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MAP-21 Overview and Programmatic Impacts February 4, 2013

Serge Phillips MnDOT Federal Relations 651-366-3075

Koryn Zewers MnDOT Capital Programs & Performance Measures 651-366-3763

Moving Ahead for Progress in the 21st Century (MAP-21) Surface Transportation Reauthorization Bill

Federal Funding Terminology

Authorization Acts upper limit on program funding Apportionment statutory formula funding terms Appropriations Acts annual funding with specific funding amounts Obligation Authority annual funding amount released by federal aid highway program

SAFETEA-LU & MAP-21 Highway Themes

SAFETEA-LU (2005-2009+): Earmarks, Equity Bonus, separate highway safety program, State received program by program apportionment -MN highway obligation authority - $525 M/yr MAP-21 (2012-2014):Performance-based Investment, National Highway System focus, formula program consolidation and changes -(Est.) MN highway obligation authority - $575 M/yr

MAP-21 Programs National Highway Performance Program (NHPP) Surface Transportation Program (STP) Highway Safety Improvement Program (HSIP) Congestion Mitigation and Air Quality (CMAQ)

SAFETEA-LU Programs Interstate Maintenance, Bridge, National Highway System STP (less Enhancements), Off-System Bridges, Coordinated Border

FY 2012 $308 $180

FY 2013 $365 $168

HSIP, Rail



Metropolitan Planning
Transportation Alternatives (TA) N/A

Metropolitan Planning Safe Routes to Schools, Recreational Trails, Enhancements, Other TA

Equity Bonus Total Apportionment

$24 $42 $625

$17 $0 $625

MAP-21 Highway Formula Program Consolidation

National Highway Performance Program (NHPP) 63.7% of Minnesotas total Federal Aid Apportionment Approximately $57 million in additional annual apportionment compared to previous programs Performance Driven Investment: US DOT will establish national measures and Interstate performance targets, NHS performance targets established by each state Matching requirements remain Ability to transfer up to 50% of NHPP

MAP-21 Highway Formula Program Consolidation

Surface Transportation Program (STP) - primary federal funding source for projects not on NHS Transit Capital included 29.3% of Minnesotas total Federal Aid Apportionment Minnesotas STP apportionment is $12 million/yr less compared to FY2012 Funding formula has changed:
MAP-21: 50% to any area of the state; 50% based on population SAFETEA-LU: 37.5% to any area of the state; 62.5% based on population

MAP-21 Highway Formula Program Consolidation

Highway Safety Improvement Program (HSIP): Increased funding levels ($ 5M/yr) and continued focus on ALL public roads CMAQ and Metropolitan Planning: similar apportionment Transportation Alternatives Program (TAP)
Funding for Enhancements, Safe Routes to Schools, Recreational Trails, and other similar transportation projects $16.5 million in apportionment for FY 2013. $7 million less than SAFETEA-LU One set-aside: $2.2 million for Recreational Trails Competitive grant process

Performance Management Provisions

MAP-21 connects transportation investments to performance-based outcomes New national goals establish outcomes National performance measures establish criteria for measuring progress State targets will measure progress toward goals

MAP-21 Tribal Transportation

The Indian Reservation Roads (IRR) Program changed to Tribal Transportation Program (TTP) MAP-21 replaces previous formula funding, resulting in funding reductions to Minnesota tribes
27% based on a tribes relative share of road miles 39% based on a tribes relative share of HUD Indian housing population (self-identified) 34% based on a tribes share of RNDF and population adjustment factor funding from FY2005 to FY2012

MAP-21 Freight Provisions

Increased freight policy and planning focus
Freight Performance Requirements: truck travel time and reliability on Interstate highways Designation of National Freight Network will drive future freight funding and priorities US DOT required to develop a National Freight Strategic Plan

MAP-21 Alternative Finance Provisions

TIFIA: $1.7 billion in funding for credit assistance to projects of national or regional significance Tolling: MAP-21 expands state ability to use tolling:
to expand Interstate capacity Federal Value Pricing Pilot Program (MN one of 15 states involved) all electronic toll facilities must be interoperable by Oct. 1, 2016

Accelerated Project Delivery Emphasis

Accelerated Project Delivery:
Authority for activities prior to completion of NEPA, including acquisition of real property Authority to enter into CM/GC contract

Environmental Streamlining: permits programmatic approaches for environmental reviews and mitigation plans
Additional Categorical Exclusions

Agency Coordination: accelerated decision-making (combined FEIS and ROD), emphasis on early interagency coordination and a new issue resolution process

MAP-21 Transit Themes

Highway/ Transit - 80/20 funding split retained Consolidation of major formula programs New Freedom program replaced by Enhanced Mobility of Seniors and Individuals with Disabilities New asset management requirements Performance-based planning requirements aligning federal funding with national goals and progress towards these goals

MAP-21 Urban Transit Highlights

Urbanized area transit formula funding gets $54.5 M/yr for new uses such as transit capital and preventive maintenance Fixed Guideway Capital Investment Grants replaces New Starts/Small Starts Programs with new eligibility for core capacity projects New State of Good Repair Program. Two categories of funding
($11.3 M/yr) High Intensity Fixed Guideway formula for rail and BRT on exclusive guideways High Intensity Motorbus formula for buses that run in HOV lanes or shoulders

MAP-21 Rural Transit Highlights

Non-urbanized formula funding. Job Access/Reverse Commute now eligible Enhanced Mobility of Seniors and Individuals with Disabilities apportions funding to both states and large urbanized areas (>200,000) Although federal formula funding to Greater Minnesota transit increased, other program changes reduced key greater MN transit bus funding streams

MAP-21 Highway Investment Programming Challenges

Same amount of highway funding, but apportioned differently
MAP-21 emphasis on Performance-based Investment and NHS focus: Interstate pavements at 2% poor (national standard) NHS pavements at 3% poor (proposed state target) Bridges with less than 10% structural deficiency (MAP-21) MAP-21 flexibility to transfer funds between six core formula highway programs Alignment of four year highway plan (STIP) with MAP-21 provisions

Four-year plan published in the late fall/early winter each year Includes all projects using federal funds provided through FHWA as well as other regionally significant highway projects Organized by region of the state and by year Must be fiscally constrained Area Transportation Partnerships (ATPs) involved throughout the STIP development process

Sub-state, multi-county partnerships Include traditional and non-traditional transportation partners

Role is to integrate regional transportation priorities into the programming process

Solicit and review projects that are eligible for federal funding within their region








FY 2013

FY 2014 FY 2015

FY 2016



Under Programmed

Goal: Move toward all MAP-21 performance goals, additional funding for Transportation Alternatives, and maintain the current program: Most projects in years FY 2014-2016 will be funded $186 million for new interstate and national highway system pavements $60 million for new metro reliability projects $27 million for new highway safety projects $20 million for new transportation alternative projects Funding Sources for Additional Projects: $188 million in federal funds above forecast $105 million in project shifts

Federal fiscal yearforecast

Statewide Performance Program ($400M)

Interstate pavements and NHS bridges NHS system performance

District Flexible Program for managing the Districts highest priorities ($320M) Funding directed by Area Transportation Partnerships ($134M)

Transition to MAP-21 programs and funding in FY 2014-2016 New target formula beginning in FY 2017
Minnesota GO Minnesota State Highway Investment Plan (MnSHIP)

Increased emphasis on aligning spending with specific performance measures

Increased emphasis on statewide programs Continued involvement of Area Transportation Partnerships (ATPs)