Statewide and Nonmetropolitan Transportation Planning; Metropolitan Transportation Planning Notice of Proposed Rulemaking (NPRM)


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REGION 8 BULLETIN NO: 2014-13

Subject:  “Statewide and Nonmetropolitan Transportation Planning; Metropolitan Transportation Planning” Notice of Proposed Rulemaking (NPRM)

Date:  June 10, 2014

Dear Region 8 Grantees and MPOs:

We wanted to alert you to two important Federal Register Notices:

“Statewide and Nonmetropolitan Transportation Planning; Metropolitan Transportation Planning” Notice of Proposed Rulemaking (NPRM) posted on June 2, 2014.

This notice invites the public to comment on proposed rulemaking affecting the transportation planning process requirements. Highlights include:

Here is a link to the Federal Register notice: http://www.gpo.gov/fdsys/pkg/FR-2014-06-02/pdf/2014-12155.pdf

Policy Guidance on Metropolitan Planning Organization (MPO) Representation.

The FTA and FHWA are jointly issuing this guidance on implementation of provisions of the Moving Ahead for Progress in the 21st Century Act (MAP–21), that require representation by providers of public transportation in each metropolitan planning organization (MPO) that serves a transportation management area (TMA) no later than October 1, 2014. TMAs are urbanized areas of more than 200,000 people. The purpose of this guidance is to assist MPOs and providers of public transportation in complying with this new requirement. The policy guidance is effective June 2, 2014.

Here is a link to the Federal Register notice: http://www.gpo.gov/fdsys/pkg/FR-2014-06-02/pdf/2014-12163.pdf

Please contact David Beckhouse, Region 8 at 720.963.3306 or david.beckhouse@dot.gov with any questions or concerns.

Sincerely,

Linda M. Gehrke
Regional Administrator