Presentation on theme: "VDOT Culpeper District Alison DeTuncq Commonwealth Transportation Board John Lynch, P.E. District Administrator Wendy Thomas Assistant District Administrator."— Presentation transcript:
1 VDOT Culpeper District Alison DeTuncq Commonwealth Transportation Board John Lynch, P.E. District Administrator Wendy Thomas Assistant District AdministratorFebruary 6, 2014
2 Discussion Items Six-Year Improvement Program (SYIP) Overview Revenue Forecast and OutlookImpact of Revenue Forecast on FY SYIPCulpeper District OverviewFY SYIP Development ProcessProject Outlook
3 Six-Year Improvement Program (SYIP) Legal Basis§ (7)(b) of the Code of Virginia requires the CTB to adopt a Six-Year Improvement Program (SYIP) of anticipated projects and programs by July 1 each yearBased on the most recent revenue forecast and the Commonwealth’s debt policyPurposeDocuments how available transportation funding is allocated among capital and maintenance projects by mode, program, project type, system, district or local government, and phaseGuides the Commonwealth’s spending for transportation improvements over the following six-year periodJust a little background on the Six-Year Improvement Program (SYIP)The Code of Virginia requires the CTB to adopt a six-year program of projects by July 1 each year; the amount of funds available to program in the SYIP are based on the most recent revenue forecast and any debt issuances and service as governed by the Commonwealth’s debt policyThe SYIP illustrates how funding will be allocated among projects and is the overarching guide to how the Commonwealth will fund transportation improvements on the six-year period
4 Culpeper District SYIP Analysis (000s) SystemFY10-15FY10-15 RevisedFY11-16FY12-17FY13-18FY14-19Interstate$1,812$0$8,130$9,110$7,397$12,013Primary$37,970$40,273$42,009$297,4141$258,828$234,828Secondary$40,086$24,753$21,475$41,211$32,609$47,674Urban$9,248$5,984$2,075$23,348$30,298$30,104Other2$1,091$5,891$1,572$2,057$6,405Total$90,208$76,900$73,689$372,655$331,189$331,025This table shows allocations in the Culpeper District portion of the SYIP over the last several programsThe relatively reduced numbers in the FY Revised and FY programs reflect the effects of the Great Recession on transportation revenuesThe increase in FY is due the addition of the Route 29 Bypass project – approximately $230 million; in addition, allocations across all systems began to recover during that period1 Includes $230 million allocated to Route 29 Bypass project after adoption of Final FY SYIP in June 20112 Includes safety, enhancements, rail, earmarks, etc.
5 Revenue OutlookFY financial outlook has been updated as part of the annual development of the Governor’s Budget Bill and Transportation’s Six-Year Financial PlanState and federal revenue forecasts for FY are down by total of $907.5 millionPreliminary outlook for FY represents a six-year net reduction of $491.4 million from FYMoving to the revenue outlook (note - revenue forecasts are updated by the Department of Taxation)This outlook will provide the basis for available allocations to the FY SYIP update, in addition to the annual budget of the CommonwealthThe state revenue adjustments represent reductions in anticipated revenues from state sources – for example, Sales Tax on Motor Fuels, Retail Sales and Use Tax collections, and several other revenue sources; the good news is that that anticipated revenues from the Motor Vehicles Sales and Use Tax are up slightly (although not enough to offset other reductions)The Federal revenue forecast is also down primarily due to less than anticipated federal gasoline tax collectionsTogether, this translates to reduced allocations to VDOT’s Six-Year Improvement Program for the FY update
6 Impact of Revenue Reduction on FY 2015-2020 SYIP Continue to work with existing priorities for SYIP developmentContinue to program remaining new state funding through the CTB Formula; allocations will no longer be sufficient to flow through the original State Construction Formula in FYBased on revised revenue estimates, propose to delay project schedules versus eliminating projects in the existing SYIPBalance the SYIP update with FY 2020 revenues to reduce impact of revenue reductions for FYCMAQ and RSTP funding is estimated to be reduced 2.1% in RSTP or $9.4 million and 2.3% in CMAQ or $6.8 millionRecommend increasing Revenue Sharing allocation for each year of the SYIP to $184 million per year to meet increasing needWhat does this mean for the FY SYIP update?VDOT will continue to use the CTB’s Priorities - which I will go over on the next slide - to guide the programming of fundsAlso, state funds will continue to be programmed through the “CTB Formula”, which distributes funding to needed projects:Bridge reconstruction and rehabilitationHigh priority projectsInterstate and primary pavement reconstruction (CCI < 60)PPTA projectsUnpaved roads carrying more than 200 vehicles per daySmart roadway technologyIt is important to note that there will no longer be sufficient funds to flow through the State Construction Formula in the out years as had been anticipated in last year’s SYIPVDOT has also proposed to delay or extend project schedules rather than eliminating projects in the SYIPAnd, VDOT has recommended to increase the Revenue Sharing allocation to $184 million per year (up from $150 million in FY 2014)
7 CTB Priorities FY 2015-2020 SYIP Fund deficits on project phases already under wayFund project phases under way as well as project phases that start in the current federal fiscal yearMaximize use of federal funds to meet federal strategyFund deficient bridges and paving projectsFund ADHS planned projects with an average of 4% of total federal maintenance and construction funds over the six yearsFund deficient bridges with an average of 13% of total federal maintenance and construction funds over the six yearsIncrease funding for preliminary engineeringSupport development of PPTAsAllocate funds consistent with how they will be obligated and expendedRedirect inactive balances on projectsAs referenced on the last slide, each year, the CTB concurs with priorities to guide the development of the SYIPThese are the priorities presented at this month’s CTB meeting and that will be used to guide programming in the FY SYIP
8 Culpeper District Culpeper District Geography: AlbemarleLouisaFluvannaGreeneMadisonOrangeCulpeperFauquierRappahannockCulpeper District Facilities:District Office Complex2 Residency OfficesWarrentonCharlottesville16 Area HeadquartersThe Culpeper District covers 9 Counties including towns and cities within its geographical area such as Warrenton and the City of Charlottesville. We also have 16 Area headquarters that serve the maintenance needs for designated areas within the County they serve.
9 Culpeper DistrictJohn D. LynchDistrict AdministratorBrent Sprinkel, P.E.ADA – Project DevelopmentWendy ThomasADA – Programming and Investment ManagementKen ConnorsADA – ConstructionDavid PearceADA – MaintenanceResidenciesMark NesbitWarrenton Residency AdministratorJoel DeNunzioCharlottesville Residency AdministratorKaren S. SettleAdmin Staff AsstLou HatterCommunications MgrJan PearceHuman Resource Mgr (Central Office)Matt Shiley, P.E.Regional Operations DirectorReggie Moseley, Sr. Civil Rights Mgr (Central Office)Donna BackeProcurement Mgr (Central Office)I have with me today Wendy Thomas, Assistant District Administrator (Programming and Investment Management) who can help out with any questions of a detailed nature on the programming side. In addition we have highlighted Joel DeNunzio, our Residency Administrator for the Charlottesville Residency. Joel oversees the operations for Albemarle, Greene, Fluvanna, and Louisa Counties.
10 Funding the SYIP SYIP is funded with state and federal funds Code of Virginia establishes policy for allocating funds for constructionCTB Formula requires an amount not to exceed $500 million annually to be allocated:25% to bridge reconstruction and rehabilitation;25% to advancing high priority projects statewide;25% to reconstructing deteriorated interstate and primary system pavements determined to have a Combined Condition Index (CCI) of less than 60;15% to Public-Private Transportation Act (PPTA) projects5% to unpaved roads carrying more than 200 vehicles per day; and5% to smart roadway technologyAmounts over $500 million go through the existing state construction formulaSection of the Code of Virginia sets forth the policy and formulas for allocating highway construction funds among roadway systems (i.e., Interstate, primary, secondary) by construction districtThe CTB Formula provisions added to the Code by the General Assembly in 2012 and sunset in 2020; dedicates funds to certain purposesAny remaining construction funds above the $500 million dedicated to the CTB Formula go through the state construction formula; as Alison explained earlier, with the reduced revenue outlook, it is anticipated that no funds will be available to go through the state construction formula in the FY SYIP update
11 SYIP Development Principles CTB priorities provide the overarching policy guidance to program the annual update of the SYIPFunding/budgeting priorities are used by VDOT to program projectsMaximize federal fundsUse project cash flow informationUse current estimates and schedulesMatch allocations to projectFully fund PE by RW phase startFully fund RW by CN phase startFully fund CN phase in year of expected completion; state code requires projects be fully funded within 12 months of completionThe CTB Priorities Alison discussed earlier provide another layer of policy guidance as to how transportation funds will be programmedIn practice, we use funding and budgeting priorities to implement the CTB’s policy guidance and program projects
12 SYIP Development Principles Special fund categories (RSTP, CMAQ, HSIP, TAP, Revenue Sharing) are allocated based on priorities specific to that program and federal and state requirementsRSTP/CMAQ are allocated by MPOs according to their established processes (CMAQ is reviewed with CTB member) – not applicable to Charlottesville-Albemarle MPONHPP and STP funds used for bridge program allocated based on priorities defined by structural deficiency and other factorsHSIP funds allocated based on eligibility criteria related to safety issues and cost/benefit analysisTAP funds allocated based on the established CTB and MPOs processesRevenue Sharing funds allocated based on the established CTB processIn addition, there are special fund sources – for example Transportation Alternatives, Revenue Sharing – that have allocation or award processes established by federal and state requirements.For example, Transportation Alternatives is a federal funding source that includes the former Safe Routes to School Program and the Enhancement Program; there is an annual application process associated with this program and projects receiving awards are programmed accordingly based on the outcome of the application processRevenue Sharing is a state funded program that also has an application process; the CTB establishes the policy guidance for this program and projects are awarded funds based on that specific policy guidance
13 Programming Projects in the SYIP Funding in years two through six is estimated based on SYFPAmounts and types of funds available for SYIP development impact individual project fundingProjects are funded based on their schedules/estimatesProjects included in the SYIP come from a variety of sources:General AssemblyGovernor/SecretaryCTB prioritiesMPO/PDC/Locality prioritiesDeficient bridges (S&BD)Deficient pavement (Maintenance)Crash/safety data (TED)Corridor studies (TMPD)STARS (TMPD)Plans (CLRP, VSTP, RLRPs)Continuation of existing SYIP projectsThe amount and types of funds available for the SYIP development depend on a number of factors – for example, the amount of state funds available may depend on the CTB’s decision to provide additional or less funding to the Revenue Sharing program, the state’s debt service requirements, growth in the Producer Price Index that impacts the amount of funding off the top for maintenance payments to localities, etc.The amount and types of federal funds available depend on factors at the federal level.And that in turn impacts the amount of state funds, as we are required to match all available federal funds with state dollars – off the top after maintenance is paid for.True to budgeting principles, projects are funded based on their estimates and schedules – we program funds when they are needed to fully fund each phase by the next phase and the entire project within one year of completionProjects can come from a variety of sources – priorities of the General Assembly, Governor, CTB; local and MPO priorities, and projects identified through various analyses of needs – deficient bridges, deficient pavements, crash and safety data, and various studies
14 Tentative Schedule - FY 2015-2020 SYIP Update January - March 2014Priorities submitted – urban, bridge, paving, surface transportation plan, regionalFinancial information for SYIP available to begin programmingCoordinate with MPOs on RSTP and CMAQ programmingOther special fund categories programmed by program managersMarch – April 2014RSTP and other special fund programming completeApril – May 2014Present draft SYIP to CTBFinancial information for Final SYIP availableComplete public hearingsAdjust SYIP as necessary for final financial information and public hearing commentsJune 2014CTB adopts FY SYIP
15 Project Outlook Albemarle County LocalityProjectTotal EstimateMilestoneAlbemarleSeminole Trail – Adaptive Signals$720,000Engineering under wayRoute 616 Bridge Replacement over Buckingham Branch Railroad$3.7 millionAdvertisement 3/2014Route 677 Bridge Replacement over Buckingham Branch Railroad$4.7 millionAdvertisement 12/2014Route 637 Bridge Replacement over Ivy Creek$2.5 millionAdvertisement 12/2014Route 29 Widening – Ashwood Boulevard to Town Center Drive$32.6 millionAdvertisement 12/2016
16 Project Outlook City of Charlottesville LocalityProjectTotal EstimateMilestoneCharlottesvilleInterchange at Route 29 and Route 250 Bypass$11.1 millionAdvertisement 11/2014Hillsdale Drive Extended(City Administered)$13.7 millionAdvertisement 7/2015Route 20 Belmont Bridge Replacement$14.5 millionAdvertisement TBDPLACEHOLDER
17 Completed or Underway Projects Albemarle County and City of Charlottesville LocalityProjectTotal EstimateCompletionCharlottesvilleMcIntire Road Extended$10.0 million6/2013AlbemarleRoute 53 Spot Safety Improvements$1.0 million10/2013Route 708 Bridge over Buckingham Branch Railroad$4.0 millionScheduled9/2014Route 250/McIntire Road Extended Interchange(City Administered)$34 millionScheduled 7/2015Route 29 Western Bypass$245 millionScheduled 9/2016
18 Regional Projects Locality Project Total Estimate Milestone Louisa CountyI-64 Zion Crossroads DDI(Design-Build)$8.8 millionCompletion4/2014Culpeper CountyRoute 3 Widening$43.5 millionAwarded 10/2013VariousI-64 Active Traffic and Safety Management System$5.3 millionAwarded1/2014Interchange – Route 29 at Route 666$31.7 millionAdvertisement6/2014
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