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Public Notices
The Tennessee Department of Environment and Conservation is seeking qualified   individual(s) or organization to operate the Swimming Pool Snack Bar facility located at T.O. Fuller State Park.  Interested parties should request a proposal package from the Contract Manager, Tennessee State Parks, 7th Floor, L & C Tower, 401 Church Street, Nashville, Tennessee 37243-0446, or call (615) 532-0004.

Completed proposals will be accepted until 10:00 a.m. (CST), Thursday, March 03, 2011 at which time they will be publicly opened in the Director’s office.  The successful bidder will receive a three-year concession license to operate this facility.

The Tennessee Department of Environment and Conservation is seeking qualified  individual(s) or organization to operate the  Golf Course Snack Bar facility located at T.O. Fuller State Park.  Interested parties should   request a proposal package from the Contract Manager, Tennessee State Parks, 7th Floor,    L & C Tower, 401 Church Street, Nashville, Tennessee 37243-0446, or call (615) 532-0004.

Completed proposals will be accepted until 10:30 a.m. (CST), Thursday, March 03, 2011 at which time they will be publicly opened in the Director’s office.  The successful bidder will receive a three-year concession      license to operate this facility.

PUBLIC NOTICE
THE MEMPHIS URBAN AREA
METROPOLITAN PLANNING ORGANIZATION

In compliance with federal regulations 23 CFR 450, the Memphis Urban Area Metropolitan Planning Organization (MPO) is proposing to amend both the FY 2011-2014 Transportation Improvement Program (TIP).

The public is hereby given notice that these documents are available for review 8:00 AM until 4:30 PM Monday through Friday in the offices of the Memphis and Shelby County Department of Regional Services located at 1075 Mullins Station Road, Memphis, TN 38134 or for download from the World Wide Web at: www.memphismpo.org. The English and Spanish language copies are also available for public review in the library systems of Memphis, Shelby County, and Fayette County, Tennessee and DeSoto County, Mississippi. Written public comments on the TIP amendments will be accepted until January 26, 2011. Comments may be submitted to Paul Morris, Department of Regional Services, 1075 Mullins Station Road, Memphis, TN 38134 or via email at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. . The Memphis MPO Transportation Policy Board (TPB) will hold a public hearing on Thursday, January 27, 2011, 1:30 PM, at Central Station, MATA Board Room, Memphis, Tennessee, 38134 to accept oral comments and take action on the proposed items. The Memphis MPO is also publishing the Annual list of obligated projects for FY 2010. Copies of the obligated list projects can be downloaded from the MPO’s website or can also be found in the library systems of Memphis, Shelby County, and Fayette County, Tennessee and DeSoto County, Mississippi.

The proposed action items are as follows:

Amendments to the FY 2011-14 Transportation Improvement Program (TIP):

1. The Memphis Area Transit Authority is requesting to amend the 2011-14 TIP by increasing the funding amount for Fiscal Years (FY) 2011 and 2012 of the preventative maintenance project. For FY 2011 the total funding for this project has been increased from $13,406,000 to $15,656,250 and for FY 2012 from $11,656,000 to $13,906,250.
2. The Memphis Area Transit Authority is requesting to amend the 2011-14 TIP by changing the funding source, funding amount and the project description for the fixed route buses project. The funding source for this project has been changed from Section 5307 to Section 5309 and the total funding amount has been increased from $1,500,000 to $10,650,000 for FY 2011. The project description has been changed to reflect the number of buses that will be purchased for FY 2011-14
3. The Memphis Area Transit Authority is requesting to amend the 2011-14 TIP by changing the funding amount and the project description for the paratransit buses project. The total funding amount has been increased from $500,000 to $1,687,500 for FY 2011. The project description has been changed to reflect the number of buses or vans that will be purchased for FY 2011-14.
4. The Memphis Area Transit Authority is requesting to amend the 2011-14 TIP by increasing the funding amount for Fiscal Years (FY) 2011 of the fixed route buses project. For FY 2011 the total funding for this project has been increased from $3,475,000 to $5,250,000 and these funds will be used in combination with the CMAQ funds to purchase the hybrid vehicles.
5. Shelby County is requesting to amend the 2011-14 TIP by changing the funding amount for their congestion management program project based on the approved funding by TDOT. The total funding amount has been increased to $7,556,708, $7,624,841 and $5,947,447 for FY 2011, FY2012 and FY2013 respectively.
6. The City of Memphis is requesting to amend the 2011-14 TIP by adding the vehicle fuel cap replacement program project based on the approved funding by TDOT. A total of $238,750 has been added to FY 2011-13 and the funds will be used to issue vouchers to purchase of new gas cap if the cap is missing of failed for leaks by a vehicle during inspection.
7. The City of Memphis is requesting to amend the 2011-14 TIP by un-programming the Coordinated Signal System Year 6 project due to unavailability of funds. This project was included in the TIP based on the annual CMAQ funding allocations that the MPO received, which is no longer valid.
8. The Memphis MPO is requesting to amend the 2011-14 TIP by un-programming the CMAQ project contingency overruns bucket due to unavailability of funds. This bucket was included in the TIP based on the annual CMAQ funding allocations that the MPO received, which is no longer valid.
9. The Memphis MPO is requesting to amend the 2011-14 TIP by un-programming the CMAQ project cost overruns bucket due to unavailability of funds. This bucket was included in the TIP based on the annual CMAQ funding allocations that the MPO received, which is no longer valid.
10. MATA is requesting to amend the 2011-14 TIP by adding the MATA hybrid bus purchase project based on the approved funding by TDOT. A total of $3,000,000 has been added to Fiscal Year 2011 and the funds will be used to replace existing diesel bused by hybrid electric buses.
11. The City of Memphis is requesting to amend the 2011-14 TIP by adding a total of $810,000 of CMAQ funds to the Coordinated Signal System Year 3 project, to correct the obligation error which was done at 80% (federal) and 20% (local), whereas it should have been at 100%.
12. The City of Lakeland is requesting to amend the 2011-14 TIP by removing the Huff n Puff resurfacing improvement project, as the project was unable to obligate funds in FY2010. This project was funded by Transportation, Community, and System Preservation (TCSP) grant in the amount of $375,000
13. The City of Memphis is requesting to amend the 2011-14 TIP by adding the Beale Street Landing project. The project has received Ferry Boat Discretionary (FBD) grant and a total of $593,750 has been added to FY 2011.  
14. The Town of Collierville is requesting to amend the 2011-14 TIP by adding the Byhalia Road Widening project. This project is funded by local funds and these funds will be used for Preliminary Engineering (PE), Utilities and Right-of-Way (ROW) phases. A short conformity report has been completed for this project and approved by the Interagency Consultation (IAC) of the MPO.
15. The Town of Arlington is requesting to amend the 2011-14 TIP by carrying over the Milton Wilson Road South project from 2008-11 TIP to the 2011-14 TIP. This project had funds that were not able to be obligated in FY 2010 and these funds are now been carried over to the 2011-14 TIP. For FY 2011 a total of $2,400,000 will be used for the Construction phase. A short conformity report has been completed for this project and approved by the Interagency Consultation (IAC) of the MPO.
16. The Town of Arlington is requesting to amend the 2011-14 TIP by moving the Douglas Airline Intersection Improvement Project from the signalization bucket to a separate TIP project due to the change in project funding from 100% to 80/20 split. There is no change in the federal funding allocated to this project.
17. The Town of Arlington is requesting to amend the 2011-14 TIP by creating a new TIP project page for the Douglas Airline Intersection Improvement Project. This project will widen and improve the existing intersection of Douglas St and Airline Road and upgrade the existing traffic signal. For FY 2011 a total of $30,000 will be used for the PE-N phase, $120,000 for the PE-D phase and $50,000 for the ROW phase. For FY 2012 a total of $1,376,250 will be used for the Construction phase of the project.
18. Memphis MPO is requesting to amend the 2011-14 TIP by updating the description of the resurfacing bucket. The new description now includes ‘related intersection/signal improvements’ as part of the improvements that are eligible under the resurfacing bucket.
19. The City of Germantown is requesting to amend the 2011-14 TIP by carrying over their two resurfacing bucket projects, namely Farmington Blvd (Allenby to Germantown) and Forest Hill Irene (Forest Hill Lane to Germantown Community Theater) from 2008-11 TIP to the 2011-14 TIP. The two bucket projects had funds that were not obligated in FY 2010 and these funds are now been carried over to the 2011-14 TIP. A total of $120,000 and $350,000 funds are been carried over for Farmington Blvd and Forest Hill Irene respectively.

Annual List of Obligated Projects FY 2010
The MPO is mandated by the Federal Highway Administration (FHWA) and Federal Transit Administration (FTA) to publish and annual list of obligated projects. A copy of the report is attached.

For further information, please contact Paul Morris, Memphis MPO Interim Coordinator, at 901-379-7840. To ensure compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), persons with disabilities that require aids or services to participate either in the review of these proposed amendments or at the hearing may contact Paul Morris at 901-379-7849, fax (901) 379-7865; or email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. to make accessibility arrangements no less than five days prior to the January 27, 2011 Transportation Policy Board meeting.

This public notice has been prepared in cooperation with the U.S. Department of Transportation, Federal Highway Administration, and the Tennessee and Mississippi Departments of Transportation.  This notice is also being funded (in part) under an agreement with the State of Tennessee, Department of Transportation, and the State of Mississippi, Department of Transportation.

It is the policy of the Memphis Urban Area Metropolitan Planning Organization (MPO) not to discriminate on the basis of age, race, color, national origin or disability in its hiring or employment practices, or in its admissions to or operations of its program, services, or activities. All inquiries for Title VI and/or the Americans with Disabilities Act, contact Paul Morris at (901) 379‐7849 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.



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