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ITE SAFETEA-LU OVERVIEW. Safe Accountable Flexible Transportation Equity Act: A Legacy for Users Public Law 109-59. So Pigs Do Fly…. So Pigs Do Fly…. Safe Accountable Flexible Transportation Equity Act: A Legacy for Users P.L.109-59 Signed into law August 10, 2005. ITE and SAFETEA-LU.

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ite safetea lu overview

ITE SAFETEA-LU OVERVIEW

Safe Accountable Flexible Transportation Equity Act:

A Legacy for Users

Public Law 109-59

so pigs do fly
So Pigs Do Fly…

So Pigs Do Fly…

Safe Accountable Flexible Transportation Equity Act: A Legacy for Users P.L.109-59

Signed into law August 10, 2005

ite and safetea lu
ITE and SAFETEA-LU
  • Developed policy paper
  • Briefed member offices and relevant congressional caucuses
  • Provided testimony to congressional committees
  • Served on intersociety legislative action committees
  • Score card on ITE Web site
safetea lu
SAFETEA-LU

SAFETEA-LU authorizes funding for surface transportation programs highways, transit and highway safety programs for fiscal years 2005–2009

funding
FUNDING

SAFETEA-LU $286.5 billion (FY05-FY09)

  • $228 billion for highway programs
  • $52 billion for transit programs
  • $6 billion for highway safety programs

Funding includes $22 billion in congressional earmarks!!

funding6
FUNDING
  • (New) Equity Bonus Program–replaces Minimum Guarantee program
  • States guaranteed 92 percent rate of return by 2008
  • States expected to receive approximately 19 percent more than what was received under TEA-21
financing
FINANCING
  • Revenue Aligned Budget Authority (RABA) maintained, but tweaked
  • Authorizes financing commissions and studies:
    • National Surface Transportation Infrastructure Financing Commission
    • National Surface Transportation Policy Study Commission
    • Motor Fuel Tax Enforcement Advisory Commission
    • Road User Fees Study
highway programs
HIGHWAY PROGRAMS
  • Congestion Mitigation Air Quality Improvement Program-$8.7 b
  • Highway Bridge Program-$21.6 b
  • (New) Highway Safety Improvement Program-$5.1 b
  • National Highway System Program -$30.5 b
  • Surface Transportation Program-$32.5 b
  • Interstate Maintenance Program-$25.2 b
transit funding
TRANSIT FUNDING
  • $52 billion overall transit funding
  • $19.1 billion for urbanized formula grants
  • $1.9 billion for non-urban areas
  • $1.7 billion in formula funding for growing and high density states
  • $8 billion for Major Capital Investment Grants “New Starts”
    • (new) Small Starts Grant Program ($200 million annual aside)
  • (new) New Freedom Initiative
safety
SAFETY

Establishes $5.1 billion New Highway Safety Improvement Program (HSIP)

  • $220 million annual set aside for railway-highway grade crossing program
  • $90 million annual set aside for construction and operational improvements on high-risk rural roads.
  • Remainder of funds distributed by formula
safety shsp
SAFETY-SHSP

State Strategic Highway Safety Plan (SHSP)

  • State plans due by October 2007 or states subject to penalties
  • Annual reporting requirements
  • Subject to triennial review by NHTSA
  • State may use up to 10 percent of HSIP funds to carry out safety projects in SHSP
safety other
SAFETY-OTHER
  • $612 million Safe Routes to School Program
  • Work Zone Safety Program
  • Traffic Signal Preemption
  • Other provisions focused on road safety improvements for older drivers and pedestrians
safety nhtsa
SAFETY-NHTSA
  • Highway Safety Research and Outreach Program ($502)
  • State Traffic Safety Information System Improvements Incentive Grant Program ($34.5 million)
  • Joint NHTSA-FMSA outreach and education program
project streamlining
PROJECT STREAMLINING
  • US DOT designated lead agency
  • Inclusion of “participating agencies”
  • 30-day issue resolution
  • 180-day statute of limitations for judicial review
  • Project Delivery Pilot Program
planning
PLANNING
  • Same planning procedures for metropolitan and statewide planning
  • Requires a greater amount of consultation and coordination from other entities/interests affected by transportation
  • Includes 4-year update cycles for long-range transportation plans in non-attainment and maintenance areas and state and metropolitan transportation improvement programs
  • Transportation management areas are required to be certified no less than every 4 years.
  • 30 days for states to reimburse MPOs for PL fund expenditures
mobility
MOBILITY

Congestion Mitigation and Air Quality Improvement Program (CMAQ)

  • Management and Operations
  • Real-time system Management Information Program
    • Deadline for establishing data exchange formats
  • $1.8 billion Programs of National and Regional Significance
freight
FREIGHT
  • Intermodal Distribution Pilot Grants ($30 million)
  • Truck Parking Facilities Pilot Program ($25 million)
  • National Corridor Infrastructure Improvement Program ($1.9

billion d)

  • National Cooperative Freight Transportation Research Program ($15 million)
  • Freight Planning Capacity Building Program ($3.5 million)
research
RESEARCH
  • 32 percent increase in research funding
  • (New) Future Strategic Highway Research Program (FSHRP)
    • $51.3 million annually
  • Transit Cooperative Research Program (TCRP)
    • $9 million annually
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RESEARCH
  • (New) Surface Transportation Environment and Planning Cooperative Research Program ($16.9 million annually)
  • (New) Safety Innovation Deployment Program ($12.8 million annually)
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ITS
  • ITS research and development ($110 million annually)
  • ITS Deployment ($122 million in FY05)
  • Directs Secretary of Transportation to develop a 5-year National ITS program plan
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ITS
  • 511 Deployment Goal
  • Transportation Technology Innovation Demonstration Program
  • CIVSN Deployment ($100 million)
training and education
TRAINING AND EDUCATION
  • Increased eligibility for training and education programs
  • Dwight D. Eisenhower Transportation Fellowships ($2.2 million per year)
  • (New) Garrett A. Morgan Technology and Transportation Education Program ($1.25 million per year)
  • (New) Transportation Education Development Pilot Program ($1.875 million per year)
  • (New) Transportation Scholarship Opportunities Program
looking ahead
LOOKING AHEAD…

Future of Surface Transportation System Study

resources
RESOURCES

FHWA SAFETEA-LU Web Site

www.fhwa.dot.gov/safetealu/index.htm

FTA SAFETEA-LU Web Site

www.fta.dot.gov/17003_ENG_HTML.htm

Management and Operations, ITS and Freight

www.fhwadot.dot.gov/operations

Interim Guidance for Implementing Key SAFETEA-LU Provisions on Planning, Environment and Air Quality; September 2, 2005

www.fhwa.dot.gov/hep/igslpja.htm

www.fhwa.dot.gov/hep/igslpfa.htm

for more information
FOR MORE INFORMATION…

Institute of Transportation Engineers

Aliyah N. Horton

Senior Director

Professional Development and Outreach

1099 14th St NW, Suite 300W

Washington DC 20005-3438

(202) 289-0222 ext. 137 [voice]

(202) 289-7722 [fax]

www.ite.org

[email protected]

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