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Communuity and Public Transit and the MAP 21 Challenge . Charles Dickson Associate Director Community Transportation Association Washington DC 20005 www.ctaa.org. Community Transportation Association.

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communuity and public transit and the map 21 challenge

Communuity and Public Transit and the MAP 21 Challenge

Charles Dickson

Associate Director

Community Transportation Association

Washington DC 20005

www.ctaa.org

community transportation association
Community Transportation Association
  • A 35 year old national association seeking improved transportation policies and investments
  • 4,500 organizations providing community transportation, medical transportation, public transportation, transportation planning and development.
  • Serves as an advocate, provides technical assistance, conducts research, develops special projects, delivers training and education services, and provides a range of innovative financing.
transit constants 30 year trends
Transit Constants 30 Year Trends
  • A Nation Continues to Urbanize
  • A Nation Grows Older
  • 30 Years of Energy Challenges
  • Growth of Special Needs
  • A Tremendous Change in Health Care
ike s financing theory
IKE’s Financing Theory
  • Bi-Partisan
  • Shared Financing for Construction
  • Shared Financing for Maintenance
  • Dedicated Revenues
  • Some Formula\Some Discretionary
  • Multi-Year Commitment to Stability
ctaa s core mobility values
CTAA’s Core Mobility Values
  • Mobility is a national need, requiring investment from all levels
  • Committed to creating an investment strategy that responds to growing demand AND enhances productivity
  • Increasing population and changes in demographics create a growing demand for Community Transit services
  • The USA should be the world leader in community transportation
ctaa s overall goals for reauthorization
CTAA’s Overall Goals for Reauthorization
  • At least a five-year bill
  • Dedicated revenue BEYOND current gas tax
  • Using both formula and discretionary funding
  • Renewed role of Congress in project selection
  • Increasing investment in bus capital
  • Increasing investment to meet non-traditional mobility options
recommendations for rural transit
Recommendations for Rural Transit
  • Increase Section 5311 funding to reflect rising wage and healthcare costs
  • Hold the federal government to a performance measure on capital replacement
  • Recognize the importance of SGR for rural transit
  • Developing cooperative arrangements for urban/rural areas
  • Ensure any safety regulations are appropriate for rural systems
recommendations for transit operating
Recommendations for Transit Operating
  • Allow farebox as local share
  • Allow demand-response systems the same flexibility as fixed-route systems to use 5307 funds for operating
  • Continue the CMAQ flexibility
  • Allow local systems greater discretion in use of formula investment
recommendations for transit capital
Recommendations for Transit Capital
  • Increase investment in 5339 to pre-MAP 21 levels
  • Provide additional revenue in the 5337 to allow for bus SGR program
  • Develop model procurement programs to lower cost of rolling stock
  • Provide increased investment in the 5311 program for transit asset management
recommendations for 5310 jarc and coordination
Recommendations for 5310, JARC and Coordination
  • Determine impact of the consolidation of the Section 5310. JARC and New Freedom program
  • Add a JARC maintenance goal or percentage set-aside in 5307
  • Increase investment in 5310 to deal with demographic changes
  • Allow states to manage program as they did prior to MAP-21
thanks
THANKS!

Charles Dickson

Associate Director

Community Transportation Association

Washington DC 20005

dickson@ctaa.org

www.ctaa.org