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Notice of Funding Opportunity for Letters of Interest for the RRIF Express Pilot Program Under the Railroad Rehabilitation & Improvement Financing Program
Document Number: 2020-13212
Type: Notice
Date: 2020-06-19
Agency: Department of Transportation, Office of the Secretary of Transportation
This notice modifies the pilot Railroad Rehabilitation and Improvement Financing (``RRIF'') Express Program (``RRIF Express'') aimed at increasing access to the RRIF program by short line and regional railroads. Specifically, this notice provides a 60-day extension of the existing RRIF Express Deadline of June 15, 2020 due to the current and on-going crisis. The new deadline is August 15, 2020. The original NOFO with modifications follows. The RRIF Express Program will be administered by the DOT's National Surface Transportation and Innovative Finance Bureau (the ``Build America Bureau'' or ``Bureau''). The overall RRIF program finances development of railroad infrastructure, and is authorized to have up to $35 billion in outstanding principal amounts from direct loans and loan guarantees at any one time. The 2018 Consolidated Appropriations Act \1\ appropriated $25 million in budget authority to the DOT to cover the cost to the Federal Government (``the Government'') of RRIF credit assistance (Credit Risk Premium (``CRP'') Assistance or ``CRP Assistance''). Additionally, the 2016 Consolidated Appropriations Act \2\ and the 2018 Consolidated Appropriations Act \3\ provided $1.96 million and $350,000, respectively (of which approximately $1 million remains available), to the DOT to fund certain expenses incurred by prospective RRIF borrowers in preparation of their applications for RRIF credit assistance (this approximately $1 million assistance, collectively, ``Cost Assistance''). Using existing authorities and these new budget authorities, the DOT has established the RRIF Express Program.
Notice of Funding Opportunity for Letters of Interest for the RRIF Express Pilot Program Under the Railroad Rehabilitation & Improvement Financing Program
Document Number: 2020-05282
Type: Notice
Date: 2020-03-16
Agency: Department of Transportation, Office of the Secretary of Transportation
This notice modifies the pilot Railroad Rehabilitation and Improvement Financing (``RRIF'') Express Program (``RRIF Express'') aimed at increasing access to the RRIF program by short line and regional railroads. Specifically, this notice: 1. Clarifies dates and responsibilities of applicants who have submitted RRIF Express Letters of Interest between January 13, 2020 and the date of this notice (Section DATES) 2. Offers an alternative to the current requirement for five years of audited financial statements, allowing for audits of the two most recent years' financial statements. If this option is selected, applicants must produce five years of (non-audited) financial statements plus a self-certification from the applicant that they will provide the most recent two years of audited financial statements within 60 days of submitting the LOI and supporting materials (Section IV(iv)). 3. Resets the 90-day application period to begin on the date that this revision is posted in the Federal Register (Section DATES) The original NOFO with modifications follows. The RRIF Express Program will be administered by the DOT's National Surface Transportation and Innovative Finance Bureau (the ``Build America Bureau'' or ``Bureau''). The overall RRIF program finances development of railroad infrastructure, and is authorized to have up to $35 billion in outstanding principal amounts from direct loans and loan guarantees at any one time. The 2018 Consolidated Appropriations Act \1\ appropriated $25 million in budget authority to the DOT to cover the cost to the Federal Government (``the Government'') of RRIF credit assistance (Credit Risk Premium (``CRP'') Assistance or ``CRP Assistance''). Additionally, the 2016 Consolidated Appropriations Act \2\ and the 2018 Consolidated Appropriations Act \3\ provided $1.96 million and $350,000, respectively (of which approximately $1 million remains available), to the DOT to fund certain expenses incurred by prospective RRIF borrowers in preparation of their applications for RRIF credit assistance (this approximately $1 million assistance, collectively, ``Cost Assistance''). Using existing authorities and these new budget authorities, the DOT has established the RRIF Express Program.
Notice of Funding Opportunity for the Department of Transportation's National Infrastructure Investments Under the Consolidated Appropriations Act, 2020
Document Number: 2020-03711
Type: Notice
Date: 2020-02-25
Agency: Department of Transportation, Office of the Secretary of Transportation
The Further Consolidated Appropriations Act, December 20, 2019) (``FY 2020 Appropriations Act'') appropriated $1 billion to be awarded by the Department of Transportation (``DOT'') for National Infrastructure Investments. This appropriation stems from the program funded and implemented pursuant to the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009 (the ``Recovery Act'') and is known as the Better Utilizing Investments to Leverage Development, or ``BUILD Transportation Grants,'' program. Funds for the FY 2020 BUILD Transportation grants program are to be awarded on a competitive basis for surface transportation infrastructure projects that will have a significant local or regional impact. The purpose of this notice is to solicit applications for BUILD Transportation grants.
Repeal of Aircraft Allocation Regulations
Document Number: 2020-02757
Type: Rule
Date: 2020-02-25
Agency: Department of Transportation, Office of the Secretary of Transportation
This final rule rescinds DOT regulations regarding aircraft allocation from the Code of Federal Regulations. The regulations prescribe procedures for the allocation of aircraft to the Civil Reserve Air Fleet (CRAF) program. The Department of Transportation (the Department or DOT) has concluded that the regulations are unnecessary and obsolete because they are inconsistent with the contractual nature of the current CRAF program and the Department's current procedures for allocation of civil transportation resources under the Defense Production Act.
Notice of Funding Opportunity for Letters of Interest for the RRIF Express Pilot Program Under the Railroad Rehabilitation & Improvement Financing Program
Document Number: 2019-26743
Type: Notice
Date: 2019-12-13
Agency: Department of Transportation, Office of the Secretary of Transportation
This notice establishes a pilot Railroad Rehabilitation and Improvement Financing (``RRIF'') Express Program (``RRIF Express'') aimed at increasing access to the RRIF program by short line and regional railroads. The RRIF Express Program will be administered by the DOT's National Surface Transportation and Innovative Finance Bureau (the ``Build America Bureau'' or ``Bureau''). The overall RRIF program finances development of railroad infrastructure, and is authorized to have up to $35 billion in outstanding principal amounts from direct loans and loan guarantees at any one time. The 2018 Consolidated Appropriations Act \1\ appropriated $25 million in budget authority to the DOT to cover the cost to the Federal Government (``the Government'') of RRIF credit assistance (Credit Risk Premium (``CRP'') Assistance or ``CRP Assistance''). Additionally, the 2016 Consolidated Appropriations Act \2\ and the 2018 Consolidated Appropriations Act \3\ provided $1.96 million and $350,000, respectively (of which approximately $1 million remains available), to the DOT to fund certain expenses incurred by prospective RRIF borrowers in preparation of their applications for RRIF credit assistance (this approximately $1 million assistance, collectively, ``Cost Assistance''). Using existing authorities and these new budget authorities, the DOT has established the RRIF Express Program.
Interim Policies on Page Limits for National Environmental Policy Act Documents and the Application of the One Federal Decision Process to DOT Projects
Document Number: 2019-18204
Type: Notice
Date: 2019-08-23
Agency: Department of Transportation, Office of the Secretary of Transportation
This notice announces the availability of two U.S. Department of Transportation interim policies for public comment: (1) Page Limits for National Environmental Policy Act Documents and Focused Analyses and (2) Application of the One Federal Decision Process to DOT Projects. DOT anticipates that the Page Limits memorandum will improve the quality of environmental documentation while reducing the length of these documents. The One Federal Decision memorandum will provide direction on how and when to apply the One Federal Decision process to DOT projects.
Notice of Funding Opportunity for Department of Transportation's Port Infrastructure Development Program Under the Consolidated Appropriations Act, 2019
Document Number: 2019-12871
Type: Notice
Date: 2019-06-18
Agency: Department of Transportation, Office of the Secretary of Transportation
The Consolidated Appropriations Act, 2019 (``FY 2019 Appropriations Act''), appropriated $292,730,000 for the Port Infrastructure Development Program to make grants to improve port facilities at coastal seaports. This notice announces the availability of funding for grants under this program and establishes selection criteria and application requirements. The Act directed that $92,730,000 of the appropriated funds shall be for grants to the 15 coastal seaports that handled the greatest number of loaded foreign and domestic twenty-foot equivalent units of containerized cargo in 2016, as identified by the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers. Funds for the Port Infrastructure Development Program are to be awarded as discretionary grants on a competitive basis for projects that will improve the safety, efficiency, or reliability of the movement of goods into, out of, around, or within a coastal seaport, as well as the unloading and loading of cargo at a coastal seaport. All Port Infrastructure Development Program funding grant recipients must meet all applicable Federal requirements, including the Buy American Act. The purpose of this notice is to solicit applications for Port Infrastructure Development Program.
Traffic Safety and the 5.9 GHz Spectrum Conference
Document Number: 2019-10901
Type: Notice
Date: 2019-05-24
Agency: Department of Transportation, Office of the Secretary of Transportation
The purpose of this notice is to inform the public that the U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT) is planning to hold a conference entitled Traffic Safety and the 5.9 GHz Spectrum on June 3, 2019 to seek input regarding Vehicle-to-Everything (V2X) Communications. This event is a critical element for the Department in identifying areas of common ground that can assist deployers and investors in V2X technologies in advancing the use of the 5.9 GHz spectrum for traffic safety and congestion mitigation. The Department seeks to gain a greater understanding of industry leaders' current and future investment strategies, as well as potential considerations for efficient use of spectrum that will foster greater opportunities for some level of interoperability and compatibility moving forward.
Demonstration of Backup and Complementary Positioning, Navigation, and Timing (PNT) Capabilities of Global Positioning System (GPS)
Document Number: 2019-09092
Type: Notice
Date: 2019-05-03
Agency: Department of Transportation, Office of the Secretary of Transportation
The U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT) is planning to conduct a field demonstration of technologies with a Technology Readiness Level (TRL) of six or higher, as described in the Federal Highway Administration Technology Readiness Level Guidebook,\1\ that are capable of providing backup positioning, navigation, and/or timing services to critical infrastructure (CI) in the event of a temporary disruption to GPS. This demonstration effort also is expected to encompass technologies capable of providing complementary PNT functions to GPS by either expanding PNT capabilities, including cross checks, or extending them to GPS or Global Navigation Satellite System (GNSS)- denied or degraded user environments. DOT is issuing this Request for Information (RFI) to seek levels of interest and additional information from PNT technology vendors on participation in the demonstration. The information requested can be found in the supplemental information section of this RFI.
Notice of Funding Opportunity for the Department of Transportation's National Infrastructure Investments Under the Consolidated Appropriations Act, 2019
Document Number: 2019-08137
Type: Notice
Date: 2019-04-23
Agency: Department of Transportation, Office of the Secretary of Transportation
The Consolidated Appropriations Act, 2019 (``FY 2019 Appropriations Act'') appropriated $900 million to be awarded by the Department of Transportation (``DOT'') for National Infrastructure Investments. This appropriation stems from the program funded and implemented pursuant to the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009 (the ``Recovery Act'') and is known as the Better Utilizing Investments to Leverage Development, or ``BUILD Transportation grants,'' program. Funds for the FY 2019 BUILD Transportation grants program are to be awarded on a competitive basis for surface transportation infrastructure projects that will have a significant local or regional impact. The purpose of this notice is to solicit applications for BUILD Transportation grants.
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 Review of Guidance
Document Number: 2019-01065
Type: Notice
Date: 2019-02-05
Agency: Department of Transportation, Office of the Secretary of Transportation
The U.S. Department of Transportation (Department or DOT) is reviewing its existing guidance documents to evaluate their continued necessity and determine whether they need to be updated or revised. As part of this review, the Department invites the public to identify and provide input on existing guidance documents that are good candidates for repeal, replacement, or modification. In addition, the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) will publish a separate notice in the Federal Register inviting public comment on specific actions that FMCSA would like to take on FMCSA guidance documents dealing with commercial drivers' licenses.
Notice of Funding Opportunity for the Department of Transportation's Nationally Significant Freight and Highway Projects (INFRA Grants) for Fiscal Year 2019
Document Number: 2018-27695
Type: Notice
Date: 2018-12-21
Agency: Department of Transportation, Office of the Secretary of Transportation
The Nationally Significant Freight and Highway Projects (INFRA) program provides Federal financial assistance to highway and freight projects of national or regional significance. This notice solicits applications for awards under the program's fiscal year (FY) 2019 funding, subject to the availability of appropriated funds.
Vendor and Grantee Invoice Submission Process Change
Document Number: 2018-16089
Type: Notice
Date: 2018-07-27
Agency: Department of Transportation, Office of the Secretary of Transportation
The DOT invites the public and other Federal agencies to comment on a proposed vendor invoice submission change. DOT will submit the proposed information collection request to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) for review, as required by the Paperwork Reduction Act. This notice sets forth new processes and procedures for vendors and grantees that submit invoices and receive payments for DOT Operating Administrations (OAs). Existing users of DOT's eInvoicing system, including grantees and vendors, will also be required to use Login.gov. DOT's objective is to improve efficiency and reduce unnecessary burden on vendors and grantees by eliminating existing manual processes for invoice entry, invoice approvals and user registration to reduce costs, increase timeliness of payments, and improve data quality. Introducing e-authentication to facilitate user validation and account management will greatly reduce the burden on vendors and grantees by eliminating the current paper based registration process. This electronic invoicing process is currently used by DOT's grantee community and was successfully piloted to select vendors.
Solving for Safety Visualization Challenge Solver Solicitation
Document Number: 2018-12795
Type: Notice
Date: 2018-06-14
Agency: Department of Transportation, Office of the Secretary of Transportation
The U.S. Department of Transportation (USDOT) is launching the Solving for Safety Visualization Challenge to incentivize the use of safety data in the development of innovative analytical visualization tools that will reveal insights into serious crashes and improve understanding of transportation safety. The Challenge serves as a platform to capture the imaginations of technology and data firms, transportation stakeholders, and state and local agencies to unlock their creativity, and empower them to develop innovative new data visualization tools that can help improve road and rail user safety, to benefit all transportation users. The Challenge is open to individuals and teams (Solvers) from the business and research communities, including technology companies, analytics firms, transportation carriers, industry associations, research institutions, universities, mapping and visualization providers. Solvers will compete for cash prizes that will be awarded throughout the multi-stage Challenge. The Challenge prize purse is $350,000, with four semi-finalists competing for a portion of the $100,000 interim prize and two final-stage Solvers competing for a portion of the $250,000 final prize.
Notice of Funding Opportunity for the Department of Transportation's National Infrastructure Investments Under the Consolidated Appropriations Act, 2018
Document Number: 2018-08906
Type: Notice
Date: 2018-04-27
Agency: Department of Transportation, Office of the Secretary of Transportation
The Consolidated Appropriations Act, 2018 (Pub. L. 115-141, March 23, 2018) (``FY 2018 Appropriations Act'' or the ``Act'') appropriated $1.5 billion to be awarded by the Department of Transportation (``DOT'' or the ``Department'') for National Infrastructure Investments. This appropriation stems from the program funded and implemented pursuant to the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009 (the ``Recovery Act''). This program was previously known as the Transportation Investment Generating Economic Recovery, or ``TIGER Discretionary Grants,'' program and is now known as the Better Utilizing Investments to Leverage Development, or ``BUILD Transportation Discretionary Grants,'' program. Funds for the FY 2018 BUILD Transportation program are to be awarded on a competitive basis for projects that will have a significant local or regional impact. The purpose of this Final Notice is to solicit applications for BUILD Transportation Discretionary Grants.
Announcement of Requirements for the Secretary of Transportation's RAISE (Recognizing Aviation and Aerospace Innovation in Science and Engineering) Awards
Document Number: 2018-08389
Type: Notice
Date: 2018-04-20
Agency: Department of Transportation, Office of the Secretary of Transportation
Pursuant to a recommendation by the Future of Aviation Advisory Committee, the Secretary of Transportation, through the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA), is announcing the fifth annual competition to recognize students with the ability to demonstrate unique, innovative thinking in aerospace science and engineering. There are two divisions within the competition: a high school division and a university division (both undergraduate and graduate). The Department of Transportation (DOT) intends to use the competition to incentivize students at high schools and universities to think creatively in developing innovative solutions to aviation and aerospace issues, and to share those innovations with the broader community.
Notification of Regulatory Review
Document Number: 2017-21101
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2017-10-02
Agency: Department of Transportation, Office of the Secretary of Transportation
The U.S. Department of Transportation (Department or DOT) is reviewing its existing regulations and other agency actions to evaluate their continued necessity, determine whether they are crafted effectively to solve current problems, and evaluate whether they potentially burden the development or use of domestically produced energy resources. As part of these reviews, the Department invites the public to provide input on existing rules and other agency actions that are good candidates for repeal, replacement, suspension, or modification. The Department may also hold a public meeting to discuss and consider comments from members of the public.
Notice of Funding Opportunity for the Department of Transportation's National Infrastructure Investments Under the Consolidated Appropriations Act, 2017
Document Number: 2017-19009
Type: Notice
Date: 2017-09-07
Agency: Department of Transportation, Office of the Secretary of Transportation
The Consolidated Appropriations Act, 2017 (Pub. L. 115-31, May 5, 2017) (``FY 2017 Appropriations Act'' or the ``Act'') appropriated $500 million to be awarded by the Department of Transportation (``DOT'' or the ``Department'') for National Infrastructure Investments. This appropriation stems from the program funded and implemented pursuant to the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009 (the ``Recovery Act'') known as the Transportation Investment Generating Economic Recovery, or ``TIGER Discretionary Grants,'' program. Because of the program's similarity in structure and widespread name recognition, DOT will continue to refer to the program as ``TIGER Discretionary Grants.'' Funds for the FY 2017 TIGER program (``TIGER FY 2017'') are to be awarded on a competitive basis for projects that will have a significant impact on the Nation, a metropolitan area, or a region. The purpose of this Final Notice is to solicit applications for TIGER Discretionary Grants.
Notice of Funding Opportunity for the Department of Transportation's Nationally Significant Freight and Highway Projects (INFRA Grants) for Fiscal Years 2017 and 2018
Document Number: 2017-14042
Type: Notice
Date: 2017-07-05
Agency: Department of Transportation, Office of the Secretary of Transportation
The Nationally Significant Freight and Highway Projects (INFRA) program provides Federal financial assistance to highway and freight projects of national or regional significance. This notice solicits applications for awards under the program's FY 2017 and FY 2018 funding, subject to future appropriations.
Transportation Infrastructure: Notice of Review of Policy, Guidance, and Regulation
Document Number: 2017-11791
Type: Notice
Date: 2017-06-08
Agency: Department of Transportation, Office of the Secretary of Transportation
The Department of Transportation (DOT) is reviewing its existing policy statements, guidance documents, and regulations to identify unnecessary obstacles to transportation infrastructure projects. As part of this review, the Department invites affected stakeholders and the public to identify non-statutory requirements that the Department imposes and that should be removed or revised.
Transportation Infrastructure Financing and Innovation Act (TIFIA) Program; Agency Information Collection Activities and Request for Comments
Document Number: 2017-11167
Type: Notice
Date: 2017-05-31
Agency: Department of Transportation, Office of the Secretary of Transportation
The Department of Transportation (DOT) has submitted an information collection request to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) to renew an existing information collection. The information collection is used to allow entities to apply for TIFIA credit assistance and assists the DOT in evaluating projects and project sponsors for program eligibility and creditworthiness.
Agency Information Collection Activities and Request for Comments; Extension of an Approved Information Collection: Transportation Infrastructure Financing and Innovation Act (TIFIA) Program
Document Number: 2017-05828
Type: Notice
Date: 2017-03-24
Agency: Department of Transportation, Office of the Secretary of Transportation
In accordance with the requirements of the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, OST invites public comments on a request to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) to renew an Information Collection Request (ICR). The ICR is used to allow entities to apply for TIFIA credit assistance and assists the DOT in evaluating projects and project sponsors for program eligibility and creditworthiness.
Notice of Funding Availability for the Small Business Transportation Resource Center (SBTRC) Program
Document Number: 2017-02665
Type: Notice
Date: 2017-02-09
Agency: Department of Transportation, Office of the Secretary of Transportation
The Department of Transportation (DOT), Office of the Secretary (OST), Office of Small and Disadvantaged Business Utilization (OSDBU) announces the opportunity for business centered community-based organizations, transportation-related trade associations, colleges and universities, community colleges, or chambers of commerce, registered with the Internal Revenue Service as 501 C(6) or 501 C(3) tax-exempt organizations, to compete for participation in OSDBU's Small Business Transportation Resource Center (SBTRC) program in the South Atlantic Region (Virginia, West Virginia, North Carolina and Kentucky).
Notice of Funding Availability for the Small Business Transportation Resource Center Program
Document Number: 2016-29836
Type: Notice
Date: 2016-12-13
Agency: Department of Transportation, Office of the Secretary of Transportation
The Department of Transportation (DOT), Office of the Secretary (OST), Office of Small and Disadvantaged Business Utilization (OSDBU) announces the opportunity for business centered community-based organizations, transportation-related trade associations, colleges and universities, community colleges, or chambers of commerce, registered with the Internal Revenue Service as 501 C(6) or 501 C(3) tax-exempt organizations, to compete for participation in OSDBU's Small Business Transportation Resource Center (SBTRC) program in the Northwest Region (Alaska, Idaho, Oregon, and Washington).
Positioning, Navigation, and Timing (PNT) Service for National Critical Infrastructure Resiliency
Document Number: 2016-28805
Type: Notice
Date: 2016-11-30
Agency: Department of Transportation, Office of the Secretary of Transportation
This RFI provides an outline for the potential use by the Federal Government of one or more Positioning, Navigation, and Timing (PNT) technologies to back up signals from the Global Positioning System (GPS) and to ensure resiliency of PNT for U.S. Critical Infrastructure (CI) operations. As a co-chair and member of the National Executive Committee for Space-based PNT, and a provider and user of U.S. critical infrastructure services, the Department of Transportation is investigating opportunities by which the Federal Government may make use of service(s) which can provide the necessary backup capability or capabilities to ensure PNT continuity for U.S. CI in the event of a temporary disruption in GPS availability. Further, as the lead civil agency for PNT in the Federal Government, the Department of Transportation is interested in leveraging PNT service technology initiatives under consideration or currently undertaken by industry. The Federal Government is presently documenting civil requirements for PNT capabilities to serve as the basis for potential future acquisition activity. The initial objective is to support sustainment of domestic CI timing continuity with the capability to extend service(s) in the future to provide positioning/navigation continuity as well.
Notice of Funding Opportunity for the Department of Transportation's Nationally Significant Freight and Highway Projects (FASTLANE Grants) for Fiscal Year 2017
Document Number: 2016-26496
Type: Notice
Date: 2016-11-03
Agency: Department of Transportation, Office of the Secretary of Transportation
The Fixing America's Surface Transportation Act (FAST Act) established the Nationally Significant Freight and Highway Projects (NSFHP) program to provide Federal financial assistance to projects of national or regional significance and authorized the program at $4.5 billion for fiscal years (FY) 2016 through 2020, including $850 million for FY 2017 to be awarded by the Secretary of Transportation. The U.S. Department of Transportation (USDOT/Department) will also refer to NSFHP grants as Fostering Advancements in Shipping and Transportation for the Long-term Achievement of National Efficiencies (FASTLANE) grants. The purpose of this notice is to solicit applications for FY 2017 grants for the FASTLANE program. The Department also invites interested parties to submit comments about this notice's contents to public docket DOT-OST-2016-0016 by December 31, 2016.
Notice of Funding Availability for the Small Business Transportation Resource Center Program
Document Number: 2016-18327
Type: Notice
Date: 2016-08-11
Agency: Department of Transportation, Office of the Secretary of Transportation
The Department of Transportation (DOT), Office of the Secretary (OST), Office of Small and Disadvantaged Business Utilization (OSDBU) announces the opportunity for business centered community-based organizations, transportation-related trade associations, colleges and universities, community colleges, or chambers of commerce, registered with the Internal Revenue Service as 501 C(6) or 501 C(3) tax-exempt organizations, to compete for participation in OSDBU's Small Business Transportation Resource Center (SBTRC) program in the Great Lakes Region (Illinois, Indiana, Michigan, Ohio, and Wisconsin).
Notice of Funding Availability for the Small Business Transportation Resource Center Program
Document Number: 2016-18326
Type: Notice
Date: 2016-08-11
Agency: Department of Transportation, Office of the Secretary of Transportation
The Department of Transportation (DOT), Office of the Secretary (OST), Office of Small and Disadvantaged Business Utilization (OSDBU) announces the opportunity for business centered community-based organizations, transportation-related trade associations, colleges and universities, community colleges, or chambers of commerce, registered with the Internal Revenue Service as 501 C(6) or 501 C(3) tax-exempt organizations, to compete for participation in OSDBU's Small Business Transportation Resource Center (SBTRC) program in the Gulf Region (Louisiana, New Mexico, Oklahoma, and Texas).
Notice of Funding Availability for the Small Business Transportation Resource Center Program
Document Number: 2016-11463
Type: Notice
Date: 2016-05-16
Agency: Department of Transportation, Office of the Secretary of Transportation
The Department of Transportation (DOT), Office of the Secretary (OST), Office of Small and Disadvantaged Business Utilization (OSDBU) announces the opportunity for, business centered community- based organizations, transportation-related trade associations, colleges and universities, community colleges, or chambers of commerce, registered with the Internal Revenue Service as 501C(6) or 501C(3) tax- exempt organizations, to compete for participation in OSDBU's Small Business Transportation Resource Center (SBTRC) program in the Southeast Region (Alabama, Florida, U.S. Virgin Islands, and Puerto Rico). OSDBU will enter into Cooperative Agreements with these organizations to provide outreach to the small business community in their designated region and provide financial and technical assistance, business training programs, business assessment, management training, counseling, marketing and outreach, and the dissemination of information, to encourage and assist small businesses to become better prepared to compete for, obtain, and manage DOT funded transportation- related contracts and subcontracts at the federal, state and local levels. Throughout this notice, the term ``small business'' will refer to: 8(a), small disadvantaged businesses (SDB), disadvantaged business enterprises (DBE), women owned small businesses (WOSB), HubZone, service disabled veteran owned businesses (SDVOB), and veteran owned small businesses (VOSB). Throughout this notice, ``transportation- related'' is defined as the maintenance, rehabilitation, restructuring, improvement, or revitalization of any of the nation's modes of transportation. Funding Opportunity Number: USDOT-OST-OSDBU/SBTRCSOUTHEAST-2016-1. Catalog of Federal Domestic Assistance (CFDA) Number: 20.910 Assistance to Small and Disadvantaged Businesses. Type of Award: Cooperative Agreement Grant. Award Ceiling: $170,000. Award Floor: $155,000. Program Authority: DOT is authorized under 49 U.S.C. 332(b)(4), (5) & (7) to design and carry out programs to assist small disadvantaged businesses in getting transportation-related contracts and subcontracts; develop support mechanisms, including management and technical services, that will enable small disadvantaged businesses to take advantage of those business opportunities; and to make arrangements to carry out the above purposes.
Notice of Funding Availability for the Small Business Transportation Resource Center Program
Document Number: 2016-11461
Type: Notice
Date: 2016-05-16
Agency: Department of Transportation, Office of the Secretary of Transportation
The Department of Transportation (DOT), Office of the Secretary (OST), Office of Small and Disadvantaged Business Utilization (OSDBU) announces the opportunity for, business centered community- based organizations, transportation-related trade associations, colleges and universities, community colleges, or chambers of commerce, registered with the Internal Revenue Service as 501C(6) or 501C(3) tax- exempt organizations, to compete for participation in OSDBU's Small Business Transportation Resource Center (SBTRC) program in the Mid- South Atlantic Region (Georgia, South Carolina, and Tennessee). OSDBU will enter into Cooperative Agreements with these organizations to provide outreach to the small business community in their designated region and provide financial and technical assistance, business training programs, business assessment, management training, counseling, marketing and outreach, and the dissemination of information, to encourage and assist small businesses to become better prepared to compete for, obtain, and manage DOT funded transportation- related contracts and subcontracts at the federal, state and local levels. Throughout this notice, the term ``small business'' will refer to: 8(a), small disadvantaged businesses (SDB), disadvantaged business enterprises (DBE), women owned small businesses (WOSB), HubZone, service disabled veteran owned businesses (SDVOB), and veteran owned small businesses (VOSB). Throughout this notice, ``transportation- related'' is defined as the maintenance, rehabilitation, restructuring, improvement, or revitalization of any of the nation's modes of transportation. Funding Opportunity Number: USDOT-OST-OSDBU/SBTRCMIDSOUTHATLANTIC- 2016-1. Catalog of Federal Domestic Assistance (CFDA) Number: 20.910 Assistance to Small and Disadvantaged Businesses. Type of Award: Cooperative Agreement Grant. Award Ceiling: $170,000. Award Floor: $155,000. Program Authority: DOT is authorized under 49 U.S.C. 332(b)(4), (5) & (7) to design and carry out programs to assist small disadvantaged businesses in getting transportation-related contracts and subcontracts; develop support mechanisms, including management and technical services, that will enable small disadvantaged businesses to take advantage of those business opportunities; and to make arrangements to carry out the above purposes.
Notice of order soliciting community proposals
Document Number: 2016-07286
Type: Notice
Date: 2016-03-30
Agency: Department of Transportation, Office of the Secretary of Transportation
The Department of Transportation is soliciting proposals from communities or consortia of communities interested in receiving grants under the Small Community Air Service Development Program. The full text of the Department's order, including Appendices, is included in this Notice. As noted in the order, an application for a grant under this program must include a Grant Proposal of no more than 20 pages (one-sided only), a completed Application for Federal Domestic Assistance (SF424), a Summary Information Schedule, and any letters from the applicant community showing support.
Notice of Increase in Civil Penalty for Violations of National Traffic and Motor Vehicle Safety Act
Document Number: 2016-06433
Type: Notice
Date: 2016-03-22
Agency: Department of Transportation, Office of the Secretary of Transportation
This notice is to inform the public that NHTSA has satisfied the requirements in the Fixing America's Surface Transportation Act (FAST Act) necessary for increases in the maximum amount of civil penalties that NHTSA may collect for violations of the National Traffic and Motor Vehicle Safety Act (Vehicle Safety Act) to become effective.
Letters of Interest for Credit Assistance Under the Transportation Infrastructure Finance and Innovation Act (TIFIA) Program
Document Number: 2016-05640
Type: Notice
Date: 2016-03-11
Agency: Department of Transportation, Office of the Secretary of Transportation
Pursuant to the recently enacted Fixing America's Surface Transportation Act (the FAST Act), the DOT announces the availability of funding authorized in the amount of $1.435 billion ($275 million in Fiscal Year (FY) 2016 funds, $275 million in FY 2017 funds, $285 million in FY 2018 funds, $300 million in FY 2019 funds, and $300 million in FY 2020 funds (and any funds that may be available from prior fiscal years)) to provide TIFIA credit assistance for eligible projects. The FY 2016-2020 authorized funds are subject to an annual obligation limitation that may be established in appropriations law. The amount of TIFIA funding authority available in a given year may be less than the amount authorized for that fiscal year. Under TIFIA, the DOT provides secured (direct) loans, lines of credit, and loan guarantees to public and private applicants for eligible surface transportation projects. Projects must meet statutorily specified eligibility criteria to receive credit assistance. This notice outlines the process that project sponsors must follow in seeking TIFIA credit assistance. The DOT is publishing this notice to give project sponsors an opportunity to submit Letters of Interest for the newly authorized funding as soon as possible. However, in addition to authorizing funding for TIFIA credit assistance, the FAST Act made a number of changes to the TIFIA program's structure, including the terms and conditions pursuant to which the DOT can provide TIFIA credit assistance. This notice outlines certain changes made by the FAST Act and invites interested parties to submit comments about the DOT's implementation of the FAST Act and the DOT's guidance for awarding TIFIA credit assistance. Unless otherwise noted, statutory section references in this notice are to sections of title 23 of the U.S. Code, as amended by the FAST Act, which took effect as of October 1, 2015. Letter of Interest Submission: All project sponsors wishing to apply for TIFIA credit assistance must first submit a Letter of Interest, as more fully described in this notice of funding availability. Only after a project sponsor has submitted a Letter of Interest and demonstrated the satisfaction of all statutory eligibility requirements will the project sponsor be invited to submit an application. Letters of Interest will be received on a rolling basis using the form on the TIFIA Web site: https://www.transportation.gov/ tifia/applications.
Notice of Funding Opportunity for the Department of Transportation's Nationally Significant Freight and Highway Projects (FASTLANE Grants) for Fiscal Year 2016
Document Number: 2016-04610
Type: Notice
Date: 2016-03-02
Agency: Department of Transportation, Office of the Secretary of Transportation
The Fixing America's Surface Transportation Act (FAST Act) established the Nationally Significant Freight and Highway Projects (NSFHP) program to provide Federal financial assistance to projects of national or regional significance and authorized the program at $4.5 billion for fiscal years (FY) 2016 through 2020, including $800 million for FY 2016 to be awarded by the Secretary of Transportation. The Department will also refer to NSFHP grants as Fostering Advancements in Shipping and Transportation for the Long-term Achievement of National Efficiencies (FASTLANE) grants. The purpose of this notice is to solicit applications for FY 2016 grants for the NSFHP program. The Department also invites interested parties to submit comments about this notice's contents to public docket DOT-OST-2016-0022 by June 1, 2016.
Notice of Funding Opportunity for the Department of Transportation's National Infrastructure Investments Under the Consolidated Appropriations Act, 2016
Document Number: 2016-04217
Type: Notice
Date: 2016-02-26
Agency: Department of Transportation, Office of the Secretary of Transportation
The Consolidated Appropriations Act, 2016 (Pub. L. 114-113, December 18, 2015) (``FY 2016 Appropriations Act'' or the ``Act'') appropriated $500 million to be awarded by the Department of Transportation (``DOT'' or the ``Department'') for National Infrastructure Investments. This appropriation is similar, but not identical, to the program funded and implemented pursuant to the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009 (the ``Recovery Act'') known as the Transportation Investment Generating Economic Recovery, or ``TIGER Discretionary Grants,'' program. Because of the similarity in program structure, DOT will continue to refer to the program as ``TIGER Discretionary Grants.'' Funds for the FY 2016 TIGER program (``TIGER FY 2016'') are to be awarded on a competitive basis for projects that will have a significant impact on the Nation, a metropolitan area, or a region. The purpose of this final notice is to solicit applications for TIGER Discretionary Grants.
Proposed Information Collection Request; Notice of New Requirements and Procedures for Grant Payment Request Submission
Document Number: 2016-04212
Type: Notice
Date: 2016-02-26
Agency: Department of Transportation, Office of the Secretary of Transportation
The Department of Transportation (DOT), Office of the Secretary (OST) will be submitting the following information collection request to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) for review and clearance in accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995. The information collection was previously published in the Federal Register on October 29, 2015, allowing for a 60-day public comment period.
Adjustment to Rail Passenger Transportation Liability Cap
Document Number: 2016-301
Type: Notice
Date: 2016-01-11
Agency: Department of Transportation, Office of the Secretary of Transportation
This notice details the adjustment made to the rail passenger transportation liability cap under section 11415 of the Fixing America's Surface Transportation (FAST) Act (December 7, 2015). As a result of the FAST Act, the rail passenger transportation liability cap is raised from $200,000,000 to $294,278,983.
Proposed Agency Information Collection Request; Vendor Invoice Submission Pilot
Document Number: 2015-27577
Type: Notice
Date: 2015-10-29
Agency: Department of Transportation, Office of the Secretary of Transportation
The DOT invites the public and other Federal agencies to comment on a proposed information collection request concerning a pilot program to evaluate new processes and procedures for vendor invoice submission. DOT will submit the proposed information collection request to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) for review, as required by the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995 (PRA) (44 U.S.C. 3506 (c)(2)(A)). This notice sets forth new processes and procedures for vendors that submit invoices and receive payments from DOT Operating Administrations (OAs). DOT's objective is to improve efficiency and reduce manual processing through the use of electronic invoicing for vendors. This electronic invoicing process is currently used by DOT's grantee community and the Department and would like to pilot an automated invoicing process utilized by DOT grantees that would allow invoices to be submitted electronically. Automating and simplifying the DOT vendor payment process will save both the vendor and the Federal Government time and expense that come with paper-based invoice submission and payment administration.
Notice of Funding Availability for the Small Business Transportation Resource Center Program
Document Number: 2015-16183
Type: Notice
Date: 2015-07-07
Agency: Department of Transportation, Office of the Secretary of Transportation
The Department of Transportation (DOT), Office of the Secretary (OST), Office of Small and Disadvantaged Business Utilization (OSDBU) announces the opportunity for; business centered community- based organizations; transportation-related trade associations; colleges and universities; community colleges or; chambers of commerce, registered with the Internal Revenue Service as 501 C(6) or 501 C(3) tax-exempt organizations, to compete for participation in OSDBU's Small Business Transportation Resource Center (SBTRC) program in the Mid-Atlantic Region (Pennsylvania, New Jersey, Maryland and Delaware).
Notice of Order Soliciting Community Proposals
Document Number: 2015-15393
Type: Notice
Date: 2015-06-22
Agency: Department of Transportation, Office of the Secretary of Transportation
The Department of Transportation is soliciting proposals from communities or consortia of communities interested in receiving grants under the Small Community Air Service Development Program. The full text of the Department's order, including Appendices, is included in this Notice. As noted in the order, an application for a grant under this program must include a Grant Proposal of no more than 20 pages (one-sided only), a completed Application for Federal Domestic Assistance (SF424), a Summary Information Schedule, and any letters from the applicant community showing support.
Notice of Funding Availability for the Small Business Transportation Resource Center Program
Document Number: 2015-14030
Type: Notice
Date: 2015-06-09
Agency: Department of Transportation, Office of the Secretary of Transportation
The Department of Transportation (DOT), Office of the Secretary (OST), Office of Small and Disadvantaged Business Utilization (OSDBU) announces the opportunity for; (1) business centered community- based organizations; (2) transportation-related trade associations; (3) colleges and universities; (4) community colleges or; (5) chambers of commerce, registered with the Internal Revenue Service as 501 C(6) or 501 C(3) tax-exempt organizations, to compete for participation in OSDBU's Small Business Transportation Resource Center (SBTRC) program in the Central Region (Arkansas, Kansas, Missouri and Mississippi). OSDBU will enter into Cooperative Agreements with these organizations to provide outreach to the small business community in their designated region and provide financial and technical assistance, business training programs, business assessment, management training, counseling, marketing and outreach, and the dissemination of information, to encourage and assist small businesses to become better prepared to compete for, obtain, and manage DOT funded transportation- related contracts and subcontracts at the federal, state and local levels. Throughout this notice, the term ``small business'' will refer to: 8(a), small disadvantaged businesses (SDB), disadvantaged business enterprises (DBE), women owned small businesses (WOSB), HubZone, service disabled veteran owned businesses (SDVOB), and veteran owned small businesses (VOSB). Throughout this notice, ``transportation- related'' is defined as the maintenance, rehabilitation, restructuring, improvement, or revitalization of any of the nation's modes of transportation. Funding Opportunity Number: USDOT-OST-OSDBU/SBTRCCENTRAL2015-l. Catalog of Federal Domestic Assistance (CFDA) Number: 20.910 Assistance to small and disadvantaged businesses. Type of Award: Cooperative Agreement Grant. Award Ceiling: $170,000. Award Floor: $155,000. Program Authority: DOT is authorized under 49 U.S.C. Sec. 332 (b)(4), (5) & (7) to design and carry out programs to assist small disadvantaged businesses in getting transportation-related contracts and subcontracts; develop support mechanisms, including management and technical services, that will enable small disadvantaged businesses to take advantage of those business opportunities; and to make arrangements to carry out the above purposes.
Notice of Funding Availability for the Department of Transportation's National Infrastructure Investments Under the Consolidated and Further Continuing Appropriations Act, 2015
Document Number: 2015-07711
Type: Notice
Date: 2015-04-03
Agency: Department of Transportation, Office of the Secretary of Transportation
The Consolidated and Further Continuing Appropriations Act, 2015 (Pub. L. 113-235, December 16, 2014) (``FY 2015 Appropriations Act'' or the ``Act'') appropriated $500 million to be awarded by the Department of Transportation (``DOT'' or the ``Department'') for National Infrastructure Investments. This appropriation is similar, but not identical, to the program funded and implemented pursuant to the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009 (the ``Recovery Act'') known as the Transportation Investment Generating Economic Recovery, or ``TIGER Discretionary Grants,'' program. Because of the similarity in program structure, DOT will continue to refer to the program as ``TIGER Discretionary Grants.'' Funds for the FY 2015 TIGER program (``TIGER FY 2015'') are to be awarded on a competitive basis for projects that will have a significant impact on the Nation, a metropolitan area, or a region. The purpose of this final notice is to solicit applications for TIGER Discretionary Grants.
Notice of Availability of Guidance on Accelerated Decisionmaking in Environmental Reviews
Document Number: 2014-26731
Type: Notice
Date: 2014-11-13
Agency: Department of Transportation, Office of the Secretary of Transportation
DOT is announcing the availability of guidance implementing Section 1319 of MAP-21, on Accelerated Decisionmaking in Environmental Reviews. This section of MAP-21 provides for the use of errata sheets on the Draft Environmental Impact Statement, in lieu of a Final EIS (FEIS), when the EIS has limited or factual changes. It also states that the lead agency under NEPA shall issue a combined FEIS and ROD unless circumstances exist to make it impracticable. This eliminates the 30-day wait period between the release of the FEIS and ROD. This guidance builds on the interim guidance that was released by FHWA and FTA in January 2013, but applies to the entire Department. The FHWA and FTA interim guidance is retained as a supplemental appendix specific to those agencies. The guidance is available at http://www.dot.gov/office- policy/transportation-policy/guidance-accelerated-decision-ma king- environmental-reviews.
Notice of Funding Availability for the Small Business Transportation Resource Center Program
Document Number: 2014-25991
Type: Notice
Date: 2014-11-03
Agency: Department of Transportation, Office of the Secretary of Transportation
The Department of Transportation (DOT), Office of the Secretary (OST), Office of Small and Disadvantaged Business Utilization (OSDBU) announces the opportunity for: (1) Business centered community- based organizations; (2) transportation-related trade associations; (3) colleges and universities; (4) community colleges or; (5) chambers of commerce, registered with the Internal Revenue Service as 501 C(6) or 501 C(3) tax-exempt organizations, to compete for participation in OSDBU's Small Business Transportation Resource Center (SBTRC) program in the Northern Plains Region (Montana, North Dakota, Minnesota and Iowa). OSDBU will enter into Cooperative Agreements with these organizations to provide outreach to the small business community in their designated region and provide financial and technical assistance, business training programs, business assessment, management training, counseling, marketing and outreach, and the dissemination of information, to encourage and assist small businesses to become better prepared to compete for, obtain, and manage DOT funded transportation- related contracts and subcontracts at the federal, state and local levels. Throughout this notice, the term ``small business'' will refer to: 8(a), small disadvantaged businesses (SDB), disadvantaged business enterprises (DBE), women owned small businesses (WOSB), HubZone, service disabled veteran owned businesses (SDVOB), and veteran owned small businesses (WOSB). Throughout this notice, ``transportation- related'' is defined as the maintenance, rehabilitation, restructuring, improvement, or revitalization of any of the nation's modes of transportation. Funding Opportunity Number: USDOT-OST-OSDBU-SBTRC-2014-16. Catalog of Federal Domestic Assistance (CFDA) Number: 20.910 Assistance to small and disadvantaged businesses. Type of Award: Cooperative Agreement Grant. Award Ceiling: $140,000. Award Floor: $125,000. Program Authority: DOT is authorized under 49 U.S.C. 332 (b) (4), (5) & (7) to design and carry out programs to assist small disadvantaged businesses in getting transportation-related contracts and subcontracts; develop support mechanisms, including management and technical services, that will enable small disadvantaged businesses to take advantage of those business opportunities; and to make arrangements to carry out the above purposes.
Notice of Funding Availability for the Small Business Transportation Resource Center Program
Document Number: 2014-25979
Type: Notice
Date: 2014-11-03
Agency: Department of Transportation, Office of the Secretary of Transportation
The Department of Transportation (DOT), Office of the Secretary (OST), Office of Small and Disadvantaged Business Utilization (OSDBU) announces the opportunity for: (1) Business centered community- based organizations; (2) transportation-related trade associations; (3) colleges and universities; (4) community colleges or; (5) chambers of commerce, registered with the Internal Revenue Service as 501 C(6) or 501 C(3) tax-exempt organizations, to compete for participation in OSDBU's Small Business Transportation Resource Center (SBTRC) program in the Capital Region (District of Columbia, Stafford County (VA), Fauquier County (VA), Prince William County (VA), Manassas County (VA), Loudoun County (VA), Fairfax County (VA), Charles County (MD), Prince Georges County (MD) and Montgomery County (MD)). OSDBU will enter into Cooperative Agreements with these organizations to provide outreach to the small business community in their designated region and provide financial and technical assistance, business training programs, business assessment, management training, counseling, marketing and outreach, and the dissemination of information, to encourage and assist small businesses to become better prepared to compete for, obtain, and manage DOT funded transportation- related contracts and subcontracts at the federal, state and local levels. Throughout this notice, the term ``small business'' will refer to: 8(a), small disadvantaged businesses (SDB), disadvantaged business enterprises (DBE), women owned small businesses (WOSB), HubZone, service disabled veteran owned businesses (SDVOB), and veteran owned small businesses (VOSB). Throughout this notice, ``transportation- related'' is defined as the maintenance, rehabilitation, restructuring, improvement, or revitalization of any of the nation's modes of transportation. Funding Opportunity Number: USDOT-OST-OSDBU-SBTRC-2014-16 Catalog of Federal Domestic Assistance (CFDA) Number: 20.910 Assistance to small and disadvantaged businesses. Type of Award: Cooperative Agreement Grant. Award Ceiling: $150,000. Award Floor: $135,000. Program Authority: DOT is authorized under 49 U.S.C. 332 (b) (4), (5) & (7) to design and carry out programs to assist small disadvantaged businesses in getting transportation-related contracts and subcontracts; develop support mechanisms, including management and technical services, that will enable small disadvantaged businesses to take advantage of those business opportunities; and to make arrangements to carry out the above purposes.
Requirements for the Recognizing Aviation and Aerospace Innovation in Science and Engineering Awards; Deadline Extension
Document Number: 2014-23008
Type: Notice
Date: 2014-10-08
Agency: Department of Transportation, Office of the Secretary of Transportation
Pursuant to a recommendation by the Future of Aviation Advisory Committee, the Secretary of Transportation is announcing the third-annual competition to recognize students with the ability to demonstrate unique, innovative thinking in aerospace science and engineering. In its third year, the Secretary has decided to create two divisions within the award: A high school division and a university division (both undergraduate and graduate). The Secretary of Transportation intends to use the awards to incentivize students at high schools and universities to think creatively in developing innovative solutions to aviation and aerospace issues, and to share those innovations with the broader community. This notice extends the deadline for submitting proposals for the RAISE Award and makes other small changes to the prior notices issued in April (79 FR 19167) and May (79 FR 29476) 2014. The Department of Transportation has decided that interested students could benefit from more time to develop proposals for the 2014 competition. Thus, we are extending the dates for submitting expressions of interest to November 14, 2014, and for submitting final packages to 3:00 p.m. Eastern Standard Time on December 30, 2014.
Notice of Order Soliciting Community Proposals
Document Number: 2014-15696
Type: Notice
Date: 2014-07-03
Agency: Department of Transportation, Office of the Secretary of Transportation
The Department of Transportation is soliciting proposals from communities or consortia of communities interested in receiving grants under the Small Community Air Service Development Program. The full text of the Department's order, including Appendices, is included in this Notice. As noted in the order, an application for a grant under this program must include a Grant Proposal of no more than 20 pages (one-sided only), a completed Application for Federal Domestic Assistance (SF424), a Summary Information Schedule, and any letters from the applicant community showing support.
Requirements for the Secretary of Transportation's Recognizing Aviation and Aerospace Innovation in Science and Engineering Awards; Amendments
Document Number: 2014-11885
Type: Notice
Date: 2014-05-22
Agency: Department of Transportation, Office of the Secretary of Transportation
Pursuant to a recommendation by the Future of Aviation Advisory Committee, the Secretary of Transportation is announcing the third-annual competition to recognize students with the ability to demonstrate unique, innovative thinking in aerospace science and engineering. In its third year, the Secretary has decided to create two divisions within the award: a high school division and a university division (both undergraduate and graduate). The Secretary of Transportation intends to use the awards to incentivize students at high schools and universities to think creatively in developing innovative solutions to aviation and aerospace issues, and to share those innovations with the broader community.
Emergency Order Providing for Local Notification of High-Volume Rail Transport of Bakken Crude Oil
Document Number: 2014-11068
Type: Notice
Date: 2014-05-13
Agency: Department of Transportation, Office of the Secretary of Transportation
On May 7, 2014, the U.S. Secretary of Transportation issued an Emergency Order (EO), that requires that each railroad operating trains containing more than 1,000,000 gallons of Bakken crude oil (approximately 35 tank cars) in a particular state to provide the State Emergency Response Commission notification regarding the expected movement of such trains through the counties in that state. The full text of the EO can be accessed by going to www.regulations.gov and searching for docket number: DOT-OST-2014-0067.