Presentation on theme: "Federal Safety Funding for Local Governments Martin Andersen Local Government Section Manager February 19, 2010."— Presentation transcript:
Federal Safety Funding for Local Governments Martin Andersen Local Government Section Manager February 19, 2010
Whats Covered Principals regarding Safety and Federal Funds Federal Programs for infrastructure Federal Programs for Education and Enforcement.
Principals regarding Safety and Federal Funds All projects must be designed to meet safety standards. –AASHTO Geometric Design Guidelines –MUTCD –AASHTO Road side Design Guidelines –Highway Capacity Manual
Federal Programs for infrastructure –Highway Safety Improvement Program (HSIP) –Railway/Highway Grade Crossing Program –High Risk Rural Roads (HR3) –Safe Routes to Schools Program (SRTS)
Highway Safety Improvement Program (HSIP) –23 USC 120(c). –$14 million per year with 10% match –Allocated to Regions based on the percentage of top 15 percent SPIS sites –All public roads are eligible Federal Programs for infrastructure
Highway Safety Improvement Program (HSIP) Eligible work –Intersection improvements –Curve realignment –Traffic calming –Improved delineation or marking –Fixed object removal –Slope flattening and clear zone improvements –School zone safety improvements –Pedestrian and bicycle safety improvements –Installation or improvement of signs.
Application Procedures: –Region Traffic Managers may solicit project proposals from local agencies. –The request for submittal of project proposals outlines general requirements –All submittals are prioritized. –Agencies are notified regarding funding for their projects. Highway Safety Improvement Program (HSIP)
–23 USC 130(f)(3)] –$2,100,000 per year no match required –evaluated based on an accident prediction formula –All public crossings are eligible –ODOT Administered though Rail Division Railway/Highway Grade Crossing Program
50% must be used for protective devices Approach road work Signs Closing redundant crossings Railway/Highway Grade Crossing Program
Application Procedure –Evaluated based on an accident prediction formula –Project review with Railroad, local agency & ODOT rail –Agreement is reached –PUC Rail order is issued for the project Railway/Highway Grade Crossing Program
23 USC Section 148 $1,000,000 per year 7.78% match Rural major & minor collectors, rural local roads Responsibility shared by ODOT Traffic Section & Local Government Section High Risk Rural Roads (HR3)
fatalities and incapacitating injuries that exceeds the statewide average future traffic volumes are projected to increase resulting in fatalities and incapacitating injuries Must be Rural Collectors or Rural Local road
High Risk Rural Roads (HR3) Application Procedure –HR3 Steering Committee –Applications accepted –All eligible applications were funded –Cost increases have used all available funds –Application process next year
Safe Routes to Schools Program (SRTS) SEC. 1404. SAFE ROUTES TO SCHOOL PROGRAM. $1,000,000 per year no match Education & Infrastructure Oregon Safe Routes to School Advisory Committee Transportation Safety call for projects, Julie Yip
Safe Routes to Schools Program (SRTS) primary and middle school enable and encourage children to bike or walk to schools Make bicycling and walking to school a safer and more appealing transportation mode projects and activities that will improve safety and reduce traffic, fuel consumption, and air pollution in the vicinity of schools.
Other Safety Grants National Highway Traffic Safety Administration –SECTION 402 GRANTS (Reduce injury and death. Accidents in excess of posted speed limits Encourage occupant protection devices Impaired by alcohol or a controlled substance accidents involving motor vehicles and motorcycles
Questions? Questions? Martin Andersen Local Government Section Manager ODOT, Local Government Section 355 Capitol Street NE, Room 326 Salem, OR 97301 503-986-364o Martin.firstname.lastname@example.org http://www.oregon.gov/ODOT/HWY/LGS.shtml