Status of Highway TrustFund39.8 40.4 41.8 41.8 42.8 43.6 44.6 45.637.6 39.3 43.733.9 34.7 35.4 35.6 184.108.40.206 4.3-6.8-17.3-27.5-38-48.8FY12 FY13 FY14 FY15 FY16 FY17 FY18 FY19In BillionsHighway Funding Highway Trust Fund Receipts End-of-Year BalanceStatus of Highway Trust Fund
2013 Funding Issues• Sequestration - Highway Trust Fund spendingnot impacted.–General Fund transfers are impacted.• Continuing Resolution–House bill did not fund MAP-21 increase.–Senate bill fully funds MAP-21.–Senate bill signed into Public Law.– Federal highway funding this construction seasonfor California at $3.5 billion or 2.5% increase.
2014 Funding Issues• House Budget – Fully funds MAP-21.–Highway spending craters in 2015.• Senate Budget – Fully funds MAP-21.–Includes “Reserve Fund” in 2015 and beyond.• President’s Budget – Aligned with Senate’s.• Bottom-line – For 2014, fully expect MAP-21funding levels.–California – $3.4 billion in 2014• Problem – What happens in 2015?
MAP-21 ImplementationIssues• Measure Pavement Performance on InterstateHighway System.–What’s the metric?• Accelerated Implementation and Deploymentof Pavement Technologies Program–Deployment of new cost-effectivedesigns, materials, and practices.–$12 million for asphalt to deploy highRAP, RAS, WMA, Perpetual Pavements, andclearinghouse.
Pavement Issues in 112thCongress• Geosynthetic Materials–GAO Report/Transportation Appropriations Bill• Fibers–Former Ohio Rep. Dennis Eckert Lobbying–Says increases pavement life• Steel Slag–MAP-21 Amendment• Crumb Rubber–Hired lobbyist to push
Pavement Economic Issues• New Federal LCCA Process• Require Alternate-Design/Alternate-Bid• MEPDG Mandate• NAPA defeated mandates–GAO preparing report on LCCA best practices–Report due in June• Material-Specific Discount Rates– OMB Circular A-94
Outlook for 113th Congress• Funding – Needs to address 2015• Competition Issues–Pavement Economics•LCCA•Price Adjustment Clauses–Pavement Sustainability•Urban Heat Island•LCA/PVI as Pavement Selection Tool• All these issues are at state level too!
Dates to Know2013 Apr Jun Aug Oct DecFeb2014Apr Jun Aug 2014TodayMAP-21FundingExpires9/30/2014NAPA AsphaltFly-In9/11/2013US Debt LimitReached5/19/2013FY2014CongressionalBudget Due4/15/2013MAP-21 Task ForceGrassrootsCongress Decides2015 Market