planning and budgeting regional transportation projects n.
Download
Skip this Video
Loading SlideShow in 5 Seconds..
Planning and Budgeting Regional Transportation Projects PowerPoint Presentation
Download Presentation
Planning and Budgeting Regional Transportation Projects

Loading in 2 Seconds...

play fullscreen
1 / 28

Planning and Budgeting Regional Transportation Projects - PowerPoint PPT Presentation


  • 93 Views
  • Uploaded on

Planning and Budgeting Regional Transportation Projects. Joint House and Senate Transportation Committees January 28, 2010. Presented by Idaho’s Metropolitan Planning Organizations. Presentation Outline. What is a Metropolitan Planning Organization (MPO)?

loader
I am the owner, or an agent authorized to act on behalf of the owner, of the copyrighted work described.
capcha
Download Presentation

PowerPoint Slideshow about 'Planning and Budgeting Regional Transportation Projects' - nathan


An Image/Link below is provided (as is) to download presentation

Download Policy: Content on the Website is provided to you AS IS for your information and personal use and may not be sold / licensed / shared on other websites without getting consent from its author.While downloading, if for some reason you are not able to download a presentation, the publisher may have deleted the file from their server.


- - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - E N D - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
Presentation Transcript
planning and budgeting regional transportation projects

Planning and Budgeting Regional Transportation Projects

Joint House and Senate Transportation Committees

January 28, 2010

Presented by Idaho’s Metropolitan Planning Organizations

presentation outline
Presentation Outline
  • What is a Metropolitan Planning Organization (MPO)?
  • What is a Transportation Improvement Program (TIP)?
  • How does the TIP process work?
  • How are projects in the TIP prioritized?
  • How and why would a TIP be changed?
what is a metropolitan planning organization mpo
What is a Metropolitan Planning Organization (MPO)?
  • A regional planning entity responsible for transportation planning and approval of U.S. Department of Transportation funding for federally designated urbanized areas.
    • Required by federal government for an urban area to receive federal aid transportation funds.
what do mpos do
What do MPOs do?
  • Develop regional transportation plans
    • Long-range transportation plans
      • 20+ years
    • Short range transportation plans
      • 5 years
      • “Transportation Improvement Program”
  • Oversee the prioritization and allocation of U.S. Department of Transportation funds to…
    • Address regional transportation needs
    • Improve the local economy
    • Maintain or improve air quality
where do mpos exist
Where do MPOs exist?
  • Urbanized areas over 50,000 in population
  • Five MPOs in Idaho:
    • Kootenai Metropolitan Planning Organization
    • Lewis-Clark Valley Metropolitan Planning Organization
    • Community Planning Association of Southwest Idaho
    • Bannock Transportation Planning Organization
    • Bonneville Metropolitan Planning Organization
  • Urbanized areas over 200,000 in populations
    • Transportation Management Area (TMA)
      • Special designation with enhanced “rules”
    • Northern Ada County
    • Within the Community Planning Association planning area
who makes up an mpo
Who makes up an MPO?
  • Governed by a Board of Directors
    • Primarily elected officials
      • Cities
      • Counties
      • Highway districts
    • Special members
      • Idaho Transportation Department
      • Local transit authorities
      • Universities (Boise State, Idaho State)
      • Tribes (Coeur d’Alene, Shoshone-Bannock, Nez Perce)
      • Others
what is a transportation improvement program or tip
What is a Transportation Improvement Program, or “TIP”?
  • A budget document
  • A five-year schedule and cost estimate of federally funded transportation projects
    • Also includes all regionally significant projects in air quality non-attainment/maintenance areas
    • Other projects funded with state/local funds not included
  • A short-term transportation plan
why is a tip developed
Why is a TIP developed?
  • Required by the U.S. Department of Transportation in order to obtain federal funds.
  • Provides a documented planning and budgeting framework that is consistent from year-to-year and aligned with the regional long-range transportation plan.
what are tip requirements
What are TIP requirements?
  • Must be consistent with the regional long-range transportation plan.
  • Must be fiscally constrained.
    • Can’t plan for anything that can’t be paid for
  • Must involve the public.
  • Must meet air quality requirements in non-attainment and maintenance areas – a process called “conformity finding.”
  • Must be consistent with the state “STIP.”
what is the stip
What is the “STIP”?
  • “Statewide Transportation Improvement Program.”
  • Statewide equivalent of a regional TIP.
  • Developed by the Idaho Transportation Department (ITD).
  • 1-5 year capital improvement plan for the state’s surface transportation program.
  • Fully integrated transportation planning process for transportation planning and transportation project selection.
how does a tip fit with the stip
How does a TIP fit with the STIP?
  • MPOs develop individual TIPs; ITD develops the STIP.
  • MPO and ITD staff work closely to coordinate throughout the process.
  • TIPs and STIP follow same general timeline for development.
  • The final TIP and STIP documents must match – through process called “mirroring.”
how is a tip developed
How is a TIP developed?
  • Each MPO has a documented process for developing its TIP.
  • Each is slightly different, but all include:
    • A process for soliciting projects from local jurisdictions
    • A process for prioritizing projects
    • Opportunities for public comment
    • MPO Board approval
    • “Mirroring” with the STIP
how is a tip developed cont
How is a TIP developed? (Cont.)
  • Year long-process (usually begins in the late summer/ fall)
    • Begins with local needs (request for projects)
    • Needs assessed for consistency with the long-range transportation plan
    • Projects prioritized
    • MPO boards review requests

and priorities

how is a tip developed cont1
How is a TIP developed? (Cont.)
  • Year long-process (Cont.)
    • Public comment period on draft TIP
    • MPO board approval
    • “Mirroring” with the STIP
    • Projects funded in the TIP
  • Process starts again
how are projects prioritized
How are projects prioritized?
  • Technical committees make recommendations to MPO boards based on set criteria
  • Criteria may include:
    • Consistency with the long-range transportation plan
    • Congestion mitigation
    • Safety enhancement
    • Timely implementation
    • Environmental issues
    • Commitment of local match
    • Cost
how are projects prioritized cont
How are projects prioritized? (Cont.)
  • Projects are prioritized based on the “color” of the money
    • Funds are allocated for specific uses, such as roadways, transit, operating, capital, etc.
    • Projects are prioritized compared only to other projects with the same funding source (“color”)
who is involved in developing the tip
Who is involved in developing the TIP?
  • Local jurisdictions
    • Request projects based on their needs and comprehensive plans
    • They may involve the public in their own process before submitting requests
    • Serve on MPO technical committees
  • Public
    • Input sought throughout process
    • At least one official public

comment period

who is involved cont
Who is involved? (Cont.)
  • MPO boards
    • Local elected officials
    • Other board members
  • Coordinate with others inside and outside of the MPO jurisdiction
    • Work closely with ITD throughout process
    • “Mirroring” with ITD’s STIP
    • “Urban balancing”
what is urban balancing
What is “urban balancing”?
  • MPOs and Local Highway Technical Assistance Council (LHTAC) cooperate to fund local projects in urban areas between 5,000 and 200,000 in population
  • These areas sharefederal funds designated for “urban” areas under 200,000
  • Urban areas cooperate instead of compete
  • Ensures all funds are used and are “balanced” among needs around the state
  • Idaho is unique – only state with an urban balancing program
can a tip change why would it
Can a TIP change? Why would it?
  • The TIP and STIP can be amended when necessary
    • Changes in funding
      • Federal rescissions
      • Cost savings or overruns
    • Take advantage of specific funding
      • Grants, etc. for specific types of projects
    • Circumstances change
      • Projects that are ready may move ahead of projects that are not to avoid losing funding
      • Changes in leadership lead to changes in priorities
how does a tip change
How does a TIP change?
  • Amendments – Major changes
    • Add/remove a project
    • Shift funds across fiscal years
    • Requirements:
      • Often include public involvement
      • Require MPO board approval
      • May require an update to the air quality conformity demonstration
how does a tip change cont
How does a TIP change? (Cont.)
  • Administrative modifications – Minor changes
    • Shifting of funds within a project
    • Minor changes in funding due to federal funding adjustments
    • Requirements:
      • No public comment required
      • May require board approval, subject to specific MPO policy
tip tracking and monitoring
TIP Tracking and Monitoring
  • MPOs track projects within their TIPs
    • Project tracking helps insure that federal funds are obligated as quickly as possible.
    • Federal funds not obligated by early summer are subject to a funding “sweep.”
    • Funds are removed from delayed projects

and moved to projects that are

ready for obligation.

in summary
In summary
  • A TIP is a short-range (3 – 5 year) budget and planning document
  • Each MPO develops a TIP for federally funded and regionally significant projects within its region
  • The TIPs and STIP must match for each area
    • Process called “mirroring”
  • TIPs are developed with…
    • A documented process
    • Recommendations from technical committees
    • Input from public
    • Decisions by local elected officials (MPO boards)
in summary cont
In summary (Cont.)
  • Projects within a TIP are prioritized
    • Use specific criteria
    • Prioritize within “colors” of money
      • Roadway projects prioritized against other roadway projects
      • Transit projects prioritized against other transit projects
  • Projects/priorities within TIP can (and do) change
    • Many valid reasons for changes
    • Changes go through a defined process