[Federal Register Volume 76, Number 40 (Tuesday, March 1, 2011)]
[Pages 11310-11312]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2011-4454]



Federal Transit Administration

Alternatives Analysis Program Discretionary Funding Allocations

AGENCY: Federal Transit Administration (FTA), DOT.

ACTION: Alternatives Analysis Program Announcement of Project 


SUMMARY: The U.S. Department of Transportation's (DOT) Federal Transit 
Administration (FTA) announces the selection of projects funded with 
unallocated Section 5339 Alternatives Analysis Program funds in support 
of DOT's Livability Initiative, which was announced in the Alternatives 
Analysis Program Notice of Funding Availability (NOFA) on May 28, 2010. 
The Alternatives Analysis Program assists potential sponsors of major 
transit capital investments (``New Starts'' and ``Small Starts'' 
projects) in the evaluation of all reasonable modal and multimodal 
alternatives and general alignment options to address transportation 
needs in a defined travel corridor. Through these funding awards, FTA 
will support a limited number of alternatives analyses, or technical 
work conducted as part of proposed or on-going alternatives analyses, 
that seek to advance major transit investments that foster the six 
livability principles of the DOT-HUD-EPA Partnership for Sustainable 

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Successful applicants should contact 
the appropriate FTA Regional office (Appendix A) for specific 
information regarding applying for the funds. For general information 
on the Alternatives Analysis Program, contact Kenneth Cervenka, Office 
of Planning and Environment, at (202) 493-0512 or 

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: A total of $25,700,000 was available for 
FTA's Alternatives Analysis Program. A total of $73,027,950 was 
requested for 67 projects, indicating significant demand for funds. 
Project proposals were

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evaluated based on the criteria detailed in the May 28, 2010 NOFA. The 
alternatives analysis proposals selected and shown in Table I will 
advance proposed transit investments that would provide more 
transportation choices, improve economic competitiveness, support 
existing communities, create partnerships and enhance the value of 
communities and neighborhoods.
    Grantees selected for competitive discretionary funding should work 
with their FTA regional office to finalize the application in FTA's 
Transportation Electronic Award Management system (TEAM) so that funds 
can be obligated expeditiously. Funds must be used for the purposes 
specified in the competitive application. A discretionary project 
identification number has been assigned to each project for tracking 
purposes and must be used in the TEAM application. Pre-award authority 
is granted as of December 21, 2010.
    Post-award reporting requirements include submission of the 
Financial Federal Report and Milestone reports 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 activities supported by 
the FTA grant. The grantee must initiate the alternatives analysis 
within 12 months of grant approval unless activities are already 
underway. Funds allocated in this announcement must be obligated in a 
grant by September 30, 2013.

    Issued in Washington, DC, this 23rd day of February, 2011.
Peter Rogoff,

Appendix A

FTA Regional and Metropolitan Offices

Mary E. Mello, Regional Administrator,   Robert C. Patrick, Regional
 Region 1--Boston, Kendall Square, 55     Administrator, Region 6--Ft.
 Broadway, Suite 920, Cambridge, MA       Worth, 819 Taylor Street, Room
 02142-1093, Tel. 617-494-2055.           8A36, Ft. Worth, TX 76102,
                                          Tel. 817-978-0550.
States served: Connecticut, Maine,       States served: Arkansas,
 Massachusetts, New Hampshire, Rhode      Louisiana, Oklahoma, New
 Island, and Vermont.                     Mexico and Texas.
Brigid Hynes-Cherin, Regional            Mokhtee Ahmad, Regional
 Administrator, Region 2--New York, One   Administrator, Region 7--
 Bowling Green, Room 429, New York, NY    Kansas City, MO, 901 Locust
 10004-1415, Tel. 212-668-2170.           Street, Room 404, Kansas City,
                                          MO 64106, Tel. 816-329-3920.
States served: New Jersey, New York....  States served: Iowa, Kansas,
                                          Missouri, and Nebraska.
New York Metropolitan Office, Region 2-- ...............................
 New York, One Bowling Green, Room 428,
 New York, NY 10004-1415, Tel. 212-668-
Letitia Thompson, Regional               Terry Rosapep, Regional
 Administrator, Region 3--Philadelphia,   Administrator, Region 8--
 1760 Market Street, Suite 500,           Denver, 12300 West Dakota
 Philadelphia, PA 19103-4124, Tel. 215-   Ave., Suite 310, Lakewood, CO
 656-7100.                                80228-2583, Tel. 720-963-3300.
States served: Delaware, Maryland,       States served: Colorado,
 Pennsylvania, Virginia, West             Montana, North Dakota, South
 Virginia,, and District of Columbia.     Dakota, Utah, and Wyoming.
Philadelphia Metropolitan Office,
 Region 3--Philadelphia, 1760 Market
 Street, Suite 500, Philadelphia, PA
 19103-4124, Tel. 215-656-7070.
Washington, D.C. Metropolitan Office,    ...............................
 1990 K Street, NW., Room 510,
 Washington, DC 20006, Tel. 202-219-
Yvette Taylor, Regional Administrator,   Leslie T. Rogers, Regional
 Region 4--Atlanta, 230 Peachtreet        Administrator, Region 9--San
 Street, NW., Suite 800, Atlanta, GA      Francisco, 201 Mission Street,
 30303, Tel. 404-865-5600.                Room 1650, San Francisco, CA
                                          94105-1926, Tel. 415-744-3133.
States served: Alabama, Florida,         States served: American Samoa,
 Georgia, Kentucky, Mississippi, North    Arizona, California, Guam,
 Carolina, Puerto Rico, South Carolina,   Hawaii, Nevada, and the
 Tennessee, and Virgin Islands.           Northern Mariana 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 Administrator,   Rick Krochalis, Regional
 Region 5--Chicago, 200 West Adams        Administrator, Region 10--
 Street, Suite 320, Chicago, IL 60606,    Seattle, Jackson Federal
 Tel. 312-353-2789.                       Building, 915 Second Avenue,
                                          Suite 3142, Seattle, WA 98174-
                                          1002, Tel. 206-220-7954.
States served: Illinois, Indiana,        States served: Alaska, Idaho,
 Michigan, Minnesota, Ohio, and           Oregon, and Washington.
Chicago Metropolitan Office, Region 5--
 Chicago, 200 West Adams Street, Suite
 320, Chicago, IL 60606, Tel. 312-353-

                                Table I--Alternatives Analysis Project Selections
     State              Project ID                 Recipient             Project description        Allocation
CA              D2010-ALTA-06001           Los Angeles County         Van Nuys Corridor and           $2,000,000
                 ($1,336,500) and D2010-    Metropolitan               Other Regional Transit
                 ALTA-07001 ($663,500).     Transportation Authority.  Projects.
CO              D2010-ALTA-07002.........  City and County of Denver  East Colfax Avenue.......        2,000,000
DC              D2010-ALTA-07003.........  District Department of     DC Streetcar Alignment           1,000,000
                                            Transportation.            and Vehicle Propulsion
FL              D2010-ALTA-07004.........  Central Florida Regional   Osceola County Corridor..          800,000
FL              D2010-ALTA-07005.........  City of Tallahassee--      Future Transit System              400,000
                                            StarMetro.                 Development.
FL              D2010-ALTA-07006.........  Gainesville Regional       Bus Rapid Transit........          425,000
                                            Transit System.
GA              D2010-ALTA-09001.........  Cobb County Department of  Northwest Atlanta                1,360,000
                                            Transportation.            Corridor.

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GA              D2010-ALTA-09002.........  Gwinnett County..........  I-85 Corridor............          600,000
IL              D2010-ALTA-09003.........  Chicago Transit Authority  Western Corridor.........        1,600,000
MN              D2010-ALTA-09004.........  City of Minneapolis......  Nicollet-Central Urban             900,000
MN              D2010-ALTA-09005.........  Dakota County Regional     Robert Street Transitway.        1,180,000
                                            Railroad Authority.
MO              D2010-ALTA-09006.........  Mid-America Regional       Jackson County/Kansas            1,800,000
                                            Council.                   City Regional.
NE              D2010-ALTA-09007.........  Transit Authority of the   Omaha Downtown/Midtown...          700,000
                                            City of Omaha.
NY              D2010-ALTA-09008.........  New York City Department   La Guardia Airport               1,250,000
                                            of Transportation.         Transit Corridor.
OH              D2010-ALTA-09009.........  Central Ohio Transit       Northeast Corridor.......          300,000
OR              D2010-ALTA-001...........  Portland Area              Southwest Corridor.......        2,000,000
                                            District (Metro).
RI              D2010-ALTA-002...........  Rhode Island Public        Extension of Providence            160,000
                                            Transit Authority.         Core Community Connector
TN              D2010-ALTA-003...........  Nashville Metropolitan     Broadway/West End                1,180,000
                                            Transit Authority.         Corridor.
TX              D2010-ALTA-004...........  Capital Metropolitan       North Central Corridor...        1,975,000
                                            Transportation Authority.
TX              D2010-ALTA-005...........  Dallas Area Rapid Transit  D2 AA/EIS................          700,000
TX              D2010-ALTA-006...........  VIA Metropolitan Transit.  VIA Metropolitan Transit--         900,000
                                                                       Urban Circulator Program.
UT              D2010-ALTA-007...........  Salt Lake City             Downtown Salt Lake City            470,000
                                            Corporation.               Streetcar.
WA              D2010-ALTA-07007           Sound Transit............  Sound Transit North              2,000,000
                 ($200,500); D2010-ALTA-                               Corridor.
                 09010 ($121,875); D2010-
                 ALTA-008 ($1,648,288)
                 and D2010-ALTA-08001
    Total                                                                                            $25,700,000

[FR Doc. 2011-4454 Filed 2-28-11; 8:45 am]