Federal Funding Picture ISTEA Total Program- $155 Billion –FY1992-FY1997 TEA-21 Total Program- $218 Billion –FY1998 – FY2003 –40% increase SAFETEA LU Total Program- $286.4 Billion –FY2004-FY2009 –38% increase in guaranteed spending
PA Share TEA 21 HIGHWAY: Average of $1.383 Billion over FY98-03 (annual) TRANSIT: Average of $1.476 Billion over FY98-03 (annual) SAFETEA LU HIGHWAY: Average of $1.646 Billion over FY05-09 (annual) 19% Increase TRANSIT: Average of $1.821 Billion over FY05-09 (annual) 23% Increase
Earmarks Nationwide - $24 Billion –6,376 projects Pennsylvania Highway- $621.4 Million –376 projects (statewide) –$100 million in DVRPC Region Pennsylvania Transit - $79.2 Million –43 projects (statewide) –$33 million in DVRPC Region
Earmarks Funding is released over the 5 year period at rate of 20% per year. Some projects listed have already been completed, some listed multiple times. Typically provide less than 10% of cost. Some earmarks displace program funds a state would normally receive, resulting in less core funds than under TEA-21.
What’s NEW for Highway Funds? Emphasis on Safety –Core Program Addressing “SAFETY” –Highway Safety Improvement Program –Safe Routes to School Program –Requirements for a Strategic Highway Safety Plan –Modern Round-About eligible to be 100% federally funded, as a safety improvement –Law requiring crash data to be public
What’s NEW for Transit Funds? –Guarantees $52.6 Billion (46% increase over TEA 21) –4 New Programs – Growing States and High Density States, New Freedom, Alternative Transportation in Parks –JARC funds distributed by formula –Other federal funds can be used as match –Changes to New Starts Program Non Fixed Guideway Corridor based projects “Small Starts” streamlined process for projects seeking less than 75 million
www.dvrpc.org for SAFETEA LU Analysis Select: – “Transportation” –“Capital Programming” –“TIP” –“President Signs SAFETEA LU Legislation
COMPETITIVE FUNDING PROGRAMS CMAQ - Congestion Mitigation and Air Quality TE - Transportation Enhancements HTS/SRS - Hometown Streets and Safe Routes to School TCDI - Transportation and Community Development Initiative JARC – Job Access and Reverse Commute Section 5310 and Section 5311
Changes to CMAQ Program in SAFETEA LU Expands eligibility to include advanced truck stop electrification, inter-operable emergency communications equipment, and transportation systems management and operations projects. Calls for priority to be given to diesel retrofit projects and other cost-effective strategies that improve air quality.