RTP Update (2013-2014):
An overview
What is PLAN 2040?
PLAN 2040 is metro-Atlanta’s long-range planning
process for land development and transportation needs
...
Regional Transportation Plan (RTP) Update
The PLAN 2040 RTP is:
• a long-range, financially constrained plan covering 20+ ...
Why does the PLAN 2040 RTP need to be updated?
The current plan must be updated to help the region stay in alignment with
...
Keeping Up with Federal Changes

The current plan must be updated to help the region stay in alignment with
changing Feder...
Keeping Up with Federal Changes
Updated MAP-21 priorities:
• Emphasized focus on
National Highway System
(NHS)
• Required ...
Keeping up with State Updates
The current plan must be updated to help the region stay in alignment with
changing Federal,...
Coordination with State Transportation
Priorities and Strategies
Decision-Making Framework*
To make the best use of limite...
A closer look at Decision-Making
Framework for PLAN 2040 Update
The Decision-Making Framework includes performance measure...
Incorporating Local and Regional Project Updates
The current plan must be updated to help the region stay in alignment wit...
Transportation Projects Since 2011:
Refreshing the Plan
• Review the relationship of existing projects to
planning network...
Projects & Plans: What’s Currently in
the RTP?
The RTP contains a multi- modal balance of projects; e.g., bridges, bicycle...
Transit Projects Under
Review
Clifton Corridor Light Rail Transit
I-20 East Heavy Rail Transit &
Bus Rapid Transit
Atlanta...
Major Roadway Project Updates
Atlanta Regional Managed
Lanes Implementation Plan
•

GDOT is updating the State’s
managed l...
Bicycle & Pedestrian Planning Efforts


Maximizing benefits – considering level of service (quality),
cost/benefit, healt...
How are Transportation Projects
Financed?
The RTP is required to be financially constrained – the total cost of the
plan c...
Financial Realities and Challenges in
PLAN 2040 RTP Update
The RTP must be reassessed to accommodate changes to funding
am...
Local Level Property Tax Digests Are Down An
Average 18% From Peak 2008 Levels
County
2008
Barrow
$1,909,685,506
Bartow
$3...
Statewide Sales Tax Receipts Are Down 10.3%
From Peak 2007 Levels
Georgia Sales Tax Revenues: 2007-2012
$6,000
$5,800
$5,6...
State Motor Fuel Taxes Are Down 3.5% Since 2008
Revenues in $000s
Motor Fuel Tax Type

2008

2009

2010

2011

2012

2013
...
Federal Funding Resources Allocated to the
Atlanta Region Will Become More Strained
Forecasted FHWA Funding to the Atlanta...
How can I follow the progress of the RTP
Update & be more involved?
Thank you for your interest in the PLAN 2040 RTP. Your...
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  • PLAN 2040 RTP Update Overview

    1. 1. RTP Update (2013-2014): An overview
    2. 2. What is PLAN 2040? PLAN 2040 is metro-Atlanta’s long-range planning process for land development and transportation needs through the year 2040. The Atlanta Regional Commission (ARC), as the Metropolitan Planning Organization (MPO) for all or parts of eighteen counties, develops the Regional Transportation Plan (RTP). The plan is updated every four years, or more frequently as necessary.
    3. 3. Regional Transportation Plan (RTP) Update The PLAN 2040 RTP is: • a long-range, financially constrained plan covering 20+ years of transportation projects for the 18-county metro area • a multi- modal balance of projects; e.g., bridges, bicycle paths, sidewalks, transit services, roadway upgrades, safety improvements, transportation demand management initiatives and emission reduction strategies The current PLAN 2040 RTP was adopted in July 2011. This update to the plan is expected to be approved in early 2014.
    4. 4. Why does the PLAN 2040 RTP need to be updated? The current plan must be updated to help the region stay in alignment with changing Federal, State and Local priorities. Federal Federal legislation priorities introduced by reauthorization of transportation funding through MAP-21* State Statewide Strategic Transportation Plan and Governor’s Goals Local Latest design scopes for major projects and updates to local priorities Regional Reflect current regional financial realities (post July 31, 2012 Transportation Investment Act referendum) *On June 6, 2012 the Moving Ahead for Progress in the 21 st Century (MAP-21) legislation was signed into law
    5. 5. Keeping Up with Federal Changes The current plan must be updated to help the region stay in alignment with changing Federal, State and Local priorities. Federal Federal legislation priorities introduced by reauthorization of transportation funding through MAP-21 State Statewide Strategic Transportation Plan and Governor’s Goals Local Latest design scopes for major projects and updates to local priorities Regional Reflect current regional financial realities (post July 31, 2012 Transportation Investment Act referendum)
    6. 6. Keeping Up with Federal Changes Updated MAP-21 priorities: • Emphasized focus on National Highway System (NHS) • Required preservation performance measures and targets for roads and bridges conditions Current NHS Network
    7. 7. Keeping up with State Updates The current plan must be updated to help the region stay in alignment with changing Federal, State and Local priorities. Federal Federal legislation priorities introduced by reauthorization of transportation funding through MAP-21 State Statewide Strategic Transportation Plan and Governor’s Goals Local Latest design scopes for major projects and updates to local priorities Regional Reflect current regional financial realities (post July 31, 2012 Transportation Investment Act referendum)
    8. 8. Coordination with State Transportation Priorities and Strategies Decision-Making Framework* To make the best use of limited funding through existing revenue streams and to keep aligned with the State’s Strategic Priorities, ARC and planning partners use a Decision-Making Framework to identify transportation investments that will improve system-wide performance. The three major goals of this framework are: 1. Optimize and manage existing assets in the current transportation system 2. Strategically expand regional system 3. Implement overall demand management programs . * Officially adopted by ARC Board: April 24, 2013 & GRTA: April 10, 2013
    9. 9. A closer look at Decision-Making Framework for PLAN 2040 Update The Decision-Making Framework includes performance measures to support the Statewide Strategic Plan, Governor’s Strategic Goals and PLAN 2040 goals with an emphasis on enhancing economic growth in region. Major capacity, operations and safety projects in the plan are evaluated according to this criteria. Annual fatalities on the transportation network Percent of system adequately maintained Percent of reliable peak-period trips within 45 minutes by car Percent of reliable peak-period trips within 45 minutes by transit (rail and bus) Recurring congestion costs in terms of wasted time and fuel Incident response time in metro Atlanta Truck delay measures
    10. 10. Incorporating Local and Regional Project Updates The current plan must be updated to help the region stay in alignment with changing Federal, State and Local priorities. Federal Federal legislation priorities introduced by reauthorization of transportation funding through MAP-21 State Statewide Strategic Transportation Plan and Governor’s Goals Local Latest design scopes for major projects and updates to local priorities Regional Reflect current regional financial realities (post July 31, 2012 Transportation Investment Act referendum)
    11. 11. Transportation Projects Since 2011: Refreshing the Plan • Review the relationship of existing projects to planning networks and system-wide performance • Review the need that each project is addressing and consider lower-cost alternatives • Incorporate changes to major projects as a result of ongoing engineering and design work
    12. 12. Projects & Plans: What’s Currently in the RTP? The RTP contains a multi- modal balance of projects; e.g., bridges, bicycle paths, sidewalks, transit services, roadway upgrades, safety improvements, transportation demand management initiatives and emission reduction strategies Since project scopes, schedules and budgets are constantly evolving, the plan is amended on a regular basis. The current project info can be found at: www.atlantaregional.com/tip.
    13. 13. Transit Projects Under Review Clifton Corridor Light Rail Transit I-20 East Heavy Rail Transit & Bus Rapid Transit Atlanta Streetcar Expansion Connect Cobb/Northwest Corridor Bus Rapid Transit MultiModal Passenger Terminal Connect 400 and Revive285
    14. 14. Major Roadway Project Updates Atlanta Regional Managed Lanes Implementation Plan • GDOT is updating the State’s managed lane vision • • • • New freeway capacity in region will likely be tolled No existing High Occupancy Vehicle (HOV) lanes will be converted to toll lanes No long-term leases to private companies Emphasizing most cost-effective solutions for each corridor Major Roads • • Project limits being reviewed to ensure needs are fully addressed Lower cost operations and safety improvements being considered where major capacity projects are not practical
    15. 15. Bicycle & Pedestrian Planning Efforts  Maximizing benefits – considering level of service (quality), cost/benefit, health impacts, developing regional trail network serving job centers, etc.  Assessing regional resources – evaluating datasets, refining data collection and analysis, identifying significant gaps  Safety & crash data review – evaluating crash hotspots, link crash types to countermeasures  Coordinating funding – using data-driven analysis and stakeholder input for selecting and implementing better projects
    16. 16. How are Transportation Projects Financed? The RTP is required to be financially constrained – the total cost of the plan cannot exceed projected available funding Revenue is forecasted from various sources, such as: • State and federal motor fuel taxes • Local sales taxes • Other funding from local governments • Bonds and infrastructure banks • Tolls and user fees
    17. 17. Financial Realities and Challenges in PLAN 2040 RTP Update The RTP must be reassessed to accommodate changes to funding amounts, project scopes and federal, state and local priorities Considerations: • Core transportation funding sources are not keeping up with population growth and needs • Federal, state, local funding sources are under stress and have yet to recover to pre-recession levels • A slower funding growth rate under MAP-21, in addition to Sequestration, has impacted funding for new transit services • E-commerce has eroded sales tax revenues for local governments and MARTA
    18. 18. Local Level Property Tax Digests Are Down An Average 18% From Peak 2008 Levels County 2008 Barrow $1,909,685,506 Bartow $3,260,821,740 Cherokee $8,595,242,973 Clayton $8,566,561,443 Cobb $27,597,125,819 Coweta $4,058,742,761 DeKalb $25,197,674,686 Douglas $4,300,264,819 Fayette $5,431,100,479 Forsyth $8,890,399,061 Fulton $51,433,458,064 Gwinnett $29,804,680,832 Henry $6,776,901,378 Newton $2,955,354,830 Paulding $4,301,640,779 Rockdale $2,885,675,074 Spalding $1,482,154,458 Walton $2,881,381,411 Total $200,328,866,113 Source: Georgia Dept. of Revenue 2012 $1,379,782,129 $2,947,158,781 $6,673,907,367 $5,983,372,350 $24,810,376,696 $3,720,582,854 $18,926,895,064 $3,508,852,223 $4,301,271,416 $8,035,502,721 $44,344,781,916 $24,346,632,421 $4,641,027,111 $1,948,389,575 $2,787,405,635 $2,288,188,617 $1,423,486,807 $2,206,126,856 $164,273,740,539 % Change -27.7% -9.6% -22.4% -30.2% -10.1% -8.3% -24.9% -18.4% -20.8% -9.6% -13.8% -18.3% -31.5% -34.1% -35.2% -20.7% -4.0% -23.4% -18.0% *85% of the roadway lane mileage, 52% of bridges, and 42% of travel occurs on locally-owned roads and bridges Why is this important? Local governments rely on property taxes to maintain/operate the transportation network that is off the state system* and operate several local transit systems
    19. 19. Statewide Sales Tax Receipts Are Down 10.3% From Peak 2007 Levels Georgia Sales Tax Revenues: 2007-2012 $6,000 $5,800 $5,600 Millions $5,400 $5,200 $5,000 $4,800 $4,600 $4,400 $4,200 $4,000 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012 Source: Georgia Governor’s Office of Planning & Budget Why is this important? Many local governments rely on sales taxes to implement capital projects and pay 19 match for federal aid projects; MARTA uses the sales tax to fund operations & capital
    20. 20. State Motor Fuel Taxes Are Down 3.5% Since 2008 Revenues in $000s Motor Fuel Tax Type 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013 Prepaid Motor Fuel Sales Tax $538,156 $422,827 $385,241 $479,881 $573,047 $547,172 Motor Fuel Excise Tax $473,046 $438,329 $443,386 $441,189 $431,564 $428,278 $1,011,202 $861,156 $828,627 $921,070 $1,004,611 $975,450 Total Source: Georgia Dept. of Revenue *Exclusive of the 1% of motor fuel sales tax that goes to state general fund Why is this important? State motor fuel taxes comprise the primary source for state transportation funding, including matching federal funds
    21. 21. Federal Funding Resources Allocated to the Atlanta Region Will Become More Strained Forecasted FHWA Funding to the Atlanta Region ($YOE) PLAN 2040 PLAN 2040 Update 2014-2019 $3,763,615,743 $4,001,679,941 $238,064,199 6.3% 2020-2030 $9,181,088,485 $9,270,206,688 $89,118,202 1.0% 2031-2040 $10,469,325,249 $10,093,899,927 -$375,425,322 -3.6% Total $23,414,029,477 $23,365,786,556 -$48,242,921 -0.2% Difference % Change Note: 1.4% forecast annual growth rate in federal revenues; inflation 2.2% Why is this important? Federal funding comprises the largest share of system expansion funding
    22. 22. How can I follow the progress of the RTP Update & be more involved? Thank you for your interest in the PLAN 2040 RTP. Your involvement in the regional planning process is important. Here are some ways where there will be opportunities to learn more about the plan and add your perspective to the discussion: • Visit the Plan 2040 RTP Web site to see the latest info • Check the “Get Involved” section of the site for discussions, open house meetings and other ways to share thoughts • Email comments to ARC at plan2040@atlantaregional.com • Call ARC with comments or questions: 404.463.3272
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