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Federal Lands Highway Program. Scott Johnson Office of Federal Lands Highway Federal Highway Administration. Overview. Program Description SAFETEA-LU Provisions Summary of New Act Federal Lands Highway Program (FLHP)

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federal lands highway program
Federal Lands Highway Program

Scott Johnson

Office of Federal Lands Highway

Federal Highway Administration

overview
Overview
  • Program Description
  • SAFETEA-LU Provisions
    • Summary of New Act
    • Federal Lands Highway Program (FLHP)
    • Other Programs and Provisions of Interest to Federal Land Management Agencies (FLMAs)
    • FLMA-related Discretionary Projects
  • Next Steps
fhwa programs
FHWA Programs
  • Federal-aid Highway Program
  • Federal Lands Highway (FLH) Program
flh core business
FLH Core Business
  • Program Administration
  • Liaison with Federal land management agencies
  • Transportation Planning
  • Design and Construction Engineering Services
  • Training and development of FHWA employees
  • Deployment of new Technologies
how flh programs typically work
How FLH ProgramsTypically Work
  • FLMA and FLH jointly administer
  • 100% Federal funding
  • FLMA Public Road System
  • Projects must be coordinated through a comprehensive planning process

(23 USC 134/135)

  • FLMA and FLH coordinate projects for inclusion on State STIP and MPO TIP
flh core programs
FLH Core Programs
  • Public Lands Highway (PLH)
    • Forest Highways
    • PLH Discretionary
  • Indian Reservation Roads
    • IRR Bridge Program
  • Park Roads and Parkways
  • Refuge Roads
forest highway program
Forest Highway Program
  • Allocated by Formula
  • FHWA Administered
  • Project Selection by Tri-Party agreement (USFS, FHWA, State DOT)
  • Useable as Non-Federal match on some other SAFETEA-LU programs (Section 104)
  • Funds available for 1+3 years
forest highways public lands highways discretionary
Forest Highways & Public Lands Highways-Discretionary
  • Eligible Program Activities
    • Planning, research, engineering and construction
    • Transit facilities within public lands
    • Transportation planning for recreational travel benefiting recreational development
    • Adjacent parking
    • Interpretive signing
forest highways public lands highways discretionary1
Forest Highways & Public Lands Highways-Discretionary
  • More Eligible Program Activities
    • Accessibility improvements
    • Acquisition of scenic easements
    • Pedestrian and bicycle provisions
    • Roadside rest areas and sanitary facilities
    • ROW acquisition on a project by project basis
    • Associated administrative costs
flh related provisions in safetea lu
FLH-Related Provisions in SAFETEA-LU
  • President Bush signs SAFETEA-LU into law August 10, 2005
  • Largest surface transportation investment in our Nation’s history
    • $244.1B over 5 years
  • Federal Lands Highway Program – Avg. 26% increase
public lands highway plh program
Public Lands Highway (PLH) Program

Composition

  • Forest Highway Program (66%)
  • Public Lands Highway Discretionary (34%)
    • Typically 100% Earmarks

TEA-21: Total $1.230B

  • Forest Highway: $812M
  • PLH-Discretionary: $418M

SAFETEA-LU: Total $1.410B

  • Forest Highway: $931M
  • PLH-Discretionary: $479M
annual authorization for plh program
Forest Highway (66%)

FY 05 $171.6M

FY 06 $184.8M

FY 07 $184.8M

FY 08 $191.4M

FY 09 $198M

Total:$930.9M

Public Lands Highway Discretionary (34%)

FY 05 $88.4M

FY 06 $95.2M

FY 07 $95.2M

FY 08 $98.6M

FY 09 $102M

Total: $479.4M

Annual Authorization for PLH Program

Total: $1.410B

plh new policies and provisions
PLH – New Policies and Provisions
  • New limitations of PLH funds {Section 1119 (m)}
    • Maintenance of Forest Highways (Not to exceed $20M/yr.)
    • Signage for Public Hunting/Fishing Access (Not to exceed $1M/yr.)
    • Aquatic Organism Passages (Not to exceed $10M/yr.)
    • Expanded Sec. 202, Allocations, to include “grasslands”
plh planning set aside title 23 section 204 i 2
PLH: Planning Set-aside {Title 23, Section 204 (i) (2)}
  • Approximately $6M per year
  • Recipients
    • Bureau of Land Management
    • Forest Service(Planning for National Forest System Roads for passenger cars only)
    • Bureau of Reclamation
    • Department of the Army
    • Department of the Navy
    • Surface Distribution and Deployment Command
    • Tennessee Valley Authority
flhp related programs and provisions
FLHP-related Programs and Provisions
  • Wildlife Vehicle Collision Study
  • Federal Share Payable or “Match”
new study
New Study
  • Wildlife Vehicle Collision Reduction Study {Section 1119 (n)}
    • Examining methods for reducing collisions between motorists and wildlife
    • Report to Congress: Due August 2007
    • Develop training and best practices thereafter
  • FHWA’s Office of Safety R&D
    • Office of Primary Responsibility
federal match
Federal Match
  • FLHP Projects = 100% federally funded/no match requirement
  • SAFETEA-LU{Section 1119 (a)}
    • Provides greater flexibility to use FLHP funds for non-FLHP projects
    • FLHP dollars can now be used toward “any project” funded under “Title 23 or chapter 53 of Title 49”
      • Title 49 – Transportation
      • Chapter 53 – Mass Transportation
for more information
For More Information
  • Webcast Resource Module
  • Scott Johnson
    • Office of Federal Lands Highway
    • (202) 366-9480, respectively
    • Scott.Johnson@fhwa.dot.gov
  • FLH’s Website
    • http://www.fhwa.dot.gov/flh/index.htm