Governor’s Infrastructure Funding Plan

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James D. Ritzman, P.E., Deputy Secretary for Planning, Pennsylvania Department of Transportation, discusses the Governor’s Infrastructure Funding Plan.

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  • Overview of Governor Corbett’s plan to secure Transportation FundingSafety for allPosted bridge/closed bridges – typically travel on less “safe” roadwaysEconomic impact of longer transport distancesTransportation systems – ports, rail, aviation, and highways and transit
  • Focus on every $ currently received
  • 39 modernization initiatives that do NOT require legislationPennsylvania Turnpike CommissionDevelop Comprehensive Freight Movement StudyElectronic Highway Occupancy Permitting systemIdea LinkOutdoor advertising “compliance”
  • 737 submissions and 176 implemented to date
  • Accelerating Technology and Innovation Deployment Warm Mix Asphalt Prefabricated Bridge Elements and Systems Adaptive Signal Control Technology Safety EdgeGeosynthetic Reinforced SoilShortening Project Delivery Shortening Project Delivery Toolkit Planning and Environmental Linkages Legal Sufficiency Enhancements Expanding Use of programmatic agreements Use of In-lieu fee and mitigation banking Flexibilities in R/W, Utility accommodation and relocation Accelerated Project Delivery Methods (Design Build, Construction Manager/General Contractor)
  • Academia, industry, associations
  • Improve efficiency, better service @ less costEAGLE – ATV licensing, winter services/summer activities (Presque Isle pilot)Work more closely with other agencies - PTC, DCNR, DEP (leave GIS effort for later)
  • Precarious, Fragile System
  • FFY 2014 – Highway Trust Fund projected to be insolvent at end
  • Cost of Inaction – you will be paying more AND more
  • “painting bad wood”
  • Interstates, NHS and >2000ADT is half our system at 20,000 miles expected to last 40 years when it was built more than 40 years ago, we now expect longer life.To prevent more from passing the 40 year mark, we must reconstruct 500 miles per year = 20,000 miles / 40 years.In the past 20 years we have fallen well short of this need and the focus on bridges more recently has nearly ended the pavement reconstruction program.
  • Our Transportation Improvement Program reflects this focus as we have reduced the number of capacity adding projects over the past three updates. Though we know we need to build capacity adding projects in certain places across the state to reduce congestion, we also have a network of over 40,000 miles of roadway and 25,000 state-owned bridges that are in need of repair, and we are committed to fixing the existing system.
  • Gradually deregulates the OCFTCompetitive opportunity we didn’t have previously…unsolicited proposals to be received in May
  • Local Share = approximately an additional 50%
  • Improve Public Transportation requiring consolidation studies, eliminate duplicative administrative overhead costs, 3.33% to 20% capital, 15 to 20% operatingMulti-modal Fund – TIP planning, reducing the cost of overhead; invest in local roads up to 50% (rail example)Keep pushing the envelope…with EVERY $ seeking best practices...can’t stress this enough!
  • Website and Decade of Investment
  • Local Share = approximately an additional 50%
  • People Team Great Britain motto for 2012 London OlympicsThe Olympic motto is the hendiatrisCitius, Altius, Fortius, which is Latin for "Faster, Higher, Stronger". The motto was proposed by Pierre de Coubertin on the creation of the International Olympic Committee in 1894. De Coubertin borrowed it from his friend Henri Didon, a Dominican priest who, amongst other things, was an athletics enthusiast.[1]The symbol of the Olympic Games is composed of five interlocking rings, coloured blue, yellow, black, green, and red on a white field, known as the "Olympic rings". The symbol was originally designed in 1912 by Baron Pierre de Coubertin, the founder of the modern Olympic Games. According to de Coubertin, the ring colours with the white background stand for those colors that appeared on all the national flags that competed in the Olympic games at that time. Upon its initial introduction, de Coubertin stated the following in the August, 1912 edition of Olympique:[full citation needed]"...the six colours [including the flag’s white background] thus combined reproduce the colours of all the nations, with no exception. The blue and yellow of Sweden, the blue and white of Greece, the tri- colours of France, England and America, Germany, Belgium, Italy, Hungary, the yellow and red of Spain next to the novelties of Brazil or Australia, with old Japan and new China. Here is truly an international symbol."
  • Defensive Driving (1985)LTAP
  • Survey Respondents: Districts 1-0 through 12-0, BOMO, BOPD, CPDM, BIO, BPR, OMOSS, Aviation, BMSDVRPC, SPC, NCOA, DEP, PHMC, PEMA, PTCWorkshop Participants: Districts 1-0 through 3-0, and 5-0 through 12-0, BOMO, BOPD, CPDM, BPR, BMSDVRPC, SPC, NC, SEDAOAExpanded upon survey resultsIdentified Gaps and OpportunitiesMulti-voted to select priorities/importance2nd session last week (ACTIVE NEXT GEN ACTIVITY)JDR – GIS classifications!TREMENDOUS OPPORTUNITIES IN GIS
  • Met with DCNR already“slider bar”, 3 panel comparisonsMany other opportunities, numerous applications
  • LP&N – GIS “visual” vs “distance-hits”
  • Local Bridge pilot (Blair, Luzerne, Westmoreland) Tom Prestash interview…When the bridges are similar enough, it makes oversight, mobilization and construction more efficient. District 9 has begun with a pilot project of 14 bridges, all owned by Blair County. Instead of stretching design out for two or two and a half years, it should take about five months, according to Prestash.There should be a savings of about 25 percent - or $800,000, he said. Bid in Mayif bundleable – from 20% to 0%, if not…go to 30%; Elimination of Bridges – Pilot in York 7/20, consideration to be given to not replace;
  • $3 million /year programmed on FFY 2013 (total $12 million) STIPInitiative to develop a procedure that allows for PennDOT support of economic development and smart growth through the highway occupancy permitting process.This effort will address the issue of the “last developer in” being required to complete significant off-site roadway improvements since the surrounding roadways are at or beyond capacity.The ultimate goal is to help ensure economic development is aligned with sound land use principles.Consultant assistance working on asking “what really makes an incentive”?
  • Seamless to the motoristMust make Governments to work collectively togetherInventoryPriority CorridorsVolume of traffic signalsLow volume – no traffic engineer, contractor services – bundlingAgility AgreementsAllegheny County 1,517/13,890 = 10.9%
  • Active - $108 million, rest are repaid or pending.$330 million leveraged.NEXT GEN FOCUSTransparency – clarity of guidance and process and statusGreater Accountability – web automation
  • Governor’s Infrastructure Funding Plan

    1. 1. A Perspective from PennDOTJames D. Ritzman, P.E.Deputy Secretary for Planning
    2. 2. Transportation Goals in PennsylvaniaPublic Safety Commerce1.5 millionstudents travel byschool bus dailyMore than4,000 structurallydeficient bridges$500 billionworth of goods andservices moveannually1.4 millionAmtrak riders sparehighways fromcongestion
    3. 3. Transportation Assessments• Transportation Funding AdvisoryCommission Report (2011)– Modernization– Finance– Legislation– www.TFAC.pa.gov
    4. 4. Modernization Initiatives
    5. 5. Idea-link
    6. 6. Every Day Counts Initiative
    7. 7. State Transportation Innovation Council
    8. 8. Transportation Assessments• PennDOT Next GenerationProgress Report (2012)– Modernization– $50-70 million in annual cost-savings– Stakeholder engagement– www.ModernDOT.pa.gov
    9. 9. Transportation Improvement ProgramBase Program2009 – 2012 $9.221 Billion2011 – 2014 $8.045 Billion2013 – 2016 $6.905 BillionCurrent Program under development isless than 75% of 2009 Program.
    10. 10. www.dot.state.pa.us
    11. 11. Transportation Investment
    12. 12. Cost of Inaction2,5003,0003,5004,0004,5005,0005,5006,000NumberofSDBridgesCurrent FundingNew FundingMore SD BridgesFewer SD BridgesImpact on State-Owned Structurally Deficient (SD) Bridges
    13. 13. Cost of Inaction04,0008,00012,00016,00020,00024,000MilesofState-OwnedHighwayswithPoorIRI*Impact on Roughness of State-Owned Highways*IRI: International Roughness IndexCurrent FundingNew FundingRougher RoadsSmoother Roads
    14. 14. Pavement Reconstruction050100150200250300350400450500MilesYearActual ReconstructedNeed Not Met
    15. 15. 25%23%20%13%5%3.7% 3.2%0%5%10%15%20%25%30%2001-2004 2003-2006 2005 - 08 2007 - 10 2009 - 12 2011 - 14 2013-16AxisTitleAxisTitleCapacity Adding Projects ( % of the total program)
    16. 16. Governor Corbett’s Transportation Plan• Decreases the flat tax by nearly 17 percent• Generates $1.8 billion by Year 5• Utilizes the Public-PrivateTransportation PartnershipBoard• Ends contributions from thePA Turnpike in 10 yearsFinancial Components
    17. 17. Governor Corbett’s Transportation PlanTimeframe Finance ActionYear 1• Uncap first one-third of OCFT• Cut $0.01 from flat taxYear 2* • Cut $0.01 from flat taxYear 3* • Uncap second one-third of OCFTYear 4 • No finance actionYear 5 • Uncap final one-third of OCFT*Potential use of bond financing in Years 2 and 3.Five-Year Financial Components
    18. 18. Governor Corbett’s Transportation PlanTransportationModeInvestment byYear 1 (est.)Investment byYear 5 (est.)State Roads andBridges$310 million $1.2 billionPublic Transportation $40 million $250 millionLocal Roads andBridges$70 million $200 millionPA TurnpikeExpansion Projects$30 million $85 millionMulti-Modal Fund $60 million $80 millionTOTAL $510 million $1.8 billionInvestment Component**Based on the current wholesale value of gas.
    19. 19. Governor Corbett’s Transportation Plan• Enhance customer service– 2-year registration– 6-year driver’s license• Improve public transportation• Invest in local roads and bridges• Create a Multi-Modal Fund• Continue PennDOT NextGeneration InitiativeModernization Component
    20. 20. Cost of Inaction$1,000,000,000$1,200,000,000$1,400,000,000$1,600,000,000$1,800,000,000$2,000,000,000$2,200,000,000$2,400,000,000$2,600,000,000$2,800,000,000$3,000,000,000Current FundingNew FundingAnnual Construction LettingsNote: The sharp rise in 2009 is attributed to the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act.
    21. 21. Investing in Pennsylvania• Enhance safety for all Pennsylvanians– 31,000 registered school buses– 1.5 million students travel by school bus daily• Sustain interstate economic competitiveness– $500 billion worth of goods and services move annually• Improve mobility and customer service• Create 50,000 jobs as opposed to inducing12,000 job losses
    22. 22. Just so you know…
    23. 23. Senator Rafferty Bill• Senate Bill # 1• Additional $2.5 billionby year 5• Updateslicensing, registration, and permitting feesto reflect inflation.• $100 surcharge ontraffic law violations
    24. 24. Transportation Plan ComparisonTransportationModeCorbett Plan Senate Bill 1State Roads andBridges$1.2 billion $1.55 billionPublic Transportation $250 million $480 millionLocal Roads andBridges$200 million $240 millionPA TurnpikeExpansion Projects$85 million $85 millionMulti-Modal Fund $80 million $115 millionTOTAL $1.8 billion $2.5 billionInvestment Component* in Year 5*Based on the current wholesale value of gas.
    25. 25. Better Never Stops
    26. 26. Safety Firstsafely (adj.) free from harm or risk
    27. 27. GIS Modernization
    28. 28. Multi-Agency Capital Planning
    29. 29. Linking Planning and NEPA
    30. 30. Local Data Collection
    31. 31. Bridge Bundling/Bridge Elimination
    32. 32. HOP Assist
    33. 33. Traffic Signal Management
    34. 34. Pennsylvania Infrastructure Bank•280 loans and $176 million approved•Leveraged an additional $330 million

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