FTA Fiscal Year 2003 Apportionments, Allocations and Program Information: Notice of Supplemental Information, Changes and Corrections

Note: There is a typo in this Federal Register Notice. The Project and description entitled Community Transportation Association of America, with an Allocation of $148,601 in Virginia (VA) should be in the State of Washington (WA).  Please be aware of this typo and make the correction.

Number 68 25679
05-13-03

[Federal Register:  May 13, 2003  (Volume 68, Number 92)]
[Notices]               
[Page 25679-25682]
From the Federal Register Online via GPO Access [wais.access.gpo.gov]
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DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION
Federal Transit Administration
 
FTA Fiscal Year 2003 Apportionments, Allocations and Program 
Information; Notice of Supplemental Information, Changes, and 
Corrections
AGENCY: Federal Transit Administration (FTA), DOT.
ACTION: Notice; supplemental information, changes, and corrections.
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SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: The ``Emergency Wartime Supplemental 
Appropriations Act, 2003'' (Pub. L. 108-11) was signed by President 
Bush on April 16, 2003. The Act contains four general provisions that 
affect the Federal Transit Administration (FTA) Fiscal Year (FY) 2003 
appropriations and programs. This notice identifies these provisions 
and also notes corrections to the FTA Notice entitled
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``FTA Fiscal Year 2003 Apportionments, Allocations and Program 
Information; Notice,'' published in the Federal Register on March 12, 
2003.
FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: The appropriate FTA Regional 
Administrator or Mary Martha Churchman, Director, Office of Resource 
Management and State Programs, (202) 366-2053.
I. FTA FY 2003 Job Access and Reverse Commute Program Allocations
    In the Federal Register Notice of FTA Fiscal Year 2003 
Apportionments, Allocations and Program Information, published March 
12, 2003, FTA noted that project selections for the Job Access and 
Reverse Commute program would be published separately.
    Of the $150,000,000 made available for the Job Access and Reverse 
Commute (JARC) program by Public Law 108-7, the Department of 
Transportation (DOT) and Related Agencies Appropriations Act for Fiscal 
Year 2003, (FY 2003 DOT Appropriations Act) Congress directed that 
$45,000,000 be used for new fixed guideway systems under FTA's Capital 
Investment Grants program, leaving $105,000,000 for the JARC program. 
Section 601 of Title VI of the Consolidated Appropriations Resolution, 
2003, requires an across-the-board .65 percent reduction 
proportionately applied to the discretionary budget authority and 
obligation limitation, and to each program, project and activity. When 
the .65 percent is taken from $105,000,000, a total of $104,317,500 
remains available for JARC projects. The FY 2003 DOT Appropriations Act 
also permitted FTA to make up to $300,000 available for technical 
assistance and support and performance reviews of the JARC program. FTA 
reduced this amount by .65 percent and reserved $298,050 for program 
evaluation. Of the total $104,317,500 FY 2003 JARC funding, 
$104,019,450 remains available for allocation to projects. Congress 
designated projects totaling $104,999,000 in the Conference report 
accompanying the FY 2003 DOT Appropriations Act.
    Section 2706(a) of Title II, Chapter 7 of Public Law 108-11, the 
Emergency Wartime Supplemental Appropriations Act, 2003, states, 
``projects and activities on pages 1303 through 1307 (of the Joint 
Explanatory Statement of the Committee of Conference for Public Law 
108-7) shall be awarded those grants upon receipt of an application.'' 
To apply for JARC funds, all applicants must submit an application 
through FTA's electronic grant-making system, TEAM, for projects that 
meet JARC program requirements as set forth in Part II of the 
solicitation notice for fiscal years 2002 and 2003, published in the 
Federal Register on April 8, 2002. Applicants should contact the 
appropriate regional offices for assistance with project development 
and grant application procedures. A list of all FTA regional offices is 
included at Appendix B of the April 8 Federal Register notice. This 
notice can be viewed by clicking here. 
    The table below provides the amount available for each project 
after subtraction of the funds for technical assistance and performance 
review and the across-the-board .65 percent reduction proportionately 
applied to all JARC projects.
Federal Transit Administration
[FY 2003 job access and reverse commute program allocations]
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State     Project and description                            Allocation
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AK..... Alaska Mobility Coalition............................    $495,335
AK..... Kenai Peninsula Transit Planning.....................     495,335
AK..... MASCOT Matanuska-Susitna Valley......................     198,134
AL..... Jefferson County.....................................   2,972,013
AZ..... AJO to Phoenix Rural Express Bus Service.............     198,134
AZ..... Maricopa County Worklinks Project....................     247,668
AZ..... Southwest Transit Assessment & Review Team Bus Route      297,201
        131.
AZ..... Valley Metro (RPTA), City of Phoenix.................   1,089,738
CA..... AC Transit--CalWORKS.................................   1,981,342
CA..... County of Santa Clara Guaranteed Ride Home Program...     495,335
CA..... East Palo Alto Shuttle Service.......................     693,470
CA..... LA County UTRANS.....................................     495,335
CA..... Los Angeles County; MTA Ride Share Program...........     866,837
CA..... Low-Income LIFT Program SF MTC.......................     990,671
CA..... SACOG Sacramento Region..............................     743,003
CA..... Sacramento Area......................................   1,486,006
CA..... Southern California Regional Rail Authority,              990,671
        Metrolink Double Tracking.
CO..... Colorado Statewide--Colorado Association of Transit       792,537
        Agencies (CASA).
CT..... Connecticut Statewide................................   3,467,348
DC..... Georgetown Metro Connection--Washington, DC..........   1,089,738
DC..... WMATA (DC, Maryland, and Virginia)...................   2,105,176
DE..... Delaware Welfare to Work Initiative..................     743,003
FL..... HART Access to Jobs Program..........................     693,470
FL..... Jacksonville Trans. Authority Choice Ride Program....   1,609,840
FL..... Key West...........                                       990,671
FL..... LYNX Central Florida Regional........................     198,134
GA..... Chatham............                                       433,914
GA..... Macon--Bibb County Reverse Commute Program...........     767,770
IA..... Iowa Statewide.....                                       990,671
IL..... DuPage County Coordinated Paratransit Program........     495,335
IL..... Illinois Ways to Work................................     495,335
IL..... Rock Island County Mass Transit District (MetroLink).     178,321
IL..... Ways-to-Work--IL--MO.................................     990,671
IN..... Fort Wayne's Hanna Creighton Transit Center..........     743,003
IN..... IndyGo Service.....                                       990,671
KS..... KW Paratransit Vehicle...............................      29,720
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KS..... Mid America Regional Council (MARC)..................     495,335
KS..... Wyandotte County.....................................   1,139,271
LA..... Lafayette Ways to Work Program.......................      99,067
MA..... Brockton Area Transit Authority......................     222,901
MA..... Community Transportation Association of America......     990,671
MA..... Northern Tier Dial-A-Ride............................     396,268
MA..... Transportation Services of Northern Berkshire, Inc...     396,268
MD..... Maryland Statewide (Montgomery County, $600,000).....   4,953,354
MI..... Flint Mass Transportation Authority..................   1,040,204
MI..... Grands Rapids/Kent County Job Access Plan............     929,249
MN..... Minneapolis/St. Paul, Met Council....................     990,671
MO..... Metrolink Corridor Access to Jobs....................   2,972,013
MO..... Metropolitan Kansas City Job Access Partnership......     990,671
MO..... Missouri Statewide...................................   1,386,939
MO..... Ways to Work Missouri................................     222,901
NC..... Community Transportation Association of America's         990,671
        Joblinks Employment Transportation Initiative.
NC..... Wake County Coordinated Transportation System........     767,770
NH..... Lancaster--Littleton Transit Project.................      49,534
NJ..... New Jersey Statewide.................................   4,953,354
NY..... Broome County Transit--Binghamton, NY................     247,668
NY..... Capital District Transportation Authority Albany.....     272,434
NY..... Central NY Regional Transportation Authority.........     495,335
NY..... Chautauqua Area Rural Transportation System..........      49,534
NY..... Chemung County transit...............................      74,300
NY..... Columbia County......................................      99,067
NY..... Franklin County Expansion of Hour Service............      74,300
NY..... Hornell Trans. Alternatives for NY...................      49,534
NY..... Ithaca Service.....                                        74,300
NY..... MTA--Long Island Bus.................................     247,668
NY..... New York State DOT...................................     495,335
NY..... Orange County......                                        99,067
NY..... Rochester-Genesee Regional Transportation Authority       594,403
        (RGRTA).
NY..... Tompkins Consolidated Area Transit, Tompkins County..     297,201
OH..... Central Ohio Transit Authority (COTA)--Mobility           594,403
        Management.
OH..... Greater Cleveland Regional Transit Authority.........     495,335
OH..... Northwest Ohio Commuter LINK Toledo..................     371,502
OH..... STEP-UP Job Access Project Dayton....................     123,834
OK..... Oklahoma Transit Association.........................   4,953,354
OR..... Jackson-Josephine County.............................     198,134
OR..... Oregon Ways to Work Loan Program.....................     247,668
OR..... Portland Metropolitan Region.........................   2,129,942
OR..... Salem Area Transit...................................     495,335
PA..... Port Authority of Allegheny County Access to Jobs....   3,962,683
PA..... SEPTA..............                                     5,518,041
RI..... Rhode Island Deployment of Flexible Services.........     743,003
RI..... Rhode Island Public Transit..........................   1,981,342
TN..... Chattanooga........                                       495,335
TN..... Knoxville..........                                       743,003
TN..... State of Tennessee...................................   1,486,006
TX..... Abilene Citylink Program.............................      99,067
TX..... Austin Capital Metros Access.........................   2,476,677
TX..... Citibus, Lubbock.....................................     227,854
TX..... Corpus Christi.....                                     1,213,572
TX..... East Texas Just Transportation Alliance (ETJTA):          198,134
        Tyler Transit.
TX..... El Paso............                                       247,668
TX..... Galveston..........                                       594,403
TX..... San Antonio Access to Jobs Program...................   1,077,850
VA..... City of Charlottesville..............................     371,502
VA..... Fairfax County, Short-Term Transit Improvements......   1,585,073
VA..... Virginia Regional Transportation Association, Route 7     198,134
        Service/Dulles Corridor.
VA..... Community Transportation Association of America......     148,601
WA..... WA WorkFirst Initiative..............................   4,705,687
WA..... Ways to Work--EPIC Yakima............................     495,335
WI..... Wisconsin Statewide..................................   5,151,488
WV..... West Virginia Statewide..............................     990,671
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         Total Allocations...............................     104,019,450
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II. FY 2003 Operating Assistance for Eligible 1990 Census Nonurbanized 
Areas
    Section 2707 of Title II, Chapter 7 of Public Law 108-11 states: 
``Notwithstanding any other provision of law, funds made available 
under the heading ``Federal Transit Administration Formula Grants'' for 
fiscal year 2003 shall be available to finance the operating cost of 
equipment and facilities for use in public transportation in an 
urbanized area with a population of at least 200,000 as determined 
under the 2000 Federal decennial census of population for a portion of 
the area that was not designated as an urbanized area as determined 
under the 1990 Federal decennial census of population if that portion 
of the area received assistance under section 5311 of title 49, United 
States Code.''
    A grant applicant for an area eligible to receive operating 
assistance under this provision that wants to make use of this 
provision must so state in the grant application. The application must 
identify the previously nonurbanized portion of the urbanized area that 
qualifies (i.e., that portion of the area that was not designated as 
urbanized under the 1990 census and received assistance under section 
5311). Please contact the appropriate FTA regional office for 
additional information or guidance if you intend to make use of this 
provision.
III. Section 336 of FY 2003 DOT Appropriations Act Amended
    Section 336 of FY 2003 DOT Appropriations Act directed that the 
city of Norman, OK shall be considered part of the Oklahoma City 
Transportation Management Area. Section 2701 of Title II, Chapter 7 of 
Public Law 108-11 amends Section 336 of the FY 2003 DOT Appropriations 
Act by striking ``Transportation Management'' and inserting 
``Urbanized'' in lieu thereof. In the table on page 11911 of the FTA 
Fiscal Year 2003 Apportionments, Allocations and Program Information, 
Notice, published March 12, 2003, the reference to Oklahoma City, OK 
and Norman, Oklahoma are no longer appropriate and should be deleted.
IV. Section 626 of Title VI, Public Law 108-7 Amended
    Section 626 of Title VI, Public Law 108-7 provides that ``Any 
amounts previously appropriated for the Port of Anchorage for an 
intermodal marine facility and access thereto shall be transferred to 
and administered by the Administrator for Maritime Administration * * 
*.'' Section 2709 of Title II, Chapter 7 of Public Law 108-11 amends 
Section 626 by striking `previously.' Accordingly, FY 2002 and FY 2003 
Section 5309 Bus and Bus-Related allocations for the Port of Anchorage 
Intermodal Facility project will be transferred to the Maritime 
Administration.
V. Corrections
    In the table on page 11911 of the FTA Fiscal Year 2003 
Apportionments, Allocations and Program Information, Notice, published 
March 12, 2003, the following corrections are noted to information in 
the ``Designated TMA'' column: ``Philadelphia, PA-NJ-DENJ-MD'' should 
read ``Philadelphia, PA-NJ-DE-MD''; and ``Washington, DCNJ-VANJ-MD'' 
should read ``Washington, DC-VA-MD''.
    Issued on: May 2, 2003.
Jennifer L. Dorn,
Administrator.
[FR Doc. 03-11778 Filed 5-12-03; 8:45 am]
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