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Transit TIP Amendment

Posted: September 26th, 2018 Deadline: Fri, Oct 5, 2018

 PUBLIC NOTICE – September 26, 2018

Pursuant to Federal Transit Administration (FTA) Circular 9030.1E, Chapter 5: The public involvement procedures associated with TIP development were used to satisfy the program-of-projects requirements of the Urbanized Area Formula Program under Section 5307.

Section 5307 grantees rely on PACTS’ public participation process to satisfy its public participation requirements for the program of projects (POP). Public notice of public participation activities and time established for public review of and comments on the TIP satisfies the Program of Projects requirements for the following agencies:

  • Shuttlebus-Zoom (BSOOB); Casco Bay Island Transportation District (CBITD); Greater Portland Transit District (METRO); Northern New England Passenger Rail Authority (NNEPRA); and South Portland Bus Service (SPBS).

PACTS (Portland Area Comprehensive Transportation System) is responsible for carrying out much of the transportation planning in the greater Portland urbanized area. PACTS intends to amend the Transit element of its 2018-2021 Transportation Improvement Program (TIP) for the Fiscal Year 2019, in the following manner:

Proposed Amended Status:

  • Decreases to the FTA Program 5307 Capital budget for the PACTS Region for FY2016, and changing the funding year to FY2019 (PIN 20646.00);
  • Decreases to the existing FTA Program 5307 Capital budget for the PACTS Region for FY2019 (PIN 20646.19);
  • Creation of a new PIN (to be determined) for CBITD’s recent $6 million award from FTA’s 5307 Passenger Ferry Grant Program; as shown in the following Public Notice.

PACTS is soliciting comments from the public on the proposed changes.  Comments shall be made in writing via email or fax, and received on or before 4:00 p.m., October 5, 2018.    Please see the following Public Notice for details on the proposed changes, and how to submit comments.

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