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1 Transportation Update 2013 Presented to NVBIA Loudoun County Chapter June 27,

2 Exciting, challenging and progressing forward Transportation is a priority of our elected officials – State level (Governor, General Assembly) – Local Level (Board of Supervisors) Transportation drives our: – Economic vitality; – Quality of life; and – Creates jobs Project delivery, the new challenge Every Day Counts philosophy is essential 2

3 Federal Government Paradigm Shift: Paradigm shift nationally – Diminishing federal support – Private sector integration – State/local roles increasing System congestion growing Existing infrastructure – Structurally, and – Functionally deficient Innovative funding solutions – State and local level Private Sector Local Governments State Government 3

4 Shared Priorities Essential to Success: T investment pays high ROI Shared priorities essential Elected officials have established priorities Collaboration/Coordination necessary – County Departments – VDOT, NVTA, Business Community Relationships to be leveraged Elected Officials: Create Funding Mechanism and Establish Priorities Project Implementation: DTCI, VDOT and other partnering agencies Project Delivery: Citizens enjoy use of transportation facility and economy responds 4

5 Transportation Progressing Forward: 5

6 6-Year Capital Improvement Program: Project CategoryNumber of ProjectsInvestment Value Roads/Bridges21$264,218,000. Bike & Pedestrian4$2,770,000. Transit3$23,300,000. Signalization (8 locations)3$1,740,000. Rail (Metro and Garages)2$285,000,000. Traffic calming1$30,000. Total34$577,058,000. 6

7 Road Projects in the Plan: Kincaid/Cross Trails Blvd Route 7/659 Interchange Claiborne Parkway Riverside Parkway Tall Cedars Parkway Waxpool Road (2 projects) Gloucester Parkway Belmont Ridge Road Widening Route 606 Widening 7

8 Positioning Loudoun for Metro: Two critical dates – Phase 1 - January 2014 – Phase 2 - January 2019 Each phase brings system changes: – Parking/Park-n-ride facilities – Transit system (demand, re- routing, vehicle) – Roadway connectivity – Bike and pedestrian connectivity – Land use/Development 8

9 County Funding Stream Composition: State revenue – Projected at $14M annually [local portion] – $1,180,140 Leesburg, $238,336 Purcellville Local revenue from property tax – Estimated $12 M annually Cash Proffers – Annual average $12 M annually Leveraged debt – Average $90 M annually Transportation program funding – Between $38 M and $128 M annually – Dependent on debt consideration 9 $26 M Base Funding

10 Our Strategy Forward: Primary objectives moving forward: – Position LC for the opening of Metro (Phase 1 & 2) – Close the system missing links, and – Address system bottlenecks congestion points Complete the system needs assessment Develop a prioritization schedule Develop a financial model to implement the projects Seek out innovative solutions to streamline delivery – Using innovative contracting techniques (DB) – Public-Private Partnerships were possible/practical 10

11 HB2313 NVTA Funding/ Current Status 11

12 12 Membership of NVTA Membership: One elected official from the jurisdictions of Arlington, Fairfax, Loudoun, and Prince William Counties and the cities of Alexandria, Fairfax, Falls Church, Manassas, and Manassas Park. Two members of the House of Delegates One State Senator Two citizen members appointed by the Governor including one member of the Commonwealth Transportation Board One non-voting member rotated among several towns in Planning District 8 The Commonwealth Transportation Commissioners designee (ex-officio) The Director of the Department of Rail and Public Transportation (DRPT) (ex-officio)

13 13 Summary of HB 2313 Statewide Component: Eliminates the 17.5 cents per gallon gas tax. Imposes a 3.5% wholesale gas tax and a 6% wholesale diesel tax. Increases automobile sales tax from 3% to 4.15%, over three years. Increases state sales tax from 5% to 5.3%. Transfers an additional.175% (from.5% to.675%) of the states portion of existing sales tax from the General Fund to transportation, phased in over five years. Increases the fee for alternative fuel vehicles to $64, including electric and hybrid vehicles, but excluding natural gas-powered vehicles.

14 14 Summary of HB 2313 Statewide Component: Dedicates potential federal revenues that would become available if Congress enacts the Marketplace Equity Act, which grants states legal authority to collect out-of-state sales taxes. If Congress does not pass the Act by January 1, 2015, the wholesale gas tax (not diesel) would increase to 5.1%. Prohibits tolling on I-95 south of Fredericksburg without prior General Assembly approval. Allocates $300 million from the state maintenance funding, or other available revenue sources, to Dulles Rail Phase II over three years.

15 15 Summary of HB 2313 Northern Virginia Regional Component: Imposes a.7% sales tax, to a total of 6% for Northern Virginia. Imposes a 2% Transient Occupancy Tax (hotel tax). Imposing a regional congestion fee (grantors tax) of $0.15 per $100 valuation. 70% will be provided to NVTA for: regional projects included TransAction 2040 or future updates that have also been evaluated by VDOT for reducing congestion, or mass transit capital projects that increase capacity. The VDOT evaluation is not required for funds received in FY % of funds will be distributed to localities to spend on urban or secondary road construction, capital improvements that reduce congestion, projects included in TransAction 2040 or its future updates, or for public transportation purposes.

16 16 Summary of HB 2313 Northern Virginia Regional Component: Localities must enact a Commercial and Industrial Property (C&I) at $.125 per $100 valuation or dedicate an equivalent amount for transportation. Localities that do not or do so at a lower rate will have these revenues reduced by a corresponding amount. Requires NVTA and its member jurisdictions to work with the towns when implementing these provisions to ensure that towns receive their respective share of transportation project revenues. Repeals the local option to enact a 1% income tax by referendum. Estimate annual revenues = ~$300 million. FY 2014 Revenues = ~$275 million. $190 million (regional) $ 85 million (local)

17 17 Summary of HB 2313 Northern Virginia Regional Component: Includes language stating that the regional funds will expire if the General Assembly appropriates or transfers any of the additional revenues for any non-transportation-related purpose. Localities that use the funds for non-transportation purposes would not receive any of the regional transportation funding in the following year. Requires localities receiving these funds to maintain the current level of local transportation funding in the future. If a locality does not contribute this minimum level of local funding, they would not receive any of the regional transportation funding in the following year. Existing Code requires that the locality generally benefit from the revenues raised in the locality.

18 18 Implementation of HB 2313 NVTA has established five working groups (Financial, Legal, Project Implementation, Public Outreach and Organizational) to assist it in implementing HB Working groups are composed of NVTA members, local government representatives and transportation and planning agency representatives. Working groups are evaluating various tasks that will be needed for NVTA to become fully functional again.

19 19 Qualifying for Local Portion Localities must enact a Commercial and Industrial (C&I) Property Tax at $.125 per $100 valuation or dedicate an equivalent amount for transportation. Loudoun has opted to dedicate $.02 of the tax rate as the means for an equivalent amount for transportation Place revenues in a separate fund for these revenues. If total amount set aside is not = to 100% of C&I Tax (at $.125) share of 30% funding must be adjusted proportionally. Revenues not claimed will be redistributed with regional funds.

20 20 Initial Project Selection – FY 2014 NVTA has also began discussing the implementation of projects with FY 2014 funding. NVTA forwarded about 50 projects to the Project Implementation and Legal Working Groups to evaluate the list and ensure compliance with HB 2313 requirements. The working groups evaluated the submissions and provided a draft list of projects at the May NVTA meeting. The NVTA is seeking public comment on the list and is having an Open House/Public Hearing on the projects on June 20. NVTA may amend the list and have another public hearing in July. Other local meetings will also be held throughout the region. The NVTA is expected to consider a final FY 2014 project list later this summer.

21 21 Initial Project Selection Selection Criteria – First Tier Congestion Relief Contained in regional transportation plan Mass transit projects increase capacity Provide the greatest congestion relief versus cost Within locality embraced by Authority Localitys long-term benefits approximately equal to revenues raised. Towns over 3,500 must receive respective shares.

22 22 Initial Project Selection Selection Criteria – Second Tier Improve auto and pedestrian safety Project readiness In TIP/CLRP or air quality neutral Resources available to move project forward Funding will expedite completion Begin or complete next phase. Balance transit, highways, and multimodal projects Short-term priorities; partially funded from other sources

23 23 Project Implementation NVTA is currently staffed through borrowed staff from its members jurisdictions and agencies. NVTA is not expected to hire a large staff. A small number of staff may be hired to manage NVTAs funds, track and distribute revenues, and undertake planning and reporting activities. Project implementation will largely be undertaken by NVTAs member jurisdictions and agencies.

24 24 Projects Selection Beyond FY 2014 VDOT Project Prioritization based on congestion relief and emergency evacuation. NVTA will be considering ways to develop a Six Year Program. NVTA will also be considering an initial bond issuance. Significant coordination with state agencies and local governments will be required to ensure that projects are funded from the optimal source. Many projects may be funded from multiple sources. Joint public hearings with the Commonwealth Transportation Board have been suggested.

25 25 Initial Project Selection Initial Project Suggestions $500+ million in requests for $190 million in funding Roadway Projects (in no particular order) Route 1 (Featherstone Road to Marys Way) – Design and Build Boundary Channel Drive Interchange Columbia Pike Multimodal Improvement Project Belmont Ridge Road (Gloucester Parkway to Portsmouth Blvd) Belmont Ridge Road (Portsmouth Blvd to Hay Road) Route 28 (Linton Hall Road to Fitzwater Drive) - 2 to 4 lanes Route 28 (SB Sterling Boulevard to Dulles Toll Road) – 6 to 8 lanes Route 28 (SB Dulles Toll Road to Route 50) – 6 to 8 lanes Route 28 (NB McLearen Road to Dulles Toll Road) – 6 to 8 lanes

26 26 Initial Project Selection Roadway Project (Continued) Route 28 Widening (Prince William County Line to Route 29) - 4 to 6 lanes; Design Chain Bridge Road Widening/Improvements (Route 29/50 to Eaton Place) Route 29 Widening (Fairfax City to Legato Road) – 4 to 6 lanes Braddock Road HOV Widening (Burke Lake Road to I-495) – 4 to 6 Lanes; Design Franconia/S. Van Dorn Interchange – Design Route 15/Edwards Ferry Interchange - Design East Elden Street Widening and Improvements (Fairfax County Parkway to Monroe Street) - Design

27 27 Initial Project Selection Transit Projects VRE Alexandria Station, Tunnel and Platform improvements VRE Crystal City Platform Expansion - Design VRE Lorton Station Second Platform - Design VRE Rippon Station Second Platform - Design DASH Bus Expansion - 5 new buses VRE Rolling Stock Purchase (9 additional coaches) VRE Gainesville-Haymarket Extension Project Development Alexandria Union Station Parking Lot Improvements Alexandria Traffic Signal Upgrades/Transit Signal Priority Shelters and Real-Time Information for DASH/WMATA Potomac Yard Environmental Impact Statement Phase II of the AA for the Route 7 High Capacity Transit Project PRTCs new Gainesville Service – 1 Commuter Bus Traction Power Upgrades on the Orange Line in Virginia Associated with the Eight Car Train Project

28 28 Initial Project Selection Transit Projects Upgrade of Interlocking and Platform/girder Repairs at National Airport Metrorail Station Ten New Buses on Virginia Metrobus Routes Fairfax Connector West Ox Phase II Garage Construction Fairfax County Parkway Bus Service (Herndon to Fort Belvoir) - 10 Buses Innovation Center Metrorail Station Innovation Center Metrorail Station Parking - Design Herndon Monroe Metrorail Station Parking Garage - Design VRE Crystal City Platform Extension Silver/Blue Line Arlington Transit (ART) System Expansion - 5 buses Crystal City Interim Multimodal Center Loudoun County Transit Service Expansion - 2 buses Leesburg Park and Ride Land Acquisition

29 29 NVTA - Loudoun Projects Recommended for Funding from the 70% NVTA Funds Route 28 (SB Sterling Boulevard to Dulles Toll Road) – 6 to 8 lanes Belmont Ridge Road (Portsmouth Blvd to Hay Road) Route 15/Edwards Ferry Interchange - Design Loudoun County Transit Service Expansion - 2 buses Leesburg Park and Ride Land Acquisition Projects to be Funded with Loudouns 30% allocation? July 18, 2013 – Loudoun Board Worksession 30% = $14,000,000 (estimated)

30 FY14-FY19 VDOT Secondary Road Six-Year Plan $ 43 Million – unpaved road funds Waxpool Road Allder School Road Bull Run Post Office Road Shreve Mill Road Braddock Road Cochran Mill Road New Road/Lenah Road 30

31 31 Gloucester PkwyPacific Blvd North of Nokes Interchange to Russell Branch Pkwy Loudoun Co. Pkwy at Redskins Park Belfort Park Road Improvements Waxpool Rd Intersections (Pacific/Broderick) Ashburn Village Blvd / Rt. 7 Interchange Sycolin Rd Overpass / Rt. 7 Leesburg Belmont Ridge Rd North of Greenway (Hay Rd – Portsmouth Blvd) (Portsmouth Blvd – Gloucester Pkwy) The Woods Rd Belmont Ridge Rd South of Greenway to Croson Lane Waxpool Rd (Unbridled Way to Faulkner Pkwy) Phase 2 Metro Rail Rt. 606 Belmont Ridge Rd / Rt. 7 Interchange & Belmont Ridge Rd RT. 7 to Gloucester Pkwy

32 32 Loudoun County Projects ProjectStart DateFunding Source RT. 606Fall 2014County / State / MWAA Gloucester ParkwaySpring 2014County / Developer Proffer Pacific Boulevard North of Nokes Interchange to Russell Branch Parkway Summer 2013 State / Developer Proffer Ashburn Village Blvd. / RT. 7 InterchangeSummer 2014 Developer Proffer Belmont Ridge Rd. / RT. 7 Interchange - Includes Belmont Ridge Rd between RT. 7 and Gloucester Pkwy Fall 2014State / County Belmont Ridge Rd. North of the Greenway - Hay Rd to Portsmouth Blvd - Portsmouth Blvd to Gloucester Pkwy Summer 2014 County/NVTA Belmont Ridge Rd. South of the Greenway to Croson Lane Summer 2017 County / Developer Proffer

33 33 Loudoun County Projects ProjectStart Date Funding Source Sycolin Rd. Overpass / RT. 7 LeesburgSummer 2013 State Loudoun County Parkway at Redskins ParkFall 2014Developer Proffer Belfort Park Road ImprovementsSummer 2014 County Waxpool Rd. (Unbridled Way to Faulkner Pkwy) Summer 2013 State/County/Developer Phase 2 Metro RailWinter 2014 Tolls / County / State The Woods Rd.Summer 2015 State Waxpool Rd. Improvements (Pacific/Broderick) Fall 2014County/State/Developer

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