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(iv) Congestion Pricing Measures and should indicate this fact. Similarly, if this Notice. The Department expects to
Affected Areas: An application should the pricing activity is adopted on a implement the procedures and criteria
describe the role pricing would play in temporary, experimental basis and the set forth in this Notice; however, such
the congestion reduction strategy. To applicant expects it to be voted on by procedures and criteria shall not be
the extent practical, an application citizens of the jurisdictions participating binding on the Department.
should indicate, in specific terms, how in an agreement with the Department or Issued in Washington, DC on November 5,
traffic would be affected, what areas or otherwise considered for continuation, 2007.
routes would be priced, how congestion the application should provide this D.J. Gribbin,
prices would be determined, and which information. General Counsel, U.S. Department of
vehicle categories would be affected (xi) Funding Support: An application Transportation.
(e.g., single occupant vehicles or all should indicate the estimated cost to
[FR Doc. E7–22117 Filed 11–9–07; 8:45 am]
vehicles). implement the overall congestion
(v) Transit Services: An application reduction strategy. An application
should describe transit services, should also indicate the anticipated
including BRT and other commuter sources of those funds, including the DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION
transit services that are to be provided amount requested to be covered by
or supplemented, and the expected Federal sources. ITS Joint Program Office; Intelligent
impacts of the expanded transit services (xii) Contact Information: An Transportation Systems Program
on congestion. The application should application should clearly indicate Advisory Committee; Notice of Meeting
also describe transit fare pricing policies contact information, including name,
to be adopted with the objective of organization, address, phone number, AGENCY: Research and Innovative
increasing traveler throughput during and e-mail address. The Department Technology Administration, U.S.
peak traffic periods, while avoiding will use this information to inform Department of Transportation.
excessive congestion in the transit parties of the Department’s decision ACTION: Notice.
system. regarding selection of interested parties,
(vi) Use of Technology: An as well as to contact parties in the event This notice announces, pursuant to
application should clearly indicate the that the Department needs additional section 10(A)(2) of the Federal Advisory
extent to which a locality plans to information about an application. Committee Act (FACA) (Pub. L. 72–363;
operationally test innovative technology 5 U.S.C. app. 2), a meeting of the
in achieving its congestion reduction E. Evaluation Criteria
Intelligent Transportation Systems (ITS)
targets. The Department will review and Program Advisory Committee (ITSPAC).
(vii) Expedited Project Completion: consider applications upon receipt, and The meeting will be held November 26,
An application should indicate any will consider a variety of factors in 2007, 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. and November 27,
major transportation projects or project reviewing applications seeking funding, 2007, 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. The meeting will
components that are sought to be including: take place at the U.S. Department of
expedited through an agreement with (i) The extent to which the congestion Transportation (U.S. DOT), 1200 New
the Department. The application should reduction plan is reasonably projected Jersey Avenue, SE., Washington DC, in
also indicate the expected effects on to reduce congestion from current levels Conference Room #6 on the lobby level
congestion from early completion of on major highways and arterial facilities of the West Building.
these projects. within the demonstration area, as
(viii) Travelers Affected Daily: An The ITSPAC, established under
measured by projected travel speeds,
application should indicate the section 5305 of Public Law 109–59,
‘‘levels of service’’ or other objective
estimated number of daily travelers that Safe, Accountable, Flexible, Efficient
measures of performance during the
will be directly affected by priced Transportation Equity Act: A Legacy for
hours when the congestion reduction
facilities and by other measures Users, August 10, 2005, and chartered
demonstration is in effect;
expected to be adopted by the qualified (ii) The extent to which the on February 24, 2006, was created to
jurisdiction. This should include the congestion reduction plan is reasonably advise the Secretary of Transportation
estimated number of persons (vehicles) projected to enable improvements in on all matters relating to the study,
that will pay congestion charges, as well transit service on major highways and development and implementation of
as the likely number diverted to other arterial facilities within the intelligent transportation systems.
travel times, routes, or other demonstration area, as measured by Through its sponsor, the ITS Joint
transportation services, such as transit. projected reductions from current levels Program Office, the ITSPAC will make
(ix) Research, Planning, and in scheduled running times or intervals recommendations to the Secretary
Experience To Date: An application between departures or other objective regarding the ITS program needs,
should indicate the prior work that measures of performance during the objectives, plans, approaches, contents,
participating parties (e.g., the candidate hours when the congestion reduction and progress.
city or other jurisdictions) have already plan is in effect; The following is a summary of the
done to reduce congestion, including (iii) The extent to which the meeting’s tentative agenda. Day 1: (1)
research, planning, and actual congestion reduction plan demonstrates Welcome and Introductions; (2) ITS
implementation of congestion related innovative and potentially far-reaching Program Overview; (3) Identifying
activities in the metropolitan area. technology applications; Trends in ITS (Panel Session); and (4)
(x) Other Time-Frame Considerations: (iv) The project’s national A & A and Wrap-up. Day 2: (1) Reports
An application should indicate the demonstration value; and on Results of ITSPAC Member
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dates during which applicants expect to (v) The technical feasibility and Interviews; (2) Future Vision for ITS
conduct congestion reduction activities political probability of the project being Program (Gaps and Opportunities, What
(e.g., a six-month trial from June 30, implemented in the near term. Does Success Look Like?, Implications
2008 until December 31, 2008). If the The Department reserves the right to for the Future ITS Program); (3)
applicant expects the activities to solicit candidates for agreements Summary of Outcomes (Prioritizing
continue indefinitely, the application described herein by means other than Trends/Programs in Terms of JPO Role

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and Opportunities); and (4) Next Steps Environmental Impact Statement in investments in the area include the
in Strategic Planning Activities. cooperation with the Tennessee Country Music Hall of Fame, the Frist
Since access to the U.S. DOT building Department of Transportation (TDOT) Center for the Visual Arts, the
is controlled, all persons who plan to and the Metropolitan Government of Symphony Hall, and Hilton Park. In
attend the meeting must notify Ms. Nashville and Davidson County for the addition, the previously industrialized
Marcia Pincus, the Committee Shelby Avenue/Demonbreun Street Railroad Gulch is being redeveloped
Management Officer, at (202) 366–9230 (Gateway Boulevard) Corridor in with new commercial and office spaces,
not later than November 21, 2007. Davidson County, Tennessee. along with several major high-rise
Individuals attending the meeting must FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Ms. residential developments under
report to the 1200 New Jersey Avenue Laurie S. Leffler, Assistant Division construction, and more land use
entrance of the U.S. DOT Building for Administrator, Federal Highway changes in the Gulch anticipated in the
admission. Attendance is open to the Administration-Tennessee Division near future.
public, but limited space is available. Office, 640 Grassmere Park Road, Suite Letters describing the supplemental
With the approval of Ms. Shelley Row, 112, Nashville, TN 37211. environmental studies and soliciting
the Committee Designated Federal SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: The U.S. input will be sent to the appropriate
Official, members of the public may Department of Transportation Federal Federal, State, regional and local
present oral statements at the meeting. Highway Administration (FHWA), in agencies that have expressed or are
Non-committee members wishing to cooperation with the Tennessee known to have an interest or legal role
present oral statements or obtain Department of Transportation (TDOT) in this proposal. Private organizations,
information should contact Ms. Pincus. and the Metropolitan Government of citizens, and interest groups will have
Questions about the agenda or written Nashville and Davidson County, intends an opportunity to provide input into the
comments may be submitted by U.S. to prepare a Supplemental development of the Supplemental EIS,
Mail to: U.S. Department of Environmental Impact Statement and to identify issues that should be
Transportation, Research and Innovative (Supplemental EIS) for Shelby Avenue/ addressed. Notices of public meetings or
Technology Administration, ITS Joint Demonbreun Street (Gateway public hearings will be given through
Program Office, Attention: Marcia Boulevard) Corridor. This project is various forums, providing the time and
Pincus, Room E33–401, 1200 New intended to enhance east-west place of the meeting along with other
Jersey Avenue, SE., Washington DC transportation linkages and improve relevant information. The Supplemental
20590 or faxed to (202) 493–2027. The accessibility to the current Nashville DEIS will be available for public and
ITS Joint Program Office requests that Central Business District (CBD) and for agency review and comment prior to the
written comments be submitted prior to future development in the CBD. public hearing.
the meeting. A Final Environmental Impact To ensure that the full range of issues
Persons with a disability requiring related to the proposed action are
Statement (FEIS) (FHWA–TN–EIS–96–
special services, such as an interpreter identified and taken into account,
01–F) for the project was approved and
for the hearing impaired, should contact comments and suggestions are invited
released for public review on July 1,
Ms. Pincus at least seven calendar days from all interested parties. Comments
1998, and a Record of Decision (ROD)
prior to the meeting. and questions concerning the proposed
was issued on September 15, 1998.
Notice of this meeting is provided in action and Supplemental EIS should be
A portion of this project has been
accordance with the FACA and the directed to FHWA at the address
constructed. The Korean Veterans
General Service Administration provided above.
Memorial Bridge over the Cumberland
regulations (41 CFR part 102–3)
River and the section of Gateway Laurie S. Leffler,
covering management of Federal
Boulevard from 1st Avenue South to 4th Assistant Division Administrator, Nashville,
advisory committees.
Avenue South have been completed and TN.
Issued in Washington, DC, on the 6th day are open to traffic. The Supplemental
of November, 2007. [FR Doc. E7–22126 Filed 11–9–07; 8:45 am]
EIS is being prepared to address the BILLING CODE 4910–22–P
John Augustine, remaining unbuilt portion of the
Managing Director, ITS Joint Program Office. project’s selected alignment (Alternative
[FR Doc. E7–22148 Filed 11–9–07; 8:45 am] 8) between 4th Avenue South and 13th DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION
BILLING CODE 4910–HY–P Avenue South.
Under the selected alternative Maritime Administration
identified in the ROD, the structurally
DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION deficient Demonbreun Street Viaduct [Docket No. MARAD–2007–0008]
would have been demolished and a new Requested Administrative Waiver of
Federal Highway Administration structure would have been built across the Coastwise Trade Laws
the Railroad Gulch from west of 11th
Supplemental Environmental Impact Avenue to the project’s western AGENCY: Maritime Administration,
Statement: Shelby Avenue/ terminus at 13th Avenue. Since Department of Transportation.
Demonbreun Street (Gateway issuance of the ROD, the Demonbreun
Boulevard) Corridor, Davidson County, ACTION: Invitation for public comments
Street Viaduct has been rehabilitated on a requested administrative waiver of
TN and is no longer considered structurally the Coastwise Trade Laws for the vessel
AGENCY: Federal Highway deficient. CROWN JEWEL.
Administration (FHWA), DOT. As a result of major land use changes
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ACTION: Supplemental notice of intent. within the original project area since the SUMMARY: As authorized by Pub. L. 105–
ROD was issued, the environmental 383 and Pub. L. 107–295, the Secretary
SUMMARY: The Federal Highway technical studies for the corridor must of Transportation, as represented by the
Administration (FHWA) is issuing this be updated before the remainder of the Maritime Administration (MARAD), is
notice to advise the public of its intent project between 4th and 13th Avenues authorized to grant waivers of the U.S.-
to prepare a Supplemental can be advanced. Major new civic build requirement of the coastwise laws

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