Serving Tribes in Kansas, Oklahoma, Nebraska and Texas
Transportation News Update
January 11, 2013
Tribal Transportation Summit 2013
Mark your calendar for the Tribal Transportation Summit coming up March 12-14, 2013 at the Embassy Suites Norman Hotel and Conference Center. Make your HOTEL RESERVATIONS now! Tribal Transportation Planning, Safety, and Transit will be on the agenda. Plus, you will have opportunity to participate in the Simulator Equipment Rodeo.
This final rule sets a new regulatory framework for FTA’s evaluation and rating of major transit capital investments seeking funding under the discretionary “New Starts” and “Small Starts” programs. This final rule is being published concurrently with a Notice of Availability of revised proposed policy guidance that provides additional detail on the new measures and proposed methods for calculating the project justification and local financial commitment criteria specified in statute and this final rule. FTA seeks public comment on the revised proposed policy guidance referenced in the Notice of Availability. Because of the recent enactment of the Moving Ahead for Progress in the 21st Century Act (MAP-21), subsequent interim guidance and rulemaking will be forthcoming to address provisions not covered in this final rule.
Put it on your calendars and start saving your nickels….the 33rd Annual Conference and EXPO is coming!
When: February 3-6, 2013 for the whole conference, the EXPO will take place February 4-5.Where: Little Rock, Arkansas at the Peabody Hotel and Statehouse Convention CenterWho: SWTA Members with HOST Central Arkansas Transit Authority
COST: $299 per person. Group registration is available with a discount applied.
This course provides driver license testing information for drivers who wish to have a commercial driver license (CDL).
The class will help the student prepare for the test, while providing critical information regarding driving safely, transporting cargo and passengers safely, air brakes, tank vehicles, hazardous materials, school bus, pre-vehicle inspection, combination vehicles, and more.
Chickasaw Nation Housing Administration Building
111 Rosedale Road
Ada, OK 74820
Located on the corner of North Broadway and Rosedale Road, the Conference Room is at the southeast corner of the building.
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for an update on some of the aspects of the Tribal Transportation Program for this fiscal year.
Other FTA Updates
FTA has published an illustrative apportionment table to show estimated allocations to Indian tribes by formula (Table 14) ClickHERE to view table. Please be reminded that the proposals and provisions outlined in the November 9, 2012 Federal Register Notice and the publishing of the illustrative table were subject to consultation. Comments were to have been submitted by January 8, 2013.
MAP-21 modifies the Tribal Transit Program and provides $25 million for a formula
allocation and $5 million for a discretionary allocation in each of fiscal years 2013 and 2014.