Presentation on theme: "Transportation Alternatives. MAP-21 & TAP MAP-21 requires the following with respect to the allocation & selection of projects: ◦TAP funds sub-allocated."— Presentation transcript:
MAP-21 & TAP MAP-21 requires the following with respect to the allocation & selection of projects: ◦TAP funds sub-allocated to urbanized areas with populations >200,000, the MPO representing the urbanized areas is responsible for selecting TAP projects through a competitive process, in consultation with the State. The MPO may make these funds available for projects anywhere within the boundaries of the MPO area. ◦TAP funds sub-allocated to small urban areas (5,001 to 200,000), the State is responsible for selecting TAP projects through a competitive process. ◦TAP funds sub-allocated to nonurban areas (<5,000), the State is responsible for selecting TAP projects through a competitive process. ◦TAP funds available to any area of the State (large urbanized areas, small urban areas, or nonurban areas), the State is responsible for selecting TAP projects through a competitive process.
Transportation Alternatives Ohio TAP FundingRec Trails Set Aside50% By Population50% Any Area $27,994,244$1,671,851$13,161,196 Population >200K = 60% Population >5K-200K = 17% Population >5K = 23% Totals $7,836,496$2,199,163$3,125,537$13,161,196 2014 TAP TOTALS TAP BREAKDOWNS TAP STATEWIDE FUNDING
ELIGIBLE PROJECTS TAP PROGRAM Key Components to determining eligibility 1. Must relate to surface transportation or recreational trails. 2. Must fit within the TAP definitions. 3. Must be sponsored by one or more eligible entities. 4. Must be selected through a competitive process.
ELIGIBLE SPONSORS Under 23 U.S.C. 213 (c)(4)(B), the Eligible Entities to receive TAP funds are: o Local Governments; o Regional transportation authorities; o Transit agencies; o Natural resource or public land agencies; o School districts, local educations agencies or schools; o Tribal governments; and o Any other local or regional governmental entity with the responsibility for oversight of transportations or recreational trails (other than a MPO or a State agency).
ELIGIBLE PROJECTS Bike and Pedestrian o Construction, planning, and design of on-road and off-road trail facilities for pedestrians, bicyclists, and other non-motorized forms of transportation, including sidewalks, bicycle infrastructure, pedestrian and bicycle signals, traffic calming techniques, lighting and other safety-related infrastructure, and transportation projects to achieve compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990 o Sidewalks o Bicycle infrastructure, capital costs of bike share expenses, bike lanes, bike and pedestrian signals, etc. o Traffic calming o Lighting and other safety-related infrastructure
ELIGIBLE PROJECTS Safe Routes for Non Drivers o Construction, planning, and design of infrastructure-related projects and systems that will provide safe routes for non-drivers, including children, older adults, and individuals with disabilities to access daily needs o Another bike and pedestrian category focusing on safe routes. Includes access to transit.
ELIGIBLE PROJECTS Turnouts, Overlooks and Viewing areas Construction of turnouts, overlooks, and viewing areas. o definitions of overlooks and rest areas are located at 23 CFR 752.6 & 23CFR 752.5
ELIGIBLE PROJECTS Community Improvement Activities Community improvement activities, which include but are not limited to: o inventory, control, or removal of outdoor advertising; o historic preservation and rehabilitation of historic transportation facilities; o vegetation management practices in transportation rights- of-way to improve roadway safety, prevent against invasive species, and provide erosion control; and o archaeological activities relating to impacts from implementation of a transportation project eligible under title 23.
ELIGIBLE PROJECTS Environmental Mitigation o ANY environmental mitigation activity, including pollution prevention and pollution abatement activities and mitigation to- o address stormwater management, control, and water pollution prevention or abatement related to highway construction or due to highway runoff, including activities described in sections 133(b)(11), 328(a), and 329 of title 23; or o reduce vehicle-caused wildlife mortality or to restore and maintain connectivity among terrestrial or aquatic habitats.
ELIGIBLE PROJECTS Recreational Trails The term “recreational trail” means a thoroughfare or track across land or snow, used for recreational purposes such as— o pedestrian activities, including wheelchair use; o Skating or skateboarding; o Equestrian activities, including carriage driving; o Nonmotorized snow trail activities, including skiing; o Bicycling or use of other human-powered vehicles o Aquatic or water activities; o Motorized vehicular activities, including all-terrain vehicle riding, motorcycling, snowmobiling, use of off-road light trucks or use of other off road motorized vehicles.
ELIGIBILE PROJECTS Safe Routes to School o Infrastructure Projects o Non Infrastructure Projects o SRTS Coordinator
UNELIGIBLE TAP PROJECTS o Pedestrian and Bicycle Safety Is eligible under STP o Acquisition of scenic sites o Preservation of historic NON transportation facilities o Transportation museums o State or MPO administrative costs o Promotional activities except SRTS o General rec and park facilities- playground equipment, spray grounds, campgrounds, sports fields picnic areas etc. o No routine maintenance
ODOT’s TAP PROGRAM ODOT’s Rural Program, Annual allocation: $11 M Eligible Applicants: Local governments outside of MPOs; and Belmont, Washington, Licking and Allen counties Eligible Projects, qualifying under the Bicycle/Pedestrian, Safe Routes for Non- Drivers, Community Improvements, Recreational Trails categories Funding Participation: 80% Construction
ODOT’s TAP PROGRAM Process: Letters of interest due yearly in February Applications of eligible projects due in May Awards announced in August * If your local jurisdiction falls within an Metropolitan Planning Organization, they dictate their own processes.
ODOT’s SELECTION PROCESS District Evaluation – 50 Points Project Delivery Cost Estimates Project Quality and Viability Project Assessment (strengths, weaknesses) Office of Local Programs Evaluation – 50 Points Project characteristics Relationship to transportation Estimated users Standalone vs. Part of planned project Safety (on Bike/Ped & Safe Routes for Non Drivers)
Resources and Links Final Guidance http://www.fhwa.dot.gov/environment/transportation_alternatives/guidance/ Resources for Competitive Selection Process http://www.ta-clearinghouse.info/publications