[Federal Register Volume 77, Number 90 (Wednesday, May 9, 2012)]
[Notices]
[Pages 27277-27278]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Printing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2012-11203]


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DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION

Federal Transit Administration


FTA Supplemental Fiscal Year 2012 Apportionments, Allocations, 
and Program Information

AGENCY: Federal Transit Administration (FTA), DOT.

ACTION: Notice.

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SUMMARY: The Federal Transit Administration (FTA) annually publishes 
one or more notices apportioning funds appropriated by law. In some 
cases, if less than a full year of funds is available, FTA publishes 
multiple partial apportionment notices. This notice is the second 
notice announcing partial apportionment for programs funded with Fiscal 
Year (FY) 2012 contract authority because the current authorization of 
FTA's programs provides contract authority for the period October 1, 
2011 through June 30, 2012.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: For general information about this 
notice contact Kimberly Sledge, Acting Director, Office of Transit 
Programs, at (202) 366-2053. Please contact the appropriate FTA 
regional office for any specific requests for information or technical 
assistance. A list of FTA regional offices and contact information is 
available on the FTA Web site at http://www.fta.dot.gov.

I. Overview

    FTA's current authorization, the Safe, Accountable, Flexible, 
Efficient, Transportation Equity Act: A Legacy for Users (SAFETEA-LU), 
expired September 30, 2009. Since that time, Congress has enacted 
short-term extensions allowing FTA to continue its current programs. 
The Surface Transportation Extension Act of 2012, Public Law 112-102, 
continues the authorization of the Federal transit programs of the U.S. 
Department of Transportation (DOT) through June 30, 2012. It extends 
contract authority for the Formula and Bus Grants programs at 
approximately seventy-five percent of the FY 2011 levels until June 30 
2012.
    Additionally, FTA's full-year appropriations bill (Pub. L. 112-055, 
the Consolidated and Further Continuing Appropriations Act, 2012), 
hereinafter (``Appropriations Act, 2012'') was enacted in November 
2011, giving FTA appropriated resources for all of FY 2012 for 
Administrative Expenses, Capital Investment Grants, and Research 
programs and grants to the Washington Metropolitan Area Transportation 
Authority. The Appropriations Act, 2012 also provides a full fiscal 
year obligation limitation on any contract authority that is made 
available to FTA programs funded from the Mass Transit Account of the 
Highway Trust Fund during this fiscal year.
    On January 11, 2012, FTA published an apportionments notice that 
apportioned the FY 2012 authorized contract authority among potential 
program recipients based on contract authority that was available from 
October 1, 2011 through March 31, 2012 (see Federal Register Volume 77, 
No.7). That notice also provided relevant information about the FY 2012 
funding available, program requirements, period of availability, prior 
year unobligated balances, and other related program information and 
highlights. A copy of that notice and accompanying tables can be found 
on the FTA Web site at http://www.fta.dot.gov/apportionments.

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    This document apportions the currently available FY 2012 authorized 
contract authority among potential program recipients according to 
statutory formulas in 49 U.S.C. Chapter 53 and allocates Section 5309 
Bus and Bus Facilities funds to bus testing and the Fuel Cell program.
    Tables displaying the funds available to eligible states and 
urbanized areas have been posted on FTA's Web site at http://www.fta.dot.gov/apportionments. The table below displays funds 
allocated to bus testing and the Fuel Cell program. FTA will issue a 
supplemental notice at a later date if additional contract authority 
becomes available. This notice does not include reprogramming of 
discretionary funds that lapsed to the designated project as of 
September 30, 2011 or the allocation of FY 2012 discretionary 
resources.

                                   FY 2012 Bus and Bus Facilities Allocations
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                                                                                                      Amount
                  State                           Project ID           Project description/name      allocated
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CA, GA, MA..............................  E2012-BUSP-018............  Fuel Cell Bus Program.....     $13,500,000
PA......................................  E2012-BUSP-019............  Bus Testing...............       3,000,000
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    FY 2012 Total.......................  ..........................  ..........................      16,500,000
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    Issued in Washington, DC, this 4th day of May 2012.
Peter Rogoff,
Administrator.
[FR Doc. 2012-11203 Filed 5-8-12; 8:45 am]
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