assault when identified through the processes required under the Public Transportation Agency Safety Plan (PTASP) regulation. The PTASP regulation requires transit agencies to develop and implement Safety Management Systems (SMS) and associated processes for all elements of a public transportation system. In cases where transit agencies discover a risk of operator assault, the PTASP regulation requires agencies as part of their SMS processes to develop methods or processes to identify mitigations or strategies necessary as a result of the agency's safety risk assessment. The agency would use these methods or processes to reduce the likelihood and severity of occurrences of operator assault, based on the agency's analysis of the risk.
Agency Information Collection Activity Under OMB Review
Document Number: 2019-10333
Type: Notice
Date: 2019-05-20
Agency: Federal Transit Administration, Department of Transportation
In compliance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995 (44 U.S.C. 3501 et seq.), this notice announces that the Information Collection Requirements (ICRs) abstracted below have been forwarded to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) for review and comment. The ICR describe the nature of the information collection and their expected burdens. The Federal Register notice with a 60-day comment period soliciting comments on the following collections of information was published on March 7, 2019 (84 FR 8398).
Fiscal Year 2019 Competitive Funding Opportunity; Grants for Buses and Bus Facilities Program
Document Number: 2019-09439
Type: Notice
Date: 2019-05-15
Agency: Federal Transit Administration, Department of Transportation
The Federal Transit Administration (FTA) announces the opportunity to apply for approximately $423.35 million in fiscal year (FY) 2019 funds under the Grants for Buses and Bus Facilities Program (CFDA#20.526). As required by federal public transportation law and subject to funding availability, funds will be awarded competitively to assist in the financing of capital projects to replace, rehabilitate, purchase or lease buses and related equipment, and to rehabilitate, purchase, construct or lease bus-related facilities. Projects may include costs incidental to the acquisition of buses or to the construction of facilities, such as the costs of related workforce development and training activities, and project administration expenses. FTA may award additional funds if they are made available to the program prior to the announcement of project selections.
Agency Information Collection Activity Under OMB Review
Document Number: 2019-09864
Type: Notice
Date: 2019-05-14
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 a revision of a previously approved information collection: Rail Fixed Guideway Systems; State Safety Oversight.
FY 2019 Competitive Funding Opportunity: Public Transportation on Indian Reservations Program; Tribal Transit Program
Document Number: 2019-09332
Type: Notice
Date: 2019-05-10
Agency: Federal Transit Administration, Department of Transportation
The Federal Transit Administration (FTA) announces the availability of approximately $5 million in funding, subject to the availability of appropriations, for the Public Transportation on Indian Reservations Program (Tribal Transit Program). This notice is a national solicitation for project proposals and includes the selection criteria and program eligibility information for Fiscal Year (FY) 2019 projects. FTA may fund the program for more or less than the full year appropriation when made available, and may include other funding if available from other fiscal years toward project proposals received in response to this Notice of Funding Opportunity (NOFO). This announcement is available on the FTA website at: http:// www.transit.dot.gov. Additionally, a synopsis of the funding opportunity, FTA-2019-004-TPM-TRTR, will be posted in the FIND module of the government-wide electronic grants website at http:// www.grants.gov. The program is located in the Catalog of Federal Domestic Assistance (CFDA) under 20.509.
Limitation on Claims Against Proposed Public Transportation Projects
Document Number: 2019-09399
Type: Notice
Date: 2019-05-08
Agency: Federal Transit Administration, Department of Transportation
This notice announces final environmental actions taken by the Federal Transit Administration (FTA) for projects in Spokane, Washington, and Portland and Gresham, Oregon. 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.
Competitive Funding Opportunity: Integrated Mobility Innovation (IMI) Demonstration Program
Document Number: 2019-09269
Type: Notice
Date: 2019-05-08
Agency: Federal Transit Administration, Department of Transportation
The Federal Transit Administration's (FTA) Integrated Mobility Innovation (IMI) Demonstration program's primary purpose is to fund projects that demonstrate innovative, effective approaches, practices, partnerships, and technologies to enhance public transportation effectiveness, increase efficiency, expand quality, promote safety, and improve the traveler's experience. This notice announces the availability of up to $15 million in Fiscal Year (FY) 2017 and FY 2018 FTA research funds in the form of cooperative agreements for eligible projects. FTA may award additional funds, if available. This IMI Notice of Funding Opportunity (NOFO) brings together three distinct areas of inquiry: Mobility on Demand (MOD) Sandbox demonstrations; FTA's Strategic Transit Automation Research (STAR); and Mobility Payment Integration (MPI). These areas are integrated in this NOFO to allow applicants to comprehensively plan multiple areas of mobility research. FTA requests that all applicants identify the specific area(s) for which they are applying. The Integrated Mobility Innovation Demonstration program will also leverage FTA's leadership of the Accessible Transportation Technologies Research Initiative (ATTRI) to ensure that all activities conducted under this NOFO advance the vision of a Complete Trip for All. The Complete Trip concept reflects the understanding that a person's travel comprises a chain of steps beginning with an often-spontaneous decision to make a trip, through to planning an itinerary, traversing the built environment and its transportation networks (with or without a vehicle); navigating streets, intersections, facilities, stations, and stops to their destinationsafely, efficiently, and carefree. The Complete Trip is the realization that if any part of the trip-making chain is broken, the trip cannot be completed, and an opportunity is lost.
Conforming Amendments and Technical Corrections to Department Rules Implementing the Transportation Industry Drug Testing Program
Document Number: 2019-06986
Type: Rule
Date: 2019-04-23
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation, Federal Transit Administration, Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration, Office of the Secretary of Transportation
This final rule makes minor technical corrections to the OST, FAA, FTA, and PHMSA regulations governing drug testing for safety- sensitive employees to ensure consistency with the recent amendments made to the Department of Transportation's regulation, ``Procedures for Transportation Workplace Drug and Alcohol Testing Programs,'' which added requirements to test for oxycodone, oxymorphone, hydrocodone, and hydromorphone to DOT-regulated drug testing programs. The changes to the Department's regulation make it necessary to refer to these substances, as well as the previously covered drugs morphine, 6- acetylmorphine, and codeine, by the more inclusive term ``opioids,'' rather than ``opiates.'' This rule amends the term in the FAA, FTA, and PHMSA regulations to ensure that all DOT drug testing rules are consistent with one another and with the Mandatory Guidelines for Federal Workplace Drug Testing Programs. In addition, this rule makes a conforming amendment to include the term ``opioids'' in the wording of the Department's annual information collection requirement and clarifications to section 40.26 and Appendix H regarding the requirement for employers to follow the Department's instructions for the annual information collection.
Notice of Early Scoping for the Capital Metro Blue Line High Capacity Transit Corridor in Austin, Texas
Document Number: 2019-07855
Type: Notice
Date: 2019-04-19
Agency: Federal Transit Administration, Department of Transportation
The Federal Transit Administration (FTA) and the Capital Metropolitan Transportation Authority (Capital Metro) of Austin, Texas issue this early scoping notice to advise other agencies and the public that they intend to conduct early scoping for the Blue Line High Capacity Transit (HCT) Corridor. The Blue Line HCT Corridor is a 15.5- mile corridor connecting multiple activity centers between North Austin, Downtown Austin, East Riverside and the Austin Bergstrom International Airport. The entire corridor is being proposed for HCT dedicated pathways. This notice invites public input to ongoing planning efforts for the Blue Line HCT Corridor by commenting on the project's purpose and need, the project study area, alternatives being considered, public participation and outreach methods, relevant transportation and community impacts and benefits being considered, potential environmental impacts, and the projected capital and operating costs of the project.
Joint Development: Proposed Updated Circular
Document Number: 2019-07812
Type: Notice
Date: 2019-04-18
Agency: Federal Transit Administration, Department of Transportation
The Federal Transit Administration (FTA) has placed in the docket and on its website proposed changes to an existing Circular (7050.1A) on joint development projects using FTA funds or FTA-funded property. The purpose of these proposed changes is to increase flexibility for project sponsors to pursue joint development projects, reduce FTA oversight of joint development agreements negotiated between project sponsors and their partners, streamline FTA's project eligibility review process, and clarify prior guidance in FTA Circular 7050.1A: FTA Guidance on Joint Development. If proposed changes are approved, the revised document will be renumbered as Circular 7050.1B: FTA Guidance on Joint Development. By this notice, FTA seeks public comment on proposed changes, which are at pages III-6, VI-1, VI-2, VI- 4, VI-5, and VI-6 of the Circular.
National Transit Database Reporting Changes and Clarifications
Document Number: 2019-06943
Type: Notice
Date: 2019-04-09
Agency: Federal Transit Administration, Department of Transportation
This notice provides information on proposed changes and clarifications to the National Transit Database (NTD) reporting requirements. All proposed changes and clarifications will be effective for report year 2019 (beginning September 2019).
Agency Information Collection Activity Under OMB Review
Document Number: 2019-06386
Type: Notice
Date: 2019-04-02
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 extension of a currently approved information collection: Transit Research, Development, Demonstration and Training Projects.
Competitive Funding Opportunity: Crime Prevention and Public Safety Awareness
Document Number: 2019-06073
Type: Notice
Date: 2019-03-29
Agency: Federal Transit Administration, Department of Transportation
The Federal Transit Administration (FTA) is soliciting proposals under the Department of Transportation's Technical Assistance and Workforce Development Program to select an eligible project or projects for the development and dissemination of technical assistance materials supporting public safety awareness campaigns. The technical assistance materials will address public safety issues impacting the transit industry, including but not limited to human trafficking, operator assault, and crime prevention. Technical assistance also may include recommended practices, and public and employee training. The awarded projects will be referred to as the Crime Prevention and Public Safety Awareness projects, and the available funding is $2,000,000 in Fiscal Year (FY) 2018 funds.
Competitive Funding Opportunity: Innovations in Transit Public Safety
Document Number: 2019-06071
Type: Notice
Date: 2019-03-29
Agency: Federal Transit Administration, Department of Transportation
The Federal Transit Administration (FTA) is soliciting proposals under the Department of Transportation's Public Transportation Innovation Program to select an eligible project or projects that will identify innovative solutions to reduce or eliminate human trafficking occurring on transit systems, protect transit operators from the risk of assault, and reduce crime on public transit vehicles and in facilities. The awarded projects will be referred to as the Innovations in Transit Public Safety projects, and the available funding is $2,000,000 in research funds.
Notice of Intent To Prepare an Environmental Impact Statement for the Tacoma Dome Link Extension, King and Pierce Counties, Washington
Document Number: 2019-05721
Type: Notice
Date: 2019-03-26
Agency: Federal Transit Administration, Department of Transportation
FTA and the Central Puget Sound Regional Transit Authority (Sound Transit) intend to prepare an EIS to evaluate the benefits and impacts of the proposed Tacoma Dome Link Extension (TDLE), a light rail transit extension project. The project would improve public transit service between the Federal Way Transit Center in Federal Way, King County and the Tacoma Dome Station in Tacoma, Pierce County. It would respond to a growing number of transportation and community needs identified in the agency's regional transit system plan, Sound Transit 3 (ST3). The project would also cross the lands of the Puyallup Tribe of the Puyallup Reservation (Puyallup Tribe of Indians). FTA and Sound Transit will prepare the EIS in accordance with the National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA), FTA environmental regulations, Fixing America's Surface Transportation Act (FAST Act), and Washington's State Environmental Policy Act (SEPA). This Notice initiates formal scoping for the EIS, provides information on the nature of the proposed transit project, invites participation in the EIS process, provides information about the purpose and need for the proposed transit project, includes general information on the range of alternatives being considered for evaluation in the EIS, and identifies potential environmental effects to be considered. It also invites comments from interested members of the public, tribes, and agencies on the scope of the EIS and announces upcoming public scoping meetings. Alternatives being considered for evaluation include a No-Build and various build alternatives to develop light rail in the TDLE corridor. The alternatives were developed through a local planning process including a Regional Transit Long-Range Plan, a regional system plan of transit investments (ST3), and a SEPA early scoping and alternatives development process specific to the TDLE corridor. The results of SEPA early scoping and alternatives planning, as well as other background information, are summarized in the Tacoma Dome Link Extension Scoping Information Report, which is available at Sound Transit's office located at 401 S Jackson Street, Seattle, WA 98104-2826, on the project website: www.soundtransit.org/tdlink, or by contacting the project line at (206) 903-7118.
FY 2019 Competitive Funding Opportunity: Low or No Emission Grant Program
Document Number: 2019-05355
Type: Notice
Date: 2019-03-21
Agency: Federal Transit Administration, Department of Transportation
The Federal Transit Administration (FTA) announces the opportunity to apply for $85 million in competitive grants under the fiscal year (FY) 2019 Low or No Emission Grant Program (Low-No Program; Catalog of Federal Domestic Assistance (CFDA) number: 20.526). As required by Federal public transportation law, funds will be awarded competitively for the purchase or lease of low or no emission vehicles that use advanced technologies for transit revenue operations, including related equipment or facilities. Projects may include costs incidental to the acquisition of buses or to the construction of facilities, such as the costs of related workforce development and training activities, and project administration expenses. FTA may award additional funding that is made available to the program prior to the announcement of project selections.