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Map 21 webinar 081312

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  • 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. 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. Transportation Alternatives• Combines programs: – Transportation Enhancements (now Transportation Alternatives) – Safe Routes to School – Recreational Trails – Redevelopment of underused highways to boulevards
  • 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. 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. 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. 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. 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. 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. 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. 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. 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. 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. 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. 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. 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. 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. 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. 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. 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