NTD Rural Reporting Manual and Amendment in Reporting Notices


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12-20-07

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A Federal register notice announces the availability of the Federal Transit Administration’s (FTA) National Transit Database (NTD) Rural Reporting Manual (Rural Manual). Pursuant to 49 U.S.C. 5335, FTA requires recipients of grants under 49 U.S.C. 5311 (Other Than Urbanized Area Formula Grants) to provide an annual report to the Secretary of Transportation via the NTD reporting system and according to a uniform system of accounts (USOA). 49 U.S.C. 5311(4) provides additional specifications for annual reporting from recipients of Section 5311 grants. The Rural Manual provides complete details as to FTA’s implementation of these annual requirements through reporting to the Rural NTD Module. On September 5, 2007, FTA published a notice in the Federal Register (72 FR 17564) inviting comments on the proposed Rural Manual. This notice provides responses to those comments and announces the availability of the final 2007 Rural Manual, effective December 6, 2007.

The complete notice of the Rural Reporting Manual is located at: http://edocket.access.gpo.gov/2007/pdf/E7-23632.pdf.

An amendment notice announces the final rule requiring recipients of grants under 49 U.S.C. 5311, Formula Grants for Other Than Urbanized Areas (Nonurbanized Area Formula Grants,) to report annual data to NTD as a condition for receiving these grants. In addition, this final rule makes non-substantive changes, technical corrections, and conforming amendments to the “National Transit Database” regulation, effective January 7, 2008.

The complete notice of the Amendment to Reporting Requirements and Non-Substantive Technical Changes is located at: http://edocket.access.gpo.gov/2007/pdf/E7-23565.pdf.

If you have any questions, please contact John Witmer, FTA Region 10, at (206) 220-7965 or email john.witmer@dot.gov.

Sincerely,

/s/

R.F. Krochalis
Regional Administrator