Draft Guidance on Elderly Individuals and Individuals with Disabilities (Section 5310), Job Access and Reverse Commute (JARC), and New Freedom Programs


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09-07-06

REGION 10 BULLETIN NO:  06-26

SUBJECT:  Draft Guidance on Elderly Individuals and Individuals with Disabilities (Section 5310), Job Access and Reverse Commute (JARC), and New Freedom Programs.

PROGRAM AREAS: Grants, Planning

DATE:  September 7, 2006

The Federal Transit Administration (FTA) has placed in the docket and on its Web site, proposed guidance in the form of circulars to assist grantees in implementing the Elderly Individuals and Individuals with Disabilities (Section 5310), Job Access and Reverse Commute (JARC), and New Freedom Programs beginning in FY 2007. By this notice, FTA invites public comment on the proposed circulars for these programs. This notice also includes guidance for FY 2007 implementation for the coordinated planning process.

Comments should be submitted by November 6, 2006. Late-filed comments will be considered to the extent practicable. You may submit comments identified by the docket number [FTA-2006-24037] by any of the following methods:

1. Web Site: http://regulations.gov  Follow the instructions for submitting comments on the DOT electronic docket site.
2. Fax: 202-493-2251.
3. Mail: Docket Management Facility; U.S. Department of Transportation, 400 Seventh Street, SW., Nassif Building, PL-401, Washington, DC 20590-0001.
4. Hand Delivery: Room PL-401 on the plaza level of the Nassif Building, 400 Seventh Street, SW., Washington, DC, between 9 a.m. and 5p.m., Monday through Friday, except Federal holidays.

Instructions: You must include the agency name (Federal Transit Administration) and Docket number (FTA-2006-24037) for this notice at the beginning of your comments. You should submit two copies of your comments if you submit them by mail. If you wish to receive confirmation that FTA received your comments, you must include a self-addressed stamped postcard. Note that all comments received will be posted, without change; to http://regulations.gov including any personal information provided and will be available to internet users. You may review DOT's complete Privacy Act Statement in the Federal Register published on April 11, 2000 (65 FR 19477) or you may visit http://regulations.gov

Docket: For access to the docket to read background documents and comments received, go to http://regulations.gov at any time or to Room PL-401 on the plaza level of the Nassif Building, 400
Seventh Street, SW., Washington, DC between 9 a.m. and 5 p.m., Monday through Friday, except Federal holidays.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT:  Henrika Buchanan-Smith or Bryna Helfer, Office of Program Management, Federal Transit Administration, 400 Seventh Street SW., Room 9114, Washington, DC, 20590, phone: (202) 366-4020, fax: (202) 366-7951, or e-mail, Henrika.Buchanan-Smith@dot.gov; Bryna.Helfer@dot.gov; or Bonnie Graves, Office of Chief Counsel, Federal Transit Administration, 400 Seventh Street SW., Room 9316, Washington, DC, 20590, phone: (202) 366-4011, fax: (202) 366-3809, or e-mail, Bonnie.Graves@dot.gov.

Sincerely,


/s/


R.F. Krochalis
Regional Administrator

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