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Eastern Federal Lands Access Program (FLAP) Call for Projects is OPEN

Federal Highway Administration Eastern Federal Lands (EFL) is now accepting Federal Lands Access Program (FLAP) applications in order to develop a four year program of projects for Fiscal Years (FY) 2017 thru 2020. Project approvals will be contingent upon availability of funds.  EFL is now accepting project applications from the following Midwestern states: Minnesota, Missouri, Michigan, Illinois, Indiana and Ohio.  The call for projects opens September 15, 2016 and runs through December 16, 2016. Applications should be submitted via email to EFL.planning@dot.gov by December 16, 2016.

More Information

For more information, refer to links below:

EFL FLAP Frequently Asked Questions 2016

FINAL EFL FM PLN 03_2_ 2016 Revised Access Program Application

MO CFP Alert FY 17_20

EFL_FLAP_Safety_Approval Form_2016

Tips for preparing a good FLAP application 2016

 

Posted 9/15/16

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Notice of FY2017 Statewide Rural TAP Call for Projects - Applications due November 1, 2016

The Missouri Department of Transportation is seeking projects to be funded using 2017 Rural Statewide Transportation Alternatives Program (TAP).  This program call will award $7.6 million of federal TAP funds.  LPAs that reside within the Metropolitan Planning Organizations of OTO, MARC, and East-west Gateway are not eligible for this program call.

Eligible projects include:

  • Construction of on-road and off-road trail facilities for pedestrians, bicyclists, and other non-motorized forms of transportation, including sidewalks, bicycle infrastructure, pedestrian and bicycle signals, traffic calming techniques, lighting, and other safety-related infrastructure, and transportation projects to achieve compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990;

  • Construction of infrastructure-related projects and systems that will provide safe routes for non-drivers, including children, older adults, and individuals with disabilities to access daily needs;
  • Conversion and use of abandoned railroad corridors for trails for pedestrians, bicyclists, or other non-motorized transportation users; and
  • Construction of infrastructure-related projects to improve the ability of students to walk and bicycle to school, including sidewalk improvements, traffic calming and speed reduction improvements, pedestrian and bicycle crossing improvements, on-street bicycle facilities, off-street bicycle and pedestrian facilities, secure bicycle parking facilities, and traffic diversion improvements in the vicinity of schools.

Awarded projects will be funded with 80 percent federal funds and require a minimum 20 percent cash local match. 

 

Links to the Program Guide and Nomination Form:

 

Application packets are due to the district offices by November 1, 2016. Awards are anticipated to be made in January of 2017.

 

For additional information contact your district representative or Elizabeth.Prestwood@modot.mo.gov 417-829-8016

Posted 8/11/16

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LPA Program Changes

On July 7, 2016, the Missouri Highways and Transportation Commission (MHTC) approved the elimination of the Small Urban Surface Transportation (STP-SU) and On-System Bridge and Rehabilitation (BRM) Programs.  These programs have not been required by a federal transportation bill since 1991 so the MHTC decided to discontinue funding these programs in fiscal year 2017.  These funds will be redirected towards MoDOT’s Statewide Transportation Improvement Program (STIP) and distributed using the MHTC funding allocation formula.  This was a tough and unpopular decision but was necessary due to limited resources.

The last allocation of STP-SU program funds has been allocated for fiscal year 2016 and is reflected in the linked STP-SU fund balances and on the LPA website.  MoDOT will honor previous project commitments and allow sponsors three years to use existing balances.  Project sponsors will have until September 30, 2019 to obligate any remaining balance.  No federal obligations will be allowed after September 30, 2019 including change orders, award adjustments or any other project related activities. Reimbursements of expenditures are eligible after September 30, 2019 as long as the funds have been obligated.  Any remaining unobligated balances will be redirected to MoDOT’s STIP after September 30, 2019.

Thank you for your continued partnership to improve Missouri’s transportation system.  Please work with your local MoDOT contact to use your remaining balance.  Please contact Kenny Voss at 573-526-2924 if you have any questions regarding this decision.

Posted 8/5/16

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LPA Environmental Review Changes

The process for requesting environmental review of federally funded LPA projects by MoDOT has changed.  A new electronic Request for Environment Review (RER) has been created to replace the old RER form.  The new electronic RER can be found at:

https://www6.modot.mo.gov/RERProject/Pages/Login.aspx?ReturnUrl=%2fRERProject%2f

 

RER Instructions

The electronic RER has been updated in the LPA Manual (EPG 136.6) along with instructions (Fig. 136.6.5) on how to complete the form.  All projects that have not started the environmental review process will use the new electronic form.  Any projects that have already started the review process will continue following the old review process.

Posted 8/5/16

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Eastern Federal Lands Access Program (FLAP) Call for Projects Alert

Federal Highway Administration Eastern Federal Lands (EFL) will be accepting Federal Lands Access Program (FLAP) applications in order to develop a four year program of projects for Fiscal Years (FY) 2017 through FY2020. Project approvals will be contingent upon availability of funds.  EFL will be accepting project applications from the following Midwestern states: Minnesota, Missouri, Michigan, Illinois, Indiana and Ohio.  The call for projects opens September 15, 2016 and runs through December 16, 2016. Applications should be submitted via email to EFL.planning@dot.gov by December 16, 2016.

More Information

For more information, refer to links below:

EFL FLAP Frequently Asked Questions 2016

FINAL EFL FM PLN 03_2_ 2016 Revised Access Program Application

MO CFP Alert FY 17_20

EFL_FLAP_Safety_Approval Form_2016

Tips for preparing a good FLAP application 2016

Traffic Engineering Assistance Program (TEAP) Funding Now Available

Application period 07/07/2016 through 09/09/2016

The Missouri Department of Transportation is seeking projects that could be funded with Traffic Engineering Assistance Program (TEAP) funds.

The Traffic Engineering Assistance Program (TEAP) allows local public agencies (LPA) to receive engineering assistance for studying traffic engineering problems. LPAs facing a traffic safety or operational problem can utilize the LPA On-Call Consultant List to perform a traffic study.

Typical traffic engineering related projects include:  corridor safety and/or operational analysis, intersection(s) safety and/or operational analysis, speed limit review, sign inventory, pedestrian/bike route analysis, parking issues, and other traffic studies, etc.

Local public agencies are reimbursed for eligible project costs at a rate of 80 percent with the local agency providing a 20-percent match.  Funds administered by MoDOT will provide 80 percent of the TEAP project costs, up to $8,000 per project. If the total cost is greater than $10,000, the local agency can pay more than 20 percent to complete the TEAP project, if desired.

Eligible projects must be able to be completed by spring of 2017.

Applications are due September 9, 2016 to the district LPA staff, with selected projects to be announced in October 2016.

For more information and applications, visit TEAP

For details on how to apply and the application process, please contact your local MoDOT LPA person: http://www.modot.org/business/manuals/LPAContacts.htm

Posted 7/7/16

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LPA Statewide Advisory Committee Selection

MoDOT is proud to announce it has selected five new members from around the state to serve on the Statewide LPA Advisory Committee. The committee members will be asked to contribute to the development of policies, improve communication and influence the overall direction of Missouri's local program.  The new members are as follows:

Name
Organization
District
Marc Hanson Mid-America Regional Council
KC
Donald Black Carter County
SE
Allison Anderson City of Columbia, Public Works
CD
Jeff Martin City of Kansas City, Public Works Department
KC
Nathan Tormala St. Charles County Highway Department
SL

The entire list of advisory committee members and contact information can be found on this website at LPA Advisory Committee.

Posted 6/24/16

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Missouri Moves Cost Share Program Funding Now Available

 

Application Period 6/15/2016 through 7/29/2016.

The Missouri Department of Transportation is seeking projects that could be funded with the Missouri Moves Cost Share Program.

The purpose of the Missouri Moves Cost Share Program is to build partnerships with local entities to pool efforts and resources to deliver transportation projects.  The Missouri Department of Transportation (MoDOT) funds this program with General Revenue appropriations from the General Assembly. 

The Missouri Moves Cost Share Program provides financial assistance to public and private applicants for state and local projects satisfying a transportation need.  Eligible projects include roads, bridges, bicycle/pedestrian accommodations and multimodal facilities. A total of $20 million is available.  MoDOT participates up to 50 percent of the total project costs.  One-third of the funds are set aside for multimodal and bicycle/pedestrian projects.  Up to 25 percent of the funds may be distributed to projects in any one MoDOT district.

Projects are selected by the Cost Share/Economic Development Committee, which consists of the Chief Engineer, Chief Financial Officer and the Assistant Chief Engineer. They are then recommended for Commission approval via a STIP amendment.  

Missouri Moves Cost Share Program guidelines, application, and rating matrix are available on MoDOT’s website at http://www.modot.org/missourimoves/.  Applications are due July 29, 2016.        

For more information contact Carol Kliethermes at 573-526-2561.

Posted 6/20/16

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Tiger Funding Announcement

U.S. Transportation Secretary Foxx Announces $500 Million in Eighth Round of TIGER Funding.

Posted 2/29/16

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DBE Goals

Effective 11/06/2015, MoDOT will no longer utilize the statewide programmatic DBE goal (15.38% in FY’16) for On-Call Consultant Contracts.  Guidance for obtaining DBE Goals for LPA On-Call Consultant Contracts can be found in EPG 136.4.2.4.3.2 LPA Consideration of DBE for On-Call Contracts.

Posted 11/6/15

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2016 Traffic Engineering Assistance Program Award Announcement!

 

The LPA Program is pleased to announce the FY2016 TEAP Project Awards.

The Traffic Engineering Assistance Program (TEAP) allows local public agencies (LPA) to receive engineering assistance for studying traffic engineering problems. LPAs awarded TEAP funding for a traffic safety or operational problem must utilize the LPA On-Call Consultant List to perform the traffic study.

All project sponsors who submitted an application will be receiving an official email over the next week or so informing you of the application status. 

 

2016 Awarded TEAP Projects 

Local public agencies are reimbursed for eligible project costs at a rate of 80 percent with the local agency providing a 20-percent match.  Funds administered by MoDOT will provide 80 percent of the TEAP project costs, up to $8,000 per project. If the total cost is greater than $10,000, the local agency can pay more than 20 percent to complete the TEAP project, if desired.

Eligible projects must be completed by Spring of 2016.

Posted 10/30/15

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Potential Payment Impacts on Federal Aid Projects

FHWA's system for processing federal aid payments will be shut down for an upgrade from September 26, 2015 to October 26, 2015. During this period MoDOT will not be able to process reimbursement requests from local public agencies on federal-aid projects.

Letter to LPA Partners

Posted 8/17/15

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Traffic Engineering Assistance Program (TEAP) Funding Now Available

Application period 07/22/2015 through 9/15/2015

The Missouri Department of Transportation is seeking projects that could be funded with Traffic Engineering Assistance Program (TEAP) funds.

The Traffic Engineering Assistance Program (TEAP) allows local public agencies (LPA) to receive engineering assistance for studying traffic engineering problems. LPAs facing a traffic safety or operational problem can utilize the LPA On-Call Consultant List to perform a traffic study.

Typical traffic engineering related projects include:  corridor safety and/or operational analysis, intersection(s) safety and/or operational analysis, speed limit review, sign inventory, pedestrian/bike route analysis, parking issues, and other traffic studies, etc.

Local public agencies are reimbursed for eligible project costs at a rate of 80 percent with the local agency providing a 20-percent match.  Funds administered by MoDOT will provide 80 percent of the TEAP project costs, up to $8,000 per project. If the total cost is greater than $10,000, the local agency can pay more than 20 percent to complete the TEAP project, if desired.

Eligible projects must be able to be completed by spring of 2016.

Applications are due September 15, 2015 to the district LPA staff, with selected projects to be announced in October 2015.

For more information and applications, visit TEAP

For details on how to apply and the application process, please contact your local MoDOT LPA person: http://www.modot.org/business/manuals/LPAContacts.htm

Posted 7/22/15

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LPA Statewide Advisory Committee Selection

MoDOT is proud to announce it has selected seven new members from around the state to serve on the Statewide LPA Advisory Committee. The committee members will be asked to contribute to the development of policies, improve communication and influence the overall direction of Missouri's local program.  The new members are as follows:

 

Name
Organization
District
Shannon Howe Howe Company, LLC
NE
Randy White Pioneer Trails Regional Planning Commission
KC
Jason Sivils Great River Engineering
SW
Ted Medler St. Louis County
SL
L.G. Loos City of Maryland Heights
SL
Matt Wohlberg City of Creve Coeur
SL
Tricia Bohler Civil Design, Inc.
SL - DBE

 

The entire list of advisory committee members and contact information can be found on this website at LPA Advisory Committee.

Posted 7/8/15

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2015 Transportation Alternatives Program Announcement!

 

The LPA Program is pleased to announce the FY2015 TAP Project Awards.

The Transportation Alternatives Program (TAP) provides for a variety of alternative transportation projects, including many that were previously eligible activities under separately funded programs.  The TAP replaces the funding from pre-MAP-21 programs including Transportation Enhancements, Recreational Trails, Safe Routes to School, and Scenic Byways, wrapping them into a single funding source.  There are 13 possible transportation alternatives activity categories, which have been grouped into three groups by common characteristics:  Pedestrian and Bicycle Group, Scenic and Natural Resources Group and the Community Improvement Group.

2015 TAP List of Funded Projects

 

Local public agencies are reimbursed for eligible project costs at a rate of 80 percent with the local agency providing a 20-percent match.  Funds administered by MoDOT will provide 80 percent of the TAP project costs, up to $240,000 per project. If the total cost is greater than $240,000, the local agency can pay more than 20 percent to complete the TAP project, if desired.

Posted 4/20/15

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HUD 2015 Low-income Schedule has been updated and Posted on the FHWA website

 

This is to inform you that the FY 2015 HUD Low-income Limits have been updated and posted on the FHWA website.  The Uniform Relocation Assistance and Real Property Acquisition Policies Act of 1970 (Uniform Act or URA) FY 2015 Low income limits, used in connection with rental assistance payment calculations under 49 CFR 24.402(b), have been issued with an effective date of March 6, 2015. Any calculations prior to that date should use the 2014 Schedule.  The 2015 low-income limits are located at this link:

http://www.fhwa.dot.gov/real_estate/uniform_act/policy_and_guidance/low_income_calculations/

A sample calculation is located at this link:

http://www.fhwa.dot.gov/real_estate//uniform_act/policy_and_guidance/low_income_calculations/ualicex.cfm

For any questions concerning this, please contact Mary Jane Daluge by telephone at (202) 366-2035 or by email at maryjane.daluge@dot.gov, or your Office of Real Estate Services point of contact.  

Thank you.

Posted 4/10/15

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Tiger Funding Announcement

U.S. Transportation Secretary Foxx Announces $500 Million in Seventh Round of TIGER Funding

Posted 4/9/15

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LPA Manual & Process Change - Right of Way Acquisition

LPA Partners,

MoDOT, in conjunction with the LPA Advisory Committee, has recently completed a review of the LPA right of way acquisition process, which has resulted in several process improvements. Changes to the LPA Manual (EPG 136.8.2.2 & 136.8.8.1) have now been updated to reflect these new processes. Effective April 1, 2015 the following will apply to all active LPA projects that have not been issued an A-Date or Notice to Proceed for right of way acquisition: 

  • A detailed right of way acquisition schedule (Form EPG 136.8.2.2) must be established by the LPA, or its consultant, & reviewed by MoDOT prior to being granted a notice to proceed or an A-Date.   We’ve also created an instructions sheet (Form EPG 136.8.2.2A) for how to complete the form and establish each completion date for the schedule.
  •  The following changes have also been made to the Acquisition Authority Request form (Form 136.8.1):
    • The LPA will identify “Who will be responsible for negotiating the right of way”
    • MoDOT will identify the “MoDOT Right of Way Employee assigned to this project”
  • MoDOT Right of Way Staff will call the LPA’s person who is responsible for the right of way negotiations before an A-Date or NTP is issued to help kick off the acquisition process, & help identify any potential road blocks.  The main focus of this call is to build / strengthen relationships between MoDOT’s RW staff & the LPA’s. We’re hoping this will help you feel more comfortable calling MoDOT when you have a right of way related problem or a question.
  • Once a right of way schedule is established & a notice to proceed is issued for the project, MoDOT will ensure the LPA is progressing through the process in accordance with the schedule established.  This means, if &/or when the time comes to file a condemnation petition, the LPA’s will be required to do so. This doesn’t mean negotiations have to stop at this point, it’s just leading the project into the next step of the process.  Many times we’ve found that as soon as the petition was filed, property owners decided to settle.

If you have any questions regarding these changes, please contact your MoDOT District LPA contact person.  Here is a link to the contact person in your district:

Posted  3/23/15

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