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					San Antonio-Bexar County MPO
ABC’s of Transportation Financing
                 in Bexar County
           Transportation Policy Board
                      August 24, 2009
ABC’s of Transportation Financing
                 in Bexar County

                                   Item #5a
  Critical Provisions in the MPO By-Laws
                        (Policies 1,5 and 6)
MPO Policies
Asked to provide information on
 Policies 1, 5 and 6
  Policy   1: Transportation Policy Board
  Policy   5: Public Participation Plan
  Policy6: Guidelines for Programming
   Projects in the Transportation
   Improvement Program
MPO Policies: Policy 1
                19 Total Voting Members
                Entity                  Elected Appointed   Total
 Alamo Area Council of Governments        0         1        1
 Bexar County                             3         1        4
 City of San Antonio                      4         2        6
 Greater Bexar Co. Council of Cities      1         0        1
 Northeast Partnership                    1         0        1
 Texas Department of Transportation       0         2        2
 Texas Legislature                        2         0        2
 VIA Metropolitan Transit                 0         2        2
                                Total     11        8        19
MPO Policies: Policy 1 (cont’d)

Ex-Officio Membership (Non-Voting)
   Federal Highway Administration
   Federal Transit Administration
   Texas Department of Transportation (Austin)
   President/CEO of VIA Metropolitan Transit
   San Antonio Mobility Coalition
   Alamo Regional Mobility Authority
   Non-Governmental Member
MPO Policies: Policy 1 (cont’d)
Functions of the Policy Board:
   Provide   guidance for transportation planning
    process
   Review and adopt a long-range and short-range
    transportation plan
   Review and revise the MPO Boundary
   Designate a Technical Advisory Committee
   Appoint a Director

Election of Chair and Vice-Chair
Quorum Requirements
MPO Policies: Policies 2, 3 & 4

Policy 2: Technical Advisory Committee
   Outlines   purpose and membership

Policy 3: MPO Operations
          Director Responsibilities, MPO
   Outlines
   Committees and Disposal of Assets

Policy 4: Unified Planning Work Program
           document development, amendment
   Outlines
   process and agency participation
MPO Policies: Policy 5

Public Participation Plan Core Values
   People   should have a say in transportation
    decisions
   Strive to reflect the interests and meet the needs
    of participants
   Actively seek out and facilitate the participation of
    all those potentially affected
   Provide participation options
   Provide usable information to permit the public’s
    participation in a meaningful manner
MPO Policies: Policy 5 (cont’d)

Public participation principles:
   Early,   proactive and continuous efforts
   Reasonable     public access to technical info
   Collaborative input on alternatives, evaluation
    criteria and mitigation needs
   Open     public meetings
   Open   access to the decision-making process
    prior to closure
   Consider the needs of the traditionally
    underserved
MPO Policies: Policy 5 (cont’d)

Purpose of the Public Participation Plan
   Open   public forum for all MPO meetings
   Public comment opportunities prior to adoption of
    the MPO’s short and long range plans and the
    Unified Planning Work Program
   Project-specific   public participation plans
   Ongoing   updates provided through bi-weekly
    electronic newsletter, a quarterly hardcopy
    newsletter (available in English and Spanish)
    and an internet website
MPO Policies: Policy 6

Guidelines for Programming Projects in
 the Transportation Improvement Program
   Policy focuses on Category 7 (Surface
    Transportation Program – Metro Mobility)
   Outlines call for projects process
   Quarterly review of projects
      Amendments   coordinated with all partner agencies
      Quarterly amendments require a two-step process
      TIP and MTP amendments can occur simultaneously
ABC’s of Transportation Financing
                 in Bexar County

                              Item #5b
   What are the MPO Plans and what do
      they mean in everyday language?
MPO Plans

       Unified Planning Work Program (UPWP):
       Budget and Planning Studies - 2 years
UPWP

                 Metropolitan Transportation Plan
                 (MTP): Future goals, strategies and
                 transportation projects for 25 years
       MTP

                               Transportation
                               Improvement Program
                     TIP       (TIP): Funded
                               transportation projects
                               within 4 years
MPO Plans: UPWP
 Outlines the MPO’s federally funded transportation
  planning activities including:
      MPO staff budget
      Partner agency funded activities
      Third-party (consultant) studies
 Covers two fiscal years
 Funding is for studies, surveys and planning
  activities; construction or implementation of projects
  is not allowed with this funding source
 Includes other agencies’ regionally significant
  planning studies regardless of funding source
MPO Plans: MTP “long-range plan”

25 year long-range plan for the region
Multimodal blueprint for our future
 transportation system
Allocates resources to the various modes
 of travel
Financially-constrained, meaning that we
 can only include projects for which funding
 has been identified
MPO Plans: TIP “short-range plan”

4 year short-range plan for the region
Is updated every two years
Includes various modes of transportation
Like the long-range plan, the TIP is also
 financially constrained
Lists all federally funded projects that are
 preparing to move toward construction
MPO Plans: TMMP “Needs Plan”

The Texas Metropolitan Mobility Plan was
 originally completed in 2004 and updated
 in 2006
   Statewide   effort among MPOs
   Not   financially constrained
   Provides  decision-makers with
   the total transportation needs
   of metropolitan regions and
   the state as a whole
State Plans: “10 Year Documents”
 Statewide Mobility
  Program – includes added
  capacity projects statewide
 Statewide Preservation
  Program – includes all
  state maintenance and
  rehabilitation projects
 Unified Transportation
  Program – combines
  these two plans into one
  document
ABC’s of Transportation Financing
                 in Bexar County

                             Item #5c
       What roads are funded and what
                projects need funding?
ABC’s of Transportation Financing
                 in Bexar County

                              Item #5d
  What projects in our community are the
                                priority?
ABC’s of Transportation Financing
                 in Bexar County

                                    Item #5e
   What projects do we want to put forward to
   seek stimulus funding, Proposition 12 and
                      Texas Mobility Funds?
Non-Traditional Funding: Federal
Economic Stimulus Funds
 Dollars made available through the American
  Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009
 Funds were available for “shovel-ready” projects
 Total dollars available directly to the MPO were
  $42.9 million
 MPO was able to leverage that amount with
  other state, federal and local funds to move
  forward with $195.4 million in projects
San Antonio MPO
American Recovery & Reinvestment Act (ARRA)
                                                   OPTION 1     OPTION 2
                    PROJECTS                                                    COMMENTS
                                                   (millions)   (millions)
           US 281 / Loop 1604 Interchange
 A             (4-Non-Toll connectors                $140         $140                 -
        with managed lane connection options)
             Loop 1604 at Randolph AFB                                           $4 million
 B                                                    $10          $10
                (FM 78 to Graytown)                                          (STP-MM) By MPO
                     36th Street                                                  $5.4 million
 C                                                   $16.5          -
               (US 90 to Billy Mitchell)                                     (Fed. Demonstration)
                       IH 10
 D                                                    $40           -                  -
               (Loop 1604 to Huebner)
                  Wurzbach Parkway
 E                                                    $32           -
               (Blanco to West Avenue)                                            $11 Million
                  Wurzbach Parkway                                              (Local Bonds)
 F                                                    $33           -
           (Jones-Maltsberger to Wetmore)
 G     US 281 North Operational Improvements          $8            -                  -
                 Total Project Costs                $279.5        $150                 -


     Transportation Commission ARRA Contribution    $237.5        $130                 -
               Local ARRA Contribution                $42          $20                 -
                 Total Contributions                $279.5        $150                 -
        Agency Transportation ARRA Priorities         $0           $22                 -

                TOTAL ARRA Dollars                  $279.5        $172                 -
Project Name        Agency         Limits               Description               ARRA         Total Cost

                                  US 281 @            Construct 4 non-toll
  US 281/Loop        Alamo
                                                    connectors w/ managed       $80,000,000    $140,000,000
1604 Interchange     RMA          Loop 1604         lane connection options
 Loop 1604 at                     FM 78 to          Expand from 2 to 4 lane
                     TxDOT                                                        $8,176,707    $12,176,707
 Randolph AFB                     Graytown                 divided
    Jones                       US 281 to East     Reconstruct and expand
                      CoSA                                                         $500,000      $4,000,000
  Maltsberger                   UP RR Tracks       from 3 to 4 lane roadway
                                     US 87
 Salado Creek                                        Construct Hike & Bike
                      CoSA     (Comanche Park)                                     $160,000      $2,660,000
   Phase I                                         Lanes along Salado Creek
                                 to Houston St
 Salado Creek                  Houston Street to     Construct Hike & Bike
                      CoSA                                                        $2,199,894     $2,999,853
   Phase II                    Jack White Park     Lanes along Salado Creek
                                 .1 Mile S. of
                                                   Eagleland/Riverwalk link
   Eagleland          CoSA       Alamo St. to                                      $750,000       $750,000
                                                      to Mission Trails
                                   Lonestar
   Low Water                                       Install warning devices at
                      CoSA         Various                                         $550,000       $550,000
   Crossings                                         7 low water crossings
                                                    Expand to 4 lanes with
   36th Street        CoSA     US 90 to Growden                                   $4,500,000     $4,500,000
                                                     curbs and sidewalks
                                                     Expand 36th Street to 4
                     CoSA/     Growden to Billy
   36th Street                                     lane divided w/ bike lanes   $10,240,000     $20,000,000
                     Port SA      Mitchell
                                                         and sidewalks
   US 281            Alamo     Redland Road to
                                                   Operational improvements       $5,700,000     $7,780,000
  Superstreet        RMA        Marshall Road
                   Total ARRA Funds Received by the MPO                         $112,776,601   $195,416,560
                                                                                            MPO ARRA
 Project Name         Agency             Limits                    Description
                                                                                            Allocation

                                       US 281 @                 Construct 4 non-toll
US 281/Loop 1604
                     Alamo RMA                              connectors w/ managed lane        $20,000,000
  Interchange                          Loop 1604                connection options
  Loop 1604 at                                                Expand from 2 to 4 lane
                      TxDOT        FM 78 to Graytown                                                  $0
  Randolph AFB                                                       divided
                                  US 281 to East UP RR      Reconstruct and expand from
Jones Maltsberger      CoSA                                                                     $500,000
                                         Tracks                 3 to 4 lane roadway

  Salado Creek                     US 87 (Comanche          Construct Hike & Bike Lanes
                       CoSA                                                                     $160,000
    Phase I                        Park) to Houston St         along Salado Creek

  Salado Creek                    Houston Street to Jack    Construct Hike & Bike Lanes
                       CoSA                                                                     $500,000
    Phase II                           White Park              along Salado Creek
                                  .1 Mile S. of Alamo St.    Eagleland/Riverwalk link to
    Eagleland          CoSA                                                                     $750,000
                                        to Lonestar                Mission Trails
    Low Water                                                Install warning devices at 7
                       CoSA              Various                                                $550,000
    Crossings                                                    low water crossings
                                                            Expand to 4 lanes with curbs
    36th Street        CoSA         US 90 to Growden                                           $4,500,000
                                                                  and sidewalks
                                                            Expand 36th Street to 4 lane
                     CoSA/ Port      Growden to Billy
    36th Street                                              divided w/ bike lanes and        $10,240,000
                        SA              Mitchell
                                                                     sidewalks
                                    Redland Road to
US 281 Superstreet   Alamo RMA                               Operational improvements          $5,700,000
                                     Marshall Road

                         Total MPO ARRA Funds Allocation                                      $42,900,000
Non-Traditional Funding:
Federal Economic
Stimulus Funds
Non-Traditional Funding: Texas Mobility
Fund
Approved by voters through Proposition 15
 and enacted by the 77th Legislature in 2001
Allows TxDOT to issue bonds secured by
 future revenue in order to accelerate mobility
 projects throughout the State
The Mobility Fund is administered by the
 Texas Transportation Commission (TTC)
Funds are distributed by formula but projects
 require TTC approval
Non-Traditional Funding: Texas Mobility
Fund
The Commission also requires projects
 using TMF dollars to be leveraged
Our current TMF allocation estimates
 show our region with $215.8 million
 through 2019
Those funds are currently allocated to the
 Alamo Regional Mobility Authority for the
 US 281 and Loop 1604 projects
Non-Traditional Funding: Proposition 12

Texas Legislature passed enabling
 legislation in 2009 authorizing the
 Commission to issue general obligation
 bonds for highway improvements
$1.85 billion will be available for highway
 projects and an additional $1 billion to
 capitalize the State Infrastructure Bank
Commission has not set rules on how these
 dollars will be distributed to each region
               Projects proposed for
Add Prop 12 Chart
               Proposition 12 Funding:
                     Wurzbach Parkway
                     IH 10 from Loop 1604 to
                     Huebner
ABC’s of Transportation Financing
                 in Bexar County

                                      Item #5f
        Transportation Investment Generating
     Economic Recovery (TIGER) Grants and
      Action on letters of support for regional
     projects submitted for the grant program.
TIGER Grant Program

$1.5 billion discretionary grant program
 made available through the American
 Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009
Funds will be awarded through the US
 Department of Transportation
Applications due by September 15, 2009
All traditional implementing agencies are
 eligible to apply
TIGER Grant Program

Eligible Projects include:
   Highway   or bridge projects
   Public transportation projects
   Passenger and freight rail projects
   Port infrastructure investments

Funding limitations
   $20million minimum/$300 million maximum for
    submitted projects*
   No more than $300 million to a single state
    *minimum amount can be waived for significant projects in smaller regions
 TIGER Grant Program
Projects must show statewide significance.
 Primary selection criteria includes Long-term
 outcomes and Jobs Creation and Economic
 Stimulus
Secondary selection criteria includes
 innovation and partnership
Grants may be used for up to 100% of
 project costs
Priority will be given to projects that can be
 completed by February 17, 2012
TIGER Grant Program

All normal federal project requirements
 apply to grant submissions including
 federal engineering standards and
 National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA)
 requirements
All submitted projects should be included
 in the relevant State and MPO plans (or
 included at time of award)
TIGER Grant Program

Several local entities will be submitting
 projects to the USDOT
TxDOT will make “letters of support”
 available through its website
We e-mailed all of our partner agencies and
 asked that they submit their proposed
 projects to the MPO for letters of support as
 well
TIGER Grant Program

City of Leon Valley: package of three
 multi-modal projects to include roadway
 improvements, sidewalks and hike & bike
 trails ($8.1 million)
City of Terrell Hills: package of seven
 projects to rehabilitate streets and one
 roadway reconstruction ($2.5 million)
TIGER Grant Program

Port San Antonio: package of three
 connectivity projects for Kelly Industrial
 Airport, East Kelly Airport and Kelly Town
 Center ($68.4 million)

VIA Transit: Bus Rapid Transit project on
 Fredericksburg Road ($129 million)
TIGER Grant Program
City of San Antonio:
   Harry Wurzbach Road from Fort Sam Houston
    Gate to Rittiman ($29.48 million)
   Harry Wurzbach Road from Rittiman to Loop 410
    ($30 million)
   Harry Wurzbach Road from Rittiman Road to the
    Harry Wurzbach East Access Control Point Gate
    ($12.76 million)
   Brooks City-Base: Extension of New Braunfels
    through Brooks City-Base ($23.7 million)

Total CoSA request: $95.94 million
Projects being submitted
for the Transportation
Investment Generating
Economic Recovery
(TIGER) Grant Program.
TIGER Grant Program

Action Requested:

 A motion to approve letters of support for
       projects submitted for funding
          consideration under the
         TIGER Grant Program

				
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