[Federal Register Volume 77, Number 138 (Wednesday, July 18, 2012)]
[Notices]
[Pages 42359-42360]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Printing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2012-17447]


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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 announces the full 
fiscal year (FY) 2012 contract authority, for programs authorized under 
the Safe, Accountable, Flexible, Efficient, Transportation Equity Act: 
A Legacy for Users (SAFETEA-LU).

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: For general information about this 
notice contact Jamie Pfister, 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, Part II, Found in 
Division G of Moving Ahead for Progress in the 21st Century (MAP-21), 
Public Law 112-141, continues the authorization of the Federal transit 
programs of the U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT) through 
September 30, 2012. It extends contract authority for the Formula and 
Bus Grants programs totaling $8,360,565,000 until September 30, 2012. 
The provisions and funding levels of MAP-21 become effective on October 
1, 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, providing FTA appropriated General Fund 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 provided a 
full fiscal year obligation limitation of $8,360,565,000 on contract 
authority 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

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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.
    On May 9, 2012, FTA published a supplemental apportionments notice 
that apportioned the FY 2012 authorized contract authority based on the 
authority that was available from October 1, 2011 through June 30, 2012 
based on the Surface Transportation Extension Act of 2012, Public Law 
112-102, which continued the authorization of the Federal transit 
programs of the U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT) through June 
30, 2012 and extended contract authority for the Formula and Bus Grants 
programs at approximately seventy-five percent of the FY 2011 levels 
until June 30 2012. Copies of the January 11 and May 9 notices and 
accompanying tables can be found on the FTA Web site at 
http:[sol][sol]www.fta.dot.gov/apportionments.
    This document apportions the full FY 2012 authorized contract 
authority of $8,360,565,000 among potential program recipients 
according to statutory formulas in 49 U.S.C. Chapter 53 as authorized 
under SAFETEA-LU. Tables displaying the funds available to eligible 
states and urbanized areas have been posted on FTA's Web site at 
http:[sol][sol]www.fta.dot.gov/apportionments.
    Beginning in FY 2013, FTA will apportion funds made available under 
the formula programs authorized under MAP-21 and based on the statutory 
formulas included in MAP-21. FTA will also use urbanized area and 
demographic data from the 2010 Census beginning in the FY 2013 
apportionments.
    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.

    Issued in Washington, DC, this 13th day of July 2012.
Peter Rogoff,
Administrator.
[FR Doc. 2012-17447 Filed 7-17-12; 8:45 am]
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