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Map 21 presentation

  1. 1. MAP-21Implementing the New Transportation Law
  2. 2. Moving Ahead for Progress in the 21st Century (MAP-21)• Extends current law (SAFETEA-LU) through September 30th• Authorizes transportation programs for two years• ~$103 billion, or current spending plus inflation adjustments• About $10.5 billion of that goes to the Mass Transit Account of the Highway Trust Fund (not a foregone conclusion)• No earmarks (SAFETEA-LU had thousands) Slide
  3. 3. Program Architecture Changes: FHWA 3
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  5. 5. FHWA: The good, the bad, the ugly• Good: Potential new transparency via FMIS, performance measurement (toothless), some more tolling• Bad: STP eligibility expanded w/ no more funding, bike/ped funding shrinks and half can be “flexed” away• Ugly: No funding dedicated to repair (down from 30 percent), match for new Interstate construction 95% Slide
  6. 6. FTA: The good, the bad, the ugly• Good: New Starts process simplified, SGR grants and TAMS, TOD planning grants, transit agencies get a seat at MPOs, performance measurement (toothless)• Bad: Funding ratio with highways stays the same• Ugly: Thankfully the House didn’t make it ugly! Slide
  7. 7. CMAQ: Funding air quality improvements since 1991• Up to half of funding can be “flexed” to non-CMAQ purposes, vs. 23 percent under current law• PM-2.5-reducing projects must receive 25 percent in states with nonattainment or maintenance areas• New cost-effectiveness study required Slide 7
  8. 8. NEPA: Taking a Hit, Again• Delegation of authority to states and new categorical exclusions• Projects can progress before completion of environmental review• New programmatic reviews, mitigation programs, and use of planning documents• Deadlines, penalties, and administrative remedies for stalled projects Slide 8
  9. 9. TIFIA: More Money, But for What?• Secured loans, loan TIFIA Loan by Mode, 1998-2011 guarantees or line of credit 11.30%• Eightfold increase in 9.60% Highways budget authority (from Transit Intermodal $122 m. to $1 b.) 79.10%• Only criteria for qualifying: First come, first served and creditworthiness Slide
  10. 10. RESTORE Act• Establishes a new trust fund for Gulf restoration (80 percent of anticipated revenue from BP settlement, ~$5-20 b.)• Funding to be distributed to Gulf coast states• Flexibility for spending funds is a problem• Act establishes a program for observing, monitoring and technology Deepwater Horizon Spill – FSU Samping Cruise, 6/22/10 Slide
  11. 11. We’re Not There Yet Slide 11

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