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American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009 ITS - Georgia Chapter May 28, 2009.

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1 American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009 ITS - Georgia Chapter May 28, 2009

2 2 Outline Overview Overview Funding Distribution Funding Distribution Requirements / Provisions Requirements / Provisions Transportation Funding For Georgia Transportation Funding For Georgia U.S. DOT Discretionary Grant Program (TIGER Grants) U.S. DOT Discretionary Grant Program (TIGER Grants) Accountability and Transparency Accountability and Transparency Reporting Reporting FHWA Stewardship & Oversight FHWA Stewardship & Oversight ARRA Sign Guidance ARRA Sign Guidance Additional Information Additional Information

3 3 Overview Signed into law on February 17, 2009 Signed into law on February 17, 2009 To retain and create jobs To retain and create jobs Infrastructure investment Infrastructure investment Accountability and transparency Accountability and transparency

4 4 Overview $48.12 Billion for TRANSPORTATION $48.12 Billion for TRANSPORTATION $27.5 Billion for Highways $27.5 Billion for Highways $8.4 Billion for Transit $8.4 Billion for Transit $9.3 Billion for Rail $9.3 Billion for Rail $1.5 Billion for Discretionary Program $1.5 Billion for Discretionary Program $1.3 Billion for Aviation $1.3 Billion for Aviation $0.12 Billion Misc. Other Transportation $0.12 Billion Misc. Other Transportation

5 5 Requirements/Provisions Eligible Uses Eligible Uses Restoration, repair, construction and other activities under Surface Transportation Program Restoration, repair, construction and other activities under Surface Transportation Program Passenger and freight rail transportation and port infrastructure projects described under TIFIA Passenger and freight rail transportation and port infrastructure projects described under TIFIA Federal share up to 100% Federal share up to 100% No waivers of Federal Requirements No waivers of Federal Requirements Use It or Lose Provisions- Strict Obligation deadlines Use It or Lose Provisions- Strict Obligation deadlines

6 6 Project Selection States in establishing priorities for funding; priority is given to projects that are: States in establishing priorities for funding; priority is given to projects that are: Three year completion date (February 12, 2012) Three year completion date (February 12, 2012) Economically Distressed Areas (map by county) Economically Distressed Areas (map by county) Expeditious Project Delivery Expeditious Project Delivery Maximizing job creation and economic benefit Maximizing job creation and economic benefit

7 7 Transportation Funds for Georgia Total Highways Spending in GA: $931,585,680 For any federal highway purpose under STP program. 100% federal share. $624,162,406 for projects in any area 50% obligated in 120 days, rest within one year of apportionment. $279,475,704 for MPOs and areas with population less than Obligate within one year of apportionment. $27,947,570 for Transportation Enhancements 50% obligated in 120 days, rest within one year of apportionment.

8 8 Georgia’s Highway projects 1 st 1511 certification (April 7, 2009) 1 st 1511 certification (April 7, 2009) 67 projects - $207,972, projects - $207,972,026 2 nd 1511 certification (May 4, 2009) 2 nd 1511 certification (May 4, 2009) 51 projects - $187,147, projects - $187,147,222 ITS / Traffic Operations ITS / Traffic Operations 14 projects - $19,853, projects - $19,853,356

9 9 Discretionary Grant Program (TIGER Grants) $1.5 Billion $1.5 Billion Highways, transit, intermodal/port access Highways, transit, intermodal/port access Significant impact on Nation, metropolitan area, or region Significant impact on Nation, metropolitan area, or region Preference for projects to be finished in 3yrs Preference for projects to be finished in 3yrs Grants between $ million Grants between $ million Federal Register Notice- May 18, 2009 Federal Register Notice- May 18, Applications Due September 15, 2009 Applications Due September 15, 2009

10 Accountability and Transparency

11 11 Reporting Types of Reports Types of Reports Certification Certification Periodic Periodic Quarterly Quarterly Data for Periodic and Quarterly Reports Data for Periodic and Quarterly Reports Projects Projects Finance Finance Jobs Jobs

12 12 FHWA Stewardship & Oversight Delivery of ARRA is top priority for FHWA Delivery of ARRA is top priority for FHWA Projects must follow all Federal requirements Projects must follow all Federal requirements Projects will be advanced under maximum flexibility Projects will be advanced under maximum flexibility Projects will be administered in accordance with our normal Stewardship Agreements Projects will be administered in accordance with our normal Stewardship Agreements

13 13 Higher level of accountability and increased attention by GAO and OIG expected Higher level of accountability and increased attention by GAO and OIG expected FHWA ARRA Risk Plan FHWA ARRA Risk Plan Financial Management and State oversight of local projects will be areas of particular attention Financial Management and State oversight of local projects will be areas of particular attention FHWA Stewardship & Oversight

14 14 ARRA Project Sign

15 15 ARRA Project Sign: Guidance Sign Design Sign Design Sign design layout and color should be similar to the design shown on previous slide Sign design layout and color should be similar to the design shown on previous slide Sign Placement Sign Placement Should be easily identifiable with ARRA project Should be easily identifiable with ARRA project Should not obscure other traffic control devices Should not obscure other traffic control devices Should not be placed near key decision points Should not be placed near key decision points

16 16 Additional information FHWA ARRA Website FHWA ARRA Website Summary of Highway Provisions Summary of Highway Provisions TIGER Grants TIGER Grants Implementing Guidance Implementing Guidance Frequently Asked Questions Frequently Asked Questions GDOT Federal Economic Stimulus Website GDOT Federal Economic Stimulus Website ulus/Pages/default.aspx ulus/Pages/default.aspx

17 17 Contact Information FHWA Georgia Division FHWA Georgia Division Sabrina David, AICP (404) Georgia Department of Transportation Georgia Department of Transportation Meg Pirkle (404)


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