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Southeast Michigan Council of Governments. Michigan Transportation Alternatives Program (TAP): Implementing Successful Projects Kevin Vettraino Planner, Plan Implementation Moving Our Metro November 18, 2013. Southeast Michigan Council of Governments 1001 Woodward, Suite 1400

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Michigan Transportation Alternatives Program (TAP):

Implementing Successful Projects

Kevin Vettraino

Planner, Plan Implementation

Moving Our Metro

November 18, 2013

Southeast Michigan Council of Governments

1001 Woodward, Suite 1400

Detroit, MI 48226

www.semcog.org

funding distribution
Funding Distribution

Statewide TAP Apportionment $26 Million

Rec. Trails $2.9 million

50% by Population

50% Any Area

SEMCOG Region Receives about $5 Million

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St. Clair

Macomb

Oakland

Livingston

Wayne

Washtenaw

Monroe

eligible entities
Eligible Entities
  • Southeast Michigan Act 51 agencies are eligible to submit projects
    • County road agencies
    • Cities/villages
    • Transit agencies
    • Others through eligible entities (need Sponsorship Agreement)
eligible projects
Eligible Projects
  • Non-motorized facilities
    • On and off road facilities
    • “Safe Routes for Non-Drivers”
    • Improve safety
  • Community improvement projects
    • Historic Preservation and rehab of transportation facilities
eligible projects1
Eligible Projects
  • Environmental mitigation projects
    • Green Infrastructure
    • Stormwater management, water pollution prevention
  • Safe Routes to School
    • Projects to encourage students to walk or bike to school
    • Projects such as public awareness campaign, education
    • Infrastructure only a small part of SRTS
match requirements
Match Requirements
  • 20 percent minimum from non-federal sources
  • Encourage partnerships with foundations, businesses, nonprofits
  • Higher match and/or partnerships may be given more weight
application process
Application Process
  • Highly encouraged! Discuss your project with SEMCOG and MDOT prior to application development & submission
    • Eligibility, competitiveness, regional connections, etc
  • Apply through the online MDOT Grant System
project selection
Project Selection
  • SEMCOG and MDOT staff jointly review each project:
    • Project eligibility
    • Consistency with SEMCOG’s Creating Success outcomes
  • Present eligible projects to Regional Clearinghouse Review Committee (RC2) for selection
project selection what is rc2
Project SelectionWhat is RC2?
  • Existing SEMCOG Committee of local elected officials
    • Oversee state and federally assisted projects such as:
      • Federal funding for water quality impacts
      • State permits for sewage systems and discharge to group or surface waters
      • Major land use development plans
    • Selecting TAP projects
factors considered by rc2
Factors Considered by RC2
  • Mix of projects
  • Size of project
  • Geographic distribution
  • Resources beyond minimum match
  • Tie to other community projects
  • Community need
  • Balancing Creating Success measures
relating creating success to tap
Relating Creating Success to TAP
  • Economic Prosperity
  • Desirable Communities
  • Fiscally Sustainable Public Services
  • Reliable, Quality Infrastructure
  • Healthy, Attractive Environmental Assets
  • Access to Services, Jobs, Markets, and Amenities

More Information:

http://www.semcog.org/CreatingSuccess.aspx

relating creating success to tap1
Relating Creating Success to TAP

Does the project consider holistic outcomes?

  • Connectivity
    • Project increases walkability / link to regional connections…
  • Access
    • Project improves access for pedestrian to public spaces…
  • Environmental Quality
    • Project utilizes green infrastructure to improve the quality of water, air, wildlife…
  • Desirable Communities
    • Project attracts people to commercial areas and quality of life amenities, such as parks, civic centers, etc.
overview of fy13 14 approved projects
Overview of FY13 & 14 Approved Projects
  • 29 projects awarded funding
  • Average project size/cost - $400,000
    • Range $88,000 to $1.1 million
  • Average match amount = 35%
    • Range: 20% to 75%
examples of approved tap projects
Examples of approved TAP Projects
  • West Nine Mile Streetscape & Road Diet (City of Ferndale)
  • Bridge to Bay Trail (City of Port Huron/St. Clair County)
  • Clinton River Trail & Macomb Orchard Trail Safety Crossing (City of Rochester)
  • West Vernor Streetscape & Pedestrian Safety (City of Detroit)
west nine mile streetscape city of ferndale
West Nine Mile StreetscapeCity of Ferndale
  • Widen sidewalk from 5’ to 7’
    • Increased pedestrian access / eliminates current ADA barriers
  • Reduce traffic lanes from 5-3 lanes, addition of on street parking
    • Aligns with profile of Nine Mile within the city’s downtown/main street
  • Installation of “sharrows” for increased biking safety and access
west nine mile streetscape city of ferndale1
West Nine Mile StreetscapeCity of Ferndale
  • Enhance environmental quality & storm water mitigation
    • Porous pavement installation, environmentally friendly streetscape materials and landscaping
  • Promotes multi-modal transportation
    • Benches, trash receptacles, on street bike parking and loops, better identification & updated bus stops/shelters
bridge to bay trail port huron st clair county
Bridge to Bay Trail(Port Huron/St Clair County)
  • Non-motorized path
  • Enhances/connects to larger regional system
    • Planned 54 mile Bridge to Bay nonmotorized trail
  • Links trail directly to surrounding neighborhoods
bridge to bay trail port huron st clair county1
Bridge to Bay Trail(Port Huron/St Clair County)
  • Increases public access to St Clair River shoreline
    • Fishing, recreation, boating, walking, biking, site-seeing
  • Ties directly with local and county economic development strategy
    • Promoting tourism through waterfront access and natural resources
clinton river trail macomb orchard trail city of rochester
Clinton River Trail & Macomb Orchard TrailCity of Rochester
  • Improves pedestrian safety with refuge island, signage, & stripping
  • Regional priority / cross jurisdictional
    • 2 communities / 2 counties
  • Broad stakeholder engagement/involvement
  • Improves public access to Yates Cider Mill / Bloomer Park
west vernor streetscape city of detroit
West Vernor StreetscapeCity of Detroit
  • Collaborative application & local commitment
    • City of Detroit, Southwest Detroit Business District, Kresge Foundation, W.K. Kellogg, JP Morgan Chase, LISC Detroit, Community Foundation for SE Michigan
  • Jointly funded – MDOT & SEMCOG
  • Increase safety, promote walkability, encourage economic opportunities
review of successful tap projects
Review of successful TAP Projects
  • Promotes holistic outcomes
    • Alignment with Creating Success initiative
  • Enhances regional connections
    • Linkages to larger system
  • Detailed & complete application / budget
    • Sound match – commitment of multiple stakeholders
    • Photos of current / existing conditions
    • Sketches, concept renderings
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Review of successful TAP Projects
  • Coordination & collaboration of stakeholders
  • Community / public input & involvement
  • “Competitive” project size/cost
  • Compliments or enhances previously funded projects / initiatives
    • Record of good stewardship of fed. funding
tentative application timeline fy 2015
TENTATIVE - Application TimelineFY 2015
  • Early February 2014 – Call for projects
  • Late February / early March 2014 – TAP SEMCOG University
  • Late April, 2014 – Application deadline
  • July (date TBD), 2014 – Project selections
  • July 1, 2015 – Awarded projects must be obligated
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Kevin Vettraino, AICP

Planner, Plan Implementation

vettraino@semcog.org

313-324-3357

Southeast Michigan Council of Governments

1001 Woodward, Suite 1400

Detroit, MI 48226

www.semcog.org