Announcement of Selected Fiscal Year 2000 Projects for the Job Access and Reverse Commute Competitive Grant Program

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DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION
Federal Transit Administration
 
Announcement of Selected Fiscal Year 2000 Projects for the Job 
Access and Reverse Commute Competitive Grant Program
AGENCY: Federal Transit Administration, DOT.
ACTION: Notice.
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SUMMARY: The U.S. Department of Transportation's (DOT) Federal Transit 
Administration (FTA) solicited competitive grants under the Job Access 
and Reverse Commute grant program, authorized under Section 3037 of the 
Transportation Equity Act for the 21st Century (TEA-21). The 
solicitation was announced in the Federal Register of Friday, March 10, 
2000, Vol. 65, No. 48, pp. 13210-13220. This notice announces the 
successful applicants for fiscal year (FY) 2000.
FOR FURTHER INFORMATION: Contact the appropriate FTA Regional 
Administrator for application-specific information and issues (Appendix 
A). For general program information, contact Doug Birnie, Office of 
Research Management, (202) 366-1666, email douglas.birnie@dot.gov, 
or refer to the Job Access and Reverse Commute Competitive Grants 
Notice, 65 Fed. Reg. 13210 et seq., March 10, 2000. A TDD is available 
at 1-800-877-8339 (TDD/FIRS). The notice can also be accessed through 
FTA's web site, [http://www.fta.dot.gov].
SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: The Job Access and Reverse Commute grant 
program is intended to establish an area-wide regional approach to job 
access challenges through the establishment of an Area-Wide Job Access 
and Reverse Commute Transportation Plan. Projects derived from this 
plan support the implementation of a variety of transportation services 
that may be needed to connect welfare recipients to jobs and related 
employment activities. All projects funded under the Job Access and 
Reverse Commute grant program must be derived from this area-wide plan. 
The Job Access and Reverse Commute Program has two major goals: to 
provide transportation services in urban, suburban and rural areas to 
assist welfare recipients and low income individuals in gaining access 
to employment opportunities; and to increase collaboration among 
transportation providers, human service agencies, employers, 
metropolitan planning organizations (MPOs), states, and affected 
communities and individuals.
    The following table lists the successful competitive applicants for 
fiscal year 2000, by state:
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State         Locality                Applicant (sub-applicant)             FTA funds
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Arkansas....  Fort Smith...........  City of Fort Smith..............        $346,930
Arkansas....  Little Rock..........  Central Arkansas Transit.............    500,000
California..  Marysville...........  Yuba-Sutter Transit Authority........     98,500
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California..  Merced...............  Merced County Transit...............      76,525
California..  Monterey.............  Monterey-Salinas Transit............     367,683
California..  Oakland..............  AC Transit..........................     294,900
California..  Sacramento...........  CALTRANS............................   1,000,000
California..  Sacramento...........  Sacramento Regional Transit District     800,000
California..  San Diego............  San Diego Association of Governments     200,000
California..  San Francisco........  San Francisco Airport Authority.....     262,037
California..  San Jose.............  OUTREACH............................     500,000
California..  San Luis Obispo......  San Luis Obispo Council of Governments   192,041
California..  Stockton.............  San Joaquin Council of Governments        62,500
                                     (Coordinator).
California..  Stockton.............  San Joaquin Council of Governments (Ride  62,500
                                               Match).
California..  Stockton.............  San Joaquin Regiona Transit District.     75,000
Colorado....  Denver...............  Regional Transportation District......   700,000
Colorado....  Loveland.............  City of Loveland......................   102,223
Colorado....  Pagosa Springs.......  Archuleta County Social Services.......  132,072
Connecticut.  Bridgeport...........  Connecticut Department of Transportation 200,000
                                    (Southwest Region).
Connecticut.  Waterbury, Danbury,    Connecticut Department of Transportation 363,604
              Torrington.            (Northwest Region).
Delaware....  Kent County (Dover)..  Delaware Department of Transportation....172,500
Florida.....  Fort Lauderdale......  Broward County Division of Mass Transit..500,000
Illinois....  Bloomington..........  YMCA--McLean County...................... 37,500
Illinois....  St. Louis/ East St.    St. Clair County (East St. Louis          87,000
              Louis.                 Community College Center, Metropolitan
                                     Education & Training Center, Airport
                                     Employment & Education Center, Bi-State
                                     Development Agency).
Indiana.....  Muncie...............  Muncie Public Transportation Corporation.100,182
Louisiana...  Baton Rouge..........  Capital Transportation Corporation.......500,000
Louisiana...  Jefferson Parish.....  City of Jefferson Parish.................250,000
Maine.......  Portland.............  Maine Department of Transportation       200,000
                                    (Greater Portland Council of
                                     Governments).
Massachusets  Boston...............  Executive Office of Transportation and   140,085
                                     Construction.
Massachusetts  Boston...............  Massachusetts Bay Transportation         455,000
                                      Authority.
Massachusetts Brockton.............  Executive Office of Transportation and   184,091
                                     Construction (Brockton Area Transit
                                     Authority).
Massachusetts Cape Cod.............  Executive Office of Transportation and   169,195
                                     Construction (Cape Cod Transit
                                     Authority).
Massachusetts Fall River, New        Executive Office of Transportation and   184,091
              Bedford, Dartmouth.    Construction (Southeastern Regional
                                     Transit Authority).
Massachusetts Gloucester & Cape Ann  Executive Office of Transportation and   213,974
                                     Construction (Cape Ann Transit
                                     Authority).
Massachusetts Lowell...............  Executive Office of Transportation and   184,091
                                     Construction (Lowell Regional Transit
                                     Authority).
Massachusetts Pittsfield, North      Executive Office of Transportation and   144,235
              Adams, Lee.            Construction (Berkshire Regional Transit
                                     Authority).
Massachusetts Plymouth, Taunton,     Executive Office of Transportation and   184,091
              Wareham.               Construction (Greater Attleboro-Taunton
                                     Transit Authority).
Massachusetts Springfield..........  Pioneer Valley Regional Transit Authority500,000
                                    (Hampden County Employment & Training
                                     Consortium).
Massachusetts Worcester............  Worcester Regional Transit Authority.....366,625
Michigan..... Alger County.........  Michigan Department of Transportation     32,335
                                    (Alger County).
Michigan..... Allegan County.......  Michigan Department of Transportation    150,000
                                     (Allegan County).
Michigan..... Detroit..............  Southeastern Michigan Council of       1,165,727
                                     Governments (City of Detroit Department
                                          of Transportation).
Minnesota.... St. Cloud............  St. Cloud Metro.......................... 62,050
Missouri..... Madison, St.           Missouri Department of Transportation    200,000
              Genevieve, St.         (Southeast Missouri Private Industry
              Francois, Perry        Council).
              Iron, Bollinger,
              Cape Giradeau,
              Washington Counties.
Missouri..... Springfield..........  City Utilities of Springfield............152,500
Missouri..... St. Louis............  Missouri Department of Economic           55,000
                                     Development (Bi-State Development
                                     Agency).
Missouri..... St. Louis............  St. Charles County (City of St. Louis    397,542
                                     Agency on Training & Employment, St.
                                     Louis County Department of Human
                                     Services, Jefferson & Franklin County
                                     Office of Job Training Programs).
New Hampshire Nashua...............  City of Nashua (Town of Milford).......  184,000
New Hampshire Portsmouth-Dover-      Cooperative Alliance for Seacoast        135,000
              Rochester.             Transportation.
New Mexico... Las Cruces...........  City of Las Cruces..............         260,000
New Mexico... Santa Fe.............  City of Santa Fe..................       315,000
New Mexico... Santa Fe............   New Mexico State Highway and             601,190
                                     Transportation Department.
New York..... Binghamton...........  Broome County........................    200,000
New York..... Ithaca/Tompkins        Ithaca/Tompkins County...............    200,000
              County.
New York..... Utica/Rome...........  Herkimer-Oneida Counties.............    200,000
North Carolina Raleigh (Wilmington).  North Carolina Department of             142,000
                                     Transportation (New Hanover County).
North Carolina  Raleigh (Winston-      North Carolina Department of             311,580
              Salem).                Transportation (Winston-Salem Transit
                                                Authority).
Ohio......... Akron................  Metro Regional Transit Authority.........476,622
Ohio......... Cincinnati...........  Ohio-Kentucky-Indiana Regional Council of484,570
                                     Governments.
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Ohio........ Cleveland............  Greater Cleveland Regional Transit        500,000
                                    Authority.
Ohio........  Columbus.............  Central Ohio Transit Authority........... 500,000
Ohio........  Dayton...............  Miami Valley Regional Transit Authority.. 285,000
Ohio........  Lorain...............  Lorain County Transit....................  63,500
Ohio........  Toledo...............  Toledo Metropolitan Area Council of       500,000
                                     Governments.
Ohio........  Youngstown...........  Western Reserve Transit Authority........ 700,000
Oregon......  Medford..............  Oregon Department of Transportation       151,767
                                    (Rogue Valley Transportation District).
Oregon......  Portland.............  Tri-County Metropolitan Transportation    850,000
                                     District of Oregon.
Oregon......  Salem................  Oregon Department of Transportation        99,062
                                    (Salem Area Mass Transit District).
Pennsylvania  Erie.................  Greater Erie Community Action Committee.. 200,000
Pennsylvania  Indiana..............  Indiana County Transit Authority.........  51,580
Pennsylvania Lancaster............  Red Rose Transit Authority............... 121,000
Pennsylvania  Philadelphia Metro     Southeastern Pennsylvania Transportation  450,683
              Area.                  Authority.
Rhode Island Providence...........  Rhode Island Public Transit Authority.... 500,000
Tennessee... Chattanooga..........  Chattanooga Area Regional Transportation  500,000
                                    Authority.
Tennessee... Nashville............  Regional Transportation Authority........ 410,883
Tennessee... Nashville (Statewide-  Tennessee Department of Transportation... 174,608
             Rural).
Texas....... Abilene..............  City of Abilene.......................... 125,000
Texas....... Brownsville..........  City of Brownsville--Brownsville Urban    200,000
                                               Transit.
Texas....... Galveston............  Gulf Coast Center and Island Transit..... 728,662
Texas....... Lubbock..............  City Transit Management Company.......... 200,000
Texas....... San Antonio..........  Alamo Area Council of Governments........ 150,000
Virginia.... Charlottesville......  Virginia Department of Rail and Public    367,100
                                    Transportation (JAUNT, Inc.).
Virginia.... Roanoke..............  Virginia Department of Rail and Public    200,000
                                    Transportation (Unified Human Services
                                    Transportation Services, Inc.).
Washington..  Bellingham...........  Washington State Department of            249,917
                                    Transportation (Northwest Regional
                                     Council--RIDES).
Washington..  Centralia............   Washington State Department of             70,000
                                    Transportation (Lewis Public
                                    Transportation Benefit Area).
Washington..  Olympia..............  Washington State Department of             89,750
                                    Transportation (Intercity Transit).
Washington.. Olympia..............  Washington State Department of             42,300
                                    Transportation (Intercity Transit,
                                    Olympia ``Local Travel Agency'').
Washington.. Olympia..............  Washington State Department of            120,500
                                    Transportation (Thurston Regional
                                   Planning Council).
Washington.. Richland.............  Washington State Department of            159,000
                                    Transportation (Ben Franklin Transit).
Washington.. Seattle..............   Puget Sound Regional Council............ 200,000
Washington.. Yakima...............  Washington State Department of             98,177
                                    Transportation (People for People,
                                                Yakima-Kittitas).
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    Pre-Award Authority: has provided pre-award spending authority for 
this program which permits successful applicants to incur costs on 
eligible projects without prejudice to possible Federal participation 
in the cost of the project or projects. However, prior to exercising 
pre-award authority, successful applicants must comply with all Federal 
requirements. Failure to do so will render a project ineligible for FTA 
financial assistance. Successful applicants are strongly encouraged to 
consult the appropriate regional office regarding the eligibility of 
the project for future FTA funds or the applicability of the conditions 
and Federal requirements. Pre-award spending authority was provided to 
continue projects previously funded in FY 1999, effective May 7, 2000. 
All other new projects selected and announced by this notice are 
likewise granted pre-award spending authority upon issuance of this 
notice.
    Certifications and Assurances Requirements: In accordance with 49 
U.S.C. 5323(n), certifications and assurances have been compiled for 
the various FTA programs. Before FTA may award a Federal grant, each 
successful applicant must provide to FTA all certifications and 
assurances required by Federal laws and regulations applicable to 
itself and its project. A state providing certifications and assurances 
on behalf of its prospective subrecipients should obtain sufficient 
documentation from those subrecipients needed to provide informed 
certifications and assurances. A successful applicant for funds under 
the Job Access and Reverse Commute Grant Program will be required to 
comply with the requirements of the FTA's Annual Certifications and 
Assurances. It is important that each successful applicant be familiar 
with all certifications and assurances as they are a prerequisite for 
receiving FTA financial assistance. All successful applicants are 
advised to read the entire text of those Certifications and Assurances 
to be confident of their responsibilities and commitments.
    The signature page accompanying the Certifications and Assurances 
contains the current fiscal year's certifications and, when properly 
attested to and submitted to FTA, assures FTA that the applicant 
intends to comply with the requirements for the specific program 
involved. FTA will not award any Federal assistance until the 
successful applicant provides assurance of compliance by selecting 
Category I on the signature page and all other categories applicable to 
itself and its project.
    FTA's fiscal year 2001 Certifications and Assurances will be 
published in the Federal Register. They will also be available on the 
the World Wide Web at [ ]. Copies may also be obtained from FTA 
regional offices. Applicants that need further assistance should 
contact the appropriate FTA regional office (see Appendix A) for 
further information.
    U.S. Department of Labor Certification: As a condition of release 
of Federal funds for this program, Federal Transit law requires that 
applicants must comply with 49 U.S.C.
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section 5333(b), administered under the Department of Labor's (DOL) 
Mass Transit Employee Protection Program. These employee protections 
include the preservation of rights, privileges, and benefits under 
existing collective bargaining agreements, the continuation of 
collective bargaining rights, the protection of individual employees 
against a worsening of their positions related to employment, 
assurances of employment to employees of acquired mass transportation 
systems, priority of reemployment, and paid training or retraining. 
Generally, DOL processes the employee protection certification required 
under Section 5333(b) in accordance with the procedural guidelines 
published at 29 C.F.R. 215.3. However, for the Job Access and Reverse 
Commute Program, DOL has proposed to apply appropriate protections 
without referral for Job Access and Reverse Commute grant applications 
serving populations under 200,000 and to utilize the guidelines for Job 
Access and Reverse Commute grant applications serving populations of 
200,000 or more. FTA will submit the grant application to DOL for 
certification.
    Grant funds will NOT be released without DOL certification. Where 
there are questions regarding the DOL certification process and/or 
information needed by DOL to obtain a labor certification, successful 
applicants must contact the appropriate FTA regional office (See 
Appendix A). Additionally, guidance is provided on the World Wide Web 
at [http://www.fta.dot.gov].
    Completed Application: All successful applicants must now proceed 
to complete their grant application by fully documenting all the Job 
Access and Reverse Commute program requirements that were not fully 
documented when the application was submitted. FTA regional offices 
will advise applicants by letter of any remaining outstanding items, as 
well as stipulations specific to the Job Access and Reverse Commute 
project which need to be addressed and/or fully documented prior to 
grant approval.
    Successful applicants will be notified in writing by the FTA 
regional offices with further guidance.
    Issued on: October 13, 2000.
Nuria I. Fernandez,
Acting Administrator.
Appendix A-FTA Regional Offices
Region I--
Maine, New Hampshire, Vermont, Connecticut, Rhode Island, and 
Massachusetts. Richard Doyle, FTA Regional Administrator, Volpe 
National Transportation Systems Center, Kendall Square, 55 Broadway, 
Suite 920, Cambridge, MA 02142-1093, (617) 494-2055
Region II--
New York, New Jersey, and Virgin Islands. Letitia Thompson, FTA 
Regional Administrator, One Bowling Green, Room 429, New York, NY 
10004-1415, (212) 668-2170
Region III--
Pennsylvania, Delaware, Maryland, Virginia, West Virginia, and 
District of Columbia, Susan Schruth, FTA Regional Administrator, 
1760 Market Street, Suite 500, Philadelphia, PA 19103-4124, (215) 
656-7100
Region IV--
Kentucky, North Carolina, South Carolina, Georgia, Florida, Alabama, 
Mississippi, Tennessee, and Puerto Rico. Jerry Franklin, FTA 
Regional Administrator, 61 Forsyth Street, S.W., Suite 17T50, 
Atlanta, GA 30303, (404) 562-3500
Region V--
Minnesota, Wisconsin, Michigan, Illinois, Indiana, and Ohio. Joel 
Ettinger, FTA Regional Administrator, 200 West Adams Street, Suite 
2410, Chicago, IL 60606-5232, (312) 353-2789
Region VI--
Arkansas, Louisiana, Oklahoma, Texas, and New Mexico, Robert 
Patrick, FTA Regional Administrator, 819 Taylor Street, Room 8A36, 
Ft. Worth, TX 76102, (817) 978-0550
Region VII--
Missouri, Iowa, Kansas, and Nebraska. Mokhtee Ahmad, FTA Regional 
Administrator, 901 Locust Street, Suite 404, Kansas City, MO 64106, 
(816) 329-3920
Region VIII--
Colorado, Utah, Wyoming, Montana, North Dakota, South Dakota. Lee 
Waddleton, FTA Regional Administrator, Columbine Place, 216 16th 
Street, Suite 650, Denver, CO 80202-5120, (303) 844-3242
Region IX--
California, Hawaii, Guam, Arizona, Nevada, American Samoa, and the 
Northern Mariana Islands. Leslie Rogers, FTA Regional Administrator, 
201 Mission Street, Suite 2210, San Francisco, CA 94105-1839, (415) 
744-3133
Region X--
Idaho, Oregon, Washington, and Alaska. Helen Knoll, FTA Regional 
Administrator, Jackson Federal Building, 915 Second Avenue, Suite 
3142, Seattle, WA 98174-1002, (206) 220-7954
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