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
[Federal Register: May 13, 2003 (Volume 68, Number 92)]
From the Federal Register Online via GPO Access [wais.access.gpo.gov]
DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION
Federal Transit Administration
AGENCY: Federal Transit Administration (FTA), DOT.
ACTION: Notice; supplemental information, changes, and corrections.
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
``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.
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 (PDF).
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]
|State||Project and description||Allocation|
|AK||Alaska Mobility Coalition||$495,335|
|AK||Kenai Peninsula Transit Planning||495,335|
|AK||MASCOT Matanuska-Susitna Valley||198,134|
|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 131||297,201|
|AZ||Valley Metro (RPTA), City of Phoenix||1,089,738|
|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||Southern California Regional Rail Authority, Metrolink Double Tracking||990,671|
|CO||Colorado Statewide--Colorado Association of Transit Agencies (CASA)||792,537|
|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||LYNX Central Florida Regional||198,134|
|GA||Macon--Bibb County Reverse Commute Program||767,770|
|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|
|IN||Fort Wayne's Hanna Creighton Transit Center||743,003|
|KS||KW Paratransit Vehicle||29,720|
|KS||Mid America Regional Council (MARC)||495,335|
|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||Ways to Work Missouri||222,901|
|NC||Community Transportation Association of America's Joblinks Employment Transportation Initiative.||990,671|
|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||Franklin County Expansion of Hour Service||74,300|
|NY||Hornell Trans. Alternatives for NY||49,534|
|NY||MTA--Long Island Bus||247,668|
|NY||New York State DOT||495,335|
|NY||Rochester-Genesee Regional Transportation Authority(RGRTA).||594,403|
|NY||Tompkins Consolidated Area Transit, Tompkins County||297,201|
|OH||Central Ohio Transit Authority (COTA)--Mobility Management||594,403|
|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||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|
|RI||Rhode Island Deployment of Flexible Services||743,003|
|RI||Rhode Island Public Transit||1,981,342|
|TN||State of Tennessee||1,486,006|
|TX||Abilene Citylink Program||99,067|
|TX||Austin Capital Metros Access||2,476,677|
|TX||East Texas Just Transportation Alliance (ETJTA): Tyler Transit||198,134|
|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 Service/Dulles Corridor||198,134|
|VA||Community Transportation Association of America||148,601|
|WA||WA WorkFirst Initiative||4,705,687|
|WA||Ways to Work--EPIC Yakima||495,335|
|WV||West Virginia Statewide||990,671|
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.
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.
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.
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,
[FR Doc. 03-11778 Filed 5-12-03; 8:45 am]
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