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MAP-21

Moving Ahead for Progress in the 21st Century

Highway infrastructure programming

Fall 2012 MnDOT announced a commitment to fund projects in the 2013-2016 STIP. Historic fluctuations in project letting dates may cause projects to be delayed but will not be eliminated for reasons of reauthorization. Policy decisions made at this time for future funding years (2017+) will be based on current guidance but are subject to change once performance measurement guidance is provided. Outreach continues with interim funding guidance provided for 2017. Full implementation of MAP-21 is anticipated in 2018.

Up to 50% of apportionment from each program may be transferred to another formula program (no transfers are allowed of Metropolitan Planning funds or funds suballocated to areas based on population [STP and TA]).

National Highway Performance Program

The National Highway Performance Program includes all principal arterials. This includes both MnDOT and non-MnDOT routes such as the Interstate System and other major highways. Under the current STIP (2013-2016) Minnesota is under programmed in NHPP projects. The 2014-2017 STIP will include additional funding to increase the delivery of NHPP projects to meet the requirements and spirit of MAP-21. This includes adding approximately $185 million in additional funding for NHPP projects above previous levels in fiscal years 2014 to 2016. For fiscal year 2017, funds are targeted to meet minimum condition levels for NHS bridges and pavement Project lists have been identified through modeling and provided to Districts for presentation to the ATPs for final project selection.

Performance

  • Interstates: Performance measures and requirements will be set by FHWA
  • NHS Bridges: Performance requirements included in MAP-21
  • Non-Interstate NHS Routes: Measures set by FHWA and targets set by each state

Surface Transportation Program

The Surface Transportation Program includes funding for MnDOT’s minor arterial system as well as for local roads, transit, and other activities. This program is over programmed in 2013-2016. During fiscal years 2014 to 2016 a total of $20 million in project delays must occur for STP projects based on available funding.

Transportation Alternatives Program

The Transportation Alternative Program includes funding for projects previously funded under the STP-Enhancement program, Safe Routes to Schools, Scenic Byways as well as other types of projects such as providing safe routes for non-drivers, and planning, designing, or constructing boulevards and other roadways largely in the right of way of former Interstate System routes or other divided highways. Under the TAP, projects must be selected through a competitive grant process. MnDOT is not eligible for TAP funds; however, a statewide competitive grant process could be administered. Funding for projects in fiscal year 2013 to 2016 will be honored and up to an additional $20 million in funds will be dedicated to this program during this timeframe. For fiscal year 2017, the TAP apportionment will be distributed to the Area Transportation Partnerships for project selection. The funds will be distributed based on population. The Department is currently working with stakeholders to develop a framework for the TAP for fiscal year 2018 and beyond. This will include conducting focus group sessions in May and June 2013.

Congestion Mitigation & Air Quality Program

The Congestion Mitigation and Air Quality Improvement Program funds projects that contribute to meeting or maintaining the attainment of national ambient air quality standards and have historically been used for expanded transit service or system management projects, such as traffic signal coordination. Funding for this program is similar to SAFETEA-LU funding levels, and the current practice for using funds in the Twin Cities Metropolitan will continue with periodic review. These funds are administered by the Transportation Advisory Board.

Highway Safety Improvement Program

Implementation of MAP-21 increases the amount of HSIP beginning in 2017 to $31.0 million annually (excluding rail-highway) with the program focus remaining on the reduction of fatal and serious injuries on all public roads. MAP-21 also requires a performance-based plan. The Strategic Highway Safety Plan will be updated over the next year and will prioritize projects on the ability to reduce fatal and serious injuries. Two special rules for high-risk rural roads and older drivers become effective. See safety for more details about the program.

HSIP MnDOT Targets effective State Fiscal Year 2017:

ATP

% F+A Injury Crashes

Total HSIP by ATP

State Highways

Local Roads

1

8.3%

2,573,000

1,237,822

1,335,178

2

4.9%

1,519,000

661,650

857,350

3

14.6%

4,526,000

1,870,954

2,655,046

4

6.7%

2,077,000

926,662

1,1150,338

6

11.7%

3,627,000

1,417,539

2,209,461

7

7.9%

2,449,000

1,037,315

1,411,685

8

6.9%

2,139,000

991,042

1,147,958

Metro

39.0%

12,090,000

3,735,630

8,354,370

Total

100.0%

31,000,000

11,878,614

19,121,386

* HSIP Targets based on 2009-2011 data
An F + A Injury Crash is a crash that results in a fatality or life altering injury
HRRR - High Risk Rural Road

General Interim Highway Funding Guidance: 2014-2017 STIP

  • MnDOT issued commitment to provide a similar level of funding for fiscal years 2014 thorugh 2016 as was programmed in the approved 2013-2016 STIP
  • Move towards MAP-21performance goals changes funding distribution beginning in FY 2017 with full implementation  FY 2018

Initial Fiscal Year 2017 Guidance:

Federal and State Revenue (obligation authority, $ in millions)

$853.3

MAP-21 Federal Funds ($625.9M @ 90% obligation)

563.3

State Funds

290.0

Statewide Performance Program

$408.3

*NHS Bridges to Maintain <10% S.D. Target
based on review of needs and Minnesota’s Chapter 152 program (2008 Legislation)

80.0

*Interstate Pavement to Maintain at 2% Poor

40.0

*NHS Pavement at 4% Poor
project lists will be developed through modeling and provided to Districts

115.0

*NHS Performance (Metro Reliability) - increase over previous year

56.0

**Statewide Programs
(Corridor Investment Management Strategy, Transportation Economic Development)

20.0

**Statewide Program RCIPs ((US 14, TH 371, TH 60, etc))

15.0

164 Sanction Funds to Department of Public Safety

6.9

164 Sanction Funds returned to MnDOT
Office of Traffic, Safety & Technology

6.9

State Planning & Research (SP&R)

12.2

*District C – Statewide Programming

25.0

District C – Transportation Alternatives Program (TAP)
solicitation under development

10.0

*District C – Destination Innovation Program (DI)

10.0

STP-Off-System Bridges

4.5

TAP Recreational Trails
(Funds to Department of Natural Resources)

2.0

HSIP – Railroad Grade Crossings

4.9

District Flexible Program

$311.4

38% HSIP Distributed by share of Fatal and Serious Injury Crashes

11.8

40% Non-Principal Arterial Condition/60% Total System Size, VMT and HCVMT

299.6

Local ATP Resource Distribution

$133.6

50% STP distributed by share of population

74.6

100% TAP distributed by share of population

13.0

62% HSIP distributed by share of Fatal and Serious Injury Crashes

18.9

100% CMAQ distributed to Metropolitan Council

27.1

* Includes a state match
**State Funds

Abbreviations:
164 Sanction: U.S. Code, Title 23, Chapter 1, Subchapter I, Section 164 Minimum penalties for repeat offenders for driving while intoxicated or driving under the influence
RCIP: Regional community improvement priorities, investments that respond to the regional concern and collaboration opportunities in order to support economic competitiveness and quality of life.
S.D.: Structurally deficient bridge, are safe to drive on but approaching the end of their useful life