[Federal Register Volume 76, Number 20 (Monday, January 31, 2011)]
[Notices]
[Pages 5427-5431]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Printing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2011-2107]


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DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION

Federal Transit Administration


TIGGER and Clean Fuels Grant Program Funds

AGENCY: Federal Transit Administration (FTA), DOT.

ACTION: TIGGER and Clean Fuels Grant Program Announcement of Project 
Selections.

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SUMMARY: The U.S. Department of Transportation's (DOT) Federal Transit 
Administration (FTA) announces the selection of projects funded in 
support of the Transit Investments for Greenhouse Gas and Energy 
Reduction (TIGGER) program and Clean Fuels Grant program which is 
enhanced with Section 5309 Bus and Bus Facilities program funds. This 
funding supports the U.S. Department of Transportation's environmental 
sustainability efforts, which were announced in FTA's notice of funding 
availability (NOFA) on April 13, 2010. The TIGGER program makes funds 
available for capital investments that will reduce the energy 
consumption or greenhouse gas emissions of public transportation 
systems. The Clean Fuels Grant program makes funds available to assist 
nonattainment and maintenance areas in achieving or maintaining the 
National Ambient Air Quality Standards for ozone and carbon monoxide 
and supports emerging clean fuel and advanced propulsion technologies 
for transit buses and markets for those technologies.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Successful applicants should contact 
the appropriate FTA Regional office (Appendix) for specific information 
regarding applying for the funds or proposal specific questions. For 
general program information on TIGGER, contact Walter Kulyk, Office of 
Mobility Innovation, (202) 366-4995, e-mail: walter.kulyk@dot.gov. For 
general program information on the Clean Fuels Grant program, contact 
Vanessa Williams, Office of Program Management, at (202) 366-4818, e-
mail: vanessa.williams@dot.gov.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: A total of $75 million was available for 
FTA's TIGGER program and $81 million for the Clean Fuels Grant program. 
In response to the NOFA, FTA received a total of 274 proposals 
requesting over $1.4 billion in program funds. The project proposals 
were evaluated based on the criteria detailed in the April 13, 2010 
Notice of Funding Availability. Projects funded with Clean Fuels Grant 
and Bus program funds are included in Table 1. Projects funded with the 
TIGGER program funds are included in Table 2. Grantees selected for 
competitive discretionary funding should work with their FTA regional 
office to finalize the application in FTA's Transportation Electronic 
Award Management (TEAM) system, so that funds can be obligated 
expeditiously. Funds must be used for the purposes specified in the 
competitive application. Clean Fuels and Bus projects can be funded at 
up to 83 percent Federal share for eligible vehicle purchases. The 83 
percent share is a blended figure representing 80 percent of the 
vehicle and 90 percent of the vehicle-related equipment to be acquired 
in compliance with the Clean Air Act. The 83 percent share does not 
apply to facilities, for which the costs are more variable. The 
eligibility of facility-related cost element at the 90 percent share 
will be reviewed for eligibility of the higher Federal share on a case-
by-case basis as part of the grant application process. The FY 2010 
Appropriations Act allows a 90 percent Federal share for total cost of 
a biodiesel bus and 90 percent Federal share for the net capital cost 
of factory installed hybrid electric propulsion systems and any 
equipment related to such a system. TIGGER projects can be funded at up 
to 100 percent Federal share. A discretionary project identification 
number has been assigned to each project for tracking purposes and must 
be used in the TEAM application. Selected projects have pre-award

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authority as of November 4, 2010. Post-award reporting requirements 
include submission of the Financial Federal Report and Milestone 
reports in TEAM as appropriate (see FTA.C.5010.1D). Recipients of 
TIGGER funds must report on an annual basis: (1) Actual annual energy 
consumed within the project scope attributable to the investment for 
the energy consumption projects; (2) actual greenhouse gas emissions 
within the project scope attributable to the investment for greenhouse 
gas reduction projects; and, (3) actual annual reductions or increase 
in operating costs to the investment for all projects.
    The grantee must comply with all applicable Federal statutes, 
regulations, executive orders, FTA circulars, and other Federal 
administrative requirements in carrying out the project supported by 
the FTA grant. The Clean Fuels Grant and Bus program funds allocated in 
this announcement must be obligated in a grant by September 30, 2013. 
The TIGGER funds allocated in this announcement must be obligated by 
September 30, 2012.

    Issued in Washington, DC, this 26th day of January, 2011.
Peter Rogoff,
Administrator.

Appendix

                  FTA Regional and Metropolitan Offices
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Mary E. Mello, Regional Administrator,   Robert C. Patrick, Regional
 Region 1--Boston, Kendall Square, 55     Administrator, Region 6--Ft.
 Broadway, Suite 920, Cambridge, MA       Worth, 819 Taylor Street, Room
 02142-1093, Tel. 617-494-2055.           8A36, Ft. Worth, TX 76102,
                                          Tel. 817-978-0550.
States served: Connecticut, Maine,       States served: Arkansas,
 Massachusetts, New Hampshire, Rhode      Louisiana, Oklahoma, New
 Island, and Vermont.                     Mexico and Texas.
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Brigid Hynes-Cherin, Regional            Mokhtee Ahmad, Regional
 Administrator, Region 2--New York, One   Administrator, Region 7--
 Bowling Green, Room 429, New York, NY    Kansas City, MO, 901 Locust
 10004-1415, Tel. 212-668-2170.           Street, Room 404, Kansas City,
                                          MO 64106, Tel. 816-329-3920.
States served: New Jersey, New York....  States served: Iowa, Kansas,
                                          Missouri, and Nebraska.
New York Metropolitan Office, Region 2--
 New York, One Bowling Green, Room 428,
 New York, NY 10004-1415, Tel. 212-668-
 2202.
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Letitia Thompson, Regional               Terry Rosapep, Regional
 Administrator, Region 3--Philadelphia,   Administrator, Region 8--
 1760 Market Street, Suite 500,           Denver, 12300 West Dakota
 Philadelphia, PA 19103-4124, Tel. 215-   Ave., Suite 310, Lakewood, CO
 656-7100.                                80228-2583, Tel. 720-963-3300.
States served: Delaware, Maryland,       States served: Colorado,
 Pennsylvania, Virginia, West Virginia,   Montana, North Dakota, South
 and District of Columbia.                Dakota, Utah, and Wyoming.
Philadelphia Metropolitan Office,
 Region 3--Philadelphia, 1760 Market
 Street, Suite 500, Philadelphia, PA
 19103-4124, Tel. 215-656-7070.
Washington, D.C. Metropolitan Office,
 1990 K Street, NW., Room 510,
 Washington, DC 20006, Tel. 202-219-
 3562.
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Yvette Taylor, Regional Administrator,   Leslie T. Rogers, Regional
 Region 4--Atlanta, 230 Peachtreet        Administrator, Region 9--San
 Street, NW., Suite 800, Atlanta, GA      Francisco, 201 Mission Street,
 30303, Tel. 404-865-5600.                Room 1650, San Francisco, CA
                                          94105-1926, Tel. 415-744-3133.
States served: Alabama, Florida,         States served: American Samoa,
 Georgia, Kentucky, Mississippi, North    Arizona, California, Guam,
 Carolina, Puerto Rico, South Carolina,   Hawaii, Nevada, and the
 Tennessee, and Virgin Islands.           Northern Mariana Islands.
                                         Los Angeles Metropolitan
                                          Office, Region 9--Los Angeles,
                                          888 S. Figueroa Street, Suite
                                          1850, Los Angeles, CA 90017-
                                          1850, Tel. 213-202-3952.
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Marisol Simon, Regional Administrator,   Rick Krochalis, Regional
 Region 5--Chicago, 200 West Adams        Administrator, Region 10--
 Street, Suite 320, Chicago, IL 60606,    Seattle, Jackson Federal
 Tel. 312-353-2789.                       Building, 915 Second Avenue,
                                          Suite 3142, Seattle, WA 98174-
                                          1002, Tel. 206-220-7954.
States served: Illinois, Indiana,        States served: Alaska, Idaho,
 Michigan, Minnesota, Ohio, and           Oregon, and Washington.
 Wisconsin.
Chicago Metropolitan Office, Region 5--
 Chicago, 200 West Adams Street, Suite
 320, Chicago, IL 60606, Tel. 312-353-
 2789.
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