BRT Small Starts

Report
MAP-21: Impacts to New Starts
and Small Starts
Senate Transportation Finance and
Policy Committee
Mark W. Fuhrmann
Program Director, New Starts
February 4, 2013
MAP-21 Transit Programs
• 5309 Fixed Guideway or New Starts program has
significant changes
•
New programs emphasize formula funding, safety,
and state of good repair (asset preservation and
management)
•
FY 2013 transit authorization $10.6B compared to
$10.5B previously
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Transit Programs
•
New Starts projects defined as a new fixedguideway capital project with a budget exceeding
$250M and federal funding exceeding $75M
•
Small Starts projects defined as a new fixedguideway capital project with a budget less than
$250M and federal funding less than $75M
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Federal Funding Participation
Hiawatha: $413 million
Northstar: $162 million
Central: $478 million
Total: $1.053 billion
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LRT Capital Funding Shares
30%
50%
10%
10%
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CTIB
RRA
State
FTA
New Starts Funding Levels
(in millions)
2500
2000
1500
1000
500
0
2003 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014
FY 2009 and 2010 include ARRA funding
FY 2013 and 2014 MAP-21 funding authorization
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Bus Rapid Transit (BRT) Definition
BRT New Starts Projects
• Operate in a separated right-of-way dedicated for
public transportation use during peak periods
• Include features that emulate rail services
BRT Small Starts
• Does not specify operation in a dedicated right-of-way
• Defined as a corridor based project with features that
emulate rail service
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Streamlines Application Steps to Enter
New Starts Process
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Project sponsor submits a letter to FTA
describing the project and requesting entry into
Project Development
•
Concurrently, the project sponsor initiates
activities required under the National
Environmental Policy Act (NEPA)
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FTA is required to respond in 45 days
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Streamlines Environmental Review
•
Coordinates and accelerates Federal agency reviews
•
Widens eligibility of “Categorical Exclusions”
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Six Statutory Justification Criteria:
• Mobility improvements
• Environmental benefits
• Congestion relief
• Economic development
• Land use policies that support public transportation
• Cost effectiveness measured by cost per rider
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Employee Pre-Tax Transit Benefit
2012
2013
Transit per Month
$125
$240
Parking per Month
$240
$240
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More Information
www.centralcorridor.org
www.swlrt.org
Mark Fuhrmann
Program Director – New Starts Rail Projects
651-602-1942
[email protected]
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