[Federal Register Volume 77, Number 3 (Thursday, January 5, 2012)]
[Pages 547-551]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2011-33780]



Federal Transit Administration

Fiscal Year 2011 Public Transportation on Indian Reservations 
Program Project Selections

AGENCY: Federal Transit Administration, DOT.

ACTION: Tribal Transit Program announcement of project selections.


SUMMARY: The U.S. Department of Transportation's (DOT) Federal Transit 
Administration (FTA) announces the selection of projects funded with 
Section 5311 (c), Public Transportation on Indian Reservations program 
funds in support of the Tribal Transit Program. Funding was announced 
in the Tribal Transit Program (TTP) Notice of Funding Availability on 
July 25, 2011. The TTP makes funds available to federally recognized 
Indian Tribes or Alaska Native villages, groups, or communities in 
support of capital projects, operating costs, and planning activities 
for public transportation services on and around Indian reservations.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Successful and unsuccessful applicants 
should contact the appropriate FTA Regional office (Appendix A) for 
information regarding applying for the funds or program specific 
information. 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. For general program information, contact Lorna R. 
Wilson, Office of Transit Programs, at (202) 366-0893, email: 
Lorna.Wilson@dot.gov. A TDD is available at 1-(800) 877-8339 (TDD/

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: A total of $15.075 million is available for 
the FY 2011 Tribal Transit program. A total of 116 applicants requested 
$41.587 million, indicating significant demand for funds for new 
transit services, enhancement or expansion of existing transit 
services, and planning studies including operational planning. Project 
proposals were evaluated based on each applicant's responsiveness to 
the program evaluation criteria outlined in FTA's, July 25, 2011 NOFA. 
FTA also took into consideration the current status of previously 
funded applicants. A total of 67 applications have been selected for 
funding. The projects selected as shown in Table 1 will provide funding 
for transit planning studies/and or operational planning, startup 
projects for new transit service, and for the operational expenses of 
existing transit services.
    Project Implementation: Grantees selected for competitive 
discretionary funding should work with their FTA regional office to 
finalize the grant application in FTA's Transportation Electronic 
Awards Management System (TEAM) for the projects identified in Table I 
so that funds can be obligated expeditiously. FTA funds may only be 
used for eligible purposes defined under 49 U.S.C 5311 and described in 
FTA Circular 9040.1F. In cases where the allocation amount is less than 
the proposer's requested amount, grantees should work with their 
regional office to reduce scope or scale the project such that a 
completed phase or project is accomplished. A discretionary project 
identification number has been assigned to each project for tracking 
purposes and must be used in the TEAM application. The post-award 
reporting requirements include submission of the Federal Financial 
Report (FFR) and Milestone Report in TEAM as appropriate (see FTA 
Circular 9040. IF).
    The grantee must comply with all applicable Federal statutes, 
regulations, executive orders, FTA circulars, and other Federal 
requirements in carrying out the project supported by the FTA grant. 
Funds allocated in this announcement must be obligated in a grant by 
September 30, 2014.

    Issued in Washington, DC, this 29th day of December, 2011.
Peter M. Rogoff,

Appendix A

                  FTA Regional and Metropolitan Offices
Mary Beth Mello, Regional            Robert C. Patrick, Regional
 Administrator, Region 1-Boston,      Administrator, Region 6-Ft. Worth,
 Kendall Square, 55 Broadway, Suite   819 Taylor Street, Room 8A36, Ft.
 920, Cambridge, MA 02142-1093,       Worth, TX 76102, Tel. (817) 978-
 Tel. (617) 494-2055.                 0550.
Regional Tribal Liaisons: Laurie     Regional Tribal Liaison: Lynn
 Ansaldi and Judi Molloy.             Hayes.
States served: Connecticut, Maine,   States served: Arkansas, Louisiana,
 Massachusetts, New Hampshire,        Oklahoma, New Mexico and Texas.
 Rhode Island, and Vermont.
Anthony Carr, Acting Regional        Mokhtee Ahmad, Regional
 Administrator, Region 2-New York,    Administrator, Region 7-Kansas
 One Bowling Green, Room 429, New     City, MO, 901 Locust Street, Room
 York, NY 10004-1415, Tel. (212)      404, Kansas City, MO 64106, Tel.
 668-2170, Regional Tribal Liaison:   (816) 329-3920.
 Darin Allan.
States served: New Jersey, New       Regional Tribal Liaisons: Joni
 York.                                Roeseler and Cathy Monroe.
New York Metropolitan Office,        States served: Iowa, Kansas,
 Region 2-New York, One Bowling       Missouri, and Nebraska.
 Green, Room 428, New York, NY
 10004-1415, Tel. (212) 668-2202.

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Brigid Hynes-Cherin, Regional        Terry Rosapep, Regional
 Administrator, Region 3-             Administrator, Region 8-Denver,
 Philadelphia, 1760 Market Street,    12300 West Dakota Ave., Suite 310,
 Suite 500, Philadelphia, PA 19103-   Lakewood, CO 80228-2583, Tel.
 4124, Tel. (215) 656-7100.           (720) 963-3300.
States served: Delaware, Maryland,   Regional Tribal Liaisons: Jennifer
 Pennsylvania, Virginia, West         Stewart and David Beckhouse.
 Virginia, and District of
Washington, D.C. Metropolitan        States served: Colorado, Montana,
 Office, 1990 K Street, NW., Room     North Dakota, South Dakota, Utah,
 510, Washington, DC 20006, Tel.      and Wyoming.
 (202) 219-3562.
Yvette Taylor, Regional              Leslie T. Rogers, Regional
 Administrator, Region 4-Atlanta,     Administrator, Region 9-San
 230 Peachtree Street, NW Suite       Francisco, 201 Mission Street,
 800, Atlanta, GA 30303, Tel. (404)   Room 1650, San Francisco, CA 94105-
 865-5600.                            1926, Tel. (415) 744-3133.
Regional Tribal Liaison: Tajsha      Regional Tribal Liaison: Eric
 LaShore                              Eidlin.
States served: Alabama, Florida,      States served: American Samoa,
 Georgia, Kentucky, Mississippi,      Arizona, California, Guam, Hawaii,
 North Carolina, Puerto Rico, South   Nevada, and the Northern Mariana
 Carolina, Tennessee, and Virgin      Islands.
                                     Los Angeles Metropolitan Office,
                                      Region 9-Los Angeles, 888 S.
                                      Figueroa Street, Suite 1850, Los
                                      Angeles, CA 90017-1850, Tel. (213)
Marisol Simon, Regional              Rick Krochalis, Regional
 Administrator, Region 5-Chicago,     Administrator, Region 10-Seattle,
 200 West Adams Street, Suite 320,    Jackson Federal Building, 915
 Chicago, IL 60606, Tel. (312) 353-   Second Avenue, Suite 3142,
 2789.                                Seattle, WA 98174-1002, Tel. (206)
Regional Tribal Liaisons: Joyce      Regional Tribal Liaison: Bill
 Taylor and Angelica Salgado          Ramos.
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) 353-2789.


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