[Federal Register Volume 76, Number 41 (Wednesday, March 2, 2011)]
[Pages 11554-11558]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2011-4569]



Federal Transit Administration

Fiscal Year 2010 Public Transportation on Indian Reservations 
Program Project Selections

AGENCY: Federal Transit Administration, DOT.

ACTION: Notice of Award.


SUMMARY: The Federal Transit Administration (FTA) announces the 
selection of projects to be funded using Fiscal Year (FY) 2010 
appropriations for the Tribal Transit Program, a program authorized by 
the Safe, Accountable, Flexible, Efficient Transportation Equity Act: A 
Legacy for Users (SAFETEA-LU), Section 3013(c).

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Contact the appropriate FTA regional 
Tribal Liaison, (Appendix) for application-specific information and 
issues. For general program information, contact Lorna R. Wilson, 
Office of Transit Programs, at (202) 366-2053, e-mail: 
Lorna.Wilson@dot.gov. A TDD is available at 1-800-877-8339 (TDD/FIRS).

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: The Tribal Transit Program (TTP) established 
by Section 3013(c) SAFETEA-LU, Public Law 109-49 (August 15, 2005), 
under 49 U.S.C. 5311(c) makes funds available to federally recognized 
Indian Tribes or Alaska Native villages, groups, or communities as 
identified by the Bureau of Indian Affairs (BIA) in the U.S. Department 
of the Interior for public transportation capital projects, operating 
costs and planning activities that are eligible costs under the 
Nonurbanized Area Formula Program (Section 5311).
    Awards: A total of $15,074,963 million was made available for FY 
2010 Tribal Transit program. This amount includes $74,963 in lapsing 
funds from previously funded projects. A total of 96 applicants 
requested $36.8 million for new transit services, enhancement or 
expansion of existing transit services, and planning studies including 
operational planning. FTA made project selections through a competitive 
process based on each applicant's responsiveness to the program 
evaluation criteria outlined in FTA's, May 13, 2010 Federal Register 
(75 FR 27114), Notice of Funding Availability: Solicitation for FY 2010 
Tribal Transit Program. FTA also took into consideration the current 
status of previously funded TTP grantees. Because of the high demand, 
many applicants selected for funding will receive less funding than 
requested, which enables FTA to support an

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increased number of meritorious applications. Where reduced funding was 
received, FTA has specified in the table of projects the scope that was 
funded. A total of 59 applications have been selected for funding. The 
projects selected will provide funding for transit planning studies 
and/or operational planning ($50,000); startup projects for new transit 
service ($2,747, 693); and for the operational expenses of existing 
transit services ($12,277,270).
    Following publication of this Notice, an FTA regional tribal 
liaison will contact each applicant selected for funding to discuss 
each tribe's specific technical assistance needs.
    In the event the contact information provided by your tribe in the 
application has changed, please contact your tribal liaison with the 
current information in order to expedite the grant award process.

    Issued in Washington, DC, this 24th day of February, 2011.
Peter Rogoff,

Appendix--FTA Regional Offices and Tribal Transit Liaisons

    Region I--Massachusetts, Rhode Island, Connecticut, New 
Hampshire, Vermont and Maine--Mary E. Mello, FTA Regional 
Administrator, Volpe National Transportation Systems Center, Kendall 
Square, 55 Broadway, Suite 920, Cambridge, MA 02142-1093, Phone: 
(617) 494-2055, Fax: (617) 494-2865, Regional Tribal Liaison(s): 
Laurie Ansaldi and Judi Molloy.
    Region II--New York, New Jersey--Brigid Hynes-Cherin, FTA 
Regional Administrator, One Bowling Green, Room 429, New York, NY 
10004-1415, Phone: (212) 668-2170, Fax: (212) 668-2136, Regional 
Tribal Liaison: Darin Allan.
    Region III--Pennsylvania, Maryland, Virginia, West Virginia, 
Delaware, Washington, DC, Letitia Thompson, FTA Regional 
Administrator, 1760 Market Street, Suite 500, Philadelphia, PA 
19103-4124, Phone: (215) 656-7100, Fax: (215) 656-7260. (NO TRIBES)
    Region IV--Georgia, North Carolina, South Carolina, Florida, 
Mississippi, Tennessee, Kentucky, Alabama, Puerto Rico, Virgin 
Islands--Yvette G. Taylor, FTA Regional Administrator, 230 Peachtree 
St., N.W., Suite 800, Atlanta, GA 30303, Tel.: 404-865-5600, Fax: 
404-865-5600, Regional Tribal Liaisons: Jamie Pfister and Tajsha 
    Region V--Illinois, Indiana, Ohio, Wisconsin, Minnesota, 
Michigan--Marisol R. Simon, FTA Regional Administrator, 200 West 
Adams Street, Suite 320, Chicago, IL 60606-5232, Phone: (312) 353-
2789, Fax: (312) 886-0351, Regional Tribal Liaisons: Joyce Taylor 
and Angelica Salgado.
    Region VI--Texas, New Mexico, Louisiana, Arkansas, Oklahoma--
Robert Patrick, FTA Regional Administrator, 819 Taylor Street, Room 
8A36, Ft. Worth, TX 76102, Phone: (817) 978-0550, Fax: (817) 978-
0575, Regional Tribal Liaison: Lynn Hayes.
    Region VII--Iowa, Nebraska, Kansas, Missouri--Mokhtee Ahmad, FTA 
Regional Administrator, 901 Locust Street, Suite 404, Kansas City, 
MO 64106, Phone: (816) 329-3920, Fax: (816) 329-3921, Regional 
Tribal Liaisons: Joni Roeseler and Cathy Monroe.
    Region VIII--Colorado, North Dakota, South Dakota, Montana, 
Wyoming, Utah--Terry Rosapep, FTA Regional Administrator, 12300 West 
Dakota Avenue, Suite 310, Lakewood, CO 80228-2583, Phone: (720) 963-
3300, Fax: (720) 963-3333, Regional Tribal Liaisons: Jennifer 
Stewart and David Beckhouse.
    Region IX--California, Arizona, Nevada, Hawaii, American Samoa, 
Guam--Leslie Rogers, FTA Regional Administrator, 201 Mission Street, 
Suite 1650, San Francisco, CA 94105-1926, Phone: (415) 744-3133, 
Fax: (415) 744-2726, Regional Tribal Liaison: Eric Eidlin.
    Region X--Washington, Oregon, Idaho, Alaska--Richard Krochalis, 
FTA Regional Administrator, Jackson Federal Building, 915 Second 
Avenue, Suite 3142, Seattle, WA 98174-1002, Phone: (206) 220-7954, 
Fax: (206) 220-7959, Regional Tribal Liaison: Bill Ramos.

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