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2012 Discretionary Grant Programs

This collection of information is voluntary and will be used to determine the eligibility of projects that address the shortage of long-term parking for commercial motor vehicles (CMV) on the National Highway System. The public reporting burden is estimated to average 39.58 hours per response, including the time for reviewing instructions searching existing data sources, gathering and maintaining the data needed, and completing and reviewing the collection of information. Please note that an agency may not conduct or sponsor, and a person is not required to respond to, a collection of information unless it displays a currently valid Office of Management and Budget (OMB) control number. The OMB control number for this collection is 2125-0610, with an expiration date of April 30, 2013. Send comments regarding this burden estimate or any other aspect of this collection of information, including suggestions for reducing this burden to: Information Collection Clearance Officer, Federal Highway Administration, 1200 New Jersey Avenue, SE., Washington, DC 20590



The Truck Parking Facilities Discretionary Program is authorized in Section 1305 of the

Safe, Accountable, Flexible, Efficient Transportation Equity Act: A Legacy for Users (SAFETEA-LU, Pub. L. 109-59). SAFETEA-LU directed the Secretary of Transportation to establish a pilot program to address the shortage of long-term parking for commercial motor vehicles (CMV) on the National Highway System. The program has been reauthorized and continued through March 31, 2012. Section 1305 of SAFETEA-LU authorizes a wide range of eligible projects and activities, ranging from construction of commercial motor vehicle spaces and other capital improvements that facilitate CMV parking including the use of intelligent transportation systems (ITS) technology to increase information on the availability of both public and private CMV parking spaces. For purposes of this program, long-term parking is defined as parking available for 10 or more consecutive hours.

Entities Eligible to Apply for Funding

States, metropolitan planning Organizations, or local governments are eligible to apply for funds under this program.

Estimated Amount Available for Grants* $2,900,000

*Note: Actual amount available for award subject to reduction pending final obligation limitation distribution and lop-off calculation.

How to Apply

Application Deadline: January 6, 2012

FHWA Point of Contact

Tom Kearney
Office of Operations (Freight)

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