Enhanced Mobility for Seniors and Individuals With Disabilities Program

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The Federal Transit Administration (FTA) published in the Federal Register Notice (FRN) on July 11, 2013 to announce the availability of the proposed guidance (in the form of a “circular”) and for the Enhanced Mobility for Seniors and Individuals With Disabilities Program and invites public comment. Here is the link to the FRN: http://www.gpo.gov/fdsys/pkg/FR-2013-07-11/pdf/2013-16624.pdf.

The purposed of this proposed circular is to implement program changes, as authorized by the Moving Ahead for Progress in the 21st Century Act (MAP-21, Public Law 112-141), which blended the New Freedom Program (previously known as FTA Section 5317 program) and the Elderly Individuals and Individuals with Disabilities Program (known as FTA Section 5310 program) into the Enhanced Mobility for Seniors and Individuals with Disabilities Program (FTA Section 5310 program).

You may submit your comments by using one of the following methods. IMPORTANT: Please include the agency name (Federal Transit Administration) and identify docket number for this notice (FTA-2013-0026) at the beginning of your comments.

(1) Federal eRulemaking Portal: Go to http://www.regulations.gov and follow the online instructions for submitting comments.

(2) Mail: Please submit two copies of your comments to the following address:

Docket Management Facility
U.S. Department of Transportation
1200 New Jersey Avenue SE
West Building, Ground Floor, Room W12-140,
Washington, DC 20590-0001

(3) Hand Delivery or Courier: Please deliver your comments to the same address as reference in Method (2) above, between 9 a.m. and 5 p.m. Eastern time, Monday through Friday, except Federal holidays.

(4) Fax: 202-493-2251.

Comments must be submitted by September 9, 2013. FTA will consider late-filed comments to the extent practicable.

If you would like a confirmation that FTA received your comments, please include a self-addressed stamped postcard. Note that all comments received will be posted without change to http://www.regulations.gov,  including any personal information provided, and will be made available to Internet users. You may review DOT’s complete Privacy Act Statement published in the April 11, 2000 FRN (65 FR 19477) by clicking on this link: https://www.federalregister.gov/articles/2000/04/11/00-8505/privacy-act-of-1974-systems-of-records.

For specific program-related questions, contact:
Mr. Gilbert Williams
Federal Transit Administration - Office of Program Management
1200 New Jersey Ave. SE, Room E44-409
Washington, DC, 20590
Phone: 02-366-0797
Fax: 202-366-7951
Email: gilbert.williams@dot.gov

For legal questions, contact:
Ms. Bonnie Graves
Federal Transit Administration – Office of Chief Counsel
1200 New Jersey Ave. SE, Room E56-306
Washington, DC, 20590
Phone: 202-366-4011
Fax: 202-366-3809
Email: bonnie.graves@dot.gov

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


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R.F. Krochalis
Regional Administrator