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FTA Fiscal Year 2003 Apportionments, Allocations and Program Information; Notice of Supplemental Information, Changes, and Corrections

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AGENCY:

Federal Transit Administration (FTA), DOT.

ACTION:

Notice; supplemental information, changes, and corrections.

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SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION:

The “Emergency Wartime Supplemental Appropriations Act, 2003” (Pub. L. 108-11) was signed by President Bush on April 16, 2003. The Act contains four general provisions that affect the Federal Transit Administration (FTA) Fiscal Year (FY) 2003 appropriations and programs. This notice identifies these provisions and also notes corrections to the FTA Notice entitled Start Printed Page 25680“FTA Fiscal Year 2003 Apportionments, Allocations and Program Information; Notice,” published in the Federal Register on March 12, 2003.

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FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT:

The appropriate FTA Regional Administrator or Mary Martha Churchman, Director, Office of Resource Management and State Programs, (202) 366-2053.

I. FTA FY 2003 Job Access and Reverse Commute Program Allocations

In the Federal Register Notice of FTA Fiscal Year 2003 Apportionments, Allocations and Program Information, published March 12, 2003, FTA noted that project selections for the Job Access and Reverse Commute program would be published separately.

Of the $150,000,000 made available for the Job Access and Reverse Commute (JARC) program by Public Law 108-7, the Department of Transportation (DOT) and Related Agencies Appropriations Act for Fiscal Year 2003, (FY 2003 DOT Appropriations Act) Congress directed that $45,000,000 be used for new fixed guideway systems under FTA's Capital Investment Grants program, leaving $105,000,000 for the JARC program. Section 601 of Title VI of the Consolidated Appropriations Resolution, 2003, requires an across-the-board .65 percent reduction proportionately applied to the discretionary budget authority and obligation limitation, and to each program, project and activity. When the .65 percent is taken from $105,000,000, a total of $104,317,500 remains available for JARC projects. The FY 2003 DOT Appropriations Act also permitted FTA to make up to $300,000 available for technical assistance and support and performance reviews of the JARC program. FTA reduced this amount by .65 percent and reserved $298,050 for program evaluation. Of the total $104,317,500 FY 2003 JARC funding, $104,019,450 remains available for allocation to projects. Congress designated projects totaling $104,999,000 in the Conference report accompanying the FY 2003 DOT Appropriations Act.

Section 2706(a) of Title II, Chapter 7 of Public Law 108-11, the Emergency Wartime Supplemental Appropriations Act, 2003, states, “projects and activities on pages 1303 through 1307 (of the Joint Explanatory Statement of the Committee of Conference for Public Law 108-7) shall be awarded those grants upon receipt of an application.” To apply for JARC funds, all applicants must submit an application through FTA's electronic grant-making system, TEAM, for projects that meet JARC program requirements as set forth in Part II of the solicitation notice for fiscal years 2002 and 2003, published in the Federal Register on April 8, 2002. Applicants should contact the appropriate regional offices for assistance with project development and grant application procedures. A list of all FTA regional offices is included at Appendix B of the April 8 Federal Register notice. This notice can be found at: [http://www.fta.dot.gov/​library/​legal/​federalregister/​2002/​fr4802a.pdf.]

The table below provides the amount available for each project after subtraction of the funds for technical assistance and performance review and the across-the-board .65 percent reduction proportionately applied to all JARC projects.

Federal Transit Administration

[FY 2003 job access and reverse commute program allocations]

StateProject and descriptionAllocation
AKAlaska Mobility Coalition$495,335
AKKenai Peninsula Transit Planning495,335
AKMASCOT Matanuska-Susitna Valley198,134
ALJefferson County2,972,013
AZAJO to Phoenix Rural Express Bus Service198,134
AZMaricopa County Worklinks Project247,668
AZSouthwest Transit Assessment & Review Team Bus Route 131297,201
AZValley Metro (RPTA), City of Phoenix1,089,738
CAAC Transit—CalWORKS1,981,342
CACounty of Santa Clara Guaranteed Ride Home Program495,335
CAEast Palo Alto Shuttle Service693,470
CALA County UTRANS495,335
CALos Angeles County; MTA Ride Share Program866,837
CALow-Income LIFT Program SF MTC990,671
CASACOG Sacramento Region743,003
CASacramento Area1,486,006
CASouthern California Regional Rail Authority, Metrolink Double Tracking990,671
COColorado Statewide—Colorado Association of Transit Agencies (CASA)792,537
CTConnecticut Statewide3,467,348
DCGeorgetown Metro Connection—Washington, DC1,089,738
DCWMATA (DC, Maryland, and Virginia)2,105,176
DEDelaware Welfare to Work Initiative743,003
FLHART Access to Jobs Program693,470
FLJacksonville Trans. Authority Choice Ride Program1,609,840
FLKey West990,671
FLLYNX Central Florida Regional198,134
GAChatham433,914
GAMacon—Bibb County Reverse Commute Program767,770
IAIowa Statewide990,671
ILDuPage County Coordinated Paratransit Program495,335
ILIllinois Ways to Work495,335
ILRock Island County Mass Transit District (MetroLink)178,321
ILWays-to-Work—IL—MO990,671
INFort Wayne's Hanna Creighton Transit Center743,003
INIndyGo Service990,671
KSKW Paratransit Vehicle29,720
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KSMid America Regional Council (MARC)495,335
KSWyandotte County1,139,271
LALafayette Ways to Work Program99,067
MABrockton Area Transit Authority222,901
MACommunity Transportation Association of America990,671
MANorthern Tier Dial-A-Ride396,268
MATransportation Services of Northern Berkshire, Inc.396,268
MDMaryland Statewide (Montgomery County, $600,000)4,953,354
MIFlint Mass Transportation Authority1,040,204
MIGrands Rapids/Kent County Job Access Plan929,249
MNMinneapolis/St. Paul, Met Council990,671
MOMetrolink Corridor Access to Jobs2,972,013
MOMetropolitan Kansas City Job Access Partnership990,671
MOMissouri Statewide1,386,939
MOWays to Work Missouri222,901
NCCommunity Transportation Association of America's Joblinks Employment Transportation Initiative990,671
NCWake County Coordinated Transportation System767,770
NHLancaster—Littleton Transit Project49,534
NJNew Jersey Statewide4,953,354
NYBroome County Transit—Binghamton, NY247,668
NYCapital District Transportation Authority Albany272,434
NYCentral NY Regional Transportation Authority495,335
NYChautauqua Area Rural Transportation System49,534
NYChemung County transit74,300
NYColumbia County99,067
NYFranklin County Expansion of Hour Service74,300
NYHornell Trans. Alternatives for NY49,534
NYIthaca Service74,300
NYMTA—Long Island Bus247,668
NYNew York State DOT495,335
NYOrange County99,067
NYRochester-Genesee Regional Transportation Authority (RGRTA)594,403
NYTompkins Consolidated Area Transit, Tompkins County297,201
OHCentral Ohio Transit Authority (COTA)—Mobility Management594,403
OHGreater Cleveland Regional Transit Authority495,335
OHNorthwest Ohio Commuter LINK Toledo371,502
OHSTEP-UP Job Access Project Dayton123,834
OKOklahoma Transit Association4,953,354
ORJackson-Josephine County198,134
OROregon Ways to Work Loan Program247,668
ORPortland Metropolitan Region2,129,942
ORSalem Area Transit495,335
PAPort Authority of Allegheny County Access to Jobs3,962,683
PASEPTA5,518,041
RIRhode Island Deployment of Flexible Services743,003
RIRhode Island Public Transit1,981,342
TNChattanooga495,335
TNKnoxville743,003
TNState of Tennessee1,486,006
TXAbilene Citylink Program99,067
TXAustin Capital Metros Access2,476,677
TXCitibus, Lubbock227,854
TXCorpus Christi1,213,572
TXEast Texas Just Transportation Alliance (ETJTA): Tyler Transit198,134
TXEl Paso247,668
TXGalveston594,403
TXSan Antonio Access to Jobs Program1,077,850
VACity of Charlottesville371,502
VAFairfax County, Short-Term Transit Improvements1,585,073
VAVirginia Regional Transportation Association, Route 7 Service/Dulles Corridor198,134
VACommunity Transportation Association of America148,601
WAWA WorkFirst Initiative4,705,687
WAWays to Work—EPIC Yakima495,335
WIWisconsin Statewide5,151,488
WVWest Virginia Statewide990,671
Total Allocations104,019,450
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II. FY 2003 Operating Assistance for Eligible 1990 Census Nonurbanized Areas

Section 2707 of Title II, Chapter 7 of Public Law 108-11 states: “Notwithstanding any other provision of law, funds made available under the heading “Federal Transit Administration Formula Grants” for fiscal year 2003 shall be available to finance the operating cost of equipment and facilities for use in public transportation in an urbanized area with a population of at least 200,000 as determined under the 2000 Federal decennial census of population for a portion of the area that was not designated as an urbanized area as determined under the 1990 Federal decennial census of population if that portion of the area received assistance under section 5311 of title 49, United States Code.”

A grant applicant for an area eligible to receive operating assistance under this provision that wants to make use of this provision must so state in the grant application. The application must identify the previously nonurbanized portion of the urbanized area that qualifies (i.e., that portion of the area that was not designated as urbanized under the 1990 census and received assistance under section 5311). Please contact the appropriate FTA regional office for additional information or guidance if you intend to make use of this provision.

III. Section 336 of FY 2003 DOT Appropriations Act Amended

Section 336 of FY 2003 DOT Appropriations Act directed that the city of Norman, OK shall be considered part of the Oklahoma City Transportation Management Area. Section 2701 of Title II, Chapter 7 of Public Law 108-11 amends Section 336 of the FY 2003 DOT Appropriations Act by striking “Transportation Management” and inserting “Urbanized” in lieu thereof. In the table on page 11911 of the FTA Fiscal Year 2003 Apportionments, Allocations and Program Information, Notice, published March 12, 2003, the reference to Oklahoma City, OK and Norman, Oklahoma are no longer appropriate and should be deleted.

IV. Section 626 of Title VI, Public Law 108-7 Amended

Section 626 of Title VI, Public Law 108-7 provides that “Any amounts previously appropriated for the Port of Anchorage for an intermodal marine facility and access thereto shall be transferred to and administered by the Administrator for Maritime Administration * * *.” Section 2709 of Title II, Chapter 7 of Public Law 108-11 amends Section 626 by striking ‘previously.’ Accordingly, FY 2002 and FY 2003 Section 5309 Bus and Bus-Related allocations for the Port of Anchorage Intermodal Facility project will be transferred to the Maritime Administration.

V. Corrections

In the table on page 11911 of the FTA Fiscal Year 2003 Apportionments, Allocations and Program Information, Notice, published March 12, 2003, the following corrections are noted to information in the “Designated TMA” column: “Philadelphia, PA-NJ-DENJ-MD” should read “Philadelphia, PA-NJ-DE-MD”; and “Washington, DCNJ-VANJ-MD” should read “Washington, DC-VA-MD”.

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Issued on: May 2, 2003.

Jennifer L. Dorn,

Administrator.

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[FR Doc. 03-11778 Filed 5-12-03; 8:45 am]

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