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Mn/DOT Economic Recovery Forum. Feb. 13, 2009. 8 a.m. - Welcome Julie Skallman, Mn/DOT 8:15 a.m. - Transit, Freight and Aviation Overview Tim Henkel, Mn/DOT 9 a.m. – Highway Overview Jon Chiglo 9:45 a.m - Break. 10 a.m. - Federal Administration, Oversight and Reporting

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8 a.m. - Welcome

Julie Skallman, Mn/DOT

8:15 a.m. - Transit, Freight and Aviation Overview

Tim Henkel, Mn/DOT

9 a.m. – Highway Overview

Jon Chiglo

9:45 a.m - Break

10 a.m. - Federal Administration, Oversight and Reporting

Derrell Turner, FHWA

10:30 a.m. Q and A session

11:30 a.m. – Future Communications

Kevin Gutknecht, Mn/DOT

11:45 a.m. – Closing

Commissioner Tom Sorel, Mn/DOT

Agenda


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Welcome

Julie Skallman, Mn/DOT


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Modal Program Overview

Tim Henkel, Mn/DOT


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Status of Stimulus Bills

  • House Version (as passed January 28)

    • $46.1 billion for transportation

    • Highways and Bridges: $30 billion

      • Minnesota’s share approximately $487 million

    • Intercity Passenger Rail: $1.1 billion

      • $850 million – Amtrak

      • $250 million – Intercity passenger Rail (FRA)

    • Transit: $12 billion

    • Airports: $3 billion

    • Corps of Engineers: $4.5 billion (waterways projects)

    • 50% obligated within 90 days of apportionment

    • 50% obligated by August 1, 2010


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Status of Stimulus Bills

  • Senate Version (as passed February 10)

    • $45.47 billion for transportation

    • Highways and Bridges: $27 billion

      • Minnesota’s share approximately $562 million

    • Intercity Passenger Rail: $3.1 billion

      • $850 million – Amtrak

      • $250 million – Intercity passenger Rail (FRA)

      • $2 billion – High Speed Rail Corridor Program

    • Transit Capital: $12 billion

    • Airports: $1.1 billion

    • 50% obligated within 180 days

    • 50% obligated within 1 year of enactment


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MnDOT Modal Programs and Candidate Needs

  • Highway Infrastructure $519 million

  • Freight Infrastructure (eligible for highway funding in Senate version)

    • Highway/Rail Grade Crossing Safety $ 34 million

    • Rail Infrastructure Improvements $ 20 million

    • Port Infrastructure Improvements $ 10 million

    • Truck Enforcement and Safety Inspection $2.5 million

      ** Candidate project lists can be found at: www.mndot.gov


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MnDOT Modal Programs and Candidate Needs

  • Transit Capital

    • Intercity Passenger Rail $160 million

    • Bicycles and Pedestrians $ 48 million

    • Greater Minnesota Transit $ 60 million

  • Airport Infrastructure $122 million

    • Pavements: e.g. Runways, Taxiways, Aprons (aircraft parking)

    • Expansions: e.g. Lengthen Runways and Taxiways

    • Buildings: e.g. Hangars, Terminals, Snow Removal Equipment Buildings

      ** Candidate project lists can be found at: www.mndot.gov


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Freight Infrastructure

  • Grade Crossing Safety

    • May be eligible for funding under multiple federal programs

  • Rail Infrastructure Improvements

    • No federal stimulus funding identified

  • Port Infrastructure Improvements

    • No federal stimulus funding identified


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Transit Capital: Greater Minnesota

  • Illustrative Projects

    • Vehicles: Buses and vans

    • Facilities: Bus garages, transfer stations, shelters, fare boxes, park and rides, ITS equipment

  • Possible Project Selection Criteria

    • Fulfill federal program guidelines

    • In 10-year capital plans

    • Meet requirements

      • Vehicles: Mileage, age, useful life

      • Facilities: NEPA, property, permits


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Transit Capital: Intercity Passenger Rail

  • Illustrative Projects

    • Preparation for improved passenger rail service

      • Grade crossing improvements

      • Capacity improvements

      • Environmental documents and design

  • Possible Project Selection Criteria

    • Fulfill federal program guidelines

    • Preserve infrastructure

    • Improve safety

    • Improve mobility


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Airport Infrastructure

  • Airports municipally owned

  • Priorities developed locally, prioritized statewide by FAA with input from MnDOT

  • 96 of 136 airports statewide federal-aid eligible and able to receive stimulus funding

  • Possible project selection criteria: project deliverability, improves safety or security, preserves infrastructure and enhances capacity


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Highway Program Overview

Jon Chiglo, Mn/DOT


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Program Goals

  • Minnesota Program

    • Even Distribution of Project Work Type across letting schedule

  • Work Type Diversity

    • Take advantage of entire industry capacity to deliver program

  • Transparency

    • Communication

    • Program Development

    • Administration

    • Reporting Program/Project Progress


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Program Development Principles

  • Project Readiness

    • Environmental status, R/W availability, etc.

  • Consistency with Performance based plans/needs

    • Commitment to make a lasting transportation need

  • Statewide Coverage

    • Create jobs statewide

  • Balanced Program

    • Use full capacity of construction industry


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Program Delivery

  • Project Development

    • Lessons learned from Past Projects

      • This is not “Business as Usual”

      • Expedited Delivery Processes

    • Letting Schedule

      • Spaced every 14 days starting March 13th

        • Driven by delivery time lines in Economic Recovery Act

      • Projects Distributed throughout letting schedule

        • Give as many possibilities to bid contracts as possible

      • Will be monitoring inflation closely


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Program Delivery

  • Contract Administration

    • Contracting Methods

      • Design Bid Build, Design Build Best Value, Design Build Low Bid

      • Package projects

      • Max price contracts

    • Disadvantaged Business Enterprises

      • Goals will be established for each project

      • Industry interaction

      • Build off success from 35W Project


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Program Delivery

  • Economic Recovery Bill Timelines

    • Local Timelines

      • 50% of local funds require Authorization in 75 days

        • Unauthorized Funds up to 50% will go to Mn/DOT as discretionary fund

      • 50% of funds require Authorization by Aug, 2010

      • Reporting requirements:

        • 30 days, 60 days, 120 days, 180 days, 1 year, 3 years

        • Projects (Awarded, Started, Completed)

        • Jobs (Created or Sustained)

        • Funds (Appropriate, Allocated, Authorized)


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Program Delivery

  • Economic Recovery Timelines

    • State Timelines

      • 50% of funds require Authorization in 90 days

        • Unauthorized funds up to 50% go to DC for redistribution

      • 50% of all funds require Authorization by Aug, 2010

      • Reporting requirements:

        • 30 days, 60 days, 120 days, 180 days, 1 year, 3 years

        • Projects (Awarded, Started, Completed)

        • Jobs (Created or Sustained)

        • Funds (Appropriate, Allocated, Authorized)


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Program Delivery

  • What does Authorization mean?

    • The time plans are advertised

    • The time Request for Proposals (RFP’s) are issued

  • What does “Shovel Ready” mean?

  • Important Dates to remember

    • Feb 16 – Assumed date of enactment

    • May 1 – 75 day deadline

    • May 15 – 90 day deadline

      • May 2nd and 17th are Saturday, Sunday respectively and so we use the previous working day


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Highway Program delivery timeline(based on House bill)

  • Feb. 16 - Bill Enactment

  • Mar. 13 – First Mn/DOT Letting

    • First report to USDOT Due

  • April 16 – Second USDOT report

  • May 1

    • 50 percent local sub-allocation committed


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Highway Program delivery timeline(based on House bill)

  • May 1 – Redistribution to Mn/DOT

    • Discretionary

  • May 15 – 50 percent State allocation committed

  • May 15 – Redistribution to States

  • June 15- Reports due to USDOT

    • 120 days, 180 days, 1 year, 3 years


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Program Delivery

  • Project Development

    • Mn/DOT and Consultant resources

    • Coordinating closely with FHWA

      • Authorization of Projects

    • Risk Management

      • Who can manage the risk most effectively

    • Coordination with Metropolitan Planning Organizations (MPO)

      • Amendment of State Transportation Improvement Plan (STIP)




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Highway Infrastructure Investment

  • H.R. 1

    • $30 Billion

  • S. 336

    • $27.06 Billion Formula (FHWA)

    • $5.5 Billion Discretionary (OST)


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    Appropriation for Highways

    $27.06 Billion

    Less Administration

    Up to $12 Million

    Federal Lands Highways Programs

    Indian Reservation Roads

    $320 M

    Park

    Roads & Parkways

    $100 M

    Forest

    Highways

    $70 M

    Refuge

    Roads

    $10 M

    Ferry Boats and Ferry Terminal

    Facilities - Discretionary Grants - $60 M

    Apportionment to Each

    State (also DC & PR)

    To Areas Based on Population - 40%

    Any Area of State - 60%

    To Individual Urbanized Areas over 200,000 by % of Population

    To Areas with Population

    ≤ 200,000

    To Areas with Population

    < 5,000

    Distribution of Highway Stimulus Funds under S. 336 as Reported


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    Distribution of Highway Stimulus Funds under H.R. 1, as Passed by House

    Appropriation for Highways $30 Billion

    Less Administration ≤ 0.2 %

    Deductions

    Indian Reservation Roads - $300 M

    Park Roads & Parkways

    $250 M

    Highway Surface Transportation & Technology Training (§140(b)) - $20 M

    DBE Bonding Assistance – 49 USC §332(e) - $20 M

    Apportionment to Each State -

    Total $29.2 B

    Apportionment to Puerto Rico and Territories - Total $154.2 M

    Any Area of State - 55%

    Further Sub-Allocation per 23 USC 133(d) – 45%

    Transportation Enhancements – 10%

    Sub-Allocation by Area – 90%

    To Areas Based on Population - 62.5%

    Any Area of State - 37.5%

    To Individual Urbanized Areas over 200,000 by % of Population

    To Areas with Population

    ≤ 200,000

    To Areas with Population

    < 5,000


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    What Does This Mean To Minnesota? Passed by House*

    • State

      • $477.6 Million

  • Twin Cities Metro Area

    • $58.7 Million

      *H.R. 1


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    The Bills Do Passed by HouseNOT Contain Language Waiving Any:

    • Laws

    • Regulations

    • Policies


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    Actions To Expedite Getting Projects Moving Passed by House

    • Flexible

    • Expedited Reviews

    • Reduced Advertising on Select Types of Projects

    • Alternative Contracting Mechanisms

    • COMMUNICATE EARLY WITH YOUR FEDERAL PARTNER


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    Question and Answer Passed by House

    Session


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    Future Communications Passed by House

    Kevin Gutknecht, Mn/DOT


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    Mn/DOT Contacts Passed by House

    State Aid – Rick Kjonass, 651-366-3802, [email protected]

    Freight – Bill Gardner, 651-366-3665, [email protected]

    Highways – Jon Chiglo, 651-366-4826, [email protected]

    Transit – Tom Gottfried, 651-366-4171, [email protected]

    Bike and pedestrian – Tim Mitchell, 651-366-4162, [email protected]

    Passenger rail – Mike Schadauer, 651-366-4161, [email protected]

    Aeronautics – Peter Buchen, 651-234-7242, [email protected]

    Communications – Kevin Gutknecht, 651-366-4266, [email protected]

    Mn/DOT Web site: www.mndot.gov


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    Communications Passed by House

    • Mn/DOT Web site – www.mndot.gov

      • Link to Recovery site on home page


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    Closing Remarks Passed by House

    Commissioner Tom Sorel, Mn/DOT


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