Map 21 webinar 081312

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Map 21 webinar 081312

  1. 1. MAP-21 Overview• 2 year bill• October 1, 2012- September 30, 2014• Extends funding at current level Themes • Consolidate programs • Streamline project delivery • Give states more flexibility
  2. 2. MAP-21 Changes to Biking and Walking• Transportation Alternatives – Eligible activities – Funding and opt outs – Distribution of Funds• Changes to other funding programs – Highway Safety Improvement Program – STP – CMAQ – Federal Lands
  3. 3. Transportation Alternatives• Combines programs: – Transportation Enhancements (now Transportation Alternatives) – Safe Routes to School – Recreational Trails – Redevelopment of underused highways to boulevards
  4. 4. Transportation Alternatives (formerly TE)Changes eligibilities from Transportation EnhancementsADDS: SUBTRACTS• Safe Routes for Non- • Funding For Bicycle and Drivers (networks) Pedestrian Education• ANY Environmental • Streetscaping Mitigation • Acquisition of Scenic or• Scenic Byway uses Historic sites • Transportation Museums
  5. 5. Reduction in FundingSAFETEA LU- FY 2011 MAP-21 SRTS $202 M TE TRANSPORT- ATION $928 ALTERNATIVES MILLION RTP $808 M $97 TOTAL: $1.2 BILLION TOTAL: $808 MILLIONSOURCE: FHWA, Revised Fiscal Year (FY) 2011 Supplementary Tables – Apportionments Pursuant tothe Surface Transportation Extension Act of 2010, as Amended. Feb 1, 2012
  6. 6. Distribution of Funding1. TA funding is 2% of State’s highway funds (minus safety , etc.)2. Recreational Trails Program funded3. Funding is divided into 2 equal pots; – One distributed by population – One to a grant program4. State has the ability to transfer funding out of Transportation Alternatives
  7. 7. Transportation Alternatives Funding Distribution2. Recreational Trails Program funding gets taken off the top (unless Governor Opts out)• Maintains Rec Trails Program process and funding (2009 levels)• Opt-out date is 30 days before money is available• Opt-out decision made every year• Rec Trails projects eligible under TA and STP
  8. 8. Transportation Alternatives Funding Distribution3. Remaining funding is divided into 2 equal pots POT 1- distributed by population • MPOs Population > 200,000 • Funding is sub-allocated • MPOs must run competitive grant process • Communities with a population < 200,000 • State will run a competitive grant process • Rural areas population < 5000 • State will run a competitive grant process
  9. 9. Oregon Example Funds Distributed by Population MPO/ Metropolitan Percent of Pot 1 area Funding (estimated) Portland 39% Salem 6% Eugene 6.5% Other areas of the 48% stateMap and Data source: Rails to Trails Conservancy, http://www.railstotrails.org/resources/documents/ourWork/MPOs_by_state
  10. 10. Transportation Alternatives Funding Distribution3. Remaining funding is divided into 2 equal pots POT 2- distributed through competitive grant process run by state. Eligible Entities STATE • Local/regional governments DOT • Tribes • Local/regional transportation agencies • Public land agencies • Other local/regional entities state deems eligible
  11. 11. State Ability to Transfer Funds4. State can choose to transfer funding outTransfer option- – up to 50% of TA to any other program – Only out of Pot 2Coburn Opt- out- – based on unobligated balance – Doesn’t apply until year 2 – Unique to TAState of Emergency – Can transfer funding to fix damaged infrastructure – If State gets federal funds for emergency later, must reimburse TA
  12. 12. Other MAP-21 Changes to Biking and Walking• Coordinators: – Bicycle and Pedestrian Coordinators are still required – Safe Routes to School Coordinators eligible• Clearinghouses- Not funded in MAP-21 – Bicycle Pedestrian Information Center • Under contract until Summer 2013 – Safe Routes to School National Center • Under contract until January 2013
  13. 13. Eligibility in Other Programs• Expediting Project Delivery• Highway Safety Improvement Program (HSIP)• Surface Transportation Program (STP)• Congestion Mitigation and Air Quality (CMAQ)• Federal Lands Programs
  14. 14. Expediting Projects/ Streamlining• Streamlining of regulations• Categorical Exclusion (CE)SAFETEA LU Categorical MAP-21 Exclusions CategoricalExclusions• Biking and walking • Biking and walking projects projects • Projects within the right- of-way • Projects with a total cost of less than $5 million
  15. 15. Highway Safety Improvement Program• HSIP funding increases under MAP-21• In writing plans, states must consult with: – State nonmotorized representative – May include representatives from stakeholder groups
  16. 16. Highway Safety Improvement Program• New data and research requirements for states – nonmotorized crash data – motor vehicle crashes that include pedestrians and bicyclists – Crash frequency and crash rate data – Identify roadway elements/ features • that constitute hazard... • [and/or] safe conditions
  17. 17. Surface Transportation Program (STP)• Higher funding, more competition on non sub- allocated funds• Sub-allocation to metropolitan areas – Same dollar amount as beforeEligibility:•Transportation Alternatives activities eligible•Rec Trails projects eligible•SRTS not listed as eligible, but similar projects fit under SafeRoutes for non-drivers
  18. 18. Congestion Mitigation and Air Quality (CMAQ)• New Eligibility – Project or program that shifts traffic demand to… other transportation modes• Transferability – States can transfer up to 50% of CMAQ – Increase from ~ 21% in SAFETEA LU• Evaluation and Assessments – Require cost benefit analysis – Health Impact Assessment
  19. 19. Federal Lands Program• Consolidated programs; cuts funding overall• Bicycling and walking facilities eligible• Eliminated the Transit in the Parks program (AKA- Sarbanes TRIP Program)• Mandatory Sidepath Law• National Federal Lands Facility Inventory – Important to ensure bike/ped projects get on this TIP
  20. 20. SummaryTransportation Alternatives – Changes to eligibility – Lower funding – Funding distribution changes • 50% by population • 50% by grant programEligibility• Increased opportunity for data and funding under HSIP• Continued eligibility under CMAQ, STP, and Federal Lands• Side path law on federal lands

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