Major Capital Investment Projects
Proposed rule; notice of meeting.
On April 7, 1999, the Federal Transit Administration (FTA) published a Notice of Proposed Rulemaking (NPRM) describing the procedures that FTA proposes to use to evaluate and rate candidate projects for capital investment grants and loans for new fixed guideway systems and extensions to existing systems (``new starts'') (64 FR 17062-71). The Transportation Equity Act for the 21st Century (TEA-21) requires FTA to issue regulations covering the evaluation and rating of such projects. The docket for this NPRM is open for public comment until July 6, 1999; FTA invites public comment, and included a number of questions in the NPRM soliciting specific comment. In order to encourage public comment, FTA intends to host three workshops on the NPRM. This notice announces the dates, times, locations and procedures for those workshops.