FTA Fiscal Year 2006 Apportionments and Allocations Notice

Number 70 FR 75647

Note: The apportionments and allocations in this Notice are subject to a 1% rescission in the FY 2006 Defense Appropriations Act. Please see the Federal Register Notice of February 3, 2006 for revised apportionments and allocations reflecting the rescission and other changes.

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Department of Transportation

Federal Transit Administration

FTA Fiscal Year 2006 Apportionments and Allocations; Notice

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Federal Transit Administration

FTA Fiscal Year 2006 Apportionments and Allocations

AGENCY: Federal Transit Administration (FTA), DOT.

ACTION: Notice.

SUMMARY: The ``Transportation, Treasury, Housing and Urban Development, the Judiciary, the District of Columbia, and Independent Agencies Appropriations Act, 2006'' (Pub. L. 109-115), signed into law by President Bush on November 30, 2005, appropriates funds for all of the surface transportation programs of the Department of Transportation for the fiscal year ending September 30, 2006. This notice provides information on the FY 2006 transit appropriations for the FTA assistance programs, and apportions and allocates FY 2006 funds. The Notice also makes corrections to information in the SAFETEA-LU implementation Notice published in the Federal Register on November 30, 2005.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: For general information about this notice contact Mary Martha Churchman, Director, Office of Transit Programs, (202) 366-2053. Please contact the appropriate FTA regional office for any specific requests for information or technical assistance. The Appendix at the end of this notice includes contact information for FTA regional offices.


Table of Contents

  1. Overview
  2. FY 2006 Funding for FTA Programs
    1. Funding Based on FY 2006 Appropriations Act
    2. Apportionments and Allocations
  3. Specific Directions and Instructions in the 2006 Appropriations Act
  4. Corrections

I. Overview

This document apportions or allocates annual appropriations among potential program recipients. In addition, the document contains specific instructions or guidance for FTA programs and funding, in the ``Transportation, Treasury, Housing and Urban Development, the Judiciary, the District of Columbia, and Independent Agencies Appropriations Act, 2006'' (Pub. L. 109-115, November 30, 2005; hereafter called the 2006 Appropriations Act).

On November 30, 2005, the FTA Notice entitled ``FTA Transit Program Changes, Authorized Funding Levels and Implementation of the Safe, Accountable, Flexible, Efficient Transportation Equity Act: A Legacy for Users'' was published in the Federal Register. That Notice contains information about FTA program guidance, requirements, period of availability, and other important information for FY 2006, and should be used together with this document. It can be found on the FTA Web site at this location, and is also available for public comment on the DOT Docket Web site: http://regulations.gov identified by DOT DMS Docket Number FTA-2005-23089. Two corrections to the November 30 Notice are included in this Notice.

II. FY 2006 Funding for FTA Programs

The three major FTA program areas included in the notice are formula and bus grants, capital investments, and research. Of the 17 separate FTA programs contained in this notice that fall under the major program area headings, the funding for 10 is apportioned by statutory formula. Funding for the other seven is allocated on a discretionary or competitive basis.

A. Funding Based on FY 2006 Appropriations Act

The 2006 Appropriations Act provides funding from the General Fund of the Treasury and Mass Transit Account of the Highway Trust Fund that totals $8.59 billion for FTA programs. This amount is slightly less than the $8.62 billion authorized for FY 2006 in SAFETEA-LU. Table 1 shows the SAFETEA-LU authorized funding levels for transit programs. Table 2 of this document shows the appropriated funding levels for FTA programs for FY 2006. The 2006 Appropriations Act made funding available for the entire fiscal year.

B. Apportionments and Allocations

An apportionment or allocation table is included in this Notice for each program, except for the Section 5340 Growing States and High Density States Formula. The apportionments for this formula were combined with the Section 5307 or Section 5311 apportionments, as appropriate, and shown as a single amount, as directed by Congress in the SAFETEA-LU conference report. The amount shown in a table for an urbanized area, State, or specific project or recipient is available for obligation or award to a grant, under the respective FTA program.

Because we combined Sections 5307 and 5340 apportionments as directed by Congress, we did not include in this Notice a separate breakout of the apportionment amounts to urbanized areas (UZAs) or States for Small Transit Intensive Cities (STIC) or for Section 5340 formulas. However, this information is available and may be obtained from the FTA regional offices for your UZA or State.

Unless the law provides otherwise, earmarked project allocations for Clean Fuels, Bus and Bus Facility, New Starts, Alternative Analysis, and the National Research Program must conform to the eligibility requirements of the particular program. Prospective recipients are encouraged to contact the appropriate FTA regional office to discuss project eligibility. The regional office can provide technical assistance to help develop an eligible project.

III. Specific Directions and Instructions in the 2006 Appropriations Act

The 2006 Appropriations Act and accompanying conference report include instructions on the use or disposition of selected program funding,

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and on the use of funds for particular projects. These provisions are listed below, with supplemental information where appropriate.

IV. Corrections

The following corrections are made to information in the Federal Register published November 30, entitled ``FTA Transit Program Changes, Authorized Funding Levels and Implementation of the Safe, Accountable, Flexible, Efficient Transportation Equity Act: A Legacy for Users'' (70 FR 71950 et seq.).

  1. In the description of eligibility of intercity bus and intercity rail facilities in section IV part (A), subsection 4 ``Intercity Bus and Intercity Rail'' on page 71952, the phrase ``physical and functional relationship to public transportation'' should read ``physical or functional relationship to public transportation.''
  2. In the description of the Job Access Reverse Commute Program in section VI part (M), page 71967, under subsection 2, ``Basis for Formula Apportionment,'' in the 2nd paragraph, the phrase ``persons with disabilities'' should read ``low-income individuals and welfare recipients.''

Issued on: December 13, 2005.
David B. Horner,
Acting Deputy Administrator.

Appendix--FTA Regional Offices

Richard H. Doyle, Regional Administrator, Region 1--Boston, Kendall
Square, 55 Broadway, Suite 920, Cambridge, MA 02142-1093, Tel. 617
States served: Connecticut, Maine, Massachusetts, New Hampshire,
Rhode Island, and Vermont

Letitia Thompson, Regional Administrator, Region 2--New York, One
Bowling Green, Room 429, New York, NY 10004-1415, Tel. No. 212 668-
States served: New Jersey, New York, and the Virgin Islands

Susan Borinsky, Regional Administrator, Region 3--Philadelphia, 1760
Market Street, Suite 500, Philadelphia, PA 19103-4124, Tel. 215 656-
States served: Delaware, Maryland, Pennsylvania, Virginia, West
Virginia, and District of Columbia

Yvette G. Taylor, Regional Administrator, Region 4--Atlanta, Atlanta
Federal Center,

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Suite 17T50, 61 Forsyth Street SW, Atlanta, GA 30303, Tel. 404 562-
States served: Alabama, Florida, Georgia, Kentucky, Mississippi,
North Carolina, Puerto Rico, South Carolina, and Tennessee

Don Gismondi, Deputy Regional Administrator, Region 5--Chicago, 200
West Adams Street, Suite 320, Chicago, IL 60606, Tel. 312 353-2789
States served: Illinois, Indiana, Michigan, Minnesota, Ohio, and

Robert C. Patrick, Regional Administrator, Region 6--Ft. Worth, 819
Taylor Street, Room 8A36, Ft. Worth, TX 76102, Tel. 817 978-0550
States served: Arkansas, Louisiana, Oklahoma, New Mexico and Texas

Mokhtee Ahmad, Regional Administrator, Region 7--Kansas City, MO,
901 Locust Street, Room 404, Kansas City, MO 64106, Tel. 816 329-
States served: Iowa, Kansas, Missouri, and Nebraska

Lee O. Waddleton, Regional Administrator, Region 8--Denver, 12300
West Dakota Ave., Suite 310, Lakewood, CO 80228-2583, Tel. 720-963-
States served: Colorado, Montana, North Dakota, South Dakota, Utah,
and Wyoming

Leslie T. Rogers, Regional Administrator, Region 9--San Francisco,
201 Mission Street, Room 2210, San Francisco, CA 94105-1926, Tel.
415 744-3133
States served: American Samoa, Arizona, California, Guam, Hawaii,
Nevada, and the Northern Mariana Islands

Rick Krochalis, Regional Administrator, Region 10--Seattle, Jackson
Federal Building, 915 Second Avenue, Suite 3142, Seattle, WA 98174-
1002, Tel. 206 220-7954
States served: Alaska, Idaho, Oregon, and Washington


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