[Federal Register Volume 75, Number 239 (Tuesday, December 14, 2010)]
[Page 77954]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2010-31374]



Federal Transit Administration

Transfer of Federally Assisted Facility

AGENCY: Federal Transit Administration, DOT.

ACTION: Notice of intent to transfer Federally assisted facility.


SUMMARY: Section 5334(h) of the Federal Transit Laws, as codified, 49 
U.S.C. 5301, et. seq., permits the Administrator of the Federal Transit 
Administration (FTA) to authorize a recipient of FTA funds to transfer 
land or a facility to a public body for any public purpose with no 
further obligation to the Federal Government if, among other things, no 
Federal agency is interested in acquiring the asset for Federal use. 
Accordingly, FTA is issuing this Notice to advise Federal agencies that 
the City of Charlottesville (City) intends to transfer a facility and 
land located at 315 4th Street, NW., Charlottesville, Virginia to the 
Charlottesville Facilities Maintenance Division of Public Works. The 
facility and land sit within a secure Public Works Yard and any other 
acquiring agency would need access to use this property.

DATES: Effective Date: Any Federal agency interested in acquiring the 
facility must notify the FTA Region III office of its interest by 
January 7, 2011.

ADDRESSES: Interested parties should notify the Regional Office by 
writing to Letitia Thompson, Regional Administrator, Federal Transit 
Administration, 1760 Market Street, Suite 500, Philadelphia, PA, 19103.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Jay M. Fox, Regional Counsel, (215) 



    49 U.S.C. 5334(h) provides guidance on the transfer of capital 
assets. Specifically, if a recipient of FTA assistance decides an asset 
acquired under this chapter at least in part with that assistance is no 
longer needed for the purpose for which it was acquired, the Secretary 
of Transportation may authorize the recipient to transfer the asset to 
a local governmental authority to be used for a public purpose with no 
further obligation to the Government. 49 U.S.C. 5334(h)(1).


    The Secretary may authorize a transfer for a public purpose other 
than mass transportation only if the Secretary decides:
    (A) The asset will remain in public use for at least 5 years after 
the date the asset is transferred;
    (B) There is no purpose eligible for assistance under this chapter 
for which the asset should be used;
    (C) The overall benefit of allowing the transfer is greater than 
the interest of the Government in liquidation and return of the 
financial interest of the Government in the asset, after considering 
fair market value and other factors; and
    (D) Through an appropriate screening or survey process, that there 
is no interest in acquiring the asset for Government use if the asset 
is a facility or land.

Federal Interest in Acquiring Land or Facility

    This document implements the requirements of 49 U.S.C. 
5334(h)(1)(D) of the Federal Transit Laws. Accordingly, FTA hereby 
provides notice of the availability of the facility further described 
below. Any Federal agency interested in acquiring the affected facility 
should promptly notify the FTA. If no Federal agency is interested in 
acquiring the existing facility, FTA will make certain that the other 
requirements specified in 49 U.S.C. Section 5334(h)(1)(A) through (C) 
are met before permitting the asset to be transferred.

Additional Description of Land or Facility

    The facility is a former bus operations and maintenance building 
situated on an approximately 41,245 square foot City-owned parcel, and 
is located at 315 4th Street, NW., in Charlottesville, Virginia. The 
building is within an area zoned M1 for light industrial use. The 
immediate area consists of residential, commercial and light industrial 
properties. The facility was previously used for transit bus operations 
and maintenance. The facility is a flex-type building which includes a 
front office and/or administration section and a large attached multi-
purpose shop or warehouse rear section, for a total building coverage 
of approximately 8,000 square feet. The facility resides on a roughly 
triangular shaped parcel consisting of perimeter dimensions of 134 feet 
on its east side, 514 feet on its south side, 0 feet on its west side 
and 508 feet on its north side. The entire facility is contained within 
the fenced and secured City of Charlottesville Public Works Yard, and 
includes no street frontage. The north side of the facility is bounded 
by the Southern Railway embankment and it is slightly inclined and 
above-grade in relation to the adjoining Public Works Yard. The railway 
embankment to the north of the buildings is steep, wooded, and at an 
elevation approximately 40 feet higher relative to the paved areas.
    The building improvements consist of concrete foundations, basic 
concrete slab floors, enameled metal side walls, sloped metal roof with 
gutters and downspouts and various entry doors and glass windows. The 
front office section has dimensions of 20 feet wide and 100 feet long 
for a total enclosed ground floor area of 2,000 square feet. The 
interior includes work areas, four individual offices, a utility room, 
a break area, two lavatory and shower rooms, small closets and storage 
rooms. The rear building section has exterior dimensions of 60 feet 
wide by 100 feet long with ground floor coverage of 6,000 square feet. 
The space is generally open, but includes a partitioned storage area of 
approximately 6,700 square feet of ground floor area with an additional 
mezzanine level of approximately 500 square feet. The rear building 
section has a concrete slab floor, exposed metal sidewalls and six 
large metal vehicular size roll-up doors. Miscellaneous site 
improvements include approximately 23,000 square feet of asphalt 
surfaced vehicular parking and maneuvering areas and assorted small 
unpaved areas. The general condition of the building appears in fair to 
good overall condition from an architectural and structural standpoint 
and is approximately 33 years old.

    Issued on December 9, 2010.
Letitia A, Thompson,
Regional Administrator.
[FR Doc. 2010-31374 Filed 12-13-10; 8:45 am]