Public Infrastructure in Massachusetts: Costs, Strategies, and Funding

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Public Infrastructure in Massachusetts: Costs, Strategies, and Funding

  1. 1. Focusing on the Transportation Infrastructure of the PioneerValley of Western MassachusettsPioneer Valley Planning Commission60 Congress StreetSpringfield, Massachusetts 01104www.pvpc.orgPublic Infrastructure in Massachusetts:Costs, Strategies, Funding
  2. 2. Transportation Improvement Status Report - 2012THE REGION: PVPC’ REGIONAL PLANNING DISTRICT1
  3. 3. Transportation Improvement Status Report - 2012PIONEER VALLEY PROJECTS NEEDS$1,469,471,644 (173 Projects)2CostsDespite the beneficial effects of the 2009 reforms, statewideroad and bridge funding gap has increased from $10.5 Billionto at least $11.3 Billion, a 7% increase since 2007.
  4. 4. Highway ProjectsTransportation Improvement Status Report - 2012Estimated Cost$796,464,188 (103 Projects)3
  5. 5. Bridge ProjectsTransportation Improvement Status Report - 2012Estimated Cost$304,364,334 (42 Projects)4
  6. 6. Transit/Intermodal ProjectsTransportation Improvement Status Report - 2012Estimated Cost$196,480,850 (11 Projects)5
  7. 7. Bicycle/Pedestrian ProjectsTransportation Improvement Status Report - 2012Estimated Cost$33,162,272 (12 Projects)6
  8. 8. Rail ProjectsTransportation Improvement Status Report - 2012Estimated Cost$139,000,000 + (8 Projects)** Several Projects are in the planning phase, project cost has not yet been determined7
  9. 9. Transportation Improvement Status Report - 2012Source: http://www.massdot.state.ma.us/8StrategiesTransportation reforms the Legislature enacted in 2009 haveresulted in cost savings estimated at $120 Million per year.
  10. 10. Transportation Improvement Status Report - 2012As part of the reforms MassDOT has streamlined the designand construction process in order to reduce the amount oftime between project initiation and construction, thestreamlined process includes:1. Project Needs Form (PNF) – This new form identifiesneeds of the proposed project location prior to start ofdesign.2. Rehabilitation of roadways in place of reconstruction3. Flagmen in place of Police Officers where appropriate.9
  11. 11. Additional federal resources are no longer anticipated withlevel funding now widely viewed as the very best casescenario out of Washington along with a continuing ban onearmarks.Transportation Improvement Status Report - 2012$0$5,000,000$10,000,000$15,000,000$20,000,0002004 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013Regional Funding 2004-2013Regional Funding10Funding
  12. 12. A public consensus that more resources are needed tomaintain our transportation infrastructure will be needed inorder to make further progress on long term solutions.Transportation Improvement Status Report - 2012$139,830,212$219,031,869$260,151,977$355,115,493$298,501,051$363,981,681$453,753,771$498,603,095$607,087,064 $609,149,0702002 2003 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012Axis TitleProject Backlog Vs. TargetsRegional TIP Target Estimated Total TIP Project Backlog11
  13. 13. Transportation Improvement Status Report - 2012New and alternative transportation revenue sources (nottolls) need to be seriously considered and debated including:1. A regional, place based revenue option that wouldrequire voter-approval to implement; or2. A vehicle miles travelled (VMT) tax.12
  14. 14. Transportation Improvement Status Report - 2012QUESTIONS?13

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