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1 MAP-21 and Beyond: A Status Report from AASHTO Work Groups November

2 MAP-21 and Beyond: A Status Report from AASHTO Work Groups Overview AASHTO’s Implementation Work Groups: Status Reports FY 2013 Appropriations, CR and Sequestration Beyond MAP-21: Reauthorization Plans

3 MAP-21 and Beyond: A Status Report from AASHTO Work Groups MAP-21 Implementation Work Groups: Focal point for Implementation and Beyond Finance Project Delivery Freight Performance Measures Asset Management, Performance-Based Planning and Programming Safety Highways Transit

4 MAP-21 and Beyond: A Status Report from AASHTO Work Groups MAP-21 Implementation Work Groups Charge: Evaluate MAP 21 Identify and provide recommendations on implementation issues Identify State DOT implementation support needs Provide internal technical support Products: Guidance Issues & meetings with U.S. DOT Work Group MAP 21 Assessments of Provisions, Questions & Issues AASHTO-wide webinar; BOD briefing

5 MAP-21 and Beyond: A Status Report from AASHTO Work Groups Work Group Reports

6 MAP-21 and Beyond: A Status Report from AASHTO Work Groups Finance Work Group Michael Bridges, LA DOTD AASHTO Jack Basso Joung Lee

7 Finance Report Card AASHTO Policy vs. MAP-21 AASHTOMAP-21 Fund a $565 billion multimodal program Distribute at least 90% of highway funds to the States by formula through core programs Maintain Mass Transit Account and funding split on fuel taxes Limit or eliminate earmarks Expand TIFIA Provide greater flexibility for tolling Ensure budgetary firewalls and funding guarantees for all modes Give special consideration to projects of regional or national significance Provide funding for testing of VMT-based funding approaches

8 MAP-21 and Beyond: A Status Report from AASHTO Work Groups Finance Implementation Recommendations TIFIA Eligibility  Extend rural project eligibility to all projects where any portion falls in a rural area Application Process  Collect the $100,000 fee on receipt of application, not letter of interest  Provide clarity to ensure better understanding of the application process  Permit joint or separate TIFIA applications for multi-state projects with shared/common pledge of revenues  Consider projects from pre-MAP-21 application process without requiring new application

9 MAP-21 and Beyond: A Status Report from AASHTO Work Groups Finance Implementation Recommendations TIFIA Project Evaluation  Clarify the project evaluation criteria especially objective/measurable determination of public interest  Use 49% cost share as starting point for evaluation instead of 33%

10 MAP-21 and Beyond: A Status Report from AASHTO Work Groups Project Delivery Work Group Tim Hill, Ohio DOT AASHTO Shannon Eggleston Jim McDonnell

11 MAP-21 and Beyond: A Status Report from AASHTO Work Groups Project Delivery Report Card AASHTO Policy vs. MAP-21 AASHTOMAP-21 Full Environmental and CE Delegation Recommendations Delegation-Lite Project Level Conformity Use of Planning Documents in NEPA Combined FEIS and ROD Effect of Lead Agency Decisions Timing of Permit Decisions Programmatic Approaches to Compliance/ Other Process Recommendations

12 MAP-21 and Beyond: A Status Report from AASHTO Work Groups Project Delivery Report Card AASHTO Policy vs. MAP-21 AASHTOMAP-21 One USDOT Lead Agency Categorical Exclusion Recommendations Special Experimental Integrated Planning Program Funds for Early ROW Acquisition and Corridor Preservation Contracting Recommendations

13 MAP-21 and Beyond: A Status Report from AASHTO Work Groups Project Delivery Key Implementation Issues New/modified Categorical Exclusions Planning and NEPA linkages Environmental Review Process Schedule Final Environmental Impact Statement (FEIS) and Record of Decision (ROD)

14 MAP-21 and Beyond: A Status Report from AASHTO Work Groups Project Delivery AASHTO Recommendations Categorical Exclusions  Emergency projects: allow for safety and infrastructure adaptation upgrades.  Projects in existing “operational right-of-way” – use statutory definition Planning/NEPA Linkages: Preserve flexibility existing prior to MAP-21 Environmental review process schedule: Clarify that a coordination plan is not required to contain a schedule FEIS/ROD: Consult with State DOTs on definitions of “minor” and “substantial change”

15 MAP-21 and Beyond: A Status Report from AASHTO Work Groups Freight Work Group Rich Biter, Florida DOT AASHTO Leo Penne Chris Smith

16 MAP-21 and Beyond: A Status Report from AASHTO Work Groups Freight Report Card AASHTO Policy vs. MAP-21 AASHTOMAP-21 Establish National Freight Network Create $60 billion dedicated Freight Program from new revenue sources Authorize multi-state freight corridor organization program

17 MAP-21 and Beyond: A Status Report from AASHTO Work Groups Freight Key Implementation Issues State Freight Plans—Increased Fed Match National Freight Network Designation National Freight Performance Measures National Freight Strategy Critical Rural State Freight Corridors State Freight Advisory Committees Investment Data/Planning Tools Freight Conditions/Performance Reports

18 MAP-21 and Beyond: A Status Report from AASHTO Work Groups Freight Recommendations Accept state plans for increased fed match /adopt rule consistent with law Provide process for state input to national freight network and national freight strategic plan Adopt AASHTO/FHWA freight performance measures/collaborative process for implementation

19 MAP-21 and Beyond: A Status Report from AASHTO Work Groups Performance Measures Work Group Paul Degges, TDOT AASHTO Matt Hardy Tony Kane

20 MAP-21 and Beyond: A Status Report from AASHTO Work Groups Performance Measures Report Card AASHTO Policy vs. MAP-21 AASHTOMAP-21 Performance measures should not be used to apportion or allocate funds Focus on achieving progress toward a few national goals Limited set of performance measures developed by cooperation Targets established by States without approval of U.S. DOT Require regular public reports but no sanctions or penalties to punish or reward States &

21 MAP-21 and Beyond: A Status Report from AASHTO Work Groups Performance Measures Key Implementation Issues Defining a limited set of appropriate and credible performance measures Address six issues: 1.Is the measure focused? 2.Has it been developed in partnership? 3.Is it maintainable to accommodate changes? 4.Can it be used to support investment decisions, policy making and target setting? 5.Can the measure be used to analyze performance trends? 6.Has the feasibility and practicality to collect, store and report data been considered?

22 MAP-21 and Beyond: A Status Report from AASHTO Work Groups Performance Measures Recommendations Safety (five-year moving average for all)  Number of Fatalities  Fatality Rate  Number of Serious Injuries  Serious Injury Rate Pavement Condition  Interstate and Non-Interstate Pavement in Good, Fair and Poor Condition based on the International Roughness Index  Pavement Structural Heath Index (Future) Bridges  Percent of Deck Area on Structurally Deficient Bridges  NHS Bridges in Good, Fair and Poor Condition based on Deck Area (Future)

23 MAP-21 and Beyond: A Status Report from AASHTO Work Groups Performance Measures Recommendations Freight  Annual Hours of Truck Delay  Truck Reliability Index System Performance  Annual Hours of Delay  Reliability Index Congestion Mitigation and Air Quality  Criteria Pollutant Emissions  Annual Hours of Delay (AHD)

24 MAP-21 and Beyond: A Status Report from AASHTO Work Groups Statewide and Metropolitan Planning Work Group Tim Henkel, MNDOT AASHTO Matt Hardy Jennifer Brickett

25 MAP-21 and Beyond: A Status Report from AASHTO Work Groups Planning Report Card AASHTO Policy vs. MAP-21 AASHTOMAP-21 Strengthen recognition the federal-aid highway program is a federally assisted, state-administered program Maintain existing balance of authority Continue broad flexibility in planning procedures Avoid new administrative burdens Incorporate performance-based planning and programming aspects Maintain separation between planning requirements and discretionary grant programs Streamline fiscal constraint

26 MAP-21 and Beyond: A Status Report from AASHTO Work Groups Statewide and Metropolitan Planning Work with individual States in developing a plan update cycle that is least disruptive to the existing process Minimize duplication, eliminate conflicts, and streamline planning and reporting requirements for LRP, Asset Management Plan, SHSP, CMAQ and STIP

27 MAP-21 and Beyond: A Status Report from AASHTO Work Groups Performance-based Planning States will address national-level measures, but will use many other criteria in selecting projects, developing programs, etc. Work with the States in defining the criteria that will be used to evaluate “…the effectiveness of the performance-based planning processes of States.”  Do not be prescriptive about what a performance-based planning process is. Rather, define critical elements. Performance must be more than just making progress towards the national-level measures.

28 MAP-21 and Beyond: A Status Report from AASHTO Work Groups Asset Management Avoid forcing states into a worst-first approach  Need to balance risk reduction, public involvement, and customer expectations Develop guidance on the Transportation Asset Management Plan (TAMP) development process Provide States with maximum flexibility in defining risk within their State as part of a risk- based TAMP

29 MAP-21 and Beyond: A Status Report from AASHTO Work Groups Transportation Alternatives and CMAQ Transportation Alternatives  Ensure flexibility in the competitive grant process at the state level is in order  Do not require a specific process or steps CMAQ  Ability to use CMAQ for Highway and Transit Operations Activities  Discontinue the 3-year limitation.  Enable states to use federal funds to support highway and transit operations on an ongoing basis.

30 MAP-21 and Beyond: A Status Report from AASHTO Work Groups Safety Work Group Tom Cole, ID DOT AASHTO Tony Kane Kelly Hardy

31 MAP-21 and Beyond: A Status Report from AASHTO Work Groups Safety Report Card AASHTO Policy vs. MAP-21 AASHTOMAP-21 Increased safety funding Streamlined, flexible programs Strengthened Strategic Highway Safety Plans Incentives instead of sanctions

32 MAP-21 and Beyond: A Status Report from AASHTO Work Groups Safety Key Implementation Issues Strategic Highway Safety Plans (SHSPs)  Update process and schedule Coordination with Highway Safety Offices and other safety partners  SHSPs  Performance measures and targets

33 MAP-21 and Beyond: A Status Report from AASHTO Work Groups Safety Recommendations Flexibility  States should define their own SHSP update process and timeframe  Update cycles should be no longer than 5 years  “Effective” behavioral programs should account for differences among states  Guidance on use of HSIP funds for data improvements should recognize differences in state laws related to use of federal funds off the state system

34 MAP-21 and Beyond: A Status Report from AASHTO Work Groups Highways Work Group Carlos Braceras, Utah DOT AASHTO Tony Kane Jim McDonnell Keith Platte

35 MAP-21 and Beyond: A Status Report from AASHTO Work Groups Highways Report Card AASHTO Policy vs. MAP-21 AASHTOMAP-21 Expand Flexibility in Tolling on Interstate System (Topic II.1.4) Transferability between Interstate Maintenance, NHS and Bridge Programs. (Topic II.1.5) Study to re-examine definition of Interstate and NHS (Topic II.2.1) Expand flexibility in Bridge Program (Topic II.2.4)

36 MAP-21 and Beyond: A Status Report from AASHTO Work Groups Highways Key Implementation Issues Expansion of NHS  Expanded from 160,000 miles to 220,000 miles  NHS requirements now apply to many more facilities National Highway Performance Program  Penalties for “Interstate System and NHS Bridge Conditions” section are inconsistent with an asset management approach Highway Worker Safety  Detailed statutory requirements regarding the use of positive protection (i.e., barriers)

37 MAP-21 and Beyond: A Status Report from AASHTO Work Groups Highways Key Implementation Issues Project Approval and Oversight  Life-cycle cost analysis requirement Tolling  Inter-operability of toll systems across the country is required within 4 years Buy America  Provisions now apply to all contracts associated with a given project, regardless of whether federal funds are involved

38 MAP-21 and Beyond: A Status Report from AASHTO Work Groups Highways Recommendations Expansion of NHS  Streamline coordination and approval process for determining appropriate NHS facilities National Highway Performance Program  Focus on asset management approach, not “worst first” Highway Worker Safety  Flexibility is vital

39 MAP-21 and Beyond: A Status Report from AASHTO Work Groups Project Approval and Oversight  LCCA is a VE analysis tool and should not be the sole basis for a final decision Tolling  Allow flexibility by allowing “planning for inter- operability” to meet the requirement Buy America  At a minimum, exclude subcontracted tasks  Work to address in next reauthorization Highways Recommendations

40 MAP-21 and Beyond: A Status Report from AASHTO Work Groups Transit Work Group Ron Epstein, NY DOT AASHTO Shayne Gill Jillian Linnell

41 MAP-21 and Beyond: A Status Report from AASHTO Work Groups Transit Report Card AASHTO Policy vs. MAP-21 AASHTOMAP-21 Recommendation: Provide operating assistance eligibility for small transit systems in large urbanized areas. Recommendation: Preserve a strong federal partnership. Recommendation: Maintain a separate transit account within the HTF; preserve the historical general fund contribution to transit. Recommendation: Simplify and Streamline the current federal grant approval process.

42 MAP-21 and Beyond: A Status Report from AASHTO Work Groups Transit Report Card AASHTO Policy vs. MAP-21 AASHTOMAP-21 Recommendation: Preserve a “needs based” approach to the distribution of formula funds Recommendation: Streamline the Fixed Guideway Modernization Program by replacing the current seven tier apportionment formula with a simpler two-tier approach. Recommendation: Formularize discretionary bus/bus facilities program funding. Recommendation: Consolidate the New Freedom Program and eligible program activities into Elderly Individuals/Individuals with Disabilities Program. Recommendation: Consolidate the Job Access and Reverse Commute (JARC) Program and eligible program activities into the urbanized and rural formula programs. Recommendation: Streamline and simplify the New Starts Program review and approval process.

43 MAP-21 and Beyond: A Status Report from AASHTO Work Groups Transit Report Card AASHTO Policy vs. MAP-21 AASHTOMAP-21 Recommendation: Preserve 80 percent federal matching share for formula and capital programs. Recommendation: Amend Buy America to require that vehicle manufacturers self- certify compliance to FTA. Recommendation: Restore parity for pre-tax transit pass benefit (e.g., TransitChek) with the current benefit level for parking. Recommendation: Restore the gasoline gallon equivalent tax credit for alternative fuel public transportation vehicles. Recommendation: Amend the FTA Charter Rule to allow greater flexibility for public transportation for special events/activities.

44 MAP-21 and Beyond: A Status Report from AASHTO Work Groups Transit Key Implementation Issues Mobility for Elderly Individuals/Individuals with Disabilities  Provide maximum administrative program flexibility by authorizing large urbanized areas to transfer Section 5310 funding to states for statewide administration/programmatic efficiency. State of Good-Repair (SGR)  Simplify and streamline the current grant approval process for routine and recurring SGR activities (e.g., bus replacement, preventive maintenance, track and signal rehabilitation/replacement) so that benefits to the system/system users accrue faster.

45 MAP-21 and Beyond: A Status Report from AASHTO Work Groups Transit Key Implementation Issues  Transit Safety & Asset Management  Utilize existing safety and security programs, such as the CTAA Certified Safety and Security Officer program as the framework for rural and specialized transportation systems.  New Starts/Core Capacity  Grandfather projects currently in Final Design under SAFETEA-LU New Start processes.  Performance Measures/Target  Focus performance measures for rural and specialized systems at a statewide level and limit the frequency of reporting and level of detail for these extremely small systems.

46 MAP-21 and Beyond: A Status Report from AASHTO Work Groups LOOKING AHEAD

47 MAP-21 and Beyond: A Status Report from AASHTO Work Groups FY 2013 Appropriations, CR & Sequestration FY 2013 Continuing Resolution  6 months through March 27, 2013  Flat obligation limit for Highways  0.612% increase for transit  Continued 6-month funding for USDOT, TIGER, Amtrak Outlook for FY 2013 Appropriations Sequestration  Gramm-Rudman-Hollings Balanced Budget and Deficit Control Act of 1985 exempts contract authority programs  8.2% reduction in non-exempt, non-defense, discretionary funding

48 MAP-21 and Beyond: A Status Report from AASHTO Work Groups Beyond MAP-21: Reauthorization Plans AASHTO Work Groups  Assess further policy needs and recommendations AASHTO Reauthorization Steering Committee  February 27, AASHTO Washington Briefing  May, AASHTO Spring Meeting  October, 2013 – RSC Meeting AASHTO Board of Directors  October, 2013 – Denver, Colorado

49 MAP-21 and Beyond: A Status Report from AASHTO Work Groups For More Information AASHTO MAP 21 Implementation Work Groups


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