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1 1 The Development of Federal Surface Transportation Authorization Legislation Jim Kolb Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure U.S. House of Representatives November 30, 2009

2 2 Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure Largest Committee in Congress Primary Jurisdiction Over Authorizing Public Works Programs Subcommittee on Highways and Transit one of six subcommittees

3 3 Federal Surface Transportation Programs Establishes All Requirements, Authorities, Conditions, Eligibilities for: –Federal Highway Administration –Federal Transit Administration –National Highway Safety Administration –Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration –Research, Innovation and Technology Administration

4 4 Current Number of Programs: 108 Operation Lifesaver Rail-Highway X-ing Hazard Elim. in High Speed Rail Corridors Equity Bonus Program Revenue Aligned Budget Authority Transportation, Community, and System Preservation Program Indian Reservation Road Bridges Truck Parking Facilities Freight Intermodal Distribution Pilot Grant Program Delta Region Transportation Development Program Work Zone Safety Grants Transportation Infrastructure Finance and Innovation Act Amendments Value Pricing Pilot Program National Historic Covered Bridge Preservation Additional Authorization of Contract Authority for States with Indian Reservations (Sec. 1214(d)(5)(A) of TEA-21) Nonmotorized Transportation Pilot Program Grant Program to Prohibit Racial Profiling Transportation Projects Denali Access System Program Surface Transportation Research Program Training and Education Bureau of Transportation Statistics University Transportation Research Intelligent Transportation Systems Research Metropolitan Planning (FTA) Statewide Planning (FTA) Urbanized Area Formula Grants Clean Fuels Grant Program Major Capital Investments (New Starts) Major Capital Investments (Small Starts) Fixed Guideway Modernization Bus and Bus Facilities Formula Grants for Special Needs for Elderly Individuals and Individuals with Disabilities Nonrurbanized Area Formula Grants Rural Transit Assistance Program Public Transportation on Indian Reservations Transit Cooperative Research Program Alternative Transportation in Parks and Public Lands Alternatives Analysis University Transportation Centers Program (FTA) Over the Road Bus Program/Over the Road Bus Accessibility National Fuel Cell Technology Development Program Motor Carrier Safety Grants Motor Carrier Administrative Expenses Commercial Driver's License Program Improvement Grants Border Enforcement Grants Performance and Registration Information System Management Grant Program Commercial Vehicle Information Systems and Networks Deployment Safety Data Improvement Grants Commercial Driver's License Information System Modernization Chapter 55 of 49 USC, Intermodal Transportation State and Community Highway Safety Grants Highway Safety Research and Development Occupant Protection Incentive Grants Safety Belt Performance Grants State Traffic Safety Information System Improvements Alcohol-Impaired Driving Countermeasures Incentive Grant Program National Driver Register High Visibility Enforcement Motorcyclist Safety Child Safety and Child Booster Seat Safety Incentive Grants Administrative Expenses for Programs under Chapter 4 of 23 USC) National Research & Technology Program Job Access and Reverse Commute Program New Freedom Program Amtrak High Speed Ground Transportation Railroad Relocation Railroad Research and Development Railroad Safety RRIF Interstate Maintenance Program Interstate Maintenance Discretionary Program National Highway System Alaska Highway Territorial Highway Program Bridge Program Bridge Setaside for Designated Projects Off-system Bridges Surface Transportation Program On-the-Job Training/Supportive Services DBE Training Transportation Enhancements Congestion Mitigation and Air Quality Improvement Program Highway Safety Improvement Program Elimination of Hazards & Installation of Protective Devices at RR X-ings Protective Devices High Risk Rural Roads Appalachian Development Highway System Recreational Trails Program Metropolitan Planning Emergency Relief Indian Reservation Roads Park Roads and Parkways Refuge Roads Public Lands Highways Public Lands Discretionary Forest Highways National Corridor Infrastructure Improvement Program Coordinated Border Infrastructure Program National Scenic Byways Program Construction of Ferry Boats and Ferry Terminal Facilities Puerto Rico Highway Program Projects of National and Regional Significance High Priority Projects Program Safe Routes to School Program Deployment of Magnetic Levitation Transportation Projects Highways for LIFE Highway Use Tax Evasion Projects

5 5 Why Should You Care? Surface Transportation Legislation Establishes: –Transportation Infrastructure Market Funding - $52 billion in fiscal year 2009 Types of Projects and Activities Funded –Program Requirements Quality Based Selection –Design and Inspection Standards and Regulations

6 6 Current Authorization Safe, Accountable, Flexible, Efficient Transportation Equity Act: A Legacy for Users (SAFETEA-LU) –$286.5 billion – Expired September 30, 2009 –Status Quo Bill –Primary Themes – Equity and Earmarks State Rate of Return Explosion of Earmarks

7 7 Underinvestment in Highway, Bridge and Transit Infrastructure National Surface Transportation Revenue and Policy Commission –$225 billion needed annually over the next 50 years. American Society of Civil Engineers –Highway and Bridges - $930 billion needed over the next 5 years. –Transit - $265 billion needed over the next 5 years.

8 8 End of “TEA” Era Most Important – Most Difficult Re-establish National Vision and Sense of Purpose for the Program. New Challenges –Highway Safety –Freight and Goods Movement –Traffic Congestion –Asset Preservation –Sustainability and Livability –Performance and Accountability –Future Financing and Revenue

9 9 Surface Transportation Authorization Act $500 Billion Multimodal Authorization Move from Prescriptive Stovepipes to Performance-based Programs Focused on Outcomes –Asset Preservation –Safety –Congestion – Mobility and Access for People and Freight –Livability and Sustainability Expedite Project Delivery

10 10 Challenges to Completing Bill Perfect Storm: –Need for programmatic change –New Administration –Political Environment –The Senate –Revenue!!

11 11 How Does Bill Come Together?

12 12 Role of Outside Groups Two National Commission Report Think Tanks Public Sector Universities Trade Associations and Coalitions Lobbyist

13 13 Questions?

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