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1 1 State Transportation Issues Florida Association of Counties Webinar February 19, 2010 Kathy Neill Director, Office of Policy Planning Florida Department of Transportation

2 2 State Transportation Issues  FDOT Work Program and Budget Outlook  Local Government Programs  Federal Funding  Florida Transportation Plan Update

3 3 Budget and Work Program Outlook  Work Program is a list of specific projects for 5 years  Projects developed in cooperation with MPOs and Counties  State’s highest priorities Safety System preservation and maintenance System capacity  Tentative Work Program submitted to Governor and Legislature on February 16, 2010  FDOT Budget is 1 st year of Work Program  Budget and Work Program include new Florida Rail Enterprise

4 Tentative Work Program Capacity (All Modes) $12.3 Billion 37% Operations, Maintenance, Safety, Other Public Transportation $15.5 Billion 46% Debt Service $1.2 Billion 3% Support $4.8 Billion 14% Total Work Program = $33.7 Billion

5 5 Local Government Programs  Small County Outreach Program (SCOP) $17 million; counties with population less than 150,000 Assist with improvements to county roads New eligible types of work: repair or rehabilitate bridges, pave unpaved roads, road related drainage improvements  County Incentive Grant Program (CIGP) $34 million; all counties (municipalities apply through county) Improve facilities, including transit, on the State Highway System or which relieve congestion on the State Highway System  Small County Road Assistance Program (SCRAP) $25 million beginning in Fiscal Year 2013; counties with 75,000 population or less Assist with resurfacing or reconstructing county roads

6 Federal Economic Stimulus  Project funding About 550 highway projects; $1.3 billion 172 transit projects; $316 million 21 airport projects; $72 million $1.25 billion discretionary grant for high speed rail No TIGER Grants  “Use it” by March 2, 2010 or “lose it” Florida at 94.1%; will meet deadline Florida may receive additional states if they “lose it”

7 7 Other Federal Issues  2010 Economic Stimulus? House passed $150 billion “Jobs for Main Street Act” on December 16  Same transportation funding levels as 2009 Economic Stimulus  50% must be under contract within 90 days of apportionment  $19.5 billion from General Fund for Highway Trust Fund  Extension of SAFETEA-LU through September 2010 Senate proposal not formalized; no funding identified  Federal Transportation Program Authorization House:  Transportation and Infrastructure Committee bill: 6-year authorization  Interim measures discussed above Senate:  Draft: about $20 billion for Highway Trust Fund  Draft: extention of SAFETEA-LU through December 2010 No Senate bill

8 8 What Is the FTP?  Florida’s long range transportation plan Addresses needs of entire transportation system  A plan for all of Florida, not just FDOT State, regional and local transportation decision makers  Provides policy framework for expenditure of state and federal transportation funds Guides state’s program funding allocation decisions

9 FTP Process Overview  50 year horizon  Steering Committee of statewide partners to guide process  Extensive partner and public involvement  Schedule January - February: Issues Identification March - June: Vision and Goals July - September: Policies and Strategies October - December: Plan Adoption 

10 FTP Coordinators District 1Trinity Scott (239) District 2Dennis Lord (386) District 3Kelly Parker (850) District 4Andrew Riddle (954) District 5Heather Garcia (386) District 6David Korros (305) District 7Lee Royal (813) TurnpikeBarbara Davis (407)

11 11 Questions? Remember: Buckle up – every time, every trip!


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