Transportation Investment Act of 2010

Report
Transportation Investment Act of 2010
AASHTO/MTAP Conference
December 6-9, 2010
Savannah, Georgia
Steve Kish, Transit Program Manager
Georgia Department of Transportation
Bill Overview
• Transportation Sales and Use Tax
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Creates 12 Special tax districts based on RC boundaries
Each District can levy 1% sales tax for 10 years
Money raised in District stays in district
Money is not subject to congressional balancing
Individual Counties cannot opt out
Recommended Criteria submitted by Director of Planning
and approved by Roundtable
– Roundtable has final approval of project list
– Vote will be Primary Election of 2012
– Funds start flowing in 1st quarter of 2013
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Regional and Local Shares
Regional Share
• 75% of the Region’s proceeds
• Will be used to fund all
projects on the final project list
approved by the roundtable
and ultimately the citizens of
the region
• GDOT will be responsible for
project delivery
• Example: In 2013, SW Georgia
will raise approximately
$45,036,000 75% of this
money equates to
approximately $33,777,000
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Local Share
• 25 % of the Region’s proceeds
• Divided among all local
governments within the district
based on the “LARP formula”
– 1/5th Population
– 4/5th Centerline Lane Miles
• Discretionary transportation
money to be used for projects
like resurfacing
• Example: In 2013, the local
portion of this money is
approximately $11,259,000
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Project Definition
'Project' means, without limitation, any new or existing
airports, bike lanes, bridges, bus and rail mass transit
systems, freight and passenger rail, pedestrian facilities,
ports, roads, terminals, and all activities and structures
useful and incident to providing, operating, and
maintaining the same. The term shall also include direct
appropriations to a local government for the purpose of
serving as a local match for state or federal funding.
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Project Selection Process
Unconstrained Example Investment List
• Developed by GDOT with input from MPOs and local jurisdictions
• List developed early Summer 2011
• GDOT develops Unconstrained Example Investment List based on approved Regional Criteria
Constrained Draft Investment List
• Executive Committee and Planning Director produce draft constrained list based on
Regional Criteria
• Executive Committee to hold public hearings on Constrained Draft Investment List
• Submitted to Roundtable by August 15, 2011
Constrained Final Investment List
• Roundtable review and approve by October 15, 2011
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Project Delivery
• Creates a five member Citizens Review Panel which
is charged with the review of the administration of
the projects and programs included on the
investment list
• Members of the panel must be residents of the
region. The Speaker has three appointees and the
Lt. Governor has two
• Beginning January 1, 2013, this panel must
annually report to the General Assembly on project
progress and expenditures
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Executive Committee
• Responsible for Developing Constrained Draft
Investment List for RTR in collaboration with
Planning Director
• Must consist of:
– Five Voting Members from RTR
– Two State Representatives (Non-Voting):
– Senate Representative (Non-Voting):
• Responsible for Holding Public Meetings
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Overview Regional Criteria
HB 277
SSTP
SB 200
IT3
• Outlined the
case for
developing a
“business
plan” for
transportation
in Georgia
• Created the
governance
structure and
framework for
development and
implementation
of the SSTP
• Set the strategic
vision for
transportation
investment in
Georgia
• Provides the
opportunity for
additional
transportation
investment in
Georgia
Southwest Georgia – Regional Transportation Roundtable #1
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Overview of Regional Criteria
• Establishes the following:
– Performance Goals – as adopted in Statewide Strategic Transportation Plan
• Support Georgia’s economic growth and competitiveness
• Ensure safety and security
• Maximize the value of Georgia’s assets, getting the most out of the
existing network
• Minimize the impacts to the environment
– Outcomes
• Achieve best value for tax payers
• Projects delivered on time and on budget
• Public Acceptance and Trust
– Guiding Principles
• Focus on deliverability
• Projects from existing plans and/or studies
• Investments consistent with SSTP and MPO plans
– Framework for Investment Decisions (Slides that follow)
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Review of Regional Criteria – Screening Criteria
• All Program Areas:
– Projects must be from existing plans and/or studies
– Emphasis must be on construction or acquisition of capital
equipment
• Phases other than construction can be in Unconstrained
Example Investment List
• Preference for non-construction phases given to projects that
can deliver construction within 10-year sales tax period
– Must demonstrate full funding for all phases of project
– EMPHASIS ON DELIVERY
• Recommended that 40% of funding go toward projects that
can be completed within six years
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Review of Regional Criteria – Screening Criteria
• Transit outside Atlanta
– Maintenance:
• Sales tax funds for transit must prioritize maintenance
before new projects
• Must serve existing local and regional services in operation
as of January 1, 2011
– Capital:
• Wide range of eligible expenditures
• New guideway facilities should include 20-year operating
plan
• Projects must ultimately regional employment and/or
activity centers and increase mobility
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Review of Regional Criteria – Screening Criteria
• Transit in Atlanta
– Maintenance:
• Sales tax funds for transit must prioritize maintenance before
new projects
• Must serve existing local and regional services in operation as of
January 1, 2011
• Existing Service – criteria defines in detail
– Capital:
• Prioritized by ARC region
• Criteria defines acceptable transit projects - Projects must
ultimately connect regional employment and/or activity centers
and increase mobility
• Land Use is important
• New guideway facilities should include 20-year operating plan
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Review of Regional Criteria
Investment Allocation Targets
Program Areas
Investment
Allocation
Target Ranges
for Regional
Share(Non-ATL)
Investment
Allocation
Target Ranges
for Regional
Share(ATL)
Roadway Capital
50% - 70%
20% - 50%
Roadway & Bridge Maintenance
0% - 10%
0% - 10%
Safety and Traffic Operations
15% - 50%
5% - 15%
Freight & Logistics
2% - 10%
0% - 5%
Aviation
0% - 5%
0% - 5%
Bicycle and Pedestrian
1% - 5%
1% - 5%
Transit Capital
0% - 10%
10% - 40%
Transit Operations and
Maintenance
0% - 10%
5% - 20%
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Next Steps
• First Roundtable Meetings
– Elected Chairman of RTR
– Elected RTR Members of Executive Committee
– Approved Regional Criteria
• Unconstrained Example Investment List
– Solicit Projects from Local Jurisdictions, Local and Regional Plans
(January-April 2011)
– Rating of Projects per Regional Criteria (February-May 2011)
– Unconstrained Example Investment List Developed (May 2011)
• Executive Committee Meetings (June-August 2011)
• Constrained Draft Investment List
– Input and/or coordination with Executive Committee (May-August
2011)
– Develop List (August 15, 2011)
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Contact Information
Todd Long, Director of Planning, GDOT
(404) 631-1021 or [email protected]
Steve Kish, Transit Program Manager, GDOT
(404) 631-1237 or [email protected]
www.it3.ga.gov
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