[Federal Register: December 19, 2008 (Volume 73, Number 245)]
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DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION

Federal Transit Administration

 
Public Transportation on Indian Reservations Program; Tribal 
Transit Program

AGENCY: Federal Transit Administration (FTA), DOT.

ACTION: Notice of award.

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SUMMARY: The Federal Transit Administration (FTA) announces the 
selection of projects to be funded under Fiscal Year (FY) 2008 
appropriations for the Public Transportation on Indian Reservations 
Program; Tribal Transit Program (TTP), a program authorized by the 
Safe, Accountable, Flexible, and Efficient Transportation Equity Act: A 
Legacy for Users (SAFETEA-LU).

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Contact the appropriate FTA regional 
Tribal Liaison, (Appendix A) for application-specific information and 
issues. For general program information, contact Lorna R. Wilson, 
Office of Transit Programs, at (202) 366-2053, e-mail: 
Lorna.Wilson@dot.gov. A TDD is available at 1-800-877-8339 (TDD/FIRS).

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: The Tribal Transit Program (TTP) established 
by Section 3013(c)(1) SAFETEA-LU, Pub. L. 109-59 (August 10, 2005), 
under 49 U.S.C. 5311(c) makes funds available to federally recognized 
Indian tribes or Alaska Native villages, groups, or communities as 
identified by the Bureau of Indian Affairs (BIA) in the U.S. Department 
of the Interior for public transportation capital projects, operating 
costs and planning activities that are eligible costs under the 
Nonurbanized Area Formula Program (Section 5311).
    A total of $12 million was made available for the program in FY 
2008. In response to the FY 2008 NOFA, 89

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applicants requested $24 million for new transit services, enhancement 
or expansion of existing transit services and planning studies 
including operational planning. Projects were selected through a 
competitive process based on each applicant's response to the program 
evaluation criteria outlined in FTA's May 21, 2008, Federal Register 
Notice: Notice of Funding Availability and Solicitation for FY 2008 TTP 
(73 FR 29569). FTA also took into consideration the current status of 
the FY 2006 and FY 2007 grants for tribes requesting continuation 
funding.
    Because of the high demand, many applicants selected for funding 
will receive less funding than they requested to enable FTA to support 
an increased number of meritorious applications. Funds were only 
awarded to fund one year of the project. Tribes that sought funding for 
a multi-year project in response to the FY 2008 solicitation must 
submit a new application in response to the FY 2009 Notice of Funding 
Availability (NOFA) in order to be considered for FY 2009 funding.
    The selected projects provide $620,000 for transit planning studies 
and/or operational planning; $557,500 for startup projects for new 
transit service; and, $10,822,500 for enhancements or expansion of 
existing transit services. Each of the 71 awardees, as well as the 
applicants not selected for funding, will receive a letter detailing 
the funding decision. The successful applicants for FY 2008 are listed 
in Table I.
    Following the publication of this notice, FTA's regional tribal 
liaison will contact each applicant selected for funding to discuss 
technical assistance needs. In the event the contact information 
provided in a tribe's FY 2008 application has changed, the tribe should 
contact the regional transit tribal liaison (listed in Appendix A) with 
the current information in order to expedite the grant award process.

    Issued in Washington, DC, this 8th day of December, 2008.
Sherry Little,
Acting Administrator.

Appendix A--FTA Regional Offices and Tribal Transit Liaisons

    Region I--Massachusetts, Rhode Island, Connecticut, New 
Hampshire, Vermont and Maine--Richard H. Doyle, FTA Regional 
Administrator, Volpe National Transportation Systems Center, Kendall 
Square, 55 Broadway, Suite 920, Cambridge, MA 02142-1093, Phone: 
(617) 494-2055, Fax: (617) 494-2865, Regional Tribal Liaison (s): 
Laurie Ansaldi and Judi Molloy.
    Region II--New York, New Jersey--Brigid Hynes-Cherin, FTA 
Regional Administrator, One Bowling Green, Room 429, New York, NY 
10004-1415, Phone: (212) 668-2170, Fax: (212) 668-2136, Regional 
Tribal Liaison: Darin Allan.
    Region III--Pennsylvania, Maryland, Virginia, West Virginia, 
Delaware, Washington, DC, Letitia Thompson, FTA Regional 
Administrator, 1760 Market Street, Suite 500, Philadelphia, PA 
19103-4124, Phone: (215) 656-7100, Fax: (215) 656-7260.
    Region IV--Georgia, North Carolina, South Carolina, Florida, 
Mississippi, Tennessee, Kentucky, Alabama, Puerto Rico, Virgin 
Islands--Yvette G. Taylor, FTA Regional Administrator, 230 Peachtree 
St., N.W., Suite 800, Atlanta, GA 30303, Tel.: 404-865-5600, Fax: 
404-865-5605, Regional Tribal Liaisons: Jamie Pfister and James 
Garland.
    Region V--Illinois, Indiana, Ohio, Wisconsin, Minnesota, 
Michigan--Marisol R. Simon, FTA Regional Administrator, 200 West 
Adams Street, Suite 320, Chicago, IL 60606-5232, Phone: (312) 353-
2789, Fax: (312) 886-0351, Regional Tribal Liaisons: Joyce Taylor 
and Angelica Salgado.
    Region VI--Texas, New Mexico, Louisiana, Arkansas, Oklahoma--
Robert Patrick, FTA Regional Administrator, 819 Taylor Street, Room 
8A36, Ft. Worth, TX 76102, Phone: (817) 978-0550, Fax: (817) 978-
0575, Regional Tribal Liaison: Lynn Hayes.
    Region VII--Iowa, Nebraska, Kansas, Missouri--Mokhtee Ahmad, FTA 
Regional Administrator, 901 Locust Street, Suite 404, Kansas City, 
MO 64106, Phone: (816) 329-3920, Fax: (816) 329-3921, Regional 
Tribal Liaisons: Joni Roeseler and Cathy Monroe.
    Region VIII--Colorado, North Dakota, South Dakota, Montana, 
Wyoming, Utah--Terry Rosapep, FTA Regional Administrator, 12300 West 
Dakota Avenue, Suite 310, Lakewood, CO 80228-2583, Phone: (720) 963-
3300, Fax: (720) 963-3333, Regional Tribal Liaisons: Jennifer 
Stewart and David Beckhouse.
    Region IX--California, Arizona, Nevada, Hawaii, American Samoa, 
Guam--Leslie Rogers, FTA Regional Administrator, 201 Mission Street, 
Suite 1650, San Francisco, CA 94105-1926, Phone: (415) 744-3133, 
Fax: (415) 744-2726, Regional Tribal Liaison: Eric Eidlin.
    Region X--Washington, Oregon, Idaho, Alaska--Richard Krochalis, 
FTA Regional Administrator, Jackson Federal Building, 915 Second 
Avenue, Suite 3142, Seattle, WA 98174-1002, Phone: (206) 220-7954, 
Fax: (206) 220-7959, Regional Tribal Liaison: Bill Ramos.

                            Table 1--FTA FY 2008 Allocation of Tribal Transit Program
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                    Tribe                                  State                   Award           ID Number
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Alabama-Quassarte Tribal Town...............  WI............................          25,000     D2008-TRTR-9001
Blue Lake Rancheria.........................  CA............................         120,000     D2008-TRTR-9002
Bois Forte Band of Minnesota Chippewa.......  MN............................          20,000     D2008-TRTR-9003
Central Council Tlingit and Haida Tribes of   AK............................         250,000     D2008-TRTR-9004
 Alaska.
Cher-Ae heights Indian Community of the       CA............................          25,000     D2008-TRTR-9005
 Trinidad Rancheria.
Cherokee Nation.............................  OK............................         250,000     D2008-TRTR-9006
Cheyenne and Arapaho Tribes.................  OK............................          25,000     D2008-TRTR-9007
Cheyenne River Sioux Tribe..................  SD............................         157,500     D2008-TRTR-9008
Chippewa Cree Tribe of the Rocky Boy's        MT............................         200,000     D2008-TRTR-9009
 Reservation.
Choctaw Nation of Oklahoma..................  OK............................         158,000     D2008-TRTR-9010
Coeur D' Alene Tribe........................  ID............................         225,000     D2008-TRTR-9011
Comanche Nation.............................  OK............................         160,000     D2008-TRTR-9012
Confederated Salish and Kootenai Tribes.....  MT............................         250,000     D2008-TRTR-9013
Confederated Tribes and Bands of the Yakama   WA............................         442,373     D2008-TRTR-9014
 Nation.
Confederated Tribes of the Colville Indian    WA............................         155,000     D2008-TRTR-9015
 Reservation.
Confederated Tribes of the Grand Ronde......  OR............................         198,110     D2008-TRTR-9016
Confederated Tribes of the Umatilla Indian    OR............................         200,000     D2008-TRTR-9017
 Reservation.
Cowlitz Indian Tribal Housing...............  WA............................         200,000     D2008-TRTR-9018
Eastern Band of Cherokee Nation.............  NC............................         172,900     D2008-TRTR-9019
Eastern Shawnee Tribe of Oklahoma...........  MO............................          25,000     D2008-TRTR-9020
Fond du Lac Bank of Lake Superior Chippewa..  MN............................         225,000     D2008-TRTR-9021
Fort Belknap Indian Community...............  MT............................         218,000     D2008-TRTR-9022
Georgetown Tribal Council...................  AK............................          25,000     D2008-TRTR-9023
Gulkana Village Council.....................  AK............................         200,000     D2008-TRTR-9024
Kalispell Tribe of Indians..................  WA............................         208,296     D2008-TRTR-9025
Keweena Bay Indian Community................  MI............................          25,000     D2008-TRTR-9026

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Kiowa Tribe.................................  OK............................         262,000     D2008-TRTR-9027
Klamath Tribe...............................  OR............................         150,000     D2008-TRTR-9028
Lac Courte Oreilles (LCO)...................  WI............................         109,068     D2008-TRTR-9029
Lower Brule Sioux Tribe.....................  SD............................         150,000     D2008-TRTR-9030
Lower Elwha Klallam Tribe...................  WA............................          25,000     D2008-TRTR-9031
Lower Sioux Indian Community................  MN............................          25,000     D2008-TRTR-9032
Lummi Nation................................  WA............................         200,000     D2008-TRTR-9033
Menominee Indian Tribe of Wisconsin.........  WI............................          25,000     D2008-TRTR-9034
Mississippi Band of Choctaw Indians.........  MS............................         192,000     D2008-TRTR-9035
Muscogee (Creek) Nation.....................  OK............................         225,000     D2008-TRTR-9036
Nez Perce Tribe.............................  ID............................         250,000     D2008-TRTR-9037
Northern Cheyenne Reservation...............  MT............................         157,500     D2008-TRTR-9038
Oglala Sioux Tribe..........................  SD............................         300,000     D2008-TRTR-9039
Ohkay Owingeh...............................  NM............................         155,000     D2008-TRTR-9040
Orutsararmiut Native Council................  AK............................         175,000     D2008-TRTR-9041
Ponca Tribe of Nebraska.....................  NE............................         216,500     D2008-TRTR-9042
Ponca Tribe of Oklahoma.....................  OK............................         208,000     D2008-TRTR-9043
Prairie Band Potawatomi Nation..............  KS............................         225,000     D2008-TRTR-9044
Pueblo of San Idefonso......................  NM............................          25,000     D2008-TRTR-9045
Pueblo of Santa Ana.........................  NM............................         150,000     D2008-TRTR-9046
Pueblos of Tesuque-North Central Regional     NM............................         250,000     D2008-TRTR-9047
 Transit District.
Quechan Indian Tribe........................  AZ............................          25,000     D2008-TRTR-9048
Quinalut Indian Nation......................  WA............................         200,000     D2008-TRTR-9049
Reservation Transportation Authority........  CA............................         400,000     D2008-TRTR-9050
Rosebud Sioux Tribe.........................  SD............................         100,000     D2008-TRTR-9051
Santa Clara pueblo..........................  NM............................         125,000     D2008-TRTR-9052
Santee Sioux Nation.........................  NE............................         195,800     D2008-TRTR-9053
Sault St. Marie Tribe of Chippewa Indians...  MI............................          25,000     D2008-TRTR-9054
Seminole Nation.............................  OK............................         220,000     D2008-TRTR-9055
Sitka Tribe of Alaska.......................  AK............................         172,900     D2008-TRTR-9056
Southern Ute Indian Tribe...................  CO............................         157,000     D2008-TRTR-9057
Spirit Lake Tribe...........................  ND............................         250,000     D2008-TRTR-9058
Spokane Tribe of Indians....................  WA............................          25,000     D2008-TRTR-9059
Squaxin Island Tribe........................  WA............................         146,564     D2008-TRTR-9060
Standing Rock Sioux Tribe...................  ND............................         225,000     D2008-TRTR-9061
Stillaguamish Tribe of Indians..............  WA............................         150,000     D2008-TRTR-9062
Swinomish Indian Tribal Community...........  WA............................         225,000     D2008-TRTR-9063
Tetlin Village Council......................  AK............................         225,000     D2008-TRTR-9064
The Chickasaw Nation........................  OK............................         300,000     D2008-TRTR-9065
The Citizen Potawatomi Nation...............  OK............................         276,000     D2008-TRTR-9066
The Kickapoo Tribe in Kansas................  KS............................          25,000     D2008-TRTR-9067
Turtle Mountain Band of Chippewa............  ND............................         225,000     D2008-TRTR-9068
United Keetoowah Band of Cherokee Indians...  OK............................         216,000     D2008-TRTR-9069
Winnebago Tribe of Nebraska.................  NE............................         200,000     D2008-TRTR-9070
Yurok Tribe.................................  CA............................         255,489     D2008-TRTR-9071
    Total Awarded...........................  ..............................     $12,000,000         $12,000,000
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