AGENCY: Federal Highway Administration (FHWA), DOT.
ACTION: Notice; request for applications for Fiscal Year (FY) 2001 Transportation and Community and System Preservation grants; request for FY 2001 TCSP research proposals; request for comments on program implementation and research needs.
SUMMARY: This document provides guidance on section 1221 of the Transportation Equity Act for the 21st Century (TEA-21), which established the Transportation and Community and System Preservation Pilot (TCSP) Program. The TCSP provides funding for grants and research to investigate and address the relationship between transportation and community and system preservation. The States, local governments, metropolitan planning organizations (MPOs), tribals governments, and other local and regional public agencies are eligible for discretionary grants to plan and implement transportation strategies which improve the efficiency of the transportation system, reduce environmental impacts of transportation, reduce the need for costly future public infrastructure investments, ensure efficient access to jobs, services and centers of trade, and examine development patterns and identify strategies to encourage private sector development patterns which achieve these goals. FY 2001 is the third year of the TCSP program.
The FHWA seeks requests for FY 2001 TCSP grants, recommendations for FY 2001 TCSP research, and public comments from all interested parties regarding implementation of the TCSP program and research related to the program in FY 2001 and beyond.
DATES: Applications for FY 2001 grants should be received in the appropriate FHWA Division Office by January 31, 2000. Recommendations for FY 2001 TCSP research activities also should be received in the FHWA's Office of Planning and Environment by January 31, 2000. Comments on program implementation, research needs, and priorities should be received by the DOT Docket Clerk on or before January 31, 2000.
ADDRESSES: Grant requests should be submitted to the FHWA's Division Office in the State of the applicant. Division addresses and telephone numbers are provided in an attachment to this notice. Research recommendations should be submitted to the Office of Human Environment, Planning and Environment, Federal Highway Administration, 400 Seventh Street, SW., Washington, D.C. 20590.
Your signed, written comments on program implementation should refer to the docket number appearing at the top of this notice and you should submit the comments to the Docket Clerk, U.S. DOT Dockets, Room PL-401, 400 Seventh Street, SW., Washington, DC 20590-0001. All comments received will be available for examination at the above address between 9 a.m. and 5 p.m., e.t., Monday through Friday, except Federal holidays. Those desiring notification of receipt of comments should include a self-addressed, stamped envelope or postcard.
FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Ms. Elizabeth E. Fischer, Office of Human Environment, Planning and Environment, (HEPH), (202) 366-0106; or Mr. S. Reid Alsop, Office of the Chief Counsel, (HCC-31), (202) 366-1371, Federal Highway Administration, 400 Seventh Street SW., Washington D.C. 20590. Office hours are from 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m., e.t., Monday through Friday, except Federal holidays.
All comments received by the U.S. DOT Dockets, Room PL-401, are available through the Docket Management System internet web site at:http://docketsinfo.dot.gov/.
An electronic copy of this document may be downloaded using a modem and suitable communications software from the Government Printing Office's Electronic Bulletin Board Service at (202) 512-1661. Internet users may reach the Office of the Federal Register's home page at: http://www.nara.gov/fedreg and the Government Printing Office's database at: http://www.access.gpo.gov/nara. Information is also available on the FHWA Web page at: http://www.fhwa.dot.gov/resources/topics/ or the TCSP web site at: http://www.fhwa.dot.gov/planning/tcsp/.
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