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Federal Highway Administration Planning Update


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During the 2017 National Regional Transportation Conference, Scott Allen updated the audience on programs and activities related to regional and rural transportation developed by the FHWA Office of Planning

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Federal Highway Administration Planning Update

  1. 1. Closing Federal Plenary NADO National Regional Transportation Conference Denver, CO Scott Allen Transportation Planner, Office of Planning, June 30, 2017
  2. 2. FHWA Planning Update • MAP-21/FAST Act Performance Management Requirements • FAST Act Compliant Statewide Freight Plans • MPO Coordination Final Rule • Infrastructure for Rebuilding America (INFRA) • Upcoming Megaregion Workshops 2
  3. 3. FHWA Planning Update MAP-21/FAST Act Performance Management The first round of the safety performance measure targets are due August 31, 2017  PM2 (Bridge and Pavement) PM3 (System Performance/Freight/CMAQ) performance management final rules are effective as of May 20, 2017.  PM2 and PM3 performance measure targets are due May 20, 2018. 3
  4. 4. FHWA Planning Update FAST ACT Compliant Statewide Freight Plans  FAST Act compliant statewide freight plans are due to FHWA Division offices by December 4, 2017  Finalization of the National Highway Freight Network  Identification of Critical Rural Freight Corridors 4
  5. 5. FHWA Planning Update MPO Coordination Final Rule  The December 2016 MPO Coordination and Planning Areas Reform Final Rule was formally REPEALED on May 12, 2017.  The May 27, 2016, statewide and non-metropolitan and metropolitan planning final rules remain the standing legislation. 5
  6. 6. FHWA Planning Update Infrastructure for Rebuilding America (INFRA)  The discretionary program formerly known as FASTLANE - $4.5 Billion over 5-years  Focus on leveraging private sector and other non- federal sources and innovative financing  Requirement for addressing rural transportation needs (At least 25% of the $1.5 BILLION for new projects are dedicated for rural areas over life of the program – 5 years) 6
  7. 7. FHWA Planning Update Infrastructure for Rebuilding America (INFRA)  The Department intends to consider constraints on an applicants ability to generate, attract, or otherwise draw on non-federal or private sector funding when considering each project’s financial plan.  Key themes retained – Freight, Economic Vitality, Safety, Expedited Project Delivery, and Performance Management. 7
  8. 8. FHWA Planning Update Upcoming Megaregion Workshops in 2017  Northeast (CT, MA, ME, NH, NJ, NY, PA, RI, and VT) • August 8-9, 2017; Providence, RI: Topic Freight/ED  Great Lakes/Chicago (IA, IL, IN, MI, MN, MO, and WI) • August 28-29, 2017; Chicago, IL: Topic: Freight/ED  Texas (AR, LA, TX, and OK) • September 14-15, 2017; Houston, TX: Freight/ED  Central Plains/Midwest (IA, IL, KS, MO, and NE) • TBD; Kansas City, MO: Topic TBD 8
  9. 9. FHWA Planning Update 9 • Regional Models of Cooperation Homepage  • Regional Models of Cooperation Handbook  • Megaregions Case Studies and Homepage  • Planning Capacity Building website  • PlanWorks  • Briefing Book for Transportation Planning Officials 
  10. 10. FHWA Planning Update Scott Allen FHWA Office of Planning Planning Capacity Building Team Washington, DC 202-366-2650 10