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Advisory Council on Transportation Statistics; Notice of Meeting

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Bureau of Transportation Statistics (BTS), DOT.



This notice announces, pursuant to section 10(A)(2) of the Federal Advisory Committee Act (FACA) (Public Law 72-363; 5 U.S.C. app. 2), a meeting of the BTS Advisory Council on Transportation Statistics (ACTS). The meeting will be held on September 27, 2004, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. The meeting will take place at the U.S. Department of Transportation, 400 Seventh Street, SW., Washington DC, on the 3rd Floor, in Conference Room 3200 of the Nassif Building.

The ACTS, established under section 6007 of Public Law 102-240, Intermodal Surface Transportation Efficiency Act of 1991, December 18, 1991, and chartered on June 19, 1995, was created to advise the Director of BTS on transportation statistics and analyses, including whether or not the statistics and analysis disseminated by the BTS are of high quality and are based upon the best available objective information.

The following is a summary of the meeting's agenda: (1) Introductions and Opening Remarks; (2) Program Update; (3) General Discussion of the Research and Innovative Technology Administration (RITA) proposal; (4) Review of BTS response to TRB Special Report 277 (Measuring Personal Travel and Goods Movement); (5) Commodity Flow Survey; (6) National Household Travel Survey; (7) Update on BTS’ Indexes; (8) General Discussion; and (9) Public Comments and Closing Remarks.

Since access to the DOT building is controlled, all persons who plan to attend the meeting must notify Ms. Phyllis Seville, the Committee Management Officer at (202) 366-9510 prior to September 24, 2004. Individuals attending the meeting must report to the SW Lobby of the Nassif Building for admission to the building. Attendance is open to the public, but limited space is available. With the approval of the Chair, members of the public may present oral statements at the meeting. Non-committee members wishing to present oral statements or obtain information should also contact Ms. Seville.

Questions about the agenda or written comments may be submitted by U.S. Mail to: U.S. Department of Transportation, BTS, Attention: Robert A. Monniere, Room 3103, 400 Seventh St., SW., Washington, DC 20590 or faxed to (202) 366-3640. BTS requests that written comments be submitted prior to the meeting.

Persons with a disability requiring special services, such as an interpreter for the hearing impaired, should contact Ms. Seville at (202) 366-9510 at least Start Printed Page 53975seven calendar days prior to the meeting.

Notice of this meeting is provided in accordance with the FACA and the General Service Administration regulations (41 CFR part 102-3) covering management of Federal advisory committees.

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Issued in Washington, DC, on the 27th day of August, 2004.

Rick Kowalewski,

Deputy Director, Bureau of Transportation Statistics.

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[FR Doc. 04-20168 Filed 9-2-04; 8:45 am]