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1 SAFETEA-LU Safe, Accountable, Flexible, Efficient Transportation Equity Act: A Legacy for Users October 6, 2005

2 2 Funding & Finance SAFETEA-LU Brad Larsen, Federal Relations Manager Mn/DOT, Office of Government Relations 651/

3 3 General Information Sources of Information –Resource Sheet (handout in SAFETEA-LU packet) Websites Contacts Federal guidance and/or rulemaking required for many SAFETEA-LU provisions SAFETEA-LU Corrections Bill Learning Curve

4 4 National Perspective $286 Billion FFY (app. $200 billion ) Inflation Adjusted Increases Over TEA-21 –5% Highways –16% Transit Funding Guarantees/Firewalls Maintained Funding & Finance

5 5 Revenue Sources for SAFETEA-LU Funding Increase - Ethanol - Fuel Tax Evasion Enforcement - Highway Trust Fund Reduction Revenue Aligned Budget Authority (RABA) - Impacts Innovative Finance - Private Activity Bonds ($15 billion authorized) - Tolling Provisions - State Infrastructure Banks (SIBs)– MNs Transportation Revolving Loan Fund (TRLF) - TIFIA – Federal Loan Program National Perspective

6 6 Percent of total authorizations, excluding FHWA research (title V) programs. TEA-21%SAFETEA-LU % Interstate Maintenance National Highway System Bridge Surface Transportation Program Congestion Mitigation and Air Quality Highway Safety Improvement Program Appalachian Development Highway System Recreational Trails Minimum Guarantee/Equity Bonus Subtotal, Core Formula Programs Federal Lands Highway Program Earmarks (not including set-aside earmarks Other Title I3.00 Total, Title I Authorizations Shifting Priorities Within the Highway Program Funding & Finance

7 7 Shifting Priorities Within the Transit Program Percent of total Federal Transit Administration guaranteed obligations TEA-21%SAFETEA-LU % Formula Grants for Urbanized Areas Formula Grants for Non-Urbanized Areas Formula Grants for Elderly/Disabled/New Freedom Planning Buses & Bus Facilities Fixed Guideway Modernization New/Small Starts Job Access and Reverse Commute 1.60 Transit Research/UTR Administration Other Total Guaranteed FTA Obligations100.00% Funding & Finance

8 8 Minnesota Perspective MN Funding Overview Funding & Finance

9 9 Minnesota Perspective MN v. Other States under SAFETEA-LU –MN receives 2 nd highest proportional increase (app. 46%) –MN share increases from 1.4% under TEA-21 to 1.7% MN Funding Increases: SAFETEA-LU v. TEA-21 –Highway Formula Funding 17% ($482 million ) Increase in Formula Hwy. Apportionments Majority of increase in FFY MN received less in FFY 2005 than 2004 Majority of increase in FFY already programmed for projects in the current Statewide Transportation Improvement Program (STIP) – amounts not programmed will be distributed to Area Transportation Partnerships (ATPs) Funding & Finance

10 10 Minnesota Perspective MN Funding Increases: SAFETEA-LU v. TEA-21 (cont.) –Earmark Funding 162% ($288 million) Increase in Earmark Highway Funds 149 projects totaling nearly $500 million (71% Road/Bridge, 14% Transit, 9% Bike/Ped.) App. $264 million (53%) impact State Trunk Highways and app. $215 million (43%) are on the local system –Transit Formula Funding 66% ($168 million) Increase in Formula Transit Funds Funding & Finance

11 11 Minnesota Perspective Obligation Authority for Highways –95% of hwy. formula apportionments and 90% of earmark funds estimated –Only about 85% received in FFY 2005 –Future estimates depend on FFY 2006 Appropriations Funding & Finance

12 12 Minnesota Perspective Formula Hwy. Funds ( 95% Obligation Authority – after sanctions ) $382 million $362 million $454 million ( app. $5 million not yet programmed in STIP ) $523 million ( app. $26 million not yet programmed in STIP ) $564 million ( app. $50 million not yet programmed in STIP ) $584 million ( STIP not yet developed ) Sanctions/Penalties No new sanctions/penalties under SAFETEA-LU MN no longer sanctioned under.08 Blood/Alcohol Penalty Repeat Offender (sec. 164) Penalty continues - sanctioned funds are returned to MNs DPS and are used to implement MNs Comprehensive Highway Safety Plan (CHSP) Funding & Finance

13 13 Minnesota Perspective Federal Project Earmarks –High Priority Projects (HPP) (sec. 1702) –Transportation Improvements (sec. 1934) –Projects of Natl. & Reg. Significance (sec. 1301) –Natl. Corridor Improvement (sec. 1302) –Transit Bus & Bus Facilities –Other Provisions Funding Challenges - matching and additional funding Funding Availability - HPP earmarks 20%/yr Funding Flexibility - not as broad as under TEA-21 Project Coordination will be key Funding & Finance

14 14 SAFETEA-LU Linda Zemotel, Director of Programming & Project Authorization Mn/DOT, Office of Investment Management 651/ Highway Programs

15 15 Highway Programs Program Changes Core Formula Other Formula Discretionary Federal Lands Highway Policy Changes Design/Build High Occupancy Vehicle Facilities Stewardship & Oversight

16 16 Core Formula Highway Programs Interstate Maintenance (IM) National Highway System (NHS) Bridge Surface Transportation (STP) Congestion Mitigation & Air Quality Improvement (CMAQ) Highway Safety Improvement (HSIP) Funds available for 4 years Highway Programs

17 17 Bridge Program Highlights Preventive Maintenance on Federal-aid and non- Federal-aid Highways eligible Off-System Bridges set aside maintained at 15%, but maximum removed Highway Programs

18 18 STP Highlights Safety set aside eliminated and funded through HSIP Enhancements set-aside = greater of 10% of STP or dollar amount received in FFY 2005 Eligibility expanded: –Advanced truck stop electrification systems –High accident and high congestion intersection improvements Highway Programs

19 19 CMAQ Highlights Eligibility expanded: –Advanced truck stop electrification systems –Improve systems management & operations –Emergency communications equipment –Diesel retrofits –Priority to diesel retrofits & cost-effective emission reduction & congestion mitigation –Purchase of alternative fuels or biodiesel Highway Programs

20 20 Other Formula Programs Coordinated Border Infrastructure Program –Highway & bridge construction, operations, safety & safety enforcement, international coordination –Within 100 miles of international land border with Canada (or Mexico) Safe Routes to School Program –Enable children to walk & bike to school –100% Federal share Funds available until expended Highway Programs

21 21 Other Formula Programs Recreational Trails Administered by DNR New eligible activities –Purchase & lease construction & maintenance equipment –Acquire right-of-way –Develop trail safety & environmental programs –Provide training –Administer program using up to 7% of annual apportionment Highway Programs

22 22 Discretionary Programs Interstate Maintenance Discretionary –Distributed at the discretion of the Transportation Secretary Transportation, Community, and System Preservation (TCSP) –Awarded based on applications from States, tribal, regional, and local governments Highway Programs

23 23 Discretionary Programs Scenic Byways –Continue to submit eligible projects & compete nationally –Indian Tribes may nominate road under tribal jurisdiction for designation as an Indian Scenic Byway Highway Programs

24 24 Discretionary Programs Highways for LIFE Pilot Program –New program –Innovative technologies, manufacturing processes, financing, or contracting methods to improve safety, reduce congestion due to construction, & improve quality –State submits application –For , at least 1 project per State with maximum of 15 projects per any one FFY nationwide –Up to 20% but not more than $5 million of total project cost & can be used as non-Federal share Highway Programs

25 25 Federal Lands Highways Program Indian Reservation Roads (IRR) –Funding may be provided directly to Indian Tribal government (not through BIA) –Projects must be in approved TIP –Up to 25% of funds for system maintenance –Tribe may enter into road maintenance agreement with State for roads in and providing access to Indian reservations Highway Programs

26 26 Federal Lands Highways Program Indian Reservation Roads (IRR) –Bridge no longer a set aside –Within 2 years, DOT & DOI must complete comprehensive inventory of transportation facilities eligible for assistance under IRR –New position in DOT: Deputy Assistant Secretary of Transportation for Tribal Government Affairs Park Roads & Parkways Refuge Roads Public Land Highways Highway Programs

27 27 Other Highlights Design/Build –Eliminates $50 million floor for eligible projects –Certain D/B actions can proceed prior to final NEPA approval High Occupancy Vehicle (HOV) Facilities –States may allow public transportation vehicles, single occupancy tolls/HOT lanes, EPA-certified low-emission, & energy-efficient vehicles –If State allows exceptions, must have monitoring & enforcement program to ensure performance is not degraded Highway Programs

28 28 Federal Stewardship & Oversight Value Engineering (or Cost-Reduction ) Analysis –Highway projects with total cost of $25 million or more –Bridge projects with total cost of $20 million or more Highway Programs

29 29 Federal Stewardship & Oversight Major Projects –Total cost of $500 million or more: project management plan & annual financial plan must be submitted to FHWA –Total cost of $100 million or more: annual financial plan must be available for review by FHWA Highway Programs

30 30 Federal Stewardship & Oversight Oversight Program Requirements by State: –Monitor sub-recipients of Federal funds for adequate project delivery systems and sufficient accounting controls Highway Programs

31 31 Federal Stewardship & Oversight Oversight Program Requirements by FHWA: –Annual review of State DOTs financial management & project delivery system –Development of minimum standards for estimating project costs –Periodic evaluation of practices for estimating project costs, awarding contracts, & reducing project costs Highway Programs

32 32 Q & A Funding & Finance Highway Programs Questions & Answers Panel

33 33 Planning SAFETEA-LU Peggy Reichert, Statewide Planning Unit Director Mn/DOT, Office of Investment Management 651/

34 34 Planning Statewide Planning –Funding –Continuing Provisions –Key Modifications Metropolitan Planning* –Funding –Continuing Provisions –Key Modifications

35 35 Planning - Statewide

36 36 Funding –Continues 2% set-aside from core programs for State Planning and Research Program Continuing Provisions –Requires Statewide transportation plans and programs as mechanism for cooperative, continuous, comprehensive (3C) framework for transportation investment decisions* –Emphasis on fiscal constraint and public involvement in STIP development* Planning - Statewide

37 37 Cooperation – Through planning, programming and management efforts, parties work together to achieve a common goal/objective Consultation – Parties confer periodically and consider each others views prior to acting and report actions afterwards Coordination – Parties compare plans, programs and schedules, and adjust them for general consistency Planning - Statewide

38 38 Continuing Provisions –Consultation with tribal governments* –Consultation with non-metropolitan local officials –Coordination with Metropolitan Transportation Planning Process which maintains the 3C framework for urbanized areas* Planning - Statewide

39 39 Planning - Statewide

40 40 Key Modifications- Planning Process –Coordination with metro planning and statewide trade and economic planning activities –Safety and Security now separate planning factors to be addressed* –Environmental quality factor expanded to promote consistency with State and local planned growth and economic development patterns* –Encourages coordination between states; authorizes planning compacts –Support economic vitality of non-metro areas Planning - Statewide

41 41 Modifications-Long Range Statewide Plan* –Requires consultation with Federal, State, tribal, and local agencies responsible for Land use management Natural resources Environmental protection Conservation Historic Preservation –Comparison of plans, inventories –Discussion of potential environmental mitigation activities and opportunities Planning - Statewide

42 42 Modifications-Long Range Statewide Plan* –Added ped, bike, disabled representatives to list of interested parties to involve For Plan and for STIP –Requires enhanced public involvement techniques Convenient meeting time and place Visualization Use of Web –Requires operation, maintenance capital investment strategies to preserve, optimize use of existing system Planning - Statewide

43 43 Continuing Provisions: Statewide Transportation Improvement Program (STIP)* –Requires project consistency with Statewide Plan –Requires metropolitan projects to be identical to MPO plans –Requires air quality conformance where applicable Key Modifications: STIP* –FY year coverage, updated every 4 years (or more frequently) –Annual publication of obligated projects funded in metropolitan areas Planning - Statewide

44 44 Funding- Increases MPO set- aside from 1% to 1.25% of core programs MPO FHWA + FTA planning apportionments for MN 2005$4,809, $5,000, $5,110, $5,266, $5,405,525 Obligation authority will be less State reimbursement within 30 days Planning - MPO

45 45 Continuing Provisions 20 year multi-modal plan, air quality conformity, fiscal constraint, public involvement Operational and management strategies Congestion Management System in Transportation Management Areas (> 200,000 pop) Planning - MPO

46 46 Planning - MPO

47 47 Key Modifications- MPO Planning in General Revised Planning Factors – same as for Statewide Planning MPOs encouraged to consult and coordinate with other planning officials responsible for planning affected by transportation –Planned growth, economic development, environmental protection, airport operations, freight movement Planning - MPO

48 48 Key Modifications: MPO Plans Non-attainment/Maintenance Areas - Plan Updates every 4 years (Twin Cities, St Cloud, Duluth) Attainment Area plans remain on 5 year update cycle Same consultation, environmental mitigation requirements as Statewide Plan MPO must develop participation plan with interested parties Intermodal facilities defined as a transportation facility Planning - MPO

49 49 Key Modifications: Air Quality Conformance Conformity determinations changed to 4 year cycle Provides options for analysis time horizon (10 vs 20 years) Sets 12 month grace period for conformity lapse Allows for more simple control measure substitution if > equal air quality benefit Defines unanticipated events Planning - MPOs

50 50 Key Modifications: MPO TIPS 4 year coverage Project specificity- type of work, termini, length, etc Published annual listing must include ped walkways and bike facilities Planning - MPOs

51 51 Implementation –New requirements take effect FY 08 –Interim guidance Continue current cycle Must implement all new provisions concurrently –New Federal planning rules may be forthcoming Planning - Implementation

52 52 Environmental SAFETEA-LU Frank Pafko, Director Mn/DOT, Office of Environmental Services 651/

53 53 Integration of Natural Resource Concerns into Planning Environmental Streamlining State Assumption of Certain Projects & Programs State Assumption of Categorical Exclusions Section 4 (f) Control of Noxious Weed/Establish Native Vegetation Integration of Natural Resource Concerns into Project Planning Increased Use of Recovered Mineral Component Outline Environmental

54 54 Environmental Integration of Natural Resource Concerns into Transportation Planning Consultation with Agencies. Comparison with Conservation Plans. Identification of Potential Mitigation. What Does This Mean?

55 55 Environmental

56 56 Participating Agencies Purpose and Need Range of Alternatives Level of Analysis Concurrent Reviews Coordination Plan Review Deadline Mitigation Commitments 180 day – Permit Decisions Statute of Limitations Section 4(f) Supporting Positions in other Federal/State Agencies Environmental Streamlining Environmental

57 57 State Assumptions of Responsibilities for Certain Programs and Projects Establish pilot program (up to 5 states) for state assumption of federal responsibilities for: –environmental review –consultation –decision making 3-Year renewable term MOU with FHWA and other requirements needed Federal responsibilities and jurisdiction must be accepted Environmental

58 58 State Assumptions of Responsibility for Categorical Exclusions States may assume responsibility for all determinations for Categorical Exclusions Requires MOU with FHWA 3-Year renewable term Must accept all federal responsibilities and agree to accept jurisdiction of federal court MN Programmatic Agreement currently covers 90% Environmental

59 59 Section 4(f) - Historic Sites Adds a De Minimus provision to Section 4 (f) 4(f) documentation not required if 106 process shows no adverse effect or no properties affected Requires written concurrence from SHPO or THPO Environmental

60 60 Section 4(f) - Parks, Recreation Areas, Wildlife Areas and Waterfowl Refuges Adds a De Minimus provision to Section 4(f) 4 (f) document not required if project will not adversely affect activities, features and attributes of the resource Concurrence required from official with jurisdiction over the resource FHWA required to promulgate clarifying regulations within one year of SAFETEA-LU Environmental

61 61 Environmental Restoration and Pollution Abatement; Control of Noxious Weeds and Establishment of Native Species Eligible for funding under NHS and STP programs Expenditures are capped at 20% of the total cost Environmental

62 62 Integration of Natural Resource Concerns into Transportation Project Planning Requires Context Sensitive Design/Solutions (2 publications): –Flexibility in Highway Design –Eight Characteristics of Process to Yield Excellence and the Seven Qualities of Excellence in Transportation Design Current Mn/DOT Practice Environmental

63 63 Environmental Increased Use of Recovered Mineral Component (RCM) RCM includes fly ash, slag, silica fume and other wastes as determined by EPA. Applies to federal concrete and cement projects. Directs federal agencies to study and encourage and/or require increased use.

64 64 Q & A Planning Environmental Questions & Answers Panel

65 65 Safety SAFETEA-LU Bernie Arseneau, Director Mn/DOT, Office of Traffic, Security & Operations 651/

66 66 Key Provisions New Core Highway Safety Improvement Program SAFETEA-LU Almost Doubles TEA-21 Safety Apportionments Requires Strategic Highway Safety Plans Flexibility Safety Set Asides (High Risk Rural Roads and Railway-Highway Crossings) Safety

67 67 Highway Safety Improvement Program (HSIP) $5.1 Billion over 4 years (FFY ) Fed. Fiscal Year Fed. Authorization (formula apportionmnents) $1,236 M$1,256 M$1,276 M$1,296 M MN HSIP$21.7 M$22.2 M$22.5 M$23.0 M MN Hwy-Rail Xing$5.8 M $5.9 M Safety Set-Aside –High Risk Rural Roads MN estimate 1.9 M per year (FFY ) included in the $22.0 M HSIP above

68 68 1/3: Total lane miles federal aid highways 1/3: Total vehicle miles traveled on lanes on federal aid highways 1/3: Number of fatalities on federal aid system HSIP Apportionment Formula Safety

69 69 Purpose of HSIP: To achieve a significant reduction in traffic fatalities and serious injuries on public roads Safety

70 70 Develop and implement a State Strategic Highway Safety Plan (MN CHSP) Produce a program of projects or strategies Evaluate the plan on a regular basis Submit an annual report to USDOT To obligate HSIP funds, States must: Safety

71 71 Strategic Highway Safety Plans… MN Comprehensive Highway Safety Plan Developed by Mn/DOT and DPS after consultation with safety stakeholders Analyzes and makes effective use of crash data Addresses 4 Es Considers safety needs of all public roads Describes program of projects or strategies to reduce or eliminate safety hazards – 15 critical strategies Must be approved by Governor or responsible state agency Safety

72 72 Minnesotas Critical Emphasis Areas 1. Increasing Seat Belt Use and Reducing Impaired Driving 2. Improving the Design and Operation of Highway Intersections 3. Lane Departure –Reducing Head-On and Across-Median Crashes –Keeping Vehicles on the Roadway –Minimizing the Consequence of Leaving the Roadway 4. Young Drivers and Curbing Aggressive Driving 5. Increasing Driver Safety Awareness and Improving Information and Decision Support Systems Safety

73 73 HSIP Flexibility States may use up to 10% of HSIP funds to carry out other safety projects identified in the CHSP State must certify that: –State has met its needs relating to rail-highway crossings –State has met its infrastructure safety needs relating to highway safety improvement projects Safety

74 74 Railway Highway Crossings New Funding Formula: –50% based on STP formula factors –50% based on # of public railway-highway crossings MN est. $5.8 Million/Year Set Aside (FFY ) 50% of States apportionment for installation of protective devices Safety

75 75 High Risk Rural Roads Eligible on any roadway functionally classified as: –Rural major collector –Rural minor collector –Rural local road Accident rate for fatalities and incapacitating injuries > statewide average Construction and operational improvements MN est. $1.9 Million/Year Set-Aside (FFY ) Safety

76 76 Work Zone Safety Work Zone Safety Grants National Work Zone Safety Information Clearinghouse Worker Injury Prevention & Free Flow of Vehicular Traffic Temporary Traffic Control Devices Safety

77 77 SAFETEA-LU Kathy Swanson, Director MN DPS, Office of Traffic Safety 651/ Behavioral Safety

78 78 State and Community Highway Safety Grants (402) NHTSA and DPS $3.9 million in FFY06 Change driver/passenger behavior –Slow Down –Buckle Up –Drive Sober –Pay Attention Behavioral Safety

79 79 Occupant Protection Incentive Grants (405) Currently, Minnesota does NOT qualify! Need: –Universal, Primary, or Booster Seat Law Potential funding: –Estimated at $250,000 per year –Must be used to implement and enforce occupant protection programs Behavioral Safety

80 80 Safety Belt Performance Grants (406) Currently, Minnesota does NOT qualify! Need: –Primary seat belt law or –85% belt use two years in a row Potential funding: –$15 million ($15,144,961.75) –Must be used for any purpose under Title II or for HSIP projects Behavioral Safety

81 81 State Traffic Safety Information System Improvements (408) Currently, Minnesota may qualify Need: –Coordinating committee, strategic plan, performance measures, and a commitment to using certain data elements Potential funding: –Estimated at $300,000 to $500,000 per year –May only be used for data improvement programs Behavioral Safety

82 82 Alcohol-Impaired Driving Countermeasures (410) Currently, Minnesota WILL qualify! Must maintain low alcohol-related fatality rate or implement a variety of programs or law changes Potential funding: –Estimated at $2 million per year –Must be used for alcohol-impaired driving programs Behavioral Safety

83 83 Motorcyclist Safety (2010) Currently, Minnesota WILL qualify! Requires maintenance of current state efforts and expenditures Potential funding: –Estimated at $100,000 per year –Must be used for motorcycle safety programs Behavioral Safety

84 84 Child Safety and Child Booster Seat Incentive Grants (2011) Currently, Minnesota does NOT qualify! Need to enact: –Specific booster seat legislation Potential funding: –Estimated at $100,000 per year –Must be used for child passenger safety efforts Behavioral Safety

85 85 High Visibility Enforcement Program Currently, Minnesota participates (Click It or Ticket; You Drink & Drive, You Lose) No funding directly to states in this program Funds provided for national advertising during the enforcement campaigns Behavioral Safety

86 86 Other Aspects of Title II (Highway Safety) Highway Safety Research and Outreach (403) Safety Studies –Drug-impaired driving –Older driver safety –Crash causation NHTSA Accountability –Increased monitoring of state activities and expenditures Behavioral Safety

87 87 Operations/ITS SAFETEA-LU Marthand Nookala, Division Director Mn/DOT Operations, Safety, & Technology Division 651/

88 88 Operations / ITS Reauthorization Objectives Establish a specific foundation for Transportation Systems Management & Operations (TSM&O) Implement programs and provisions that will help agencies enhance system performance Institutionalize freight management and increase freight management investment Continue strong ITS program Operations/ITS

89 89 Intelligent Transportation Systems (ITS) deployment has been mainstreamed ITS deployment projects are eligible for NHS, STP, and CMAQ programs, with no separate program for ITS deployment The ITS Deployment discretionary fund from which ITS funds were earmarked in the past has been eliminated as of 10/1/2005 NEPA categorical exclusion for ITS projects (6010) Operations/ITS

90 90 ITS USDOT to establish program Monitor traffic and travel conditions –Real time on major highways in all states –National and regional highway traveler information Share information –Security, congestion, incidents, weather events –DOT to establish data exchange format within 2 years –Include in ITS regional architectures Operations/ITS Real Time System Management Information Program (1201)

91 91 –USDOT sponsored ITS research, development, and operational tests –New 5-year National ITS program plan (5301) –$250K / year cap in ITS outreach –New advisory committee required (5305) –Priorities include completing nationwide interoperable 511 system and web site (5306) –Continued development and maintenance of ITS architecture and standards (5307) –Road weather R&D $20 million total (5308) –I-95 Corridor Coalition $35 million total (5211) –$550,000,000 total for fiscal years Operations/ITS ITS Research (5301 – 5310)

92 92 Transportation Planning (5305) USDOT may provide funding to support adequate consideration of transportation systems management and operations, including ITS, within metropolitan and statewide planning processes. Operations/ITS

93 93 $100 million total over 4 years –Core deployment $2.5 million / state max –Expanded deployment $1 million / state / year max Must be consistent with National ITS Architecture and CVISN architecture and standards Operations/ITS Commercial Vehicle Information Systems And Networks Deployment (4126)

94 94 Center for Excellence in Rural Safety (5309) –Hubert H. Humphrey Institute at U of M –$3.5 million total FFY National University Transportation Center (5401) –ITS Institute at U of M –$16 million total FFY Operations/ITS

95 95 High Occupancy /Toll Facilities (1121) States Permitted to create HOT lanes –Must have automatic toll collection –Must have variable pricing to manage demand –Must be approved by FHWA Low emission / energy efficient vehicles may be without toll or tolled at a lower rate Performance monitoring and enforcement required Operations/ITS

96 96 Tolling (1604) Value Pricing Pilot Program – Program continued from ISTEA –$59 million total Express Lanes Demonstration Program –Existing toll facilities, existing HOV lanes, new toll facilities, new toll lanes –15 demonstration projects on highway, bridge or tunnel –Variable tolls with interoperable automatic toll collection Interstate System Construction Toll Pilot Program –3 Interstate Highways, Bridges, or Tunnels –Tolls must be most efficient way to construct project –Non-compete clause not allowed Operations/ITS

97 97 To assist State DOTs and MPOs measure and address surface transportation congestion problems 2 Programs, $36 million total –Improved surface transportation congestion management system measures –Analytical techniques for action on surface transportation congestion Technical Assistance and Training $3 million total Operations/ITS Surface Transportation Congestion Relief Solutions Research Initiative (5502)

98 98 Feasibility study Fiber optic and wireless communications along an interstate highway corridor Improve communications for rural communities along the corridor. $3 million to study four corridors –Includes I-90 corridor across Minnesota and other states Operations/ITS Rural Interstate Corridor Communications Study (5507)

99 99 Q & A Safety ITS/Operations Questions & Answers Panel

100 100 Transit SAFETEA-LU Natalio Diaz, Director of Metropolitan Transportation Services Metropolitan Council 651/

101 101 Major Program Features Most transit programs remain unchanged New public transportation programs –New Freedom –Funding for Alternatives Analysis –Small Starts Transit

102 102 Twin Cities Metropolitan Area Basic Transit Programs Urbanized Area Formula Program (5307) Clean Fuels Discretionary Grant Program (5308) Capital Grant Programs (5309) –New Starts Discretionary –Fixed Guideway Modernization Formula –Bus and Bus Facilities Discretionary Job Access and Reverse Commute Formula Program (5316) New Freedom Formula Program (5317) Transit

103 103 Metropolitan Council FTA Projected Annual Apportionments Transit

104 104 New Start Designations Final Design & Construction –Northstar Prelim Engineering – –NW (Bottineau) Busway –Central –Cedar Ave. –Rush Line –Red Rock Additional information on updated New Starts criteria will be presented in more detail as regulations are clarified. Transit

105 105 New Starts Funding Continues multi-year Full Funding Capital Grant Agreements for New Fixed Guideway Systems (Hiawatha – $33 million ) Earmark for Northstar ($80 million) Alternatives Analysis- New discretionary grant program (Section 5339 – Central, Red Rock, & Rush Line - $4 million) Transit

106 106 Small Starts Separate funding category beginning in FY 07 –Requiring no more than $75M in New Starts funds and a total project cost of less than $250M –Non-fixed guideway corridor improvements (e.g. bus rapid transit) allowed under Small Starts –Rulemaking required Transit

107 107 Record Number of Earmarks Metro Area Projects Title I (Highway) –Cedar Ave. Busway ($9.8 Million) –Union Depot ($50 Million) Title III (Transit) – Bus & Bus Facilities (5309) –Metro Transit Bus/Bus Capital ($9.5 Million) –Union Depot ($1.672 Million) Transit

108 108 Transit SAFETEA-LU Donna Allan, Director Mn/DOT, Office of Transit 651/

109 109 Greater Minnesota Basic Formula Programs Other than Urbanized Areas –Small Urban ( ) – pop. < 200,000 –Rural ( ) Indian Reservations (5311 (c)) Rural Transportation Assistance (5311 (b)) Transit

110 110 Greater Minnesota cont. Elderly Individuals and Individuals with Disabilities (5310) - Pilot program for operating assistance - MN one of seven states Transit

111 111 New Formula Programs Job Access and Reverse Commute (5316) New Freedom (5317) Allocations – Both Programs 60% Urban 20% Small Urban 20% Rural Transit

112 112 Greater Minnesota Transit FTA Projected Annual Apportionments Funding Sources2005 Actual2006 Estimate2007 Estimate2008 Estimate2009 Estimate Sections 5307 & 5340 Formula $ 3,751,822$ 4,759,132$ 4,950,851$ 5,369,050$ 5,711,077 Sections 5311 & 5340 Rural $ 6,148,482$ 10,727,309$ 11,128,020$ 12,035,647$ 12,721,200 Section 5311(c) Tribal Program $ 0$ 283,996$ 354,995$ 425,995$ 532,493 Section 5311(b) RTAP $ 110,639$ 145,169$ 151,876$ 166,130$ 177,448 Section 5310 Elderly Persons & Persons with Disabilities $ 1,423,374$ 1,673,837$ 1,747,510$ 1,894,856$ 1,990,631 Section 5316 Job Access & Reverse Commute $ 0$ 707,494$ 738,254$ 799,776$ 843,353 Section 5317 New Freedoms $ 0$ 444,293$461,381$ 498,405$ 526,885 Total Annual Apportionments $ 11,434,315$ 18,721,130$ 19,532,887$ 21,188,859$ 22,403,087 Transit

113 113 Discretionary Grant Programs Bus and Bus-Related Facilities (5309 Greater MN) –Rush Line Corridor Bus Amenities · $1.2 Million –Fond Du Lac Bus Purchases · $98,000 –Duluth Area Transit Facility Improvement - $1.6 million Alternative Transportation in Parks and Public Lands (5320) - Purpose: develop public transportation in national parks - US DOT and Dept. of Interior develop and select projects Transit

114 114 Safe Routes to School (SR2S) Purpose - to enable and encourage children to walk and bicycle to school safely Funding for infrastructure projects, public awareness, and educational campaigns Transit Estimated MN allocation $9.5M total for Funding includes Coordinator position Title I Bicycle and Pedestrian

115 115 Title I Bicycle and Pedestrian Non-motorized Transportation Pilot (1807) Purpose: construct a network of non- motorized transportation infrastructure to demonstrate that bicycling and walking can carry a significant part of the transportation load Minneapolis/St. Paul - one of four designations nationwide MN to receive $6.25 Million per year for Transit

116 116 Q & A Transit Bicycle & Pedestrian Questions & Answers Panel

117 117 Motor Carrier/Rail/Freight SAFETEA-LU Ward Briggs, Transportation Program Director Mn/DOT, Office of Freight & Commercial Vehicle Operations 651/

118 118 Motor Carrier Title IV: Motor Carrier Safety Motor Carrier Safety Assistance Program (MCSAP) –40% increase in MCSAP funds expected $110 million under TEA-21 in FFY 2003 $188 million in FFY 2005 to $209 million in FFY 2009 Expansion of ITS/CVISN information sharing technology, $25 million annually through FFY 2009 High Priority Grants - State or Local $15 million per year through FFY 2009 Federal $$ available for Size & Weight enforcement done at roadside or ports, if done with CMV inspection

119 119 Motor Carrier Title IV: Motor Carrier Safety New emphasis on Economic Regulations including: –Financial Responsibility (Insurance) filings for passenger and property private carriers –Household goods consumer protection –Unified Carrier Registration replaces existing SSRS Commercial Drivers License Information System Modernization

120 120 Rail Capital Grants for Rail Line Relocation Projects –New program that will assist local rail lines relocate and improve – up to $1.4 billion will be available nationally Rehabilitation and Improvement Financing (RRIF) –Corrects features of the program that made it difficult to provide assistance – up to $35 billion in loan guarantee authority

121 121 Rail Crossing Hazard Elimination in High Speed Rail Corridors –MN & WI share funding for the Chicago to Minneapolis high speed rail corridor High Speed Rail Corridor Development –Focus from corridor planning to corridor development High Priority Projects –Several rail-related earmark projects for MN including grade crossing, grade separations and others

122 122 Freight SAFETEA-LU builds on the strong foundation of ISTEA and TEA-21 Contains many programs aimed at improving global connectivity, freight mobility and economic productivity Encourages creativity and finding new ways to solve existing problems –Freight Planning Capacity Building ($875,000 annually) –National Cooperative Freight Transportation Research Projects ($3.75 million annually)

123 123 Freight Office of Intermodalism –Assist states in developing a The National Intermodal System Improvement Plan Coordinated Border Infrastructure Program –Projects that improve the safe movement of commercial motor vehicles across the US-Canada borders are eligible Truck Parking Facilities –Address the shortage of long term parking for commercial motor vehicles on the NHS High Priority Projects Program –Construct intersection at county road 5 to TH 13, connects to the ports of Savage ($2.4 M). –Construct 10 ton corridor in Northwestern MN ($2 M).

124 124 Title VII Hazardous Materials Transportation CDL/Hazmat Endorsement: Law change requires notification of drivers employer if Hazmat driver fails security check Training for public sector emergency responders to be updated, provided and maintained Uniform Hazmat Transportation Alliance program under review, now includes state shipper permits Hazardous Materials

125 125 Federal DOT grants and cooperative agreements with States to expand emergency response with respect to Hazmat transport security Increased authority for inspectors to open Hazmat packages, place them out of service, and remove them from transportation Expands USDOT authority to preempt State, Local or Tribal rules inconsistent with federal law or rules Sanitary Food Transportation Act Hazardous Materials Title VII Hazardous Materials Transportation

126 126 Q & A Motor Carrier Rail/Freight/Haz. Mat. Questions & Answers Panel

127 127 Research SAFETEA-LU Sue Lodahl, Director Mn/DOT, Office of Research Services 651/

128 128 Research Research and Technology Funding in SAFETEA-LU Transportation Research allows for measurable improvements in Minnesotas transportation system by meeting the knowledge needs of transportation practitioners and the transportation community.

129 129 Research Whats In it For Me Research Funding…..Whats the Bottom Line Station WIFM

130 130 Research Title V of SAFETEA-LU authorizes 6 core research programs for a total of $2.271 billion through FFY 2009 Obligations are limited to $411 million per year with a total obligation ceiling of $2.054 billion through FFY2009 Overall Funding:

131 131 Research Significant increase in research funding including many new programs and opportunities Many earmarks for designated projects and initiatives Entire area of Title V was under-funded by approximately 16 – 17% Earmarks in appropriations will also affect the total dollars available for each of the 6 core programs In General:

132 132 Research Surface Transportation Research, Development, and Deployment Program (STR+TD) –In TEA-21 Surface Transportation Research and Technology Deployment were separate programs. In SAFETEA-LU these 2 programs are combined. –This program addresses fundamental, long-term highway research especially in areas with: Significant research gaps Emerging issues with natl implications Research related to policy and planning

133 133 Research Surface Transportation Research, Development, and Deployment Program (cont.) –Establishes 4 centers for surface transportation excellence. One of these centers is the Center for Excellence in Rural Safety at the Hubert H. Humphrey Institute. $875,000 is set aside to establish the center per year FFY –Annual funding of the program is $196.4 million

134 134 Training and Education Program –This program supports workforce development The Natl Highway Institute funding is continued at $9.6 million per year Slight increase for the Local Technical Assistance Program - approximately $14,000 annually New provision allowing states to obligate IM, NHS, STP, CMAQ and Bridge funds for training and educational activities at 100% Federal Share Annual funding of the program is $26.7 million Research

135 135 Intelligent Transportation Systems Research Program –Development of a 5 year National Intelligent Transportation System program plan within 1 year of SAFETEA-LU enactment –The goals of the ITS program are to: Help existing facilities handle future traffic levels Improve safety Protect the environment Help respond to security incidents –Annual funding of the program is $110 million Research

136 136 Intelligent Transportation System Deployment Program –Program only exists for FFY2005 The funding provided in FFY 2005 accounts for the fact that the appropriations bill for this year already specifies earmarks for this category. –FFY 2005 funding of $122 million Research

137 137 Bureau of Transportation Statistics –This program re-establishes: The Bureau of Transportation Statistics (BTS) in the Research and Innovative Technology Administration (RITA); however there is a 13% reduction in annual funding for BTS A National Transportation Library within BTS shall contain a collection of statistical and other information needed for transportation decision-making at the Federal, State, and Local levels –Annual funding of the program is $27 million Research

138 138 Research University Transportation Research Program –This program establishes 10 National University Transportation Centers One of these is the University of Minnesota 10 Regional University Transportation Centers 10 Tier I University Transportation Centers 22 Tier II University Transportation Centers –Annual funding of the program is $69.7 million

139 139 Research In SAFETEA-LU, there are many new research programs and opportunities. How does this compare to TEA21???

140 140 Research Overall Multi-year Funding (millions of dollars) TEA-21SAFETEA%Delta STR+TD % T&E % BTS % ITS Res * % UTS % Total Res. Title1,8922,14914%

141 141 Research Earmarks and Research Grants

142 142 Research Earmarks Total Funding for life of SAFETEA-LU (millions of dollars) Amount% STRDD$47948% UTC$28675% Transit$12641% Total$88253%

143 143 Research Some Earmarked Programs (Average Annual Funding) F-SHRP$51 million LTPP$20 million Long-Term Bridge Performance$7.75 million Exploratory Advanced Research$14 million Biobased Transportation$12.5 million Congestion Relief$9 million Research Grants$22.5 – 18 million

144 144 Research Grants: 12 separate earmarks –Thermal Imaging –Transportation Injury Research –Technology Transfer Grant –Appalachian Regional Commission –Automobile Accident Injury Research –Rural Transportation Research and Initiative –Hydrogen-Powered Transp. Research Initiative Research

145 145 Research Grants (cont.) –Cold Region & Rural Transportation Research –Advanced Vehicle Technology –Asphalt Research consortium –Renewable Transportation Systems Research

146 146 Cooperative Research Programs –National Cooperative Highway Research Program –Transit Cooperative Research Program –Surface Transportation Environment & Planning Cooperative Research Program – new –National Cooperative Freight Program – new Research

147 147 State Planning and Research Program (administered jointly by FHWA and FTA) –Funded through a 2% set-aside from each States core formula programs –A portion of these funds may be used for planning –25% of the 2% set-aside is available for research –5 1/2% of the 2% set-aside is for NCHRP –Estimated amount of funds for FFY06 are not currently available. Research

148 148 Research Conclusions –Significant increase in funding –Many new programs/opportunities –Significant earmarking –Continued shift of resources to universities and states –Continued trend for cooperative programs –More dispersed accountability for national research needs

149 149 Research Through research and deployment, we have come along way Scientists from the RAND Corporation have created this model to illustrate how a home computer could look like in the year However, the technology will not be economically feasible for the average home, but the computer will be easy to use.

150 150 Research SAFETEA-LU Robert Johns, Director of Center for Transportation Studies University of Minnesota 612/

151 151 The University Transportation Center Program and the ITS Institute The Rural Safety Center of Excellence at the Humphrey Institute The Local Technical Assistance Program and CTS activities for local governments Research

152 152 Q & A Research Questions & Answers Panel

153 153 Future of Federal Funding Highway Trust Fund National Commissions Next Reauthorization Bill Future

154 154 Final Q & A SAFETEA-LU Questions, Answers and Discussion

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