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1 Federal Lands Highway Program Scott Johnson Office of Federal Lands Highway Federal Highway Administration Scott Johnson Office of Federal Lands Highway Federal Highway Administration

2 Overview Program Description SAFETEA-LU Provisions Summary of New Act Federal Lands Highway Program (FLHP) Other Programs and Provisions of Interest to Federal Land Management Agencies (FLMAs) FLMA-related Discretionary Projects Next Steps Program Description SAFETEA-LU Provisions Summary of New Act Federal Lands Highway Program (FLHP) Other Programs and Provisions of Interest to Federal Land Management Agencies (FLMAs) FLMA-related Discretionary Projects Next Steps

3 FHWA Programs Federal-aid Highway Program Federal Lands Highway (FLH) Program Federal-aid Highway Program Federal Lands Highway (FLH) Program

4 Federal Lands Highway Organizational Structure FHWA Executive Director Associate Administrator Headquarters Federal Lands Highway Eastern Federal Division Lands Highway Central Federal Division Lands Highway Western Federal Division Lands Highway

5 Federal Lands Highway Division Offices

6 FLH Core Business Program Administration Liaison with Federal land management agencies Transportation Planning Design and Construction Engineering Services Training and development of FHWA employees Deployment of new Technologies Program Administration Liaison with Federal land management agencies Transportation Planning Design and Construction Engineering Services Training and development of FHWA employees Deployment of new Technologies

7 How FLH Programs Typically Work FLMA and FLH jointly administer 100% Federal funding FLMA Public Road System Projects must be coordinated through a comprehensive planning process (23 USC 134/135) FLMA and FLH coordinate projects for inclusion on State STIP and MPO TIP FLMA and FLH jointly administer 100% Federal funding FLMA Public Road System Projects must be coordinated through a comprehensive planning process (23 USC 134/135) FLMA and FLH coordinate projects for inclusion on State STIP and MPO TIP

8 FLH Core Programs Public Lands Highway (PLH) Forest Highways PLH Discretionary Indian Reservation Roads IRR Bridge Program Park Roads and Parkways Refuge Roads Public Lands Highway (PLH) Forest Highways PLH Discretionary Indian Reservation Roads IRR Bridge Program Park Roads and Parkways Refuge Roads

9 Forest Highway Program Allocated by Formula FHWA Administered Project Selection by Tri-Party agreement (USFS, FHWA, State DOT) Useable as Non-Federal match on some other SAFETEA-LU programs (Section 104) Funds available for 1+3 years Allocated by Formula FHWA Administered Project Selection by Tri-Party agreement (USFS, FHWA, State DOT) Useable as Non-Federal match on some other SAFETEA-LU programs (Section 104) Funds available for 1+3 years

10 Forest Highways & Public Lands Highways-Discretionary Eligible Program Activities Planning, research, engineering and construction Transit facilities within public lands Transportation planning for recreational travel benefiting recreational development Adjacent parking Interpretive signing Eligible Program Activities Planning, research, engineering and construction Transit facilities within public lands Transportation planning for recreational travel benefiting recreational development Adjacent parking Interpretive signing

11 Forest Highways & Public Lands Highways-Discretionary More Eligible Program Activities Accessibility improvements Acquisition of scenic easements Pedestrian and bicycle provisions Roadside rest areas and sanitary facilities ROW acquisition on a project by project basis Associated administrative costs More Eligible Program Activities Accessibility improvements Acquisition of scenic easements Pedestrian and bicycle provisions Roadside rest areas and sanitary facilities ROW acquisition on a project by project basis Associated administrative costs

12 FLH-Related Provisions in SAFETEA-LU President Bush signs SAFETEA-LU into law August 10, 2005 Largest surface transportation investment in our Nation’s history $244.1B over 5 years Federal Lands Highway Program – Avg. 26% increase

13 Public Lands Highway (PLH) Program Composition Forest Highway Program (66%) Public Lands Highway Discretionary (34%) Typically 100% Earmarks TEA-21: Total $1.230B Forest Highway: $812M PLH-Discretionary: $418M SAFETEA-LU: Total $1.410B Forest Highway: $931M PLH-Discretionary: $479M Composition Forest Highway Program (66%) Public Lands Highway Discretionary (34%) Typically 100% Earmarks TEA-21: Total $1.230B Forest Highway: $812M PLH-Discretionary: $418M SAFETEA-LU: Total $1.410B Forest Highway: $931M PLH-Discretionary: $479M

14 Annual Authorization for PLH Program Forest Highway (66%) FY 05$171.6M FY 06 $184.8M FY 07 $184.8M FY 08 $191.4M FY 09 $198M Total: $930.9M Forest Highway (66%) FY 05$171.6M FY 06 $184.8M FY 07 $184.8M FY 08 $191.4M FY 09 $198M Total: $930.9M Public Lands Highway Discretionary (34%) FY 05$88.4M FY 06 $95.2M FY 07 $95.2M FY 08 $98.6M FY 09 $102M Total: $479.4M Total: $1.410B

15 PLH – New Policies and Provisions New limitations of PLH funds {Section 1119 (m)} Maintenance of Forest Highways (Not to exceed $20M/yr.) Signage for Public Hunting/Fishing Access (Not to exceed $1M/yr.) Aquatic Organism Passages (Not to exceed $10M/yr.) Expanded Sec. 202, Allocations, to include “grasslands” New limitations of PLH funds {Section 1119 (m)} Maintenance of Forest Highways (Not to exceed $20M/yr.) Signage for Public Hunting/Fishing Access (Not to exceed $1M/yr.) Aquatic Organism Passages (Not to exceed $10M/yr.) Expanded Sec. 202, Allocations, to include “grasslands”

16 PLH: Planning Set-aside {Title 23, Section 204 (i) (2)} Approximately $6M per year Recipients Bureau of Land Management Forest Service (Planning for National Forest System Roads for passenger cars only) Bureau of Reclamation Department of the Army Department of the Navy Surface Distribution and Deployment Command Tennessee Valley Authority Approximately $6M per year Recipients Bureau of Land Management Forest Service (Planning for National Forest System Roads for passenger cars only) Bureau of Reclamation Department of the Army Department of the Navy Surface Distribution and Deployment Command Tennessee Valley Authority

17 FLHP Program Comparison FLHP ProgramTEA-21 ( total) SAFETEA-LU ( Total) 1. Indian Reservation Roads $1.375B$1.930B (40% increase) 2. Park Roads and Parkways $825M$1.050B (27% increase) 3. Public Lands Highway a. Forest Highway b. Discretionary $1.230B $812M $418M $1.410B (15% increase) $931M $479M 4. Refuge Roads$100M$145M (45% increase) Total: (28% increase in total program) $3.530B Yearly Avg.: $706M $4.535B Yearly Avg.: $907M

18 FLHP-related Programs and Provisions Wildlife Vehicle Collision Study Federal Share Payable or “Match” Wildlife Vehicle Collision Study Federal Share Payable or “Match”

19 New Study Wildlife Vehicle Collision Reduction Study {Section 1119 (n)} Examining methods for reducing collisions between motorists and wildlife Report to Congress: Due August 2007 Develop training and best practices thereafter FHWA’s Office of Safety R&D Office of Primary Responsibility

20 Federal Match FLHP Projects = 100% federally funded/no match requirement SAFETEA-LU {Section 1119 (a)} Provides greater flexibility to use FLHP funds for non-FLHP projects FLHP dollars can now be used toward “any project” funded under “Title 23 or chapter 53 of Title 49” Title 49 – Transportation Chapter 53 – Mass Transportation FLHP Projects = 100% federally funded/no match requirement SAFETEA-LU {Section 1119 (a)} Provides greater flexibility to use FLHP funds for non-FLHP projects FLHP dollars can now be used toward “any project” funded under “Title 23 or chapter 53 of Title 49” Title 49 – Transportation Chapter 53 – Mass Transportation

21 For More Information Webcast Resource Module Scott Johnson Office of Federal Lands Highway (202) , respectively FLH’s Website Webcast Resource Module Scott Johnson Office of Federal Lands Highway (202) , respectively FLH’s Website


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