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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

Safe Accountable Flexible Transportation Equity Act:

A Legacy for Users

Public Law 109-59


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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


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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


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SAFETEA-LU

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


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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!!


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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


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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


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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


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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


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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


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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


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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


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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


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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


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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


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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


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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)


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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)


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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


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LOOKING AHEAD…

Future of Surface Transportation System Study


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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


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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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