[Federal Register Volume 77, Number 24 (Monday, February 6, 2012)]
[Proposed Rules]
[Pages 5750-5751]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Printing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2012-2565]



Federal Transit Administration

49 CFR Part 611

[Docket No. FTA-2010-0009]
RIN 2132-AB02

Major Capital Investment Projects (NPRM); Public Meetings

AGENCY: Federal Transit Administration (FTA), DOT.

ACTION: Proposed rule, Notice of Public Meeting.


SUMMARY: This document announces the dates, times, and locations of 
three public meetings and a webinar regarding the Notice of Proposed 
Rulemaking (NPRM) recently issued by the Federal Transit Administration 
(FTA) for its discretionary Major Capital Investments program (``New 
Starts'' and ``Small Starts''). During these sessions, FTA staff will 
provide information on the NPRM and answer questions from interested 

DATES: See SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION section for meeting and webinar 

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Elizabeth Day, Office of Planning and 
Environment, (202) 366-5159; for questions of a legal nature, 
Christopher Van Wyk, Office of Chief Counsel, (202) 366-1733. FTA is 
located at 1200 New Jersey Avenue SE., Washington, DC 20590. Office 
hours are from 9 a.m. to 5:30 p.m., EST, Monday through Friday, except 
Federal holidays.


SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: On January 25, 2012, FTA issued an NPRM (77 
FR 3848) that proposes a new regulatory framework for evaluation and 
rating of New Starts and Small Starts projects seeking Federal 
financial assistance. This NPRM would amend the regulations for Major 
Capital Investment Projects at 49 CFR 611. The docket for comments on 
the NPRM is open through March 26, 2012. The meetings and webinar 
listed below will provide a forum for FTA staff to make oral 
presentations on the NPRM and for participants to ask questions. 
Additionally, the sessions are intended to encourage interested parties 
and stakeholders to submit their comments directly to the official 
docket per the instructions found in the January 25, 2012, NPRM.

I. Meetings

    Information on the public outreach session meeting dates and 
addresses follows:
    1. Wednesday, February 15, 2012: Cityplace Conference Center, 10 
a.m. to 2 p.m. Central, 2711 North Haskell Avenue, Dallas Texas 75204.
    2. Thursday, February 16, 2012: San Diego County Administration 
Building, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Pacific, 1600 Pacific Highway, San Diego, 
California 92101.
    3. Thursday, February 23, 2012: MARTA Headquarters Atrium, 10 a.m. 
to 2 p.m. Eastern, 2424 Piedmont Road NE., Atlanta, Georgia 30324.

II. Webinar

    FTA will host a webinar on Tuesday, February 28, 2012. Additional 
information on the time the webinar will be held and instructions for 
obtaining access to the webinar will be posted on FTA's Web site at 

III. Format of the Meetings and Webinar

    FTA staff will make presentations on the NPRM, and participants in 
the public meetings and webinar will have an opportunity to pose 
questions to the FTA staff. Neither the three meetings nor the webinar 
will be a forum for submitting comments on the NPRM. It is the 
responsibility of individuals who wish for their comments to become 
part of the official public record to submit their comments directly to 
the official docket for the rulemaking. Instructions for doing so can 
be found in the January 25, 2012 NPRM.

III. Registration

    Registration is not required in order to attend one of the public 
meetings or participate in the webinar. To ensure adequate space and 
handouts, however, persons who intend to participate in the public 
meetings are encouraged to register for the outreach sessions on FTA's 
web site at http://www.dot.fta.gov.

[[Page 5751]]

IV. Special Accommodations

    All locations are ADA-accessible. Individuals attending a meeting 
who are hearing or visually impaired and have special requirements or 
require special assistance may contact Elizabeth Day at (202) 366-5159 
or Elizabeth.Day@dot.gov.

    Issued in Washington, DC, on this 31st day of January 2012.
Peter Rogoff,
Federal Transit Administrator.
[FR Doc. 2012-2565 Filed 2-3-12; 8:45 am]