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Designation of Transportation Management Areas

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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 2010 Census are hereby designated as Transportation Management Areas (TMAs). The FTA and FHWA are taking this action in compliance with the agencies' authorizing statutes, 23 U.S.C. 134, and 49 U.S.C. 5303. This action supersedes the agencies' designations of TMAs made in the Federal Register on July 8, 2002, at 67 FR 45173.


Effective Date: July 18, 2012.


For FTA related questions, Charles Goodman, Office of Systems Planning (TPE-10), (202) 366-1944, email:, or Dana Nifosi, Office of Chief Counsel (TCC), (202) 366-4011, email:, Federal Transit Administration, 1200 New Jersey Ave. SE., Washington, DC 20590. Office hours for the FTA are from 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m., et., Monday through Friday, except Federal holidays.

For FHWA related questions, James Cheatham, Office of Planning (HEPP), (202) 366-0106, email:, or Janet Myers, Office of Chief Counsel (HCC), (202) 366-2019, email:, Federal Highway Administration, 1200 New Jersey Ave. SE., Washington, DC 20590. Office hours are from 8:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., et., Monday through Friday, except Federal holidays.


Titles 23 and 49 of the United States Code (23 U.S.C. 134(k)(1)(A) and 49 U.S.C. 5303(k)(1)(A)) require the Secretary of Transportation to designate urbanized areas over 200,000 population as TMAs. A number of Census Bureau defined urbanized areas across the United States have recently exceeded 200,000 in population as determined by the 2010 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 2010 Census data to Urbanized and Urban areas in the joint FTA and FHWA planning processes. More information can be found at and

These requirements apply to the metropolitan planning areas that must be determined jointly by the metropolitan planning organization (MPO) and Governor, in accordance with 23 U.S.C. 134(d) and 49 U.S.C. 5303(d). Additional urbanized areas may be designated as TMAs by the Secretary of Transportation 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. The Santa Barbara, California urbanized area did not meet the statutory population threshold for TMA designation, but was previously designated as a TMA at the request of the MPO and Governor. The Santa Barbara urbanized area continues to be designated as a TMA as a result of the previous request.

There have been significant changes in the urbanized areas defined by the 2010 Census from those defined by the 2000 Census. These changes include new areas, based primarily on population growth, name changes, and areas with significant boundary changes. For multistate 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 multistate urbanized area.

The Census Bureau defined the Census 2010 urbanized areas using the criteria published in the Federal Register on August 24, 2011 (76 FR 53030). As a result of using these definitions, there were significant changes in the Census 2010 urbanized areas from those defined based on the 2000 census and criteria. A detailed discussion of the differences in the Census Bureau criteria from 2000 to 2010 can be found at the Census Bureau's Web site.

Authority: 23 U.S.C. 315; 23 U.S.C. 134(k)(1)(A), 49 U.S.C. 5303(k)(1)(A), 49 CFR 1.48 and 1.51.

Issued on: May 10, 2012.

Victor M. Mendez,


Peter Rogoff,

Administrator, FTA.

State/urbanized area (UZA)UZA 2010 populationArea comparison to 2000 Census TMAs; population
Birmingham, AL749,495
Mobile, AL326,183
Huntsville, AL286,692
Montgomery, AL263,907New TMA.
State Total1,626,277
Anchorage, AK251,243
State Total251,243
Phoenix-Mesa, AZ3,629,114
Tucson, AZ843,168
State Total4,472,282
Little Rock, AR431,388
Fayetteville-Springdale-Rogers, AR-MO295,083New TMA.
State Total726,471
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Anaheim, CA12,150,996Name Change.
San Francisco-Oakland, CA3,281,212
San Diego, CA2,956,746
Riverside-San Bernardino, CA1,932,666
Sacramento, CA1,723,634
San Jose, CA1,664,496
Fresno, CA654,628
Concord, CA615,968
Mission Viejo-Lake Forest-San Clemente, CA583,681Name Change.
Bakersfield, CA523,994
Murrieta-Temecula-Menifee, CA441,546
Stockton, CA370,583
Oxnard, CA367,260
Modesto, CA358,172
Indio-Cathedral City, CA345,580Name Change.
Lancaster-Palmdale, CA341,219
Victorville-Hesperia, CA328,454Name Change.
Santa Rosa, CA308,231
Antioch, CA277,634
Santa Clarita, CA258,653New TMA.
Visalia, CA219,454New TMA.
Thousand Oaks, CA214,811
State Total29,919,618
Denver-Aurora, CO2,374,203
Colorado Springs, CO559,409
Fort Collins, CO264,465
State Total3,198,077
Hartford, CT924,859
Bridgeport-Stamford, CT-NY923,311
New Haven, CT562,839
Norwich-New London, CT-RI209,190New TMA.
State Total2,620,199
State Total
District of Columbia:
Washington, DC-VA-MD4,586,770
State Total4,586,770
Miami, FL5,502,379
Tampa—St. Petersburg, FL2,441,770
Orlando, FL1,510,516
Jacksonville, FL1,065,219
Sarasota—Bradenton, FL643,260
Cape Coral, FL530,290
Palm Bay—Melbourne, FL452,791
Port St. Lucie, FL376,047
Palm Coast—Daytona Beach—Port Orange, FL349,064Name Change.
Pensacola, FL-AL340,067
Kissimmee, FL314,071New TMA.
Bonita Springs, FL310,298Name Change.
Lakeland, FL262,596New TMA.
Tallahassee, FL240,223
Winter Haven, FL201,289New TMA.
State Total14,539,880
Atlanta, GA4,515,419
Augusta—Richmond County, GA—SC386,787
Savannah, GA260,677
Columbus, GA—AL253,602
State Total5,416,485
Urban Honolulu, HI802,459Name Change.
State Total802,459
Boise City, ID349,684
State Total349,684
Chicago, IL—IN8,608,208
Rockford, IL296,863
Round Lake Beach—McHenry—Grayslake, IL—WI290,373
Peoria, IL266,921
State Total9,462,365
Indianapolis, IN1,487,483
Fort Wayne, IN313,492
South Bend, IN—MI278,165
Evansville, IN—KY229,351
State Total2,308,491
Des Moines, IA450,070
Davenport, IA—IL280,051
State Total730,121
Wichita, KS472,870
State Total472,870
Louisville/Jefferson County, KY—IN972,546Name Change.
Lexington—Fayette, KY290,263
State Total1,262,809
New Orleans, LA899,703
Baton Rouge, LA594,309
Shreveport, LA298,317
Lafayette, LA252,720New TMA.
State Total2,045,049
Portland, ME203,914New TMA.
State Total203,914
Aberdeen—Bel Air South—Bel Air North, MD213,751New TMA.
State Total2,417,414
Boston, MA—NH—RI4,181,019
Springfield, MA—CT621,300
Worcester, MA—CT486,514
Barnstable Town, MA246,695
State Total5,535,528
Detroit, MI3,734,090
Grand Rapids, MI569,935
Flint, MI356,218
Lansing, MI313,532
Ann Arbor, MI306,022
Kalamazoo, MI209,703New TMA.
State Total5,489,500
Minneapolis—St. Paul, MN—WI2,650,890Name Change.
State Total2,650,890
Jackson, MS351,478
Gulfport, MS208,948Name Change.
State Total560,426
St. Louis, MO—IL2,150,706
Kansas City, MO—KS1,519,417
Springfield, MO273,724
State Total3,943,847
State Total
Omaha, NE—IA725,008
Lincoln, NE258,719
State Total983,727
Las Vegas—Henderson, NV1,886,011Name Change.
Reno, NV—CA392,141Name Change.
State Total2,278,152
New Hampshire:
Nashua, NH—MA226,400New TMA.
State Total226,400
New Jersey:
Atlantic City, NJ248,402
Trenton, NJ296,668
State Total545,070
New Mexico:
Albuquerque, NM741,318
State Total741,318
New York:
New York—Newark, NY—NJ—CT18,351,295
Buffalo, NY935,906
Rochester, NY720,572
Albany—Schenectady, NY594,962Name Change.
Poughkeepsie—Newburgh, NY—NJ423,566Name Change.
Syracuse, NY412,317
State Total21,438,618
North Carolina:
Charlotte, NC—SC1,249,442
Raleigh, NC884,891
Winston-Salem, NC391,024
Durham, NC347,602
Greensboro, NC311,810
Fayetteville, NC310,282
Asheville, NC280,648
Wilmington, NC219,957New TMA.
Concord, NC214,881New TMA.
Hickory, NC212,195New TMA.
State Total4,422,732
North Dakota:
State Total
Cleveland, OH1,780,673
Cincinnati, OH—KY—IN1,624,827
Columbus, OH1,368,035
Dayton, OH724,091
Akron, OH569,499
Toledo, OH—MI507,643
Youngstown, OH—PA387,550
Canton, OH279,245
State Total7,241,563
Oklahoma City, OK861,505
Tulsa, OK655,479
State Total1,516,984
Portland, OR—WA1,849,898
Eugene, OR247,421
Salem, OR236,632
State Total2,333,951
Philadelphia, PA—NJ—DE—MD5,441,567
Pittsburgh, PA1,733,853
Allentown, PA—NJ664,651Name Change.
Harrisburg, PA444,474
Lancaster, PA402,004
Scranton, PA381,502
Reading, PA266,254
York, PA232,045New TMA.
State Total:9,566,350
Rhode Island
Providence, RI—MA1,190,956
State Total1,190,956
South Carolina:
Columbia, SC549,777
Charleston—North Charleston, SC548,404
Greenville, SC400,492
Myrtle Beach—Socastee, SC—NC215,304New TMA.
State Total1,713,977
South Dakota:
State Total
Memphis, TN—MS—AR1,060,061
Nashville-Davidson, TN969,587
Knoxville, TN558,696
Chattanooga, TN—GA381,112
State Total2,969,456
Dallas—Fort Worth—Arlington, TX5,121,892
Houston, TX4,944,332
San Antonio, TX1,758,210
Austin, TX1,362,416
El Paso, TX—NM803,086Name Change.
McAllen, TX728,825
Denton—Lewisville, TX366,174
Corpus Christi, TX320,069
Conroe—The Woodlands, TX239,938New TMA.
Lubbock, TX237,356
Laredo, TX235,730New TMA.
Killeen, TX217,630New TMA.
Brownsville, TX217,585New TMA.
State Total16,553,243
Salt Lake City—West Valley City, UT1,021,243Name Change.
Ogden—Layton, UT546,026
Provo—Orem, UT482,819
State Total2,050,088
State Total
Virginia Beach, VA1,439,666
Richmond, VA953,556
Roanoke, VA210,111New TMA.
State Total2,603,333
Seattle, WA3,059,393
Spokane, WA387,847Name Change.
Kennewick—Pasco, WA210,975New TMA.
State Total3,658,215
West Virginia:
Huntington, WV—KY—OH202,637New TMA.
State Total202,637
Milwaukee, WI1,376,476
Madison, WI401,661
Appleton, WI216,154New TMA.
Green Bay, WI206,520New TMA.
State Total2,200,811
State Total
Puerto Rico:
San Juan, PR2,148,346
Aguadilla—Isabela—San Sebastian, PR306,196
State Total2,454,542

[FR Doc. 2012-17514 Filed 7-17-12; 8:45 am]