Tribal Transit Program

Printer Friendly Number 2006-09


SUBJECT: Tribal Transit Program

PROGRAM AREA: Grants Management

DATE: March 17, 2006

The Federal Transit Administration (FTA) will be holding one-day outreach meetings in Denver, Colorado on April 4, 2006 and Kansas City, Missouri on April 7, 2006 as part of the implementation of the Tribal Transit Program created by the Safe, Affordable, Flexible and Efficient Transportation Equity Act -A Legacy for Users (SAFETEA-LU). We cordially invite you to attend one of the one-day sessions.

SAFETEA-LU authorizes dedicated funding for tribal transit that increases incrementally from $8 million in Fiscal Year (FY) 2006 to $15 million by FY 2009. The purpose of the outreach sessions is to discuss the allocation of the available funds in FY 2006, share additional information about the FTA and the Tribal Transit Program, and obtain input from Tribes for agency consideration as we develop circulars and guidance for official public comment. These outreach sessions will also address the comments received during the last public comment period established in the FTA Federal Register Notice Volume 70, No. 229, "FTA Transit Program Changes, Authorized Funding Levels and Implementation of SAFETEA-LU" published on November 30, 2005.

All participants must pre-register for the meeting of their choice by Thursday, March 16, 2006 by faxing in the enclosed registration form or registering online at Specific dates and locations are provided below. FTA will make the agenda and related materials for the public meetings available electronically to registered attendees before the first meeting and in a subsequent Federal Register Notice. In addition, updates regarding these meetings will be posted on the FTA website ( and the seven Tribal Technical Assistance Program websites.

Tuesday, April 4, 2006
Denver, Colorado
8:00 am to 4:00 pm
Holiday Inn Denver International Airport
John Q Hammons Convention Center
15500 East 40thAvenue Denver, Colorado 80239
Room rate for "FTA" block: $84.00
Hotel reservations must be made by Thursday, March 16, 2006 by calling (816) 474-4400.

Friday, April 7. 2006
Kansas City, Missouri
8:00 am to 4:00 pm
Westin Crown Center
1 Pershing Road Kansas City, Missouri 64108
Room rate for "FTA" block: $91.00
Hotel reservations must be made by Thursday, March 16, 2006 by calling (888)-465-4329.

If you have any questions regarding these meetings or the Tribal Transit Program, please send an email to

We look forward to working with you during the implementation of this program.



R. F. Krochalis
Regional Administrator


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