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1 Southeast Michigan Council of Governments

2 Michigan Transportation Alternatives Program (TAP): Implementing Successful Projects Kevin Vettraino Planner, Plan Implementation Moving Our Metro November 18, 2013 Southeast Michigan Council of Governments 1001 Woodward, Suite 1400 Detroit, MI

3 Funding Distribution Statewide TAP Apportionment $26 Million Rec. Trails $2.9 million 50% by Population 50% Any Area SEMCOG Region Receives about $5 Million

4 Oakland Livingston Macomb St. Clair Wayne Washtenaw Monroe

5 Eligible Entities Southeast Michigan Act 51 agencies are eligible to submit projectsSoutheast Michigan Act 51 agencies are eligible to submit projects –County road agencies –Cities/villages –Transit agencies –Others through eligible entities (need Sponsorship Agreement)

6 Eligible Projects Non-motorized facilitiesNon-motorized facilities –On and off road facilities –“Safe Routes for Non-Drivers” –Improve safety Community improvement projectsCommunity improvement projects –Historic Preservation and rehab of transportation facilities

7 Eligible Projects Environmental mitigation projectsEnvironmental mitigation projects –Green Infrastructure –Stormwater management, water pollution prevention Safe Routes to SchoolSafe Routes to School –Projects to encourage students to walk or bike to school –Projects such as public awareness campaign, education –Infrastructure only a small part of SRTS

8 Match Requirements 20 percent minimum from non-federal sources20 percent minimum from non-federal sources Encourage partnerships with foundations, businesses, nonprofitsEncourage partnerships with foundations, businesses, nonprofits Higher match and/or partnerships may be given more weightHigher match and/or partnerships may be given more weight

9 Application Process Highly encouraged! Discuss your project with SEMCOG and MDOT prior to application development & submissionHighly encouraged! Discuss your project with SEMCOG and MDOT prior to application development & submission –Eligibility, competitiveness, regional connections, etc Apply through the online MDOT Grant SystemApply through the online MDOT Grant System

10 Project Selection SEMCOG and MDOT staff jointly review each project:SEMCOG and MDOT staff jointly review each project: –Project eligibility –Consistency with SEMCOG’s Creating Success outcomes Present eligible projects to Regional Clearinghouse Review Committee (RC2) for selectionPresent eligible projects to Regional Clearinghouse Review Committee (RC2) for selection

11 Project Selection What is RC2? Existing SEMCOG Committee of local elected officialsExisting SEMCOG Committee of local elected officials –Oversee state and federally assisted projects such as: »Federal funding for water quality impacts »State permits for sewage systems and discharge to group or surface waters »Major land use development plans –Selecting TAP projects

12 Factors Considered by RC2 1.Mix of projects 2.Size of project 3.Geographic distribution 4.Resources beyond minimum match 5.Tie to other community projects 6.Community need 7.Balancing Creating Success measures

13 Relating Creating Success to TAP 1.Economic Prosperity 2.Desirable Communities 3.Fiscally Sustainable Public Services 4.Reliable, Quality Infrastructure 5.Healthy, Attractive Environmental Assets 6.Access to Services, Jobs, Markets, and Amenities More Information:

14 Relating Creating Success to TAP Does the project consider holistic outcomes? ConnectivityConnectivity –Project increases walkability / link to regional connections… AccessAccess –Project improves access for pedestrian to public spaces… Environmental QualityEnvironmental Quality –Project utilizes green infrastructure to improve the quality of water, air, wildlife… Desirable CommunitiesDesirable Communities –Project attracts people to commercial areas and quality of life amenities, such as parks, civic centers, etc.

15 Overview of FY13 & 14 Approved Projects 29 projects awarded funding29 projects awarded funding Average project size/cost - $400,000Average project size/cost - $400,000 –Range $88,000 to $1.1 million Average match amount = 35%Average match amount = 35% –Range: 20% to 75%

16 Examples of approved TAP Projects West Nine Mile Streetscape & Road Diet (City of Ferndale)West Nine Mile Streetscape & Road Diet (City of Ferndale) Bridge to Bay Trail (City of Port Huron/St. Clair County)Bridge to Bay Trail (City of Port Huron/St. Clair County) Clinton River Trail & Macomb Orchard Trail Safety Crossing (City of Rochester)Clinton River Trail & Macomb Orchard Trail Safety Crossing (City of Rochester) West Vernor Streetscape & Pedestrian Safety (City of Detroit)West Vernor Streetscape & Pedestrian Safety (City of Detroit)

17 West Nine Mile Streetscape City of Ferndale Widen sidewalk from 5’ to 7’Widen sidewalk from 5’ to 7’ –Increased pedestrian access / eliminates current ADA barriers Reduce traffic lanes from 5-3 lanes, addition of on street parkingReduce traffic lanes from 5-3 lanes, addition of on street parking –Aligns with profile of Nine Mile within the city’s downtown/main street Installation of “sharrows” for increased biking safety and accessInstallation of “sharrows” for increased biking safety and access

18 West Nine Mile Streetscape City of Ferndale Enhance environmental quality & storm water mitigationEnhance environmental quality & storm water mitigation –Porous pavement installation, environmentally friendly streetscape materials and landscaping Promotes multi-modal transportationPromotes multi-modal transportation –Benches, trash receptacles, on street bike parking and loops, better identification & updated bus stops/shelters

19 Illustrate Community Need City of Ferndale

20 Display past success / Link to larger system (connections)

21 Transformative Projects

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25 Bridge to Bay Trail (Port Huron/St Clair County) Non-motorized pathNon-motorized path Enhances/connects to larger regional systemEnhances/connects to larger regional system –Planned 54 mile Bridge to Bay nonmotorized trail Links trail directly to surrounding neighborhoodsLinks trail directly to surrounding neighborhoods

26 Bridge to Bay Trail (Port Huron/St Clair County) Increases public access to St Clair River shorelineIncreases public access to St Clair River shoreline –Fishing, recreation, boating, walking, biking, site-seeing Ties directly with local and county economic development strategyTies directly with local and county economic development strategy –Promoting tourism through waterfront access and natural resources

27 Link to larger system / Regional Significance & Impact

28 Transformative Projects

29 Clinton River Trail & Macomb Orchard Trail City of Rochester Improves pedestrian safety with refuge island, signage, & strippingImproves pedestrian safety with refuge island, signage, & stripping Regional priority / cross jurisdictionalRegional priority / cross jurisdictional –2 communities / 2 counties Broad stakeholder engagement/involvementBroad stakeholder engagement/involvement Improves public access to Yates Cider Mill / Bloomer ParkImproves public access to Yates Cider Mill / Bloomer Park

30 Regional significance & multi-jurisdictional

31 Example – safety island

32 West Vernor Streetscape City of Detroit Collaborative application & local commitmentCollaborative application & local commitment –City of Detroit, Southwest Detroit Business District, Kresge Foundation, W.K. Kellogg, JP Morgan Chase, LISC Detroit, Community Foundation for SE Michigan Jointly funded – MDOT & SEMCOGJointly funded – MDOT & SEMCOG Increase safety, promote walkability, encourage economic opportunitiesIncrease safety, promote walkability, encourage economic opportunities

33 Regionally significant corridor

34 Community need / Community support

35 Review of successful TAP Projects Promotes holistic outcomesPromotes holistic outcomes –Alignment with Creating Success initiative Enhances regional connectionsEnhances regional connections –Linkages to larger system Detailed & complete application / budgetDetailed & complete application / budget –Sound match – commitment of multiple stakeholders –Photos of current / existing conditions –Sketches, concept renderings

36 Review of successful TAP Projects Coordination & collaboration of stakeholdersCoordination & collaboration of stakeholders Community / public input & involvementCommunity / public input & involvement “Competitive” project size/cost“Competitive” project size/cost Compliments or enhances previously funded projects / initiativesCompliments or enhances previously funded projects / initiatives –Record of good stewardship of fed. funding

37 TENTATIVE - Application Timeline FY 2015 Early February 2014 – Call for projectsEarly February 2014 – Call for projects Late February / early March 2014 – TAP SEMCOG UniversityLate February / early March 2014 – TAP SEMCOG University Late April, 2014 – Application deadlineLate April, 2014 – Application deadline July (date TBD), 2014 – Project selectionsJuly (date TBD), 2014 – Project selections July 1, 2015 – Awarded projects must be obligatedJuly 1, 2015 – Awarded projects must be obligated

38 Kevin Vettraino, AICP Planner, Plan Implementation Southeast Michigan Council of Governments 1001 Woodward, Suite 1400 Detroit, MI


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