Notice; request for comments.
On April 28, 1994, the FHWA and the FTA Administrators jointly issued guidance to their respective regional administrators on the implementation of the Federal certification of the metropolitan planning process in transportation management area (TMA) planning areas. This notice announces the schedule of FY 1996 reviews as known at this time. The FHWA and the FTA are planning approximately 60 certification and 3 enhanced planning (EPR) reviews for FY 1996. This will complete the first full cycle of certification reviews, of the approximately 140 TMA planning processes, under ISTEA. Additional EPRs and future planning certifications will be announced through the Federal Register. Interested parties are invited to submit comments on the individual planning processes to be reviewed.