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AGENCY: Federal Highway Administration (FHWA), DOT.
ACTION: Notice; request for applications for Fiscal Year (FY) 2002 Transportation and Community and System Preservation (TCSP) grants; request for FY 2002 TCSP research recommendations; 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), tribal 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 2002 is the fourth year of the TCSP program.
The FHWA seeks requests for FY 2002 TCSP grants, recommendations for FY 2002 TCSP research, and public comments from all interested parties regarding implementation of the TCSP program and research related to the program in FY 2002 and beyond.
DATES: Applications for FY 2002 grants and recommendations for research should be received in the appropriate FHWA Division Office by close of business Wednesday, January 31, 2001. Comments on program implementation, research needs, and priorities should be received by the DOT Docket Clerk on or before the close of business Wednesday, January 31, 2001.
ADDRESSES: Grant applications should be submitted to the FHWA Division Office in the applicant's State. Division addresses and telephone numbers are provided in Attachment III of this notice.
Mail or hand deliver comments on program implementation to the docket number that appears in the heading of this document, U.S. Department of Transportation, Dockets Management Facility, Room PL-401, 400 Seventh Street, SW., Washington, D.C. 20590, or submit electronically at http://dmses.dot.gov/submit. All comments received will be available for examination and copying at the above address from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., e.t., Monday through Friday, except Federal holidays. Those persons desiring notification of receipt of comments must include a self-addressed, stamped postcard or print the acknowledgment page after submitting comments electronically.
FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT:Kenneth Petty, TCSP Program Manager, Office of Planning, (202) 366-6654 or Mr. S. Reid Alsop, Office of the Chief Counsel, (HCC-30), (202) 366-1371, Federal Highway Administration, 400 Seventh Street SW., Washington, D.C. 20590-0001. Office hours are from 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m., e.t., Monday through Friday, except Federal holidays.