Information Dissemination New Procedures November 15, 2011

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Transcript Information Dissemination New Procedures November 15, 2011

GAMPO Annual Work Session
Atlanta, GA
28 June 2013
Jennifer Hibbert
Director
FTA Office of Planning and Program
Development
Agenda
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Regional Geographic Updates
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MAP-21 Highlights
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MAP-21 Program Changes
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Definitional Changes
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FTA Policy Updates
UZA Geographic Assignments
Georgia FTA Contacts:
– UZAs
• Georgia-Florida Pilot Team
– Planning/NEPA
» Keith Melton, Community Planner, [email protected], 404.865.5614
– Grant Development & Management
» Valencia Williams, Community Planner, [email protected],
404.865.5634
» Tajsha LaShore, Community Planner, [email protected], 404.865.5606
– Engineering/ARRA
» Chris White, General Engineer, [email protected], 404.865.5619
» Maggie Sandberg, General Engineer, [email protected],
404.865.5612
– State Programs Team
» Robert Buckley – GDOT, [email protected], 404-8655618
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Moving Ahead for Progress in the 21st
Century Act (MAP-21)
• Signed into law by President Obama on
July 6, 2012
• Extends current law (SAFETEA-LU) through
September 30, 2012
• Goes into full effect October 1, 2012
• Authorizes programs for two years, through
September 30, 2014
MAP-21 Authorized Funding
FY 2013 Authorized Funding = $10.578 Million
New Starts/Core Capacity,
$1,907
Rural Formula Grants, $600
State of Good Repair Grants,
$2,136
Growing States and High Density
States Formula , $519
Bus and Bus Facilities Formula
Grants, $422
Enhanced Mobility of Seniors and
Individuals with Disabilities, $255
Planning , $127
Administrative Expenses, $104
Research, TCRP, Bus Testing, $80
Urbanized Area Formula Grants,
$4,401
TOD Pilot, $10
Technical Assistance/Human
Resources, $429
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Highlights of Program Changes
New
Repealed
• Safety Authority
(5329)
• Clean Fuels Grants
(5308)
• State of Good Repair
Grants (5337)
• Job Access and
Reverse Commute
(5316) [ JARC ]
• Asset Management
(5326)
• Bus and Bus Facilities
Formula Grants
(5339)
• Public Transportation
Emergency Relief
(5324)
• TOD Planning Pilot
Grants (20005(b) of
MAP-21)
• New Freedom
Program (5317)
• Paul S. Sarbanes
Transit in the Parks
(5320)
• Alternatives Analysis
(5339)
• Over-the-Road Bus
(Sec. 3038 – TEA-21)
Consolidated
Modified
• Urbanized Area
Formula Grants
(5307) [ JARC ]
• Fixed Guideway
Capital Investment
Grants (5309)
• Enhanced Mobility of
Seniors and
Individuals with
Disabilities (5310)
[New Freedom]
• Metropolitan and
Statewide Planning
(5303 & 5304)
• Rural Area Formula
Grants (5311)[ JARC,
Tribal Transit]
• Research,
Development,
Demonstration, and
Deployment (5312)
• Technical Assistance
and Standards (5314)
• Human Resources
and Training (5322)
What MAP-21 Means for Our Grantees
• Steady and predictable funding
• Consolidates certain transit programs to
improve their efficiency
• Targeted funding increases particularly for
improving the state of good repair
• New reporting requirements
• Requires performance measures for SGR,
planning, and safety
What MAP-21 means for FTA
• New safety office
• Less focus on administering discretionary
programs
• Consolidation of formula programs
• Some new programs
• Flat funding for FTA operations
Focus Areas
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Safety
State of Good Repair
Asset Management
Streamlining and Program Efficiency
Formula and Discretionary Funding
Definitional Changes
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Associated Transit Improvements
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Bus Rapid Transit (BRT) System
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Fixed Guideway
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Job Access and Reverse Commute Project
Definitional Changes
Associated Transit Improvements
• “designed to enhance public transportation service or use and
that [is] physically or functionally related to transit facilities.”
• Changed from “Transit Enhancements”
• Eligible activities:
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Historic preservation, rehab, and operation of historic public
transporting facilities
Bus shelters
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Landscaping and streetscaping
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Pedestrian access and walkways
Bicycle access, signage
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Enhanced ADA Access
Definitional Changes
Fixed Guideway
• Amended to remove HOV lanes
• Bus Service operating in HOV lanes still eligible under 5337.
• New Definition includes any facility for exclusive use of:
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transit vehicles,
rail,
fixed catenary system,
passenger ferry system
BRT
Definitional Changes
Job Access and Reverse Commute Project
• “Development and Maintenance”
– Development: New projects, not in service on 10/1/2012
– Maintenance: Continuation of projects that received funding by 5316
funds under SAFETEA-LU
• Reverse Commute
– Only eligible if they are designed to transport welfare recipients and
eligible low-income individuals to and from jobs and employmentrelated activities.
Metropolitan and Statewide Planning
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Transit Agency Representation on MPO Boards
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Performance Based Planning
FTA’s Policy Updates
• Joint Development Proposed Circular
• FY 13 Apportionment Notice released in May,
2013
• Table 3(A) Special Rule for Operations in
UZAs above 200,000 in population
• 5307 Split Allocation Letters
• 5310 DR Selection for UZAs above 200,000
• TIGER 5
FTA’s Policy Updates
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NEPA Categorical Exclusions
Safety Oversight
Common TIP comments
Alcohol and Control Substances Testing
New and Small Starts Guidance
FTA MAP-21 Website
www.fta.dot.gov/map21
Contact Information
Jennifer Hibbert
Director, Office of Planning and Program
Development
[email protected], 404.865.5632
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Federal Transit
Administration
www.fta.dot.gov