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 Transportation Planning & Major Investment Projects

Regulatory documents related to New Starts, Small Starts, and other capital investment topics.

Topic DOT Docket Number Comments Due to APTA Comments Due to FTA APTA Comments Result
Adjustment of MAP-21 Performance Measure Reporting Period by One Year: AASHTO, APTA, and AMPO Letter to Secretary Chao​​​ ​N/A N/A​ ​N/A ​N/A ​N/A
Removing Barriers to Transit Bus Automation ​FTA-2017-0025 ​2/23/18 ​3/2/18 Final Comments 3/2/18​​
​Private Investment Project Procedures: NPRM ​FTA–2016–0008 ​9/18/17 ​9/29/17 Final Comments
​National Performance Management Measures; Assessing Performance of the National Highway System, Freight Movement on the Interstate System, and Congestion Mitigation and Air Quality Improvement Program: Final Rule FHWA-2013-0054​ Delay of effective date​

​National Performance Management Measures; Assessing Pavement Condition for the National Highway Performance Program and Bridge Condition for the National Highway Performance Program: Final Rule​ ​FHWA-2013-0053
​Notice of Request for Revisions of an Information Collection​ ​FTA-2016-0046 ​1/31/17 ​2/7/17
​Project Management Plan Guidance​ ​FHWA-2016-0024 ​11/30/16 ​12/7/16
​Metropolitan Planning Organization Coordination and Planning Area Reform (NPRM)​ ​FHWA–2016–0016  ​10/19/16 10/24/16 Final Comments 8/26/16​​ Final Rule 12/20/16​

Dear Colleague Letter on TAM Performance Targets

National Performance Management Measures - Highway Safety Improvement Program: Final Rule​ ​FHWA-2013-0020 ​N/A ​N/A ​N/A ​N/A
FTA Expedited Public Transportation Improvement Initiative​ ​N/A ​N/A ​N/A ​N/A ​N/A
Notice of Availability of Proposed Interim Policy Guidance for the Capital Investment Grant Program
​FTA-2015-0007 ​5/1/15 ​5/8/15 Final Comments 5/8/15​ Notice of Availability of Final Interim Policy Guidance for the CIG Program 8/5/15

Final Interim Policy Guidance for the Capital Investment Grant Program​ 8/5/15
NPRM: Additional Authorities for Planning and Environmental Linkages


FHWA RIN 2125–AF66;

FTA RIN 2132–AB21

11/3/14 11/10/14 Final Comment​s 11/10/14
FTA-NOFA-Transit-Oriented Development Planning Pilot Program N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A
Policy Guidance on Metropolitan
Planning Organization (MPO)
FTA-2013-0029 N/A N/A Final Comments 10/30/2013

Statewide and Nonmetropolitan Transportation Planning; Metropolitan Transportation Planning



Extension of Comment Period


FHWA-2013-0037 9/22/14 10/2/14

Final Comments 10/2/14

July 27,2014 Webinar supporting Documents:

ANPRM Summary Slides


FTA-Asset Management Safety in Public Transportation


Washington State RTPO's





Major Capital Investment Projects: Notice of Proposed Rule Making


Major Capital Investment Projects (NPRM); Public Meetings: Notice of Public Meeting


Notice of Availability of Proposed New Starts/Small Starts Policy Guidance


Proposed New Starts and Small Starts Policy Guidance 1/9/13


FTA-2010-0009 3/12/12






















Final Comments 3/26/12






 Final Comments 3/11/13

Final Rule 1/9/13 









Final Policy Guidance August 2013


DOT: Federal Highway Administration - Section 4(f) Policy Paper: Notice; Request for comments. FHWA-2011-0125 1/25/12 2/3/12 Final Policy Paper 7/20/2012
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