U.S. Department of Transportation
Federal Highway Administration
James M. Shrouds
Director, Office of Natural and Human Environment
The Attention of Division Planning and Air Quality Staff
Date: Date: January 18, 2002
On January 16, the Federal Register Notice regarding High Speed Rail Projects for the Congestion Mitigation and Air Quality Program (CMAQ) was published. This notice announces FHWA's and FTA's final decision on CMAQ eligibility for projects outside nonattainment or maintenance areas.
This notice reviews the current policy, summarizes comments to the docket, and discusses the eligibility of High Speed Rail Projects and the use of CMAQ funding. The policy decision clarifies that:
A copy of the federal register notice is attached. If you have any questions, please contact Daniel Wheeler (firstname.lastname@example.org) of my staff at 202-366-2204, or Abbe Marner (email@example.com), FTA, Office of Planning at 202-366-4317.