[Federal Register Volume 76, Number 215 (Monday, November 7, 2011)]
[Notices]
[Pages 68819-68828]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Printing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2011-28774]


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DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION

Federal Transit Administration


State of Good Repair Bus and Bus Facilities Discretionary Program 
Funds

AGENCY: Federal Transit Administration (FTA), DOT.

ACTION: State of Good Repair Bus and Bus Facilities 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 with 
Section 5309 Bus and Bus Facilities program funds in support of the 
State of Good Repair (SGR) Initiative, which was announced in the State 
of Good Repair

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Initiative Notice of Funding Availability on June 24, 2011. The SGR 
Initiative makes funds available to public transit providers to finance 
capital projects to replace, rehabilitate, and purchase buses and 
related equipment and to construct bus-related facilities, including 
programs of bus and bus-related projects for assistance to 
subrecipients that are public agencies, private companies engaged in 
public transportation, or private non-profit organizations. 
Additionally, the SGR Initiative makes funds available for Transit 
Asset Management systems.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Successful and unsuccessful 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 the Bus and Bus 
Facilities program contact Samuel Snead, Office of Program Management, 
at (202) 366-1089, email: Samuel.Snead@dot.gov, or Kimberly Sledge, 
Office of Program Management, at (202) 366-2053, email: 
Kimberly.Sledge@dot.gov.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: A total of $750 million was available for 
FTA's SGR Initiative. A total of 519 proposals requested $3.56 billion, 
indicating significant demand for funds. Project proposals were 
evaluated based on the criteria detailed in the June 24, 2011 Notice of 
Funding Availability. In selecting projects for funding using Bus 
Program funds, FTA ensured that at least 5.5 percent of the FY 2011 
Section 5309 funds, or $53.5 million, is being allocated to projects 
that are not in urbanized areas. Additionally, at least $35 million is 
being allocated for intermodal terminal projects. The projects selected 
and shown in Table 1 will provide funds to help maintain the nation's 
public transportation bus fleet, infrastructure, and equipment in a 
state of good repair.
    Project Implementation: Grantees selected for competitive 
discretionary funding should work with their FTA regional office to 
finalize the grant application FTA's Transportation Electronic Award 
Management system (TEAM) for the projects identified in the attached 
table and so that funds can be obligated expeditiously. FTA funds may 
only be used for eligible purposes defined under 49 U.S.C. 5309(b)(3) 
and described in FTA C. 9030.1C. In cases where the allocation amount 
is less than the proposer's requested amount, grantees should work with 
the regional office to reduce scope or scale the project such that a 
complete phase or project is accomplished. 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 authority as of October 17, 2011.
    Post-award reporting requirements include submission of the Federal 
Financial Report (FFR) and Milestone Report in TEAM as appropriate (see 
FTA.C.5010.1D).
    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. FTA emphasizes that grantees must follow all third-party 
procurement guidance, as described in FTA.C.4220.1F. Funds allocated in 
this announcement must be obligated in a grant by September 30, 2014.

    Issued in Washington, DC, this 2nd day of November 2011.
Peter Rogoff,
Administrator.

Appendix

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