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Federal Transit Administration (FTA), DOT.


Alternatives Analysis Program Announcement of Project Selections.


The U.S. Department of Transportation's (DOT) Federal Transit Administration (FTA) announces the selection of projects funded with unallocated Section 5339 Alternatives Analysis Program funds in support of DOT's Livability Initiative, which was announced in the Alternatives Analysis Program Notice of Funding Availability (NOFA) on May 28, 2010. The Alternatives Analysis Program assists potential sponsors of major transit capital investments (“New Starts” and “Small Starts” projects) in the evaluation of all reasonable modal and multimodal alternatives and general alignment options to address transportation needs in a defined travel corridor. Through these funding awards, FTA will support a limited number of alternatives analyses, or technical work conducted as part of proposed or on-going alternatives analyses, that seek to advance major transit investments that foster the six livability principles of the DOT-HUD-EPA Partnership for Sustainable Communities.

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Successful applicants should contact the appropriate FTA Regional office (Appendix A) for specific information regarding applying for the funds. For general information on the Alternatives Analysis Program, contact Kenneth Cervenka, Office of Planning and Environment, at (202) 493-0512 or

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A total of $25,700,000 was available for FTA's Alternatives Analysis Program. A total of $73,027,950 was requested for 67 projects, indicating significant demand for funds. Project proposals were Start Printed Page 11311evaluated based on the criteria detailed in the May 28, 2010 NOFA. The alternatives analysis proposals selected and shown in Table I will advance proposed transit investments that would provide more transportation choices, improve economic competitiveness, support existing communities, create partnerships and enhance the value of communities and neighborhoods.

Grantees selected for competitive discretionary funding should work with their FTA regional office to finalize the application in FTA's Transportation Electronic Award Management system (TEAM) so that funds can be obligated expeditiously. Funds must be used for the purposes specified in the competitive application. A discretionary project identification number has been assigned to each project for tracking purposes and must be used in the TEAM application. Pre-award authority is granted as of December 21, 2010.

Post-award reporting requirements include submission of the Financial Federal Report and Milestone reports in TEAM as appropriate (see FTA.C.5010.1D).

The grantee must comply with all applicable Federal statutes, regulations, executive orders, FTA circulars, and other Federal administrative requirements in carrying out the activities supported by the FTA grant. The grantee must initiate the alternatives analysis within 12 months of grant approval unless activities are already underway. Funds allocated in this announcement must be obligated in a grant by September 30, 2013.

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Issued in Washington, DC, this 23rd day of February, 2011.

Peter Rogoff,


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Appendix A

FTA Regional and Metropolitan Offices

Mary E. Mello, Regional Administrator, Region 1—Boston, Kendall Square, 55 Broadway, Suite 920, Cambridge, MA 02142-1093, Tel. 617-494-2055Robert C. Patrick, Regional Administrator, Region 6—Ft. Worth, 819 Taylor Street, Room 8A36, Ft. Worth, TX 76102, Tel. 817-978-0550.
States served: Connecticut, Maine, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, Rhode Island, and VermontStates served: Arkansas, Louisiana, Oklahoma, New Mexico and Texas.
Brigid Hynes-Cherin, Regional Administrator, Region 2—New York, One Bowling Green, Room 429, New York, NY 10004-1415, Tel. 212-668-2170Mokhtee Ahmad, Regional Administrator, Region 7—Kansas City, MO, 901 Locust Street, Room 404, Kansas City, MO 64106, Tel. 816-329-3920.
States served: New Jersey, New YorkStates served: Iowa, Kansas, Missouri, and Nebraska.
New York Metropolitan Office, Region 2—New York, One Bowling Green, Room 428, New York, NY 10004-1415, Tel. 212-668-2202
Letitia Thompson, Regional Administrator, Region 3—Philadelphia, 1760 Market Street, Suite 500, Philadelphia, PA 19103-4124, Tel. 215-656-7100Terry Rosapep, Regional Administrator, Region 8—Denver, 12300 West Dakota Ave., Suite 310, Lakewood, CO 80228-2583, Tel. 720-963-3300.
States served: Delaware, Maryland, Pennsylvania, Virginia, West Virginia,, and District of ColumbiaStates served: Colorado, Montana, North Dakota, South Dakota, Utah, and Wyoming.
Philadelphia Metropolitan Office, Region 3—Philadelphia, 1760 Market Street, Suite 500, Philadelphia, PA 19103-4124, Tel. 215-656-7070
Washington, D.C. Metropolitan Office, 1990 K Street, NW., Room 510, Washington, DC 20006, Tel. 202-219-3562
Yvette Taylor, Regional Administrator, Region 4—Atlanta, 230 Peachtreet Street, NW., Suite 800, Atlanta, GA 30303, Tel. 404-865-5600Leslie T. Rogers, Regional Administrator, Region 9—San Francisco, 201 Mission Street, Room 1650, San Francisco, CA 94105-1926, Tel. 415-744-3133.
States served: Alabama, Florida, Georgia, Kentucky, Mississippi, North Carolina, Puerto Rico, South Carolina, Tennessee, and Virgin IslandsStates served: American Samoa, Arizona, California, Guam, Hawaii, Nevada, and the Northern Mariana Islands.
Los Angeles Metropolitan Office, Region 9—Los Angeles, 888 S. Figueroa Street, Suite 1850, Los Angeles, CA 90017-1850, Tel. 213-202-3952.
Marisol Simon, Regional Administrator, Region 5—Chicago, 200 West Adams Street, Suite 320, Chicago, IL 60606, Tel. 312-353-2789Rick Krochalis, Regional Administrator, Region 10—Seattle, Jackson Federal Building, 915 Second Avenue, Suite 3142, Seattle, WA 98174-1002, Tel. 206-220-7954.
States served: Illinois, Indiana, Michigan, Minnesota, Ohio, and WisconsinStates served: Alaska, Idaho, Oregon, and Washington.
Chicago Metropolitan Office, Region 5—Chicago, 200 West Adams Street, Suite 320, Chicago, IL 60606, Tel. 312-353-2789

Table I—Alternatives Analysis Project Selections

StateProject IDRecipientProject descriptionAllocation
CAD2010-ALTA-06001 ($1,336,500) and D2010-ALTA-07001 ($663,500)Los Angeles County Metropolitan Transportation AuthorityVan Nuys Corridor and Other Regional Transit Projects$2,000,000
COD2010-ALTA-07002City and County of DenverEast Colfax Avenue2,000,000
DCD2010-ALTA-07003District Department of TransportationDC Streetcar Alignment and Vehicle Propulsion Technology1,000,000
FLD2010-ALTA-07004Central Florida Regional Transportation Authority—LYNXOsceola County Corridor800,000
FLD2010-ALTA-07005City of Tallahassee—StarMetroFuture Transit System Development400,000
FLD2010-ALTA-07006Gainesville Regional Transit SystemBus Rapid Transit425,000
GAD2010-ALTA-09001Cobb County Department of TransportationNorthwest Atlanta Corridor1,360,000
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GAD2010-ALTA-09002Gwinnett CountyI-85 Corridor600,000
ILD2010-ALTA-09003Chicago Transit AuthorityWestern Corridor1,600,000
MND2010-ALTA-09004City of MinneapolisNicollet-Central Urban Circulator900,000
MND2010-ALTA-09005Dakota County Regional Railroad AuthorityRobert Street Transitway1,180,000
MOD2010-ALTA-09006Mid-America Regional CouncilJackson County/Kansas City Regional1,800,000
NED2010-ALTA-09007Transit Authority of the City of OmahaOmaha Downtown/Midtown700,000
NYD2010-ALTA-09008New York City Department of TransportationLa Guardia Airport Transit Corridor1,250,000
OHD2010-ALTA-09009Central Ohio Transit AuthorityNortheast Corridor300,000
ORD2010-ALTA-001Portland Area MetropolitanService District (Metro)Southwest Corridor2,000,000
RID2010-ALTA-002Rhode Island Public Transit AuthorityExtension of Providence Core Community Connector AA160,000
TND2010-ALTA-003Nashville Metropolitan Transit AuthorityBroadway/West End Corridor1,180,000
TXD2010-ALTA-004Capital Metropolitan Transportation AuthorityNorth Central Corridor1,975,000
TXD2010-ALTA-005Dallas Area Rapid TransitD2 AA/EIS700,000
TXD2010-ALTA-006VIA Metropolitan TransitVIA Metropolitan Transit—Urban Circulator Program900,000
UTD2010-ALTA-007Salt Lake City CorporationDowntown Salt Lake City Streetcar470,000
WAD2010-ALTA-07007 ($200,500); D2010-ALTA-09010 ($121,875); D2010-ALTA-008 ($1,648,288) and D2010-ALTA-08001 ($29,337)Sound TransitSound Transit North Corridor2,000,000
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[FR Doc. 2011-4454 Filed 2-28-11; 8:45 am]