FTA - Nebraska Transit

Report
Overview
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FTA Leadership / Personnel Updates
Status of Highway Trust Fund
FY15 Appropriations
MAP-21Reauthorization
MAP-21 Implementation Update
– Planning, Safety, Asset Management
• NDOR Program Responsibilities
• Bus Ladders of Opportunity Initiative
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FTA Leadership & Staff
Updates
• Changes to Agency Leadership
– Deputy Administrator Therese McMillan is leading
FTA
– Chief Counsel Dorval Carter moved to FTA’s
front office
• Changes to Region VII Personnel
– Mark Bechtel – Team Leader of Planning
– John Lynch – Attorney
– Paula Schwach – FTA TIFIA Counsel
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Nebraska’s Accomplishments
New Transit Facilities - ARRA
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Dawson County (*now part of Kearney)
Kearney
North Platte
Phelps
Ponca Tribe
Scott’s Bluff
Sidney
Webster County
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Pending Capital Facility Projects
Columbus bus storage facility (5311)
Saline County bus storage facility (5311)
Ogallala bus storage facility (5311)
Omaha Crossroads bus transfer center (5309)
Creighton University intermodal bus center (5309)
Omaha Bus Rapid Transit – Westroads Mall to Downtown –
requested FYTIGER 2014 construction funding.
• Lincoln - downtown intermodal bus center
– Requested FYTIGER 2014 planning funding
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FTA Rural Funding for Nebraska
Available Funds to be Obligated
FTA Program
FY2014
MAP-21
FY2013
MAP-21
Section 5310 - Small Urban
$100,939
$109,079
Section 5310 - Rural
$461,067
$463,394
Section 5311
RTAP 5311(b)(3)
Section 5317 New Freedom - Rural
$7,631,837 $7,555,916
FY2012
$837,429
$6,588,689
$133,610
$132,291
$112,707
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NA
$169,924
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GAO Study: Public Transportation: Federal Role
Key to Rural and Tribal Transit (June 2014)
• What GAO Found
– Rural transit program funds essential to sustaining transit
– Without funds transit service would be reduced or
eliminated
– FTA training on safety is useful.
• Operational and Funding Challenges
– Difficult to hire and retain qualified drivers
– Hard to secure local or state funds to meet local match
requirements.
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GAO Study: Public Transportation: Federal Role
Key to Rural and Tribal Transit
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Section 5311 Ridership Data (FY2012)
REGULAR
TRIPS
Nebraska
758,705
COORDINATED
REVENUE MILES
TRIPS
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3,661,964
REVENUE
HOURS
203,405
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Urban Operating Statistics
NTD DATA
Omaha
Lincoln
178
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670,153
258,719
Passenger Miles FY
19,065,379
6,146,275
Unlinked Passenger Trips FY
4,356,810
2,254,762
Average Trip Length FY
Fares FY
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$ 4,921,346
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$ 1,778,390
Operating Expenses FY
$ 26,371,544
$ 11,012,583
Average Cost per Trip FY
$
40.00
$
68.00
Average Fares per Trip FY
$
5.00
$
6.00
Service Area SQ Miles
Service Area Population
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Moving Ahead for Progress in the
21st Century Act (MAP-21)
 Signed into law by President Obama on
July 6, 2012
 Effective as of October 1, 2012
 Authorizes programs for two years, through
September 30, 2014
 FTA busy implementing changes
 In the meantime, reauthorization under discussion
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Highway Trust Fund Solvency
Source: US DOT, http://www.dot.gov/highway-trust-fund-ticker
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Mass Transit Account Solvency
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Highway Trust Fund Solvency
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MAP-21
Program Implementation
MAP-21: Statewide & Nonmetropolitan Transportation
Planning Notice of Proposed Rulemaking
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Notice of Proposed Rulemaking (NPRM)
Comments due September 2, 2014
Make regulations consistent with MAP-21
Highlights:
– Public Transit Representation on MPOs in TMAs
– New emphasis on the nonmetropolitan transportation
planning process and creation of regional transportation
planning organizations (RTPO)
– Performance Based Planning
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MAP-21: Statewide & Nonmetropolitan Transportation Planning
Notice of Proposed Rulemaking
Transit Representation
• Transit representation required on MPO
Board for areas over 200,000 in population
• FTA issued policy guidance spring 2014
• Must be designated by October 1, 2014
• Must have equal decision-making rights and
authorities
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MAP-21 Performance Management
Framework
Transit Performance Management
• Identifies seven national goals (23 USC 150(b))
• Authorizes Secretary, with input, to establish performance
measures and standards for
– 8 highway performance areas
– 2 transit performance areas
• State of Good Repair/Transit Asset Management
• Safety
• Requires states, MPOs, and public transportation agencies to set
targets for each established performance measure
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MAP-21: Statewide & Nonmetropolitan Transportation
Planning Notice of Proposed Rulemaking
• Performance-based Approach – State Requirements – To Be
Undertaken by NDOR
– NDOR establishes performance targets for USDOT transportation system
performance measures established under 23 U.S.C. 150(c) and 49 U.S.C. 5326
and 49 U.S.C. 5329 .
• NDOR develops targets used to track critical outcomes in State
• NDOR coordinates with MPOs and providers of public transportation in
rural areas to ensure consistency in selection of performance targets
– NDOR integrates rural transit provider performance plans into the statewide
transportation planning process
• Includes goals, objectives, performance measures, and targets
– NDOR considers measures and targets when developing policies, programs,
and investment priorities in LRP and STIP
• Use to assess performance of transportation system
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MAP-21: Statewide & Nonmetropolitan Transportation
Planning Notice of Proposed Rulemaking
• Regional Transportation Planning
Organizations (RTPOs) (23 U.S.C. 135(m); 49
U.S.C. 5304(l))
– Optional – State Designation of RTPOs
– States may establish and designate RTPOs to
enhance statewide planning
– States without RTPOs shall cooperate with the
affected nonmetropolitan local officials
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MAP-21: Statewide & Nonmetropolitan Transportation
Planning Notice of Proposed Rulemaking
• RTPO Requirements:
– Must be multi jurisdictional organization of nonmetropolitan
local officials and reps of local transportation systems
– Establish a policy committee, majority of which are non-metro
local officials, and as appropriate, reps from the State, private
business, transportation service providers, economic
development practitioners and the public in the region.
135(m)(3)
– Establish a fiscal and administrative agent, such as an existing
regional planning and development organization to provide
professional planning, management, and administrative support
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MAP-21: Statewide & Nonmetropolitan Transportation
Planning Notice of Proposed Rulemaking
• RTPO Duties
– Develop regional long-range multimodal transportation plans and
regional TIPs
– Coordinate local planning, land use and economic development
– Provide technical assistance to local officials
– Participate in National, multi-state, State policy and planning
development processes
– Provide a forum for public participation in regional and statewide
planning
– Share plans and programs with neighboring RTPOs and MPOs and
tribal organizations
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Asset Management and State of Good Repair
FTA Performance Measures
Transit Agency
State of
Good Repair
NTD Asset Inventory
and Assessment
Module (proposed)
Asset Management Plan
• Policies, measures, and targets
• Decision support tools
• Investment prioritization
SGR Target
Evaluate Programs,
Projects, and Strategies
Allocate Resources
Budget and Staff
Measure, Evaluate,
and Report Results
Actual Performance
Achieved
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State of Good Repair & Safety
FTA Performance Measures
Transit Agency
State of
Good Repair
Safety
Public Transportation
Agency Safety Plan
NTD Safety and
Security Module
Safety Target
Evaluate Programs,
Projects and Strategies
Allocate Resources
Budget and Staff
Measure, Evaluate,
and Report Results
Actual Performance
Achieved
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MAP-21: 2015 Planning Emphasis Areas
• MAP-21 Implementation
– Transition to Performance Based Planning
• Models of Regional Planning Cooperation
– Promote cooperation and coordination across
MPO boundaries where appropriate to ensure a
regional approach to transportation planning
• Ladders of Opportunity
– As part of the transportation planning process,
identify transportation connectivity gaps in access
to essential services
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Implementation of MAP-21
Safety Program
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Office of Transit Safety & Oversight (TSO)
MAP-21 Implementation
• Strengthen FTA’s safety regulatory
authority
• Adopt Safety Management Systems (SMS)
• Transit Advisory Committee for Safety
(TrACS)
• State Safety Oversight (SSO)
Certification and Grant Program (*Rail)
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Safety Regulatory Authority
• FTA published an Advanced Notice of Proposed Rulemaking (ANPRM) on
October 3, 2013 with comments due back on January 2, 2014.
• FTA will issue four separate NPRMs to implement the requirements of
MAP-21:
National Safety
Plan
• Establishes SMS as
foundation for FTA’s
safety regulatory
framework
• Develops safety
performance criteria
and definition for
State of Good Repair
(SGR)
Transit Agency
Safety Plan
• Introduces SMS into
practice
• Agencies set
performance targets
for safety and SGR
based on
requirements in the
National Safety Plan
Safety Certification
Training Program
• Introduces SMS
concepts and
provides training
• Improves technical
competencies of
safety oversight
professionals
State Safety
Oversight (SSO)
Program
• Establishes new
requirements for
SSO Programs
• Integrates SMS and
provides technical
assistance to
implement MAP-21
requirements
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Safety Management Systems (SMS)
SMS is built on four pillars:
Safety Policy
• Delineates
management and
employee
responsibilities for
safety
• Ensures management
is actively engaged in
safety oversight
Safety Risk
Management
• Identifies and
evaluates safety risks
• Develops safety risk
controls to minimize
the exposure of the
public, personnel, and
property
Safety Assurance
• Monitors
effectiveness of
safety risk controls
Safety Promotion
• Includes training
awareness &
communication
For more information on SMS: http://www.fta.dot.gov/tso_15176.html
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Proposed Interim Safety Certification Training
Provisions
• Notice of Proposed Rulemaking
• Comments were due June 30, 2014
• MAP–21 requires FTA to establish a safety
certification training program for Federal, State, and
other designated personnel directly responsible for
safety oversight of public transportation systems.
49 U.S.C. 5329(c).
• FTA will establish a permanent training
program through the rulemaking process.
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Bus Safety Resource Website
The FTA Bus Safety website includes helpful resources including SMS tools
and templates, an SMS Gap Analysis Checklist, and e-learning opportunities.
http://bussafety.fta.dot.gov/
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Bus and Bus Facilities Program
Ladders of Opportunity Initiative
$100 Million - Competitive grant funds
Proposals due August 4th
Urban & Rural
Connect disadvantaged and low-income individuals,
veterans, seniors, youths, and others with local
workforce training, employment centers, healthcare,
and other vital services.
• Connect more Americans with jobs
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Bus and Bus Facilities Program
Ladders of Opportunity Initiative
• Purchase, replace, or rehabilitate transit buses
and vans
• Modernize or construct bus facilities (such as
maintenance depots and intermodal facilities)
in urban, suburban, and rural communities.
• 80 percent Federal/20 percent local match
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Bus and Bus Facilities Program
Ladders of Opportunity Initiative
• Proposals address “ladders of opportunity” criteria
for riders, including:
– Enhancing access to work
– Supporting economic opportunities
– Supporting partnerships and coordinated planning
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FY2015 Appropriations
Program
FY'14
Current
Funding
FY'15 US
DOT
Request
FY'15 Full
House Passed
229 to 192
Core Highway
Program Obligation Limit
Transit Formula
- including Bus
and Bus
Facilities
Transit Capital
Improvement
Grants (New
Starts/Small
Starts/Core
Capacity)
$40.25B
$47.32B
$40.25B
FY'15
Senate
Full
Committe
e
$40.25B
$8.6B
$13.91B
$8.6B
$8.6B
$1.94B
$2.5B
plus
unused
prior year
funding
=$2.13B
total
$1.69B
$2.16B
Airport
Improvement
(AIP) Grants
TIGER
Discretionary
Grants
Amtrak Total
High Speed Rail
$3.35B
$2.90B
$3.35B
$3.48B
$600M
$1.25B
$100M
$550M
$1.39B
$0
$2.45B
$0
$1.19B
$0
$1.39B
$0
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GROW AMERICA Act
• On April 29, 2014, US DOT Secretary Anthony
Foxx unveiled the department’s $302 Billion,
four year reauthorization proposal:
The GROW AMERICA Act
Generating Renewal, Opportunity, and Work with
Accelerated Mobility, Efficiency, and Rebuilding of
Infrastructure and Communities throughout America
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GROW AMERICA Act
New Transit Programs:
Rapid Growth Area Transit Program
Provides capital funds on a competitive
basis to help fast-growing communities
introduce new bus rapid transit (BRT)
systems as part of their transportation
mix.
Local Hiring
Allows the use of local hiring
preferences for certain projects.
Fixing and Accelerating Surface
Transportation (FAST)
$1B competitive program encourages
the adoption of bold, innovative
strategies and best practices in
transportation that would have longterm impact on all projects across
transportation programs.
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GROW AMERICA Act
• Other Changes to Transit Programs:
– Bus and Bus Facilities Program: Removes statutory
requirement that funds be channeled through a designated
recipient, and instead allow State and local operators to
receive funds directly from FTA.
– Strengthens Buy America requirements through annual
increases in domestic content requirements.
– Makes improvements to FTA’s new Safety Program,
including opt-out provision for State Safety Oversight program.
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GROW AMERICA Act
• Additional information on the GROW
AMERICA Act can be obtained via the
following resources:
– Main Page: http://www.dot.gov/grow-america
– Bill Highlights: http://www.dot.gov/growamerica/focus-areas
– FTA specific Provisions: http://www.dot.gov/growamerica/by-mode/transit
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GROW AMERICA Act
• The GROW AMERICA Act will increase
transportation investment to support the
needs of our Nation’s communities.
– $199 billion to invest in our nation’s highway system and
road safety.
– $72 billion to invest in transit systems and expand
transportation options.
– Tools and resources to encourage regional coordination
and local decision making.
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What the President’s FY15 Budget
Means for Transit
 Increases transit funding to $17.6B – 63% > FY14 enacted level
 Requests $303B over 4 years for surface transportation
reauthorization – $72B for transit
 Moves all transit funding within Transportation Trust Fund
 Targets $31B over 4 years to modernize/repair infrastructure
 Provides $2.5B for New Starts, Small Starts, and Core Capacity
 Grows Bus Program to $1.9B, 353% increase over FY14
 Adds a new $500M discretionary grant program to build BRT
in areas with rapid population/ridership growth
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Federal Transit Administration
Responsibilities
1. Program Management
2. Grant Administration
3. Project Management
4. Financial Management and Financial Capacity
5. Procurement
6. Civil Rights
• Disadvantaged Business Enterprise
• Title VI
• Equal Employment Opportunity (EEO)
7. Asset Management
8. Safety
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NDOR Grant Recipient
Responsibilities
1. Program Management
2. Grant Administration
3. Project Management
4. Financial Management and Financial Capacity
5. Procurement
6. Disadvantaged Business Enterprise
7. Asset Management
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NDOR Grant Responsibilities
8. Charter Bus
9. School Bus
10. ADA
11. Title VI
12. Equal Employment Opportunity
13. DFWA/Drug and Alcohol Program
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NDOR Grant Responsibilities
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State Management Plan
Annual milestone and financial reporting
Oversight reviews (program, drug & alcohol)
Subrecipient monitoring
National Transit Database reporting (5311)
Vehicle procurements
Ensure general public transportation services
(5311)
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Subrecipient Responsibilities
• Administer transit services
• Maintain FTA funded vehicles and facilities and facility
related equipment in good operating order.
• Report ridership and operating data requested by
NDOR
• Drug & Alcohol program compliance
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NDOR
FY2012 State Management Review
• Every three years
• FTA reviews NDOR’s and subrecipients
compliance with program requirements
• Subrecipients reviewed
– Blue Rivers Area Agency on Aging (Section 5311)
– Beatrice Good Samaritan Society (Section 5310)
• 13 areas reviewed
- Deficiencies in 8 areas (3 repeat from 2009)
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NDOR
FY2012 State Management Review
Program Management
• SMP not up to date with current grant
development and management practices
• NDOR oversight checklist missing
monitoring questions regarding FTA
requirements
• Insufficient oversight of subrecipients
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NDOR
FY2012 State Management Review
Program Management
• Intercity Bus
- Consultative project not completed
- A NDOR subrecipient utilizing Section
5311(f) intercity bus funds but services
did not meet definition
• Insufficient NDOR staffing for administering
Federal funds
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NDOR
FY2012 State Management Review
DBE Goal Setting Process
• Inadequate DBE goal setting process
- NDOR did not conduct a consultative process that
provided women’s minority, general contractor
groups, community organizations etc. regarding
availability of disadvantaged and non –disadvantaged
businesses
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NDOR
FY2012 State Management Review
Asset Management
• Subrecipients preventive maintenance records did
not contain mileage information
• NDOR not monitoring subrecipients vehicle
maintenance activities.
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NDOR
FY2012 State Management Review
Lobbying
• NDOR not obtaining signed lobbying
certifications from subrecipients receiving
over $100,000 in Federal funds
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NDOR
FY2012 State Management Review
ADA
• Operators of fixed routes not following
ADA service provisions (repeat finding from
2009)
• City of Fremont – service classified as route
deviation when it was demand response
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NDOR
FY2012 State Management Review
Title VI & Limited English Proficiency
• NDOR did not have process to ensure MPO
Title VI compliance in funding agreements with
MPOs (repeat finding from 2009)
• NDOR Section 5311 checklist did contain
questions regarding Title VI and Limited English
Proficiency compliance
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NDOR
FY2012 State Management Review
Drug and Alcohol Compliance
• Subrecipient drug and alcohol policies not
compliant with USDOT requirements
• NDOR did not monitor subrecipients
compliance with USDOT requirements
(repeat finding from 2009)
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Questions?
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