2 0. 200; 2 0. 205; 2 0. 500; 2 0. 522; Please refer to Announcement URL This Notice solicits proposals to enter into certain agreements with the U. S. Department of Transportation (the ``Department'').
Through these agreements, the Department intends to support
congestion pricing along with complementary transportation solutions proposed by jurisdictions designated as recipients of Federal assistance in accordance with this Notice (each, a ``qualified jurisdiction'').
Funds made available by the Department to qualified jurisdictions may include such sums as may be available for obligation in the Department's discretion during Fiscal Year 2008, including funds designated by law to support the Department's Congestion Initiative, as proposed in the President's Fiscal Year 2008 Budget.
(http://www.whitehouse.gov/omb/budget/fy2008/transportation.html) The Department expects to award funding only for those proposals that integrate innovative transit strategies, new transportation technologies and direct highway pricing during congested periods.
In return for their agreement to adopt such strategies, the Department will support qualified jurisdictions with financial resources identified in this Notice, regulatory flexibility, and dedicated expertise and personnel.
Because the Secretary generally allocates discretionary highway grant funds to State DOTs, applicants that are non-State DOTs applying for discretionary highway funds made available under any of the specified Funding Programs should partner with or submit an application through the State DOT for these funds.
Contents of Application Applications should be responsive to the specifications and criteria set forth in the Federal Register:
November 13, 2007 (Volume 72, Number 218):
(http://a25 7. g.akamaitech.net/7/257/2422/01jan20071800/edocket.access.gpo.gov/2007/E7-2211 7. htm ) Applications must comply with instructions in the above Federal Register Notice and not exceed 40 pages in length, including both the proposal details and appendix materials.
Appendix materials may include maps of roadways and other affected facilities (such as bridges and parallel routes) and maps of BRT routes and other transit services or facilities that are directly involved.
Submission of Application Please submit applications electronically via e-mail to Thomas.McNamara@dot.gov.
Applications may also be submitted through Grants.gov.
(Please note that solely for purposes of this solicitation, the Department prefers, but does not require, submission of applications by means of the e-mail address above).
In the event that either of the forgoing options for submission would impose a hardship on an applicant, the applicant may request an exception by email to the email address above.