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Limitation on Claims Against Proposed Public Transportation Projects

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Limitation on Claims Against Proposed Public Transportation Projects

Elizabeth S. Riklin
Federal Transit Administration
3 August 2018


[Federal Register Volume 83, Number 150 (Friday, August 3, 2018)]
[Notices]
[Pages 38200-38201]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2018-16682]


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DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION

Federal Transit Administration


Limitation on Claims Against Proposed Public Transportation 
Projects

AGENCY: Federal Transit Administration (FTA), DOT.

ACTION: Notice.

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SUMMARY: This notice announces final environmental actions taken by the 
Federal Transit Administration (FTA) for the Regional Transportation 
Commission of Washoe County's (RTC's) Virginia Street Bus RAPID Transit 
Extension project in Washoe County, Nevada. The project includes 
construction of a 1.8-mile extension to its existing bus rapid transit 
service (the RAPID) operating in the Virginia Street corridor from its 
existing northern terminus at the 4th Street Station transfer terminal 
in Downtown Reno to the University of Nevada, Reno campus. The purpose 
of the project is to increase transit ridership and connectivity, 
enhance pedestrian safety, and improve accessibility to transit in the 
Virginia Street corridor. The purpose of this notice is to announce 
publicly the environmental decisions by FTA on the subject project and 
to activate the limitation on any claims that may challenge this final 
environmental action.

DATES: By this notice, FTA is advising the public of final agency 
actions subject to 23 U.S.C. 139(l). A claim seeking judicial review of 
FTA actions announced herein for the listed public transportation 
project will be barred unless the claim is filed on or before December 
31, 2018.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Nancy-Ellen Zusman, Assistant Chief 
Counsel, Office of Chief Counsel, (312) 353-2577, or Alan Tabachnick, 
Environmental Protection Specialist, Office of Environmental Programs, 
(202) 366-8541. FTA is located at 1200 New Jersey Avenue SE, 
Washington, DC 20590. Office hours are from 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m., 
Monday through Friday, except Federal holidays.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Notice is hereby given that FTA has taken 
final agency action by issuing a certain approval for the public 
transportation project listed below. The actions on the project, as 
well as the laws under which such actions were taken, are described in 
the documentation issued in connection with the project to comply with 
the National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA) and in other documents in 
the FTA administrative record for the project. Interested parties may 
contact either the project sponsor or the FTA Regional Office for more 
information. Contact information for FTA's Regional Offices may be 
found at https://www.fta.dot.gov.
    This notice applies to all FTA decisions on the listed project as 
of the issuance date of this notice and all laws under which such 
actions were taken, including NEPA [42 U.S.C. 4321-4375], Section 4(f) 
requirements [23 U.S.C. 138, 49 U.S.C. 303], Section 106 of the 
National Historic Preservation Act [16 U.S.C. 470f], and the Clean Air 
Act [42 U.S.C. 7401-7671q]. This notice does not, however, alter or 
extend the limitation period for challenges of project decisions 
subject to previous notices published in the Federal Register. The 
project and action that is the subject of this notice follow:
    Project name and location: The Regional Transportation Commission 
of Washoe County's (RTC's) Virginia Street Bus RAPID Transit Extension 
project in Washoe County, Nevada.
    Project Sponsor: The Regional Transportation Commission of Washoe 
County's (RTC's). Project description: The project includes 
construction of a 1.8-mile extension to its existing bus rapid transit 
service (the RAPID) operating in the Virginia Street corridor from its 
existing northern terminus at the 4th Street Station transfer terminal 
in Downtown Reno to the University of

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Nevada, Reno campus. The purpose of the project is to increase transit 
ridership and connectivity, enhance pedestrian safety, and improve 
accessibility to transit in the Virginia Street corridor. The project 
includes building five new RAPID stations and replacing three bus 
shelters with full RAPID stations; acquiring right-of-way; and creating 
exclusive bus lanes, traffic signal priority at five intersections, 
off-board fare collection, level boarding, and real-time bus arrival 
information at stations. The project also includes purchasing two 
electric buses, constructing two roundabouts at intersections to 
improve bus turning movements and enhance traffic operations and 
safety, and improving sidewalk and cross walk infrastructure to enhance 
the pedestrian and bicycle network and visibility in the corridor. 
Finally, the project includes parking and access management, utility 
relocations and drainage improvements. The project was the subject of 
the Virginia Street Bus RAPID Transit Extension Project Environmental 
Assessment, dated June 2018.
    Final agency actions: Section 4(f) determination, dated June 12, 
2018; Section 106 of the NHPA finding of No Adverse Effect, dated March 
17, 2017; project-level air quality conformity; and Finding of No 
Significant Impact (FONSI), dated June 15, 2018. Supporting 
documentation: The Virginia Street Bus RAPID Transit Extension Project 
Environmental Assessment in Washoe County, Nevada, dated June 2018.

Elizabeth S. Riklin,
Deputy Associate Administrator for Planning and Environment.
[FR Doc. 2018-16682 Filed 8-2-18; 8:45 am]
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