Presentation on theme: "SAFETEA-LU Highlights Roger Petzold Office of Interstate and Border Planning Federal Highway Administration Transportation Border Working Group Nov. 9,"— Presentation transcript:
SAFETEA-LU Highlights Roger Petzold Office of Interstate and Border Planning Federal Highway Administration Transportation Border Working Group Nov. 9, 2005
Outline Federal transportation spending authorization Border and corridor program
Safe, Accountable, Flexible, Efficient Transportation Equity Act: A Legacy for Users (SAFETEA-LU) Highways, Highway Safety, Transit, Other 5-year legislation – 2005 - 2009 Signed into law August 10, 2005 P. L. 109-59
SAFETEA-LU Total Funding FY 2005-2009FY 2004-2009 Federal-aid Highways $193.0 B$227.4 B Public Transportation $ 45.2 B$ 52.6 B Highway & Motor Vehicle Safety $ 5.8 B$ 6.5 B Totals$244.1 B$286.4 B
Federal-aid Highway Authorizations 2005-2009 (Before $8.5B Rescission) Total = $201.621 (In billions) Equity Bonus HPP STPBridge NHS IM Other RD&T FLHP CMAQ HSIP ADHS
New Highway Programs Coordinated Border Infrastructure Program Delta Region Development Program Denali Access System Program Express Lanes Demonstration Program Freight Intermodal Distribution Pilot Program Highways for LIFE Pilot Program Highway Safety Improvement Program Interstate Construction Toll Pilot Program National Corridor Infrastructure Improvement Program Projects of National and Regional Significance Truck Parking Program Safe Routes to Schools Work Zone Safety Grants
Coordinated Border Infrastructure Program Created in new transportation authorization Purpose: improve the safe movement of vehicles at U.S. land borders with Canada and Mexico Total: $833 million to be distributed by formula to states
Section (a) General Authority.--The Secretary shall implement a coordinated border infrastructure program under which the Secretary shall distribute funds to border States to improve the safe movement of motor vehicles at or across the border between the United States and Canada and the border between the United States and Mexico.
Section (b) Eligible Uses.--Subject to subsection (d), a State may use funds apportioned under this section only for – (1-5)
Section (b) (1) eligible uses improvements in a border region to existing transportation and supporting infrastructure that facilitate cross-border motor vehicle and cargo movements;
Section (b) (2) eligible uses construction of highways and related safety and safety enforcement facilities in a border region that facilitate motor vehicle and cargo movements related to international trade;
Section (b) (3) eligible uses operational improvements in a border region, including improvements relating to electronic data interchange and use of telecommunications, to expedite cross border motor vehicle and cargo movement;
Section (b) (4) eligible uses modifications to regulatory procedures to expedite safe and efficient cross border motor vehicle and cargo movements; and
Section (b) (5) eligible uses international coordination of transportation planning, programming, and border operation with Canada and Mexico relating to expediting cross border motor vehicle and cargo movements.
Section (c) Apportioned Funds 20% based on number of incoming commercial trucks ratio 30% number of incoming personal motor vehicles and buses ratio 25% based on weight of incoming cargo by commercial trucks ratio 25% based on number of land border ports of entry ratio
Section (d) Projects in Canada and Mexico directly and predominantly facilitate cross-border motor vehicle and cargo movements at an international port of entry constructed to equivalent US standards properly maintained and used over the useful life of the facility
Section (e) Transfer of Funds to the General Services Administration Transfer of Funds to the General Services Administration Non-federal match required Limitation on amount that can be transferred (lesser of) – 15 percent of the aggregate amount of funds apportioned – $5,000,000 per year
Section (f) Applicability of Title 23 obligation in the same manner as if such funds were apportioned under chapter 1 of title 23 shall remain available until expended
g) Definitions.-- 1) Border region.--The term ``border region'' means any portion of a border State within 100 miles of an international land border with Canada or Mexico.
Earmarked Border Projects Total for northern border is nearly $340 million Examples: Blue Water Bridge, Peace Bridge, Calais/St. Stephen
National Corridor Infrastructure Improvement Program created in transportation reauthorization Purpose: funding for highway projects in corridors of national significance to promote economic growth and trade Total: $1.9 billion to be distributed on a discretionary basis
Previous Corridors and Borders Program Coordinated Border Infrastructure and National Corridor Planning and Development programs in TEA-21 were discretionary and from a single source Totals: $1.4 billion for Corridors and Borders program.