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ADDRESSES: You may submit comments DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION the establishment and maintenance of a
[identified by DOT DMS Docket Number NTACST.
FAA–2005–22747] by any of the Federal Transit Administration (2) Eligibility.An organization shall be
following methods: eligible for a cooperative agreement
National Technical Assistance Center
• Web site: http://dms.dot.gov. for Senior Transportation; Solicitation under paragraph (1) if the organization:
Follow the instructions for submitting for Proposals (A) Focuses significantly on serving the
comments on the DOT electronic docket needs of the elderly; (B) has
site. AGENCY: Federal Transit Administration, demonstrated knowledge and expertise
DOT. in senior transportation policy and
• Fax: 1–202–493–2251.
ACTION: Notice; request for proposals. planning issues; (C) has affiliates in a
• Mail: Docket Management Facility; majority of the states; (D) has the
U.S. Department of Transportation, 400 SUMMARY: This solicitation is for capacity to convene local groups to
Seventh Street, SW., Nassif Building, proposals from national non-profit consult on operation and development
Room PL–401, Washington, DC 20590– organizations for a cooperative of senior transportation programs; and
001. agreement to develop and implement a (E) has established close working
• Hand Delivery: Room PL–401 on National Technical Assistance Center relationships with the Federal Transit
the plaza level of the Nassif Building, for Senior Transportation (NTACST). Administration (FTA) and the
The major goal of the NTACST is to Administration on Aging (AoA).
400 Seventh Street, SW., Washington,
assist local communities and states in
DC, between 9 a.m. and 5 p.m., Monday (3) Use of Funds. The NTACST
the expansion and provision of
through Friday, except Federal established under this section shall: (A)
transportation services for older adults.
Holidays. Gather best practices from throughout
This cooperative agreement is a five
Docket: For access to the docket to the nation and provide such practices to
year award. The first year of the
read background documents or local communities that are
cooperative agreement is for two million
comments received, go to http:// dollars ($2,000,000). Subsequent implementing senior transportation
funding is authorized at one million programs; (B) work with teams from
dms.dot.gov at any time or to Room PL–
dollars ($1,000,000 per year) in the Safe, local communities to identify how the
401 on the plaza level of the Nassif
Accountable, Flexible, and Efficient communities are successfully meeting
Building, 400 Seventh Street, SW.,
Transportation Equity Act—A Legacy the transportation needs of senior
Washington, DC, between 9 a.m. and 5 citizens and identifying any gaps in
p.m., Monday through Friday, except for Users (SAFETEAU–LU); actual
funding will be based on annual services in order to create a plan for an
Federal Holidays. integrated senior transportation
appropriations.
FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: program; (C) provide resources on ways
Kenna Sinclair (425–227–1556), DATES: Proposals must be submitted to pay for senior transportation services;
Transport Airplane Directorate (ANM– electronically by December 22, 2005. (D) create a Web site to publicize and
113), Federal Aviation Administration, ADDRESSES: Proposals should be circulate information on senior
1601 Lind Avenue, SW., Renton, WA submitted electronically to http:// transportation program; (E) establish a
98055–4056; or John Linsenmeyer (202– www.Grants.Gov. Grants.Gov allows clearinghouse for print, video, and
267–5174), Office of Rulemaking (ARM– organizations to electronically find and audio resources on senior mobility; and
1), Federal Aviation Administration, apply for competitive grant (F) administer the demonstration grant
opportunities from all Federal grant- program established under paragraph
800 Independence Avenue, SW.,
making agencies. Grants.Gov is the (4).
Washington, DC 20591.
single access point for over 1,000 grant (4) Grants Authorized. (A) In
This notice is published pursuant to programs offered by the 26 Federal General.—The NTACST established
14 CFR 11.85 and 11.91. grant-making agencies. Proposals can under this section, in consultation with
Issued in Washington, DC, on November 1, also be submitted in hard copy to the Federal Transit Administration,
2005. United We Ride Office, 400 7th Street, should award senior transportation
Anthony F. Fazio, SW., Room 9114, Washington, DC demonstration grants to: (i) Local
20590. transportation organizations, (ii) state
Director, Office of Rulemaking.
DATES:All proposals must be agencies, (iii) units of local government,
Petitions For Exemption postmarked by midnight December 22, and (iv) nonprofit organizations. (B) Use
2005. of Funds.—Grant funds received under
Docket No.: FAA–2005–22747. this paragraph may be used to: (i)
Petitioner: The Boeing Company. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT:
Evaluate the state of transportation
Bryna Helfer at (202) 366–1663; fax: services for senior citizens, (ii)
Sections of 14 CFR Affected: (202) 366–3136;
121.221(f)(1), 121.221(f)(2), recognize barriers to mobility that senior
unitedweride@fta.dot.gov. citizens encounter in their communities,
121.221(f)(3), and 121.223.
SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Section (iii) establish partnerships and promote
Description of Relief Sought: Relief 3016 of the Safe, Accountable, Flexible, coordination among community
from the design and performance and Efficient Transportation Equity stakeholders, including public, not-for-
requirements regarding fire protection Act—A Legacy for Users (SAFETEA– profit, and for-profit providers of
systems for the main deck cargo LU); PL 109–059, authorized a National transportation services for senior
compartment on Boeing Model 747–400 Technical Assistance Center for Senior citizens, (iv) identify future
large cargo freighters. Transportation (NTACST) is under 49 transportation needs of senior citizens
[FR Doc. 05–22128 Filed 11–4–05; 8:45 am] U.S.C. 5314(c) as follows: within local communities, and (v)
BILLING CODE 4910–13–P
(1) Establishment. The Secretary shall establish strategies to meet the unique
award a cooperative agreement grant to needs of healthy and frail senior
a national not-for-profit organization for citizens.

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I. Funding Opportunity Description is required, so this request for proposals • Implement the NTACST;
is structured around a four-step process • Evaluate, improve and enhance the
The purpose of this cooperative to: quality of services provided by the
agreement is to develop and implement • Perform a detailed needs NTACST.
a National Technical Assistance Center assessment to uncover the most pressing The NTACST will utilize the
for Senior Transportation (NTACST). areas that communities require for older framework for coherent systems
The major goal of the NTACST is to adult transportation technical management, used by Aging and
assist local communities and states in assistance; Disability Resource Centers (the access
the expansion and provision of • Develop a plan for the NTACST that component) and the Centers for
transportation services for older adults. includes staff, resources and Medicare and Medicaid Real Choice
To accomplish this goal, a series of steps information technology infrastructure; Systems Change Grants.

These components provide a engaging and collaborative public and • Older adults may face income
framework to build a needs assessment private partnerships at all levels—local, difficulties with median incomes of
and technical assistance program for tribal, state and Federal. older persons in 2002 of $19,436 for
older adult transportation services. males and $11,406 for females.
Background • The key to aging in place is
The NTACST will follow a number of
The forecasted increase in older adult retaining independence and adapting in
strategies in its development, especially
population concentrations in many the face of growing chronic illness.
coordination, empowerment, knowledge
states underscores the need for more Health status is generally expected to
management and person-centered
transportation services as communities improve, but many older adults will
technical assistance. The NTACST will experience one or more disability. In the
coordinate with other technical strive to find ways to help older persons
stay healthy, connected to the future, older adults will generally be in
assistance initiatives related to senior better health than their counterparts
mobility and human service community and able to age in place. The
latest information on key demographic today, due in large part to better health
transportation to ensure a coordinated practices throughout their lives
approach in this area. In addition, all highlights 1 show:
(National Academy on aging, 1994).
efforts of the NTACST should ensure • The older population (65+) • There is an accelerating trend of
consumer input and involvement such numbered 35.6 million in 2002, an decreasing disability rates, and the
that all technical assistance has a person increase of 3.3 million or 10.2 percent functional limitations that do exist have
centered, self-determination and since 1992 and, by the year 2030, the become less severe. But, increases in life
independence focus. NTACST older population will more than double expectancy will create a dramatic
personnel will engage early and often to 71.5 million. increase in the number of older adults
with technical assistance recipients to • The number of Americans aged 45– with disabilities. Conservative
ensure knowledge is transferred and 64 who will reach 65 over the next two projections estimate a 68 percent
relationships are developed. This decades increased by 38 percent during increase in the number of older adults
information and referral system is meant this decade. with disabilities between 1990 and
to be a key focal point to disseminate 2020.
models, best practices and develop 1 Principle sources of data for the Profile are the
• In 2000, 73 percent of individuals
successful demonstration sites for U.S. Bureau of the Census, the National Technical 65 years of age and older lived in
assistance center on Health Statistics, and the
innovations in older adult Bureau of Labor Statistics. The highlights suburban and rural areas.2
transportation services and systems. incorporate the latest data available as of 12/03 but
EN07NO05.000</GPH>

This project will entail creative, not all items are updated on an annual basis. 2 Ibid.

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Thus, the need for mobility assistance related to technical assistance initiatives When conducting technical assistance,
to enable independence, especially in the area of older adult mobility and sites will have individual technical
public transportation services, increases human service transportation assistance plans that outline the specific
with age and disability level. Many coordination. FTA will be collaborating need, intended outcome, plan for
older adults prefer to age in place, with other members of CCAM on the assistance, and evaluation components.
despite mobility challenges. The car has implementation of the EO and therefore, Technical assistance will be provided
made suburban and rural living the technical assistance provided under via e-mail, phone, and on-site strategies,
practical, and contributed to a decline this solicitation will seek to using the following principles:
in public transportation and walking complement and optimize, not Peer-to-Peer Learning: Assistance will
(Transportation Research Board, 2004). duplicate the technical assistance and be provided in locating, planning, and
Mobility will be a significant challenge related work funded in this area by facilitating access to peer-based
for this dispersed older population. other CCAM partners. information, experience, and advice.
Therefore, demand for transportation FTA, in partnership with AoA, will Facilitation may include having the
services is expected to skyrocket with provide technical assistance through a grantee pay travel and expenses for peer
the above noted demographic trends. cooperative agreement to the Aging assistance.
These facts underscore the need for Services network, consumers, and Expert Knowledge: Assistance will be
immediate attention to infrastructure transportation providers (public and provided in accessing and developing
and service investments for older adults private) engaged in older adult mobility the best research evidence and program
and individuals with disabilities. and human services transportation for information available into effective
In recognition of the fundamental older adults. Older adult mobility and program demonstrations.
importance of senior mobility and human service transportation is defined Communities of Practice: The grantee
human service transportation and the as a network of services included but will establish communities of practice:
continuing need to enhance not limited to driving modification and groups of people who share a concern
coordination, President Bush issued an transition; pedestrian access; public for what they do and learn how to do
Executive Order on Human Service transportation; paratransit (curb to curb, it better as they interact regularly.
Transportation Coordination (EO) door to door, door through door); taxi Communities of practice can involve all
directing multiple Federal departments service; and volunteer services. different types of stakeholders and
and agencies to work together to ensure Technical assistance is a process that participants. Communities of practice
that transportation services are enables a goal focused, strategy can meet via e-mail, Internet, face to
seamless, comprehensive and oriented, accountable organization to face, or in other venues to share
accessible.3 Secretaries from the transfer knowledge to clients for the information, techniques, strategies, and
Departments of Transportation, Health purpose of their growth, change, and experiences.
and Human Services, Labor, Education, improvement. Technical assistance is Grantee specific in-depth substantive
Interior, Housing and Urban intended to provide extensive assistance: Assistance will be provided
Development, Agriculture, Veterans information and assistance to facilitate to states and local communities in the
Affairs, the Commissioner of the Social adoption or application of research- development of major program
Security Administration, the Attorney based or practice-based products, components or in solving major
General and the Chairperson of the policies, or knowledge in order to technical problems requiring a
National Council on Disability are improve the provision of services for substantial amount of in-depth
members of the new interagency target populations. Technical assistance assistance (on-site as necessary).
Coordinating Council on Access and may include information dissemination, Knowledge Management: Constant
Mobility (CCAM). training, and enhancing capacity for
Specifically, the CCAM is tasked with assessment will be made of areas of
building more efficient transportation technical assistance focus to ensure best
seeking ways to simplify access to
services at the local and state levels. A practices of disseminated, issued briefs
transportation services for persons with
primary goal of the technical assistance are developed as needed and expert
disabilities, persons with lower
offered by the NTACST is to facilitate relationships with technical assistance
incomes, and older adults. The EO
the expansion of transportation services recipients result in long-term
requires that CCAM members work
and options for older persons in their information and knowledge transfer.
together to provide the most
local communities. A key strategy to Training: Curriculum development,
appropriate, cost effective services
accomplish this expansion of service is design, and training will be made
within existing resources, and reduce
coordination of transportation programs available via various media to target
duplication to make funds available for
and initiatives. The following areas will specified topics related to senior
more services. To meet the requirements
be key areas of focus for the NTACST mobility across the range of service
of the EO, the CCAM has developed a
activities: options. Training should be available for
comprehensive action plan and
Needs Assessments and Assistance human service providers, transportation
launched United We Ride (UWR), a
Plans. The NTACST will conduct a providers, and consumers. Technical
national initiative on human service
comprehensive assessment of technical assistance is to be consistent with the
transportation coordination, which
assistance needs in the area of senior ‘‘5’s A’s of Senior Friendly
includes senior mobility. The NTACST
mobility in year one. Based on this Transportation’’ developed by the
will be directly linked with UWR and
information, the NTACST will Beverly Foundation:4
3 Executive Order 13330, ‘‘Human Service formulate a plan in coordination with
Transportation Coordination’’; 69FRZ80, February FTA and AoA for conducting technical 4 From URL: http://www.beverlyfoundation.org/

24, 2004. assistance in future years of funding. admin/files/stored_file/5As%20MobSnap.pdf.

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THE 5 A’S OF SENIOR FRIENDLY TRANSPORTATION


Availability ....................................... Transportation exists and is available when needed (e.g., transportation is at hand, evenings and/or week-
ends).
Accessibility ..................................... Transportation can be reached and used (e.g., bus stairs can be negotiated; bus seats are high enough;
van comes to the door; bus stop is reachable).
Acceptability .................................... Deals with standards relating to conditions such as cleanliness (e.g., the bus is not dirty); safety (e.g., bus
stops are located in safe areas); and user-friendliness (e.g., transit operators are courteous and helpful).
Affordability ..................................... Deals with costs (e.g., fees are affordable; fees are comparable to or less than driving a car; vouchers or
coupons help defray out-of-pocket expenses).
Adaptability ...................................... Transportation can be modified or adjusted to meet special needs (e.g., wheelchair can be accommodated;
trip chaining is possible).
* The 5 A’s of Senior Transportation were developed by the Beverly Foundation, 2001.

Thus, the results of technical • The grantee will prepare a monthly a. Assisting FTA, AoA, and other
assistance are targeted to enhance NTACST activity report with an Federally funded programs through at
availability, accessibility, acceptability, accompanying explanation for NTACST least twelve (12) site visits, telephone
affordability and adaptability for older invoices, and submit it to the project and/or electronic inquiries. Special
adults. In order to achieve these goals, officer. consultants may be used and the grantee
technical assistance will need to focus • The NTACST should include a should have demonstrated expertise in
around one-stop access systems, national steering committee to provide maintaining adequate number of
streamlining eligibility, enhancing guidance and feedback throughout the consultants.
transportation coordination, breaking life of the technical assistance center. b. Establishing state and local UWR
down regulatory/funding, sharing Steering committee members should coalitions. Analyze, assess and evaluate
barriers and social marketing to get include participants from national the value of these coalitions with the
information out to local consumers. organizations representing the aging project officer.
provider network, public and private c. Integrating a range of services
Tasks including driving transition, pedestrian
transportation, senior advocacy groups
In the performance of this cooperative and consumers. The steering committee environments, fixed route transit,
agreement, the grantee should should participate in the review and paratransit services, taxi programs, door
accomplish the following tasks. development of products, materials, and through door or escort options, voucher
information. The technical assistance models, and volunteer transportation
Task 1—Administration center should host full committee programs into overall technical
• The grantee should meet with the meetings at least once every quarter, for assistance.
project officer and task order monitor a minimum of four meetings a year. d. Assisting local communities with
within ten (10) working days after • The grantee will prepare a quarterly the development of mobility
issuance of the task order to discuss the travel schedule of all upcoming management strategies and concepts
objectives of the cooperative agreement NTACST staff speaking engagements, that enhance transportation service
and any related project. The work plan representation on committees, meetings, options and access for older adults.
should incorporate the CCAM Action etc., and forward it prospectively to the e. Assisting states and local
Plan and the GAO Study on Senior project officer. communities in developing strategies
Mobility which can be found on the for implementing consumer advocacy
Task 2—Technical Assistance and programs and addressing the needs of
CCAM Web site at http:// Training
www.unitedweride.gov. The work plan older adults from culturally diverse
should be submitted to the project • Needs assessments and assistance communities.
officer within six (6) weeks of grant plans. The NTACST will conduct a f. Assisting states and local
award. comprehensive assessment of technical communities with identification of
assistance needs in the areas of older intelligent transportation systems and
• The grantee will hold regular adult mobility in year one. Based on this other technologies that enhance
meetings with the Director of NTACST information, the NTACST will transportation services for older adults.
to review the status of the project. Areas formulate a plan in coordination with g. Developing and implementing a
of concern are (1) accomplishments to FTA, Administration on Aging (AoA) quality performance process and
date, (2) reviewing progress on tasks, and other Federal partners for benchmarking regarding technical
including ‘‘user’’ plans for technical conducting technical assistance at the assistance provided by NTACST; this is
assistance to demonstration grantees, state and local levels in future years of to include methods and strategies
and (3) problems. funding. The grantee will work with provided by the technical assistance
• The grantee will brief FTA, AoA, local sites to develop individual team as it relates to successful funding.
and other members of the CCAM technical assistance plans that outline The grantee should integrate pertinent
semiannually on their technical specific needs, intended outcomes, findings from the needs assessment and
assistance findings, key themes and plans for assistance, and evaluation incorporate them into successful
results. components. technical assistance strategies. The
• The grantee will prepare • Technical Assistance Strategies: frequency of reports will be semi-
benchmarking reports of NTACST The grantee will develop the following annually, or as needed, but will not be
activities on a semiannual basis. These initiatives: Providing technical more frequent than monthly.
benchmarking reports may include assistance to the fifty states, the District h. Organizing a team approach, which
documentation of submitted quarterly of Columbia, American Samoa, Central might include personnel assuming
and annual reports, as well as financial Northern Mariana Islands, Guam, Puerto responsibility for a number of states/and
statements. Rico, and the Virgin Islands by: or regions. There should be an overall

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strategic approach to proactive technical video, electronic, etc). In the first year, information related to older adult
assistance, which will include an the grantee should work with FTA and transportation inclusive of a range of
emphasis on senior mobility and human the NTACST’s steering committee to services: driving transition, pedestrian
service transportation coordination. develop a logo and design for future access, travel training, fixed route,
i. Organizing a systematic approach activities of the NTACST in the first paratransit, volunteer services, escort
for at least twelve site visits per year. year. service, etc. Information should include
The grantee should develop a team • In the first year, the grantee should existing products and materials as well
approach to these site visits. The grantee develop at least three products. These as educational development
should develop, with input from products may be in the form of training information.
stakeholders (e.g., consumers, public curricula, video, CD–ROM or other ∑ In the first year, the grantee should
and private transportation agencies, format appropriate to the audience. The develop a database of successful
human service providers), agendas and type and nature of the product will be national public and private products
criteria for these site visits as well as to determined in coordination with the that could potentially provide added
brief Federal program staff. The grantee project officer and the steering value for senior mobility and human
should develop briefing packets and committee and should be based on the service transportation coordination.
initiate communication with the project needs assessment from states and local This includes video, curricula, and fact
officer prior to site visits in order to communities. The grantee should make sheets. This database should include the
present a comprehensive description of alternative formats available for all title, description, and information on
the activity. The grantee should publications and products. The grantee how to obtain the documents included
coordinate and maintain an integrated should coordinate and participate in an in the database. The database will also
approach to all documentation and overall product evaluation for all include any evaluation information
subsequent data collection regarding all products developed with FTA funding. related to the product.
site visits. This evaluation should be done
j. In cooperation with Indian Health annually. Task 5—Strategic Development in
Services (IHS), AoA, the project officer, ∑ In the first year, the grantee should Partnerships, Community Involvement
and others as appropriate, assess, develop at least five fact sheets on in Senior Transportation, and Senior
analyze and implement appropriate targeted topics related to senior Mobility and Human Service
actions to integrate senior mobility and transportation and senior mobility and Transportation Coordination
human service transportation in Tribal human service transportation ∑ Senior mobility and human service
and non-Tribal entities serving Native coordination. The grantee should work transportation coordination is very
American populations; the grantee collaboratively with the project officer dynamic and new areas of significance
should provide technical assistance to and the steering committee to identify continually emerge. It is essential that
and collaborate with organizations that specific topics.
the grantee respond appropriately and
are actively engaged in improving the ∑ In the first year, the grantee should
address these issues. Additionally, the
health and well-being of Native provide a minimum of five updates per
month related to senior transportation to grantee should provide expertise in
American elders. strategic direction in senior mobility
k. Implement training on topics the UWR webmaster to be posted on the
CCAM Web site http:// and human service transportation and
related to older adult transportation. senior mobility for community
Training should be considered for www.unitedweride.gov. This includes
products, Web links, and useful involvement and public awareness as
transportation providers, human service follows:
providers, and consumers. If necessary, practices.
∑ The grantee should establish, a. The grantee should assess, analyze,
curricula for specific training should be and measure trends in the
developed or modified for existing maintain and facilitate NTACST
electronic communications using a implementation of senior transportation
available materials. activities on a state and regional basis.
variety of mediums (e.g., print, video,
Task 3—Demonstration Grants electronic, Web-based, etc), which may The grantee should provide, in
include a Web site, bulletin board cooperation with the project officer, an
• The grantee should award senior
service, list serve, and selected internet annual report on these activities.
transportation demonstration grants to
focus groups for targeted topics. b. The grantee should provide
local transportation organizations, state
∑ In the first year, all NTACST staff guidance and direction on establishing
agencies, units of government and non-
and/or contractual presentations at a coalitions, which can be integrally
profit organizations in areas related to
local, state and national level are to be involved in providing strategic direction
senior transportation.
• The grantee should enlist a fair and fully coordinated, with an ample for state and community involvement in
equitable process for soliciting timeline for discussion and approval, human service transportation.
proposals and for project selection, with the project officer. The grantee c. The grantee should serve as a
which is representative of diverse should plan for at least twelve (12) resource of information on UWR
geographical regions across the country. meetings annually that involve other strategic direction related to senior
• The grantee should submit a list of than local travel. The grantee should mobility as it relates to pending and
final recommended projects to the plan for an additional fifteen (15) enacted legislation at all governmental
project officer for review and approval meetings annually in the Washington, levels.
prior to the final award notification. DC area. The grantee should be both a d. The grantee should enhance
presenter and an exhibitor during awareness by all stakeholders of funded
Task 4—Communication and national, regional, and state meetings. In senior mobility and related human
Management Information Activities some cases, the grantee may also serve service transportation activities
• The grantee should work as a moderator or facilitator during regarding strategic direction of
collaboratively to coordinate input, targeted sessions. community involvement by integrating
direction and advice regarding required ∑ In the first year, the grantee should appropriate and relevant information on
Federal clearances on all publications use an existing clearinghouse function a monthly basis through a variety of
regardless of the medium (e.g., print, to ensure the dissemination of communication mechanisms.

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e. The grantee, in cooperation with benefit the mobility of older adults. This public and private sector, as well as
Federal program staff, should assess, coalition will serve to facilitate the critical pathways which include
analyze and monitor key activities and development of state and local linkages with intermediary
milestones of national organizations and coalitions in all states and territories organizations such as hospital discharge
Federal agencies, interagency liaison over the course of the cooperative planners, private pay insurance, various
groups, private industry, faith-based/ agreement. social service and transportation system
community organizations, professional • Assist Federal program staff to networks.
organizations and members of the conduct at least two special interest • Experience and knowledge of
National Consortium for Human Service meetings per year on targeted topics consumer involvement and consumer
Transportation related to UWR activities selected in consultation with FTA, AoA, directed models in program planning
and subsequently determine educational and the NTACST steering committee. and implementation;
resources that may be of value on a • Capacity for developing and
quarterly basis. II. Award Information managing a technical assistance network
FTA will fund one cooperative using multiple types of intervention
TASK 6—Collaboration with FTA and agreement for a five year award. Year strategies (e.g., long distance, peer-to-
the Federal Coordinating Council on one of the cooperative agreement is for peer, onsite, communities of practice,
Access and Mobility two million dollars ($2,000,000). The etc.);
• The grantee in coordination with anticipated notification date is the • Capacity and experience for
the project officer should provide winter of 2006, with an anticipated providing effective off-site technical
technical assistance to the Coordinating starting date for the successful applicant assistance, including technical
Council on Access and Mobility of February 2006. Subsequent annual assistance by telephone and e-mail,
(CCAM). This may include organizing funding is authorized at one million moderated and unmoderated list-serves,
monthly conference calls, attending dollars ($1,000,000) in the Safe, Web-based seminars, topic-based
relevant and value-added national Accountable, Flexible, and Efficient conference calls, the internet (including
meetings/conferences, providing input Transportation Equity Act—A Legacy he development of Web content), etc.;
regarding infrastructure development of for Users (SAFETEA–LU); actual • Knowledge of caregiver issues and
the CCAM activities related to senior funding will be based on annual long-term care home and community
transportation, formulating agendas and appropriations. FTA grantees with based services related to senior
identifying speakers for CCAM and their existing FTA projects are eligible to mobility;
executive council meetings. compete for this competitive • Understanding implementation of a
• In coordination with the project cooperative agreement. The FTA will range of transportation services
officer, the grantee should develop participate in activities by attending including older driver, pedestrian
efficient strategies and methods of review meetings, commenting on access, fixed route, paratransit, assisted
establishing linkages with other technical reports, maintaining frequent (door to door; hand to hand; escort)
Federally funded technical assistance contact with the project manager and services, volunteer, taxi, and other types
centers in the areas of aging, pedestrian approving key decisions and activities of transportation services provision;
access, and the range of human service any redirecting activities if needed. • Capacity and experience for
transportation options. In addition, the conducting face-to-face and Web-based
grantee will conduct a minimum of two III. Eligibility Information training for consumers, human service/
trainings each year related to senior FTA is particularly interested in aging providers, and transportation
mobility for these technical assistance proposals for this cooperative agreement agencies.
centers. from national non-profit-organizations
• The grantee should provide with demonstrated capacity in state and
IV. Proposal Content
research-related technical assistance to community transportation services for Proposals should be submitted in
project directors involved with senior older adults in the following areas: double-spaced format using times
mobility and human service • Understanding concepts and roman 12 point font. The application
transportation funded activities. strategies for developing integrated must contain the following components:
• The grantee should develop and access, including single entry point and 1. Cover sheet (1 page): Includes
maintain a comprehensive national one-stop transportation systems; entity submitting proposal, principle
coalition on senior transportation that is • Understanding strategies for investigator, title, and contact
inclusive of advocacy organizations; building a coordinated senior mobility information (e.g., address, phone, fax,
public interest organizations; and and human service transportation and e-mail). Name and contact
provider organizations. This coalition program; information for the entity’s key point of
should work in collaboration with the • Demonstrated success with contact for all cooperative activities (if
National Consortium on Human Service interdisciplinary strategies in aging and different from principle investigators).
Transportation, a network of transportation related work; 2. Abstract (2 pages): Abstract should
transportation professionals, human • Experience with the development include background, purpose,
service professionals and policymakers and implementation of integrated methodology, intended outcomes, and
at every level who understand the issues transportation systems with health care plan for evaluation.
involved in the coordination of human and social support programs; 3. Detailed budget proposal and
services transportation and how • Capacity for maintaining budget narrative.
coordination can be accomplished. The management information systems; 4. Project narrative (not to exceed 100
NTACST will develop a strategic plan • Experience in implementation of pages): Project narrative should include
for the coalition that includes consumer directed services; the following information;
education, outreach, technical • Experience and capacity in a. Staff qualifications, experience in
assistance and advocacy oriented developing and utilizing volunteer providing technical assistance and
activities. The coalition can also focus programs and networks; implementing the other tasks outlined
on broader senior mobility and human • Capacity and experience to build in the solicitation. The proposal should
service transportation initiatives that coordination and collaboration between also include the proposed staff

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members’ knowledge of issues related to strategies, and other identified tasks. DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION
seniors and senior transportation. One (30%)
page biographical sketches for staff 3. Reasonability of proposed goals, Pipeline and Hazardous Materials
members should be included in the objectives, strategies, timelines, and Safety Administration
appendices section of the proposal; budget. (20%)
b. Existing and future capacity of Office of Hazardous Materials Safety;
organization to address the issues 4. Plan to collaborate with Notice of Delays in Processing of
outlined in the proposal and ability to stakeholders and establish effective Special Permit Applications
implement tasks 1–6 outlined under partnerships to implement tasks. (10%)
AGENCY: Pipeline and Hazardous
Section I in this solicitation; 5. Plan for evaluation and data Materials Safety Administration, DOT.
c. Methodology for addressing tasks collection. (10%)
ACTION: List of Application Delayed
1–6 outlined under Section I in this VI. Award administration Information more than 180 days.
solicitation. The proposal should also
include objectives, activities, The anticipated notification date for SUMMARY: In accordance with the
deliverables, milestones, timeline and the award of this cooperative agreement requirements of 49 U.S.C. 5117(c),
intended outcomes for achieving the is the winter of 2006, with an PHMSA is publishing the following list
goals outlined in the scope for the first anticipated start date for the successful of special permit applications that have
year; applicant is February 2006. The Federal been in process for 180 days or more.
d. Plan to work with stakeholders and Transit Administration’s (FTA) The reason(s) for delay and the expected
build partnerships at the national, state, Administrator will notify the successful completion date for action on each
and local levels; entity. Following receipt of the FTA application is provided in association
5. Plan for evaluation and data Administrator’s notification letter, the with each identified application.
collection. successful entity will be required to FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Ann
6. Supplemental materials and letters submit their proposal through the FTA Mazzullo, Office of Hazardous Materials
of support can be included in an Transportation Electronic Award Special Permits and Approvals, Pipeline
appendices section that is beyond the Management (TEAM) system website. and Hazardous Materials Safety
100 page limit. In addition to the full FTA will manage the cooperative Administration, U.S. Department of
proposal, entities have the option to agreement through the TEAM system Transportation, 400 Seventh Street,
submit supplemental material such as: Web site. Before FTA may award SW., Washington, DC 20590–0001, (202)
brochures, products, etc. These Federal financial assistance through a 366–4535.
materials should be delivered to Bryna Federal grant or cooperative agreement,
Helfer, Federal Transit Administration, the entity must submit all certifications Key to ‘‘Reason for Delay’’
Office of Grants Management, UWR and assurances pertaining to itself and 1. Awaiting additional information
Initiative, 400 7th Street, SW., Room its project as required by Federal laws from applicant.
9114, Washington, DC 20590. and regulations. 2. Extensive public comment under
These certifications and assurances review.
V. Application Review Information
must be submitted to FTA irrespective 3. Application is technically complex
Interdisciplinary review panels of whether the project is financed under and is of significant impact or
external to FTA will be convened to the authority of 49 U.S.C. Chapter 53, or precedent-setting and requires extensive
review each proposal. Project proposals Title 23, United States Code, or another analysis.
will be evaluated based on the following Federal statute. Since Federal fiscal year 4. Staff review delayed by other
criteria. 1995, FTA has been consolidating the priority issues or volume of special
1. Staff qualifications, which includes various certifications and assurances permit applications.
experience in delivering technical that may be required of its awardees and Meaning of Application Number
assistance and training, knowledge of the projects into a single document Suffixes
senior mobility issues, demonstrated published in the Federal Register.
process skills in assessment, strategic Fiscal year 2006 Annual List of N—New application.
planning, facilitation, and other key Certifications and Assurances for FTA M—Modification request.
areas associated with identified tasks. Grants and Cooperative Agreements and X—Renewal.
Entity should also address a plan for guidelines will be published in the PM—Part to application with
knowledge retention. (30%) Federal Register and posted on the FTA modification request.
2. Existing capacity of the Web site at http://www.fta.dot.gov. Issued in Washington, DC, on November 1,
organization, which includes 2005.
clearinghouse functions, web Jennifer L. Dorn,
R. Ryan Posten,
development and maintenance, Administrator.
Chief, Special Permits Program, Office of
technical assistance, training long [FR Doc. 05–22057 Filed 11–4–05; 8:45am] Hazardous Materials Safety Special Permits
distance and on-site intervention BILLING CODE 4910–57–M & Approvals.

NEW SPECIAL PERMIT APPLICATIONS


Reason for Estimated date
Application no. Applicant delay of completion

13281–N ................ The Dow Chemical Company, Midland, MI ........................................................................ 4 01–31–2006


13266–N ................ Luxfer Gas Cylinders, Riverside, CA .................................................................................. 4 12–31–2005
13309–N ................ OPW Engineered Systems, Lebanon, OH .......................................................................... 4 12–31–2005
13341–N ................ National Propane Gas Association, Washington, DC ......................................................... 3 12–31–2005
13347–N ................ ShipMate, Inc., Torrance, CA .............................................................................................. 4 12–31–2005
13302–N ................ FIBA Technologies, Inc., Westboro, MA ............................................................................. 4 11–30–2005

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