Urbanized Area Formula Program Proposed Circular

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The Federal Transit Administration (FTA) has placed in the docket and on its website, proposed guidance, in the form of a circular, to assist recipients in their implementation of the section 5307 Urbanized Area Formula Program. The purpose of this proposed circular is to provide recipients of FTA financial assistance with instructions and guidance on program administration and the grant application process. The proposed revisions to the existing circular are a result of changes made to the Urbanized Area Formula Program by the Moving Ahead for Progress in the 21st Century Act. By this notice, FTA invites public comment on the proposed circular.

Comments must be submitted by June 21, 2013. Late-filed comments will be considered to the extent practicable.

You may submit comments identified by the docket number FTA-2013-0010 by any of the following methods:
Federal eRulemaking Portal: Submit electronic comments and other data to http://www.regulations.gov
U.S. Mail: Send comments to Docket Operations; U.S. Department of Transportation, 1200 New Jersey Avenue SE., West Building Room W12-140, Washington, DC 20590-0001.
Hand Delivery or Courier: Take comments to Docket Operations in Room W12-140 of the West Building, Ground Floor, at 1200 New Jersey Avenue SE., Washington, DC, between 9:00 a.m. and 5:00 p.m., Monday through Friday, except Federal holidays.
Fax: Fax comments to Docket Operations, U.S. Department of Transportation, at 202-493-2251.

The agency name (Federal Transit Administration) and Docket Number (FTA-2013-0010) must be included at the beginning of each submission. If sent by mail, please submit two copies. Due to security procedures in effect since October 2001, mail received through the U.S. Postal Service may be subject to delays. Parties mailing comments should consider using an express mail firm to ensure their prompt filing. If you wish to receive confirmation that FTA received your comments, you must include a self-addressed stamped postcard. All comments received will be posted without change to http://www.regulations.gov, including any personal information provided. You may review USDOT’s complete Privacy Act Statement published in the Federal Register on April 11, 2000, at 65 FR 19477-8 or http://DocketsInfo.dot.gov.

For program matters, Adam Schildge, Office of Project Management, 202-366-0778 or adam.schildge@dot.gov. For legal matters, Rita Maristch, Office of Chief Counsel, 215-656-7249 or rita.maristch@dot.gov. Office hours are from 8:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. EST, Monday through Friday, except Federal holidays.

For further information, contact Region 10’s Amy Changchien at 206-220-4464 or email amy.changchien@dot.gov.



R.F. Krochalis
Regional Administrator