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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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agenda
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
slide3
Welcome

Julie Skallman, Mn/DOT

slide4
Modal Program Overview

Tim Henkel, Mn/DOT

status of stimulus bills
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
status of stimulus bills6
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
mndot modal programs and candidate needs
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

mndot modal programs and candidate needs8
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

freight infrastructure
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
transit capital greater minnesota
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
transit capital intercity passenger rail
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
airport infrastructure
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

program goals
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
program development principles
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
program delivery
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
highway program delivery timeline based on house bill
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)
highway infrastructure investment
Highway Infrastructure Investment
  • H.R. 1
      • $30 Billion
  • S. 336
      • $27.06 Billion Formula (FHWA)
      • $5.5 Billion Discretionary (OST)
distribution of highway stimulus funds under s 336 as reported
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
distribution of highway stimulus funds under h r 1 as passed by house
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

what does this mean to minnesota
What Does This Mean To Minnesota?*
  • State
      • $477.6 Million
  • Twin Cities Metro Area
      • $58.7 Million

*H.R. 1

actions to expedite getting projects moving
Actions To Expedite Getting Projects Moving
  • Flexible
  • Expedited Reviews
  • Reduced Advertising on Select Types of Projects
  • Alternative Contracting Mechanisms
  • COMMUNICATE EARLY WITH YOUR FEDERAL PARTNER
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Future Communications

Kevin Gutknecht, Mn/DOT

mn dot contacts
Mn/DOT Contacts

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

communications
Communications
  • Mn/DOT Web site – www.mndot.gov
    • Link to Recovery site on home page
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Closing Remarks

Commissioner Tom Sorel, Mn/DOT

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