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Naviga&ng MAP‐21 

            Advocacy Advance 
              America Bikes 
Safe Routes to School Na&onal Partnership 
Agenda 

1.    Overview of MAP‐21 
2.    Q & A 
3.    Campaign Strategies 
4.    Advocacy Strategies 
5.    Discussion 
Overview of MAP‐21 

1.    Overview of MAP‐21     Caron Whitaker 
2.    Q & A                  Campaign Director, 
                             America Bikes 
3.    Campaign Strategies 
4.    Advocacy Strategies 
                             Margo Pedroso 
5.    Discussion             Deputy Director, Safe 
                             Routes to School 
                             Na&onal Partnership 
MAP‐21 Basics 

    Current transporta&on law in effect &l 9/30/12 

    2 year bill 

    October 1, 2012‐ September 30, 2014 

    Extends funding at current level 

Themes: 
☞ Consolidate programs 
☞ Streamline project delivery 
☞ Give states more flexibility 
Changes to Biking and Walking 


   Transporta&on Alterna&ves 
   –  Eligible ac&vi&es 
   –  Funding and opt outs 
   –  Distribu&on of Funds 
    

   Expedi&ng Projects 


   Eligibili&es to other programs 
Transporta&on Alterna&ves 
  


Consolidates bike/ped programs into new program and changes 
eligibili&es. 
Includes: 
                                       Changes TE eligibili&es, including: 
 
 
     
   Recrea&onal Trails             
                                       ADDS: 
     
   Safe Routes to School         ✔  Turnoffs, overlooks, viewing areas 
       (per current law)               ✔  Safe routes for non‐drivers 
                                       ✔  ANY environmental mi&ga&on 
     
   Transporta&on Alterna&ves      
       (rename of Transporta&on        REMOVES: 
       Enhancements)                   ✗  Tourist/welcome centers 
                                       ✗  Museums 
     
   Redevelopment of under‐       ✗  Buying scenic/historic sites 
       used highways to boulevards     ✗  Streetscaping 
                                       ✗  Bike/ped educa&on 
Transporta&on Alterna&ves 
          Reduc&on in Funding 
 SAFETEA LU ‐ FY 2011                     MAP‐21 
                                               
                     SRTS 
                    $202 M                     
        TE                                     
                                      TransportaAon 
       $928                                    
                                       AlternaAves 
      MILLION 
                                               
                                          $808 M 
                      RTP 
                      $97                      
  Total: $1.2 BILLION              Total: $808 MILLION 


   Na&onally approx. 30% cut 
                 

   State cuts range from 18% (GA) to 51% (VT) 
Transporta&on Alterna&ves 
         Funding Distribu&on 
                                State s TA alloca&on 

      Minus: Recrea&onal Trails (FY09 level) *unless Governor opted out 

   Half of $:  PopulaAon pot                   Half of $:  Unrestricted pot  ** 
 Distributed by popula&on share                       Distributed by state 
                                                     through compe&&on 
MPOs w/popula&on>200K                       Variety of local en&&es eligible; state 
• Receive suballocated funds                           DOT not eligible 
• Must hold compe&&on to 
  award funds  
                                                       ** Transferability: 
                                            • State can transfer all of this pot to 
   Remainder distributed by                 other transporta&on programs 
    state‐run compe&&on                     • State can also transfer up to 50% of 
   Split between areas with                 other funds into TA  
   popula&on of 5‐200k and 
           below 5k 
   Transporta&on Alterna&ves 
              Funding Distribu&on 
 Recrea&onal Trails Program funding gets taken 
   off the top (unless Governor opts out) 


   To date: FL and KS have opted out 

   34 States have confirmed opt ins 


 Oregon                   Amount 

Total TA Funding        $8.96M 

Rec Trails              $1.6M 

Remaining TA funding    $7.36 M 
   Transporta&on Alterna&ves 
          Funding Distribu&on 
Remaining funding is divided into 2 equal pots 
  POT 1‐ distributed by popula&on 
  
   MPOs Popula&on > 200,000 
     •  Funding is sub‐allocated 
     •  MPOs must run compe&&ve grant process 
  
   Communi&es with a popula&on < 200,000 
     •  State will run a compe&&ve grant process 
  
   Rural areas popula&on < 5000 
     •  State will run a compe&&ve grant process 
Transporta&on Alterna&ves‐
                          
Transporta&on Alterna&ves 
                      Oregon Example 




                                                      MPO/ Metropolitan                    Percent of Pot 1 
                                                            area                         Funding (esAmated) 
                                                    Portland                           39% 
                                                    Salem                              6% 
                                                    Eugene                             6.5% 
                                                    Other areas of the state  48% 
                                                    (pop < 200,000) 

Map: Rails to Trails Conservancy, h:p://www.railstotrails.org/resources/documents/ourWork/MPOs_by_state 
   Transporta&on Alterna&ves 
          Funding Distribu&on 
Remaining funding is divided into 2 equal pots 
  POT 2‐ distributed through compe&&ve grant process 
 run by state. 
 Eligible En&&es 
                                           State 
 
  Local/regional governments              DOT 
 
  Tribes 
 
  Local/regional transporta&on agencies 
 
  Public land agencies 
 
  Other local/regional en&&es state deems eligible 
Transporta&on Alterna&ves 
         Transferability Op&ons 
State can choose to transfer funding out 
Transfer op&on 
   –  up to 50% of TA to any other program 
   –  Only out of Pot 2 (Unrestricted pot) 
   –  Can also transfer 50% of any other pot INTO TA 
Coburn Opt‐ out 
   –  based on unobligated balance 
   –  Doesn t apply un&l year 2 
   –  Unique to TA 
State of Emergency 
   –  Can transfer funding to fix damaged infrastructure 
   –  If State gets federal funds for emergency later, must reimburse TA 
Transporta&on Alterna&ves 
          Safe Routes to School Issues 
Federal Share/Local Match 

   For rest of TA, it s 80% federal; 20% local dollars 

   Safe Routes to School is 100% federally funded  
 
Infrastructure/Non‐infrastructure 

   Current law: states spend 10‐30% on non‐infrastructure 

   NI definitely eligible, minimums difficult to apply 
 
Coordinators and Clearinghouses
                                


  Coordinators 
  –  Bike/Ped Coordinator 
  –  Safe Routes to School 
  –  (TE Coordinator) 

  Clearinghouses 
  –  Safe Routes to School Na&onal Center 
  –  Pedestrian/Bicycle Informa&on Center 
  –  (NTEC) 
Expedi&ng Projects/  
                Streamlining 

   USDOT must iden&fy best prac&ces to expedite 
    projects 

   Expanded Categorical Exclusions (CE) for NEPA 
  SAFETEA LU Categorical          MAP‐21 Categorical 
       Exclusions                    Exclusions 
                              
☞ Biking and walking 
                             ☞ Biking and walking 
projects                       projects 
                             ☞ Projects within the right‐
                               of‐way 
                             ☞ Projects with a total cost 
                               of less than $5 million 
Highway Safety  
            Improvement Program 


  HSIP funding increases under MAP‐21 

  S&ll includes bike/ped and school zone safety 
   eligibili&es 

  In wri&ng plans, states must consult with: 
  –  State nonmotorized representa&ve 
  –  May include representa&ves from  
     safety stakeholder groups 
Highway Safety  
                 Improvement Program 
New data and research 
requirements for states 
  
  Nonmotorized crash data 
  
  Motor vehicle crashes that 
     include pedestrians and 
     bicyclists 
  
  Iden&fy roadway elements/ 
     features 
     •  That cons&tute hazard... 
     •  [and/or] safe condi&ons 
Surface Transporta&on  
               Program (STP) 

  Higher funding, more compe&&on on non sub‐
   allocated funds 

  Sub‐alloca&on to metropolitan areas 
   –  Same dollar amount as before  

Eligibility:  
☞ T ransporta&on Alterna&ves ac&vi&es eligible 
☞ R ec Trails projects eligible 
☞ SRTS not listed as eligible, but similar projects fit under new 
TA eligibility for Safe Routes for non‐drivers 
    
Conges&on Mi&ga&on and 
             Air Quality (CMAQ) 

  New Eligibility 
  ☞ Project or program that shiqs traffic 
    demand to… other transporta&on 
    modes 

  Transferability 
  –  States can transfer up to 50% of CMAQ 
  –  Increase from ~ 21% in SAFETEA LU 

  Evalua&on and Assessments 
  –  Require cost benefit analysis 
  –  Assessment of health impacts 
Federal Lands Program 

  Consolidated programs; cuts funding 
   overall 

  Bicycling and walking facili&es eligible 

  Eliminated the Transit in the Parks 
   program (AKA Sarbanes TRIP Program) 
Summary 
Transporta&on Alterna&ves 
   –  Changes to eligibility 
   –  Lower funding 
   –  Funding distribu&on changes 
       •  50% by popula&on 
       •  50% by grant program 
        
Eligibility 
☞ Increased opportunity for data and funding under HSIP 
☞ Con&nued eligibility under CMAQ, STP, and Federal 
  Lands 
Q & A 

1.    Overview of MAP‐21 
2.    Q & A 
3.    Campaign Strategies 
4.    Advocacy Strategies 
5.    Discussion 
Campaign Strategies 

1.    Overview of MAP‐21     Darren Flusche 
2.    Q & A                  Policy Director 
3.    Campaign Strategies    League of American  
                             Bicyclists 
4.    Advocacy Strategies 
5.    Discussion 
The Naviga&ng MAP‐21 Campaign 




AdvocacyAdvance.org/MAP21 
Driven by state leaders 


  Coordina&ng within 
   state 
  Gathering intel 
  Determining most 

   effec&ve strategy 
                             bit.ly/MAP21stateleads

  Taking ac&on 
Campaign Goals 


  Fully fund, staff, and implement 
   Transporta&on Alterna&ves 

  Maximize bike/ped spending across all 
   programs 

  Spend exis&ng funds 
Fully Fund TA 


  Spend Transporta&on Alterna&ves funds on 
   Transporta&on Alterna&ves projects 


  Do not transfer funds out of TA 
  –  Transfer funds into TA 

  Don t let TA funds accumulate 

  Don t opt out of Recrea&onal Trails Program 
  –  Broadly successful 
Fully Staff TA 


  Bike/Ped Coordinator 

  Safe Routes to School 
   Coordinator 

  Transporta&on 
   Alterna&ves Coordinator 


 Correlation between dedicated
 staff and bicycle commuting levels
Fully Implement TA 


  States – call for projects 

  MPOs – grant programs 
   –  Involves stakeholders 
   –  Non‐motorized criteria 
   –  Prompt implementa&on 

  Advocacy: Find it, fund it 

  Important for 
   Reauthoriza&on 
Fully Spend Exis&ng Funds 


  Safe Routes doesn t expire 

  TE available for 3 years 

  How: 
  –  Applica&ons 
  –  Announce 
  –  Obligate 
  –  Build 
Fully Maximize Investments 
       Underu&lized Funding Programs 


   Surface 
    Transporta&on 
    Program (STP) 

   Conges&on Mi&ga&on 
    and Air Quality 
    Improvement (CMAQ) 

   Highway Safety 
    Improvement 
    Program (HSIP) 

   Sec&on 402 Safety 
    Grants 
Fully Maximize Investments  
          Suggested Approaches 

Policy: 

  Guidance & Policy 

  Applica&on 

  Priori&za&on 

  Commiuee Membership 
Advocacy: 

  Poli&cal Support 

  Focus on Safety 
Fully Maximize Investments  
              Bicycle‐friendly Policies 

CMAQ lessons: 

  Regional decision making 
     –  Sub‐alloca&on  

    Projects rated by type 

    Set‐asides 

    Inten&onal planning 

    Local advocacy support 

    Quality applica&ons  
Campaign Resources 


  List of state leaders 

  Transporta&on 
   Alterna&ves Toolkit 

  Naviga&ng MAP‐21 
   Webinars 


    AdvocacyAdvance.org/MAP‐21 
Advocacy Strategies 

1.    Overview of MAP‐21     Robert Ping 
                             Technical Assistance Director 
2.    Q & A                  Safe Routes to School  
3.    Campaign Strategies    Na&onal Partnership 
4.    Advocacy Strategies 
5.    Discussion 
Show Me the Money: Fully Fund 


   Bike/ped and SRTS has strong 
    momentum 

   SRTS is very popular program 

   At least maintain exis&ng levels 

   SRTS and Ped/Bike are already small 

   There is lots of new compe&&on 

   Decisions are being made NOW!! 
It Takes People: Fully Staff 


  Coordinators are cri&cal to 
   move funds to communi&es 

  Program staff needed at 
   regional and local levels 

  Diverse advisory commiuees 
   help DOT s achieve goals 

  Coali&ons help DOT s achieve 
   and keep moving forward 

  DOT staff needed at regional 
   and local/district level 
SAFETEA‐LU: Fully Spend 


  Keep exis&ng SRTS processes 

  Keep exis&ng bike/ped processes 

  No delays in those processes 

  Priori&ze Ped/Bike  
and SRTS in MAP‐21 
SAFETEA‐LU: Fully Implement 


    ApplicaAons: Hold grant compe&&ons 

    Announce: Award funds without delay 

    Obligate: Get Projects Approved 

    Build: Spend  
     Obligated Funds 
SRTS Can Lead and Grow: Fully 
             Maximize 

  Opportunity: SRTS can help push bike/ped 

  Flexibility: SRTS could even get bigger 

  Make the Case: Health, Safety, Kids  
What You Can Do Overall 

   Act Now!! 

   Check in with your state campaign leader  

   Gather intel on regional, local decisions, &meline 

   Develop local and join state campaigns 

   Ask for mee&ng to gather info and make statements 

   Get Funds to Lower‐Income Communi&es 

   Get SRTS Champions onto Bike/Ped and Health 
    Commiuees – Health in All Policies 

   Get Decision Makers to Meet and See Programs 

   Go to saferoutespartnership.org ‐ Resource Center 
State: What We Are Learning 


  Some states may push funding decisions to 
   local coali&ons/commiuees 

  Some may maintain current status, others 
   may combine all into one compe&&on 

  Many coordinators are not gewng any 
   informa&on about the future  

  States are wai&ng for FHWA guidance 

  Some DOT staff feel there will be even more 
   spent on bike/ped/SRTS 
State: What We Are Learning 


  Some states are going to spend down 
   SAFETEA‐LU funds on statewide campaigns 
   and contractors 

  SRTS and other bike/ped will be administered 
   as a single program 

  Some regional governments may follow state 
   lead/processes 

  Some states are locked into exis&ng funding 
   for 2013, even 2014/2015 
State: What You Can Do 


  Talk to SRTS, TE and Bike/Ped coordinators and 
   others, especially upper mgmt. 

  Learn about STP, CMAQ, HSIP funding, decision 
   makers and applica&on criteria 

  Talk to statewide bike/ped and health advocates 

  Figure out mechanisms that will protect or even 
   increase SRTS funding 

  Conduct outreach to local advocates to get info 
   out to them, join campaign 
Regional/Local: What You Can Do 

   Connect with other bike/ped/health advocates, get them 
    involved and inspired to work towards regional funding 
    targets 

   Find out who the decision makers are on bike/ped, what 
    relevant commiuees are ac&ve 

   RTP ‐ learn &meline, commiuees, public input phases; 
    any new ini&a&ves/ processes being developed by MPO? 

   Collect data on spending history of MPO, and regional 
    safety and health data 

   Work with other champions to brainstorm ideas, build 
    playorm – especially health partners 

   Feed informa&on to state lead 
MAP‐21 Could Be a New Opportunity 

More funding      Strong       Potential
sources and    advocacy and   for Growth
 flexibility    momentum      of SRTS and
                               Bike/Ped
Contact 
Caron Whitaker                    Darren Flusche 
Campaign Director, America Bikes  Policy Director, League of American 
caron@americabikes.org            Bicyclists / Advocacy Advance 
                                  darren@bikeleague.org 
Margo Pedroso 
Deputy Director, Safe Routes to   Robert Ping 
School Na&onal Partnership        Technical Assistance Director, Safe 
margo@saferoutespartnership.org  Routes to School Na&onal Partnership 
                                  robert@saferoutespartnership.org 
Brighid O Keene 
Program Manager, Alliance for 
Biking & Walking / Advocacy 
Advance 
brighid@peoplepowered 
movement.org 

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#3 / #50 Navigating MAP-21

  • 1. Naviga&ng MAP‐21  Advocacy Advance  America Bikes  Safe Routes to School Na&onal Partnership 
  • 2. Agenda  1.  Overview of MAP‐21  2.  Q & A  3.  Campaign Strategies  4.  Advocacy Strategies  5.  Discussion 
  • 3. Overview of MAP‐21  1.  Overview of MAP‐21  Caron Whitaker  2.  Q & A  Campaign Director,  America Bikes  3.  Campaign Strategies  4.  Advocacy Strategies  Margo Pedroso  5.  Discussion  Deputy Director, Safe  Routes to School  Na&onal Partnership 
  • 4. MAP‐21 Basics   Current transporta&on law in effect &l 9/30/12   2 year bill   October 1, 2012‐ September 30, 2014   Extends funding at current level  Themes:  ☞ Consolidate programs  ☞ Streamline project delivery  ☞ Give states more flexibility 
  • 5. Changes to Biking and Walking    Transporta&on Alterna&ves  –  Eligible ac&vi&es  –  Funding and opt outs  –  Distribu&on of Funds      Expedi&ng Projects    Eligibili&es to other programs 
  • 6. Transporta&on Alterna&ves     Consolidates bike/ped programs into new program and changes  eligibili&es.  Includes:  Changes TE eligibili&es, including:        Recrea&onal Trails     ADDS:      Safe Routes to School  ✔  Turnoffs, overlooks, viewing areas  (per current law)  ✔  Safe routes for non‐drivers  ✔  ANY environmental mi&ga&on    Transporta&on Alterna&ves     (rename of Transporta&on   REMOVES:  Enhancements)  ✗  Tourist/welcome centers  ✗  Museums    Redevelopment of under‐  ✗  Buying scenic/historic sites  used highways to boulevards  ✗  Streetscaping  ✗  Bike/ped educa&on 
  • 7. Transporta&on Alterna&ves  Reduc&on in Funding  SAFETEA LU ‐ FY 2011  MAP‐21          SRTS       $202 M    TE        TransportaAon  $928      AlternaAves  MILLION      $808 M     RTP       $97    Total: $1.2 BILLION  Total: $808 MILLION    Na&onally approx. 30% cut      State cuts range from 18% (GA) to 51% (VT) 
  • 8. Transporta&on Alterna&ves  Funding Distribu&on  State s TA alloca&on  Minus: Recrea&onal Trails (FY09 level) *unless Governor opted out  Half of $:  PopulaAon pot    Half of $:  Unrestricted pot  **  Distributed by popula&on share  Distributed by state    through compe&&on  MPOs w/popula&on>200K  Variety of local en&&es eligible; state  • Receive suballocated funds  DOT not eligible  • Must hold compe&&on to  award funds     ** Transferability:  • State can transfer all of this pot to  Remainder distributed by  other transporta&on programs  state‐run compe&&on  • State can also transfer up to 50% of  Split between areas with  other funds into TA   popula&on of 5‐200k and  below 5k 
  • 9.    Transporta&on Alterna&ves  Funding Distribu&on   Recrea&onal Trails Program funding gets taken  off the top (unless Governor opts out)    To date: FL and KS have opted out    34 States have confirmed opt ins  Oregon  Amount  Total TA Funding  $8.96M  Rec Trails  $1.6M  Remaining TA funding  $7.36 M 
  • 10.    Transporta&on Alterna&ves  Funding Distribu&on  Remaining funding is divided into 2 equal pots  POT 1‐ distributed by popula&on    MPOs Popula&on > 200,000  •  Funding is sub‐allocated  •  MPOs must run compe&&ve grant process    Communi&es with a popula&on < 200,000  •  State will run a compe&&ve grant process    Rural areas popula&on < 5000  •  State will run a compe&&ve grant process 
  • 12. Transporta&on Alterna&ves  Oregon Example  MPO/ Metropolitan  Percent of Pot 1  area  Funding (esAmated)  Portland  39%  Salem  6%  Eugene  6.5%  Other areas of the state  48%  (pop < 200,000)  Map: Rails to Trails Conservancy, h:p://www.railstotrails.org/resources/documents/ourWork/MPOs_by_state 
  • 13.    Transporta&on Alterna&ves   Funding Distribu&on  Remaining funding is divided into 2 equal pots    POT 2‐ distributed through compe&&ve grant process  run by state.  Eligible En&&es  State   Local/regional governments  DOT   Tribes   Local/regional transporta&on agencies   Public land agencies   Other local/regional en&&es state deems eligible 
  • 14. Transporta&on Alterna&ves  Transferability Op&ons  State can choose to transfer funding out  Transfer op&on  –  up to 50% of TA to any other program  –  Only out of Pot 2 (Unrestricted pot)  –  Can also transfer 50% of any other pot INTO TA  Coburn Opt‐ out  –  based on unobligated balance  –  Doesn t apply un&l year 2  –  Unique to TA  State of Emergency  –  Can transfer funding to fix damaged infrastructure  –  If State gets federal funds for emergency later, must reimburse TA 
  • 15. Transporta&on Alterna&ves  Safe Routes to School Issues  Federal Share/Local Match    For rest of TA, it s 80% federal; 20% local dollars    Safe Routes to School is 100% federally funded     Infrastructure/Non‐infrastructure    Current law: states spend 10‐30% on non‐infrastructure    NI definitely eligible, minimums difficult to apply   
  • 16. Coordinators and Clearinghouses    Coordinators  –  Bike/Ped Coordinator  –  Safe Routes to School  –  (TE Coordinator)   Clearinghouses  –  Safe Routes to School Na&onal Center  –  Pedestrian/Bicycle Informa&on Center  –  (NTEC) 
  • 17. Expedi&ng Projects/   Streamlining    USDOT must iden&fy best prac&ces to expedite  projects    Expanded Categorical Exclusions (CE) for NEPA  SAFETEA LU Categorical  MAP‐21 Categorical  Exclusions  Exclusions    ☞ Biking and walking  ☞ Biking and walking  projects   projects  ☞ Projects within the right‐ of‐way  ☞ Projects with a total cost  of less than $5 million 
  • 18. Highway Safety   Improvement Program   HSIP funding increases under MAP‐21   S&ll includes bike/ped and school zone safety  eligibili&es   In wri&ng plans, states must consult with:  –  State nonmotorized representa&ve  –  May include representa&ves from   safety stakeholder groups 
  • 19. Highway Safety   Improvement Program  New data and research  requirements for states   Nonmotorized crash data   Motor vehicle crashes that  include pedestrians and  bicyclists   Iden&fy roadway elements/  features  •  That cons&tute hazard...  •  [and/or] safe condi&ons 
  • 20. Surface Transporta&on   Program (STP)   Higher funding, more compe&&on on non sub‐ allocated funds   Sub‐alloca&on to metropolitan areas  –  Same dollar amount as before   Eligibility:   ☞ T ransporta&on Alterna&ves ac&vi&es eligible  ☞ R ec Trails projects eligible  ☞ SRTS not listed as eligible, but similar projects fit under new  TA eligibility for Safe Routes for non‐drivers   
  • 21. Conges&on Mi&ga&on and   Air Quality (CMAQ)   New Eligibility  ☞ Project or program that shiqs traffic  demand to… other transporta&on  modes   Transferability  –  States can transfer up to 50% of CMAQ  –  Increase from ~ 21% in SAFETEA LU   Evalua&on and Assessments  –  Require cost benefit analysis  –  Assessment of health impacts 
  • 22. Federal Lands Program   Consolidated programs; cuts funding  overall   Bicycling and walking facili&es eligible   Eliminated the Transit in the Parks  program (AKA Sarbanes TRIP Program) 
  • 23. Summary  Transporta&on Alterna&ves  –  Changes to eligibility  –  Lower funding  –  Funding distribu&on changes  •  50% by popula&on  •  50% by grant program    Eligibility  ☞ Increased opportunity for data and funding under HSIP  ☞ Con&nued eligibility under CMAQ, STP, and Federal  Lands 
  • 24. Q & A  1.  Overview of MAP‐21  2.  Q & A  3.  Campaign Strategies  4.  Advocacy Strategies  5.  Discussion 
  • 25. Campaign Strategies  1.  Overview of MAP‐21  Darren Flusche  2.  Q & A  Policy Director  3.  Campaign Strategies  League of American   Bicyclists  4.  Advocacy Strategies  5.  Discussion 
  • 27. Driven by state leaders   Coordina&ng within  state    Gathering intel    Determining most  effec&ve strategy    bit.ly/MAP21stateleads  Taking ac&on 
  • 28. Campaign Goals   Fully fund, staff, and implement  Transporta&on Alterna&ves   Maximize bike/ped spending across all  programs   Spend exis&ng funds 
  • 29. Fully Fund TA   Spend Transporta&on Alterna&ves funds on  Transporta&on Alterna&ves projects   Do not transfer funds out of TA  –  Transfer funds into TA   Don t let TA funds accumulate   Don t opt out of Recrea&onal Trails Program  –  Broadly successful 
  • 30. Fully Staff TA   Bike/Ped Coordinator   Safe Routes to School  Coordinator   Transporta&on  Alterna&ves Coordinator  Correlation between dedicated staff and bicycle commuting levels
  • 31. Fully Implement TA   States – call for projects   MPOs – grant programs  –  Involves stakeholders  –  Non‐motorized criteria  –  Prompt implementa&on   Advocacy: Find it, fund it   Important for  Reauthoriza&on 
  • 32. Fully Spend Exis&ng Funds   Safe Routes doesn t expire   TE available for 3 years   How:  –  Applica&ons  –  Announce  –  Obligate  –  Build 
  • 33. Fully Maximize Investments  Underu&lized Funding Programs    Surface  Transporta&on  Program (STP)    Conges&on Mi&ga&on  and Air Quality  Improvement (CMAQ)    Highway Safety  Improvement  Program (HSIP)    Sec&on 402 Safety  Grants 
  • 34. Fully Maximize Investments   Suggested Approaches  Policy:   Guidance & Policy   Applica&on   Priori&za&on   Commiuee Membership  Advocacy:   Poli&cal Support   Focus on Safety 
  • 35. Fully Maximize Investments   Bicycle‐friendly Policies  CMAQ lessons:   Regional decision making  –  Sub‐alloca&on    Projects rated by type   Set‐asides   Inten&onal planning   Local advocacy support   Quality applica&ons  
  • 36. Campaign Resources   List of state leaders   Transporta&on  Alterna&ves Toolkit   Naviga&ng MAP‐21  Webinars  AdvocacyAdvance.org/MAP‐21 
  • 37. Advocacy Strategies  1.  Overview of MAP‐21  Robert Ping  Technical Assistance Director  2.  Q & A  Safe Routes to School   3.  Campaign Strategies  Na&onal Partnership  4.  Advocacy Strategies  5.  Discussion 
  • 38. Show Me the Money: Fully Fund    Bike/ped and SRTS has strong  momentum    SRTS is very popular program    At least maintain exis&ng levels    SRTS and Ped/Bike are already small    There is lots of new compe&&on    Decisions are being made NOW!! 
  • 39. It Takes People: Fully Staff   Coordinators are cri&cal to  move funds to communi&es   Program staff needed at  regional and local levels   Diverse advisory commiuees  help DOT s achieve goals   Coali&ons help DOT s achieve  and keep moving forward   DOT staff needed at regional  and local/district level 
  • 40. SAFETEA‐LU: Fully Spend   Keep exis&ng SRTS processes   Keep exis&ng bike/ped processes   No delays in those processes   Priori&ze Ped/Bike   and SRTS in MAP‐21 
  • 41. SAFETEA‐LU: Fully Implement   ApplicaAons: Hold grant compe&&ons   Announce: Award funds without delay   Obligate: Get Projects Approved   Build: Spend   Obligated Funds 
  • 42. SRTS Can Lead and Grow: Fully  Maximize   Opportunity: SRTS can help push bike/ped   Flexibility: SRTS could even get bigger   Make the Case: Health, Safety, Kids  
  • 43. What You Can Do Overall    Act Now!!    Check in with your state campaign leader     Gather intel on regional, local decisions, &meline    Develop local and join state campaigns    Ask for mee&ng to gather info and make statements    Get Funds to Lower‐Income Communi&es    Get SRTS Champions onto Bike/Ped and Health  Commiuees – Health in All Policies    Get Decision Makers to Meet and See Programs    Go to saferoutespartnership.org ‐ Resource Center 
  • 44. State: What We Are Learning   Some states may push funding decisions to  local coali&ons/commiuees   Some may maintain current status, others  may combine all into one compe&&on   Many coordinators are not gewng any  informa&on about the future    States are wai&ng for FHWA guidance   Some DOT staff feel there will be even more  spent on bike/ped/SRTS 
  • 45. State: What We Are Learning   Some states are going to spend down  SAFETEA‐LU funds on statewide campaigns  and contractors   SRTS and other bike/ped will be administered  as a single program   Some regional governments may follow state  lead/processes   Some states are locked into exis&ng funding  for 2013, even 2014/2015 
  • 46. State: What You Can Do   Talk to SRTS, TE and Bike/Ped coordinators and  others, especially upper mgmt.   Learn about STP, CMAQ, HSIP funding, decision  makers and applica&on criteria   Talk to statewide bike/ped and health advocates   Figure out mechanisms that will protect or even  increase SRTS funding   Conduct outreach to local advocates to get info  out to them, join campaign 
  • 47. Regional/Local: What You Can Do    Connect with other bike/ped/health advocates, get them  involved and inspired to work towards regional funding  targets    Find out who the decision makers are on bike/ped, what  relevant commiuees are ac&ve    RTP ‐ learn &meline, commiuees, public input phases;  any new ini&a&ves/ processes being developed by MPO?    Collect data on spending history of MPO, and regional  safety and health data    Work with other champions to brainstorm ideas, build  playorm – especially health partners    Feed informa&on to state lead 
  • 48. MAP‐21 Could Be a New Opportunity  More funding Strong Potential sources and advocacy and for Growth flexibility momentum of SRTS and   Bike/Ped
  • 49. Contact  Caron Whitaker  Darren Flusche  Campaign Director, America Bikes  Policy Director, League of American  caron@americabikes.org  Bicyclists / Advocacy Advance  darren@bikeleague.org  Margo Pedroso  Deputy Director, Safe Routes to  Robert Ping  School Na&onal Partnership  Technical Assistance Director, Safe  margo@saferoutespartnership.org  Routes to School Na&onal Partnership  robert@saferoutespartnership.org  Brighid O Keene  Program Manager, Alliance for  Biking & Walking / Advocacy  Advance  brighid@peoplepowered  movement.org