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Federal Transit Administration (FTA), Federal Highway Administration (FHWA), DOT.


Notice of designation.


The Federal Transit Administration (FTA) and the Federal Highway Administration (FHWA) are announcing that all urbanized areas (UZAs) with populations greater than 200,000 as determined by the 2000 Census, are hereby designated as Transportation Management Areas (TMAs). The FTA and the FHWA are taking this action in compliance with the agencies' authorizing statutes, 23 U.S.C. 134, and 49 U.S.C. 5305. This action supersedes the agencies' designations of TMAs made in the Federal Register on May 18, 1992, at 57 FR 21160.


This notice is effective July 8, 2002.

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For FTA related questions, Paul L. Verchinski, Office of Planning Operations (TPL-11), (202) 366-1626, Federal Transit Administration, 400 Seventh Street SW., Washington, DC 20590. e-mail: Scott Biehl, Office of Chief Counsel (TCC), (202) 366-4063, Federal Transit Administration, 400 Seventh Street SW., Washington, DC 20590. e-mail: Office hours for the FTA are from 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m., e.t., Monday through Friday, except Federal holidays.

For FHWA related questions, Sheldon Edner, Office of Metropolitan Planning (HEPM), (202) 366-4066, Federal Highway Administration, 400 Seventh Street SW., Washington, DC 20590. e-mail: Reid Alsop, Office of Chief Counsel (HCC), (202) 366-1371, Federal Highway Administration, 400 Seventh Street SW., Washington, DC 20590. e-mail: Office hours are from 7:45 a.m. to 4:15 p.m., e.t., Monday through Friday, except Federal holidays.

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Titles 23 and 49 of the United States Code (23 U.S.C. 134 (i), and 49 U.S.C. 5305, respectively) require the Secretary of Transportation to designate urbanized areas over 200,000 population as Transportation Management Areas Start Printed Page 45174(TMAs). A number of Census Bureau defined areas across the United States have recently exceeded 200,000 in population as determined by the 2000 Census. Accordingly, this notice hereby designates such areas as TMAs. Designated TMAs are subject to special planning and programming requirements. The FTA and the FHWA have developed a series of “Questions and Answers” related to applying 2000 Census data to Urbanized and Urban areas in the FTA and FHWA planning processes. More information can be found at​planning/​census/​faqa2cdt.htm or​library/​planning/​census/​qa.html. These requirements apply to the metropolitan planning area that must be determined jointly under 23 U.S.C. 134(c), and 49 U.S.C 5303(d).

Additional areas shall be designated as TMAs upon request of the Governor and the MPO or affected local officials. Notification of any additional TMAs will be issued through a Secretarial Memorandum to the appropriate State Governors and MPOs, not as a notice published in the Federal Register. The UZAs with populations over 200,000, which are hereby designated as TMAs, are listed below. Three areas were previously designated TMAs at Gubernatorial request; Santa Barbara, California; Southern New Jersey, New Jersey; and Petersburg, Virginia. Of these three areas, only Santa Barbara, California did not meet the statutory population threshold for formal designation. However, Santa Barbara continues to be designated as a TMA as a result of the previous request.

There have been significant changes in the Census 2000 universe of urbanized areas from those defined, based on the 1990 census and criteria. These changes include new areas, areas formed by splits or mergers, name changes, and areas with significant boundary changes.

For multi-state urbanized areas over 200,000 population, the urbanized area is listed under the State with the largest share of the population. However, the TMA designation applies to the entire multi-state urbanized area. Montgomery, Alabama was previously designated a TMA, but fell below 200,000 in population and thus no longer meets the minimum population threshold to be classified as a TMA and is not included in the list of TMAs. Lorain-Elyria, Ohio was also previously designated as a TMA but is not included in the current list, since its Census designated population no longer meets the 200,000 threshold after a portion of the area has been absorbed by another, larger TMA (Cleveland).

The Census Bureau defined the Census 2000 urbanized areas using the criteria published in the Federal Register on March 15, 2002 (67 FR 11663). As a result of using these definitions, there were significant changes in the Census 2000 universe of urbanized areas from those defined, based on the 1990 census and criteria. A detailed description of the terminology and changes noted in the column entitled “Area Comparison to 1990 Census TMAs” is presented in the Census Bureau's notice of “Qualifying Urban Areas for Census 2000” in the Federal Register on May 1, 2002 (67 FR 21961).

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Authority: 23 U.S.C. 315; 23 U.S.C. 134(i), 49 U.S.C. 5305, 49 CFR 1.48 and 1.51.

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Issued on: July 1, 2002.

Jennifer L. Dorn,

Federal Transit Administrator.

Mary E. Peters,

Federal Highway Administrator.

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State/urbanized area (UZA)UZA 2000 populationArea comparison to 1990 Census TMAs; population
Birmingham, AL663,615No change.
Mobile, AL317,605No change.
Huntsville, AL213,253New TMA.
State Total1,194,473
Anchorage, AK225,744Reduced in Geographic Area.
State Total225,744
Phoenix—Mesa, AZ2,907,049No change.
Tucson, AZ720,425Reduced in Geographic Area.
State Total3,627,474
Little Rock, AR360,331Name Change.
State Total360,331
Los Angeles—Long Beach—Santa Ana, CA11,789,487TMA formed by UA split.
San Francisco—Oakland, CA2,995,769Increased in Geographic Area.
San Diego, CA2,674,436No change.
San Jose, CA1,538,312Reduced in Geographic Area.
Riverside—San Bernardino, CA1,506,816No change.
Sacramento, CA1,393,498No change.
Fresno, CA554,923No change.
Concord, CA552,624TMA formed by UA split.
Mission Viejo, CA533,015TMA formed by UA split.
Bakersfield, CA396,125No change.
Oxnard, CA337,591TMA formed by UA split.
Stockton, CA313,392No change.
Modesto, CA310,945No change.
Santa Rosa, CA285,408New TMA.
Lancaster—Palmdale, CA263,532New TMA.
Indio—Cathedral City—Palm Springs, CA254,856TMA formed by UA merger with Name Change.
San Rafael—Novato, CA232,836TMA formed by UA split.
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Temecula—Murrieta, CA229,810No change.
Antioch, CA217,591New TMA with Name Change.
Thousand Oaks, CA210,990TMA formed by UA split.
Victorville—Hesperia—Apple Valley, CA200,436New TMA with Name Change.
State Total26,792,392
Denver—Aurora, CO1,984,887Name Change.
Colorado Springs, CO466,122No change.
Fort Collins, CO206,633New TMA.
State Total2,657,642
Bridgeport—Stamford, CT—NY888,890TMA formed by UA merger with Name Change.
Hartford, CT851,535TMA formed by UA merger with Name Change.
New Haven, CT531,314Name Change.
State Total2,271,739
State Total
District of Columbia
Washington, DC—VA—MD3,933,920Name Change.
State Total3,933,920
Miami, FL4,919,036TMA formed by UA merger with Name Change.
Tampa—St. Petersburg, FL2,062,339Name Change.
Orlando, FL1,157,431Reduced in Geographic Area.
Jacksonville, FL882,295No change.
Sarasota—Bradenton, FL559,229No change.
Palm Bay—Melbourne, FL393,289No change.
Cape Coral, FL329,757Name Change.
Pensacola, FL-AL323,783Name Change.
Port St. Lucie, FL270,774TMA formed by UA merger with Name Change.
Daytona Beach—Port Orange, FL255,353Name Change.
Bonita Springs—Naples, FL221,251New TMA with Name Change.
Tallahassee, FL204,260New TMA.
State Total11,578,797
Atlanta, GA3,499,840No change.
Augusta—Richmond County, GA—SC335,630Name Change.
Columbus, GA—AL242,324No change.
Savannah, GA208,886New TMA, Reduced in Geographic Area.
State Total4,286,680
Honolulu, HI718,182No change.
State Total718,182
Boise City, ID272,625New TMA.
State Total272,625
Chicago, IL—IN8,307,904TMA formed by UA merger with Name Change.
Rockford, IL270,414Increased in Geographic Area.
Peoria, IL247,172No change.
Round Lake Beach—McHenry—Grayslake, IL—WI226,848New TMA.
State Total9,052,338
Indianapolis, IN1,218,919No change.
Fort Wayne, IN287,759No change.
South Bend, IN—MI276,498Name Change.
Evansville, IN—KY211,989New TMA.
State Total1,995,165
Des Moines, IA370,505No change.
Davenport, IA—IL270,626Name Change.
State Total641,131
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Wichita, KS422,301No change.
State Total422,301
Louisville, KY—IN863,582No change.
Lexington—Fayette, KY250,994No change.
State Total1,114,576
New Orleans, LA1,009,283No change.
Baton Rouge, LA479,019No change.
Shreveport, LA275,213No change.
State Total1,763,515
State Total
Baltimore2,076,354TMA formed by UA merger with Name Change.
State Total2,076,354
Boston, MA—NH—RI4,032,484TMA formed by UA merger with Name Change.
Springfield, MA—CT573,610No change.
Worcester, MA—CT429,882No change.
Barnstable Town, MA243,667New TMA.
State Total5,279,643
Detroit, MI3,903,377No change.
Grand Rapids, MI539,080No change.
Flint, MI365,096No change.
Lansing, MI300,032Name Change.
Ann Arbor, MI283,904No change.
State Total5,391,489
Minneapolis—St. Paul, MN2,388,593No change.
State Total2,388,593
Jackson, MS292,637Reduced in Geographic Area.
Gulfport—Biloxi, MS205,754New TMA.
State Total498,391
St. Louis, MO—IL2,077,662No change.
Kansas City, MO—KS1,361,744TMA formed by UA split.
Springfield, MO215,004New TMA.
State Total3,654,410
State Total
Omaha, NE—IA626,623No change.
Lincoln, NE226,582New TMA.
State Total853,205
Las Vegas, NV1,314,357No change.
Reno, NV303,689No change.
State Total1,618,046
New Hampshire
State Total
New Jersey
Atlantic City, NJ227,180New TMA.
Trenton, NJ268,472Name Change.
State Total495,652
New Mexico
Albuquerque, NM598,191No change.
State Total598,191
New York
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New York—Newark, NY—NJ—CT17,799,861Name Change, Reduced in Geographic Area.
Buffalo, NY976,703Name Change.
Rochester, NY694,396No change.
Albany, NY558,947Name Change.
Syracuse, NY402,267No change.
Poughkeepsie—Newburgh, NY351,982TMA formed by UA merger with Name Change.
State Total20,784,156
North Carolina
Charlotte, NC—SC758,927Name Change, Increased in Geographic Area.
Raleigh, NC541,527No change.
Winston-Salem, NC299,290New TMA.
Durham, NC287,796No change.
Fayetteville, NC276,368No change.
Greensboro, NC267,884New TMA.
Asheville, NC221,570New TMA.
State Total2,653,362
North Dakota
State Total
Cleveland, OH1,786,647No change.
Cincinnati, OH—KY—IN1,503,262Name Change, Increased in Geographic Area.
Columbus, OH1,133,193No change.
Dayton, OH703,444Increased in Geographic Area.
Akron, OH570,215Reduced in Geographic Area.
Toledo, OH—MI503,008No change.
Youngstown, OH—PA417,437TMA formed by UA merger with Name Change.
Canton, OH266,595No change.
State Total6,883,801
Oklahoma City, OK747,003No change.
Tulsa, OK558,329No change.
State Total1,305,332
Portland, OR—WA1,583,138Name Change.
Eugene, OR224,049New TMA.
Salem, OR207,229New TMA.
State Total2,014,416
Philadelphia, PA—NJ—DE—MD5,149,079TMA formed by UA merger with Name Change.
Pittsburgh, PA1,753,136No change.
Allentown—Bethlehem, PA—NJ576,408Name Change.
Scranton, PA385,237Name Change.
Harrisburg, PA362,782No change.
Lancaster, PA323,554New TMA.
Reading, PA240,264New TMA.
State Total8,790,460
Rhode Island
Providence, RI—MA1,174,548TMA formed by UA merger with Name Change.
State Total1,174,548
South Carolina
Charleston—North Charleston, SC423,410Name Change.
Columbia, SC420,537No change.
Greenville, SC302,194No change.
State Total1,146,141
South Dakota
State Total
Memphis, TN—MS—AR972,091Name Change.
Nashville-Davidson, TN749,935Name Change.
Knoxville, TN419,830No change.
Chattanooga, TN—GA343,509No change.
State Total2,485,365
Dallas—Fort Worth—Arlington, TX4,145,659Name Change.
Houston, TX3,822,509Increased in Geographic Area.
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San Antonio, TX1,327,554No change.
Austin, TX901,920No change.
El Paso, TX674,801No change.
McAllen, TX523,144Name Change.
Denton—Lewisville, TX299,823TMA formed by UA merger with Name Change.
Corpus Christi, TX293,925No change.
Lubbock, TX202,225New TMA.
State Total12,191,560
Salt Lake City, UT887,650Reduced in Geographic Area.
Ogden—Layton, UT417,933Name Change, Increased in Geographic Area.
Provo—Orem, UT303,680No change.
State Total1,609,263
State Total
Virginia Beach, VA1,394,439Name Change, Reduced in Geographic Area.
Richmond, VA818,836TMA formed by UA merger with Name Change.
State Total2,213,275
Seattle, WA2,712,205TMA formed by UA split with UA merger.
Spokane, WA—ID334,858Name Change.
State Total3,047,063
West Virginia
State Total
Milwaukee, WI1,308,913No change.
Madison, WI329,533No change.
State Total1,638,446
State Total
Puerto Rico
San Juan, PR2,216,616TMA formed by UA merger with Name Change.
Aguadilla—Isabela—San Sebastian, PR299,086New TMA with Name Change.
State Total2,515,702
U.S. Totals163,700,187
U.S. & Puerto Rico Totals166,215,889
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[FR Doc. 02-16998 Filed 7-5-02; 8:45 am]