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MINK 2018 - Local Roads Meeting

September 19-20, 2018

Stoney Creek Inn

St. Joseph, MO

 

MINK is an annual meeting that brings together officials from local road agencies, state DOTs and FHWA divisions in Missouri, Iowa, Nebraska and Kansas. The agenda covers timely and practical topics on maintenance, administration, innovative ideas, safety, and funding. It’s a great place to share information, learn together, and talk shop. Attendees from any state are welcome. Personal Development Hours (PDH) will be awarded.

 

September 19-20, 2018 - Dinner is provided on the 19th

 

Register by September 9, 2018. The registration fee for the meeting is $65 per attendee. Send no payments now. You will be invoiced after the meeting*. No refunds will be given for cancellations after September 9, 2018.

 

Click Here for more information and to Register Online

 

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Threatened and Endangered Species course

 

The MoDOT Design Division Environmental Section is offering a Threatened and Endangered Species course to be held on Wed September 12 from 9:00 AM – 12:00 PM in the MoDOT Traffic Management Center in Chesterfield, MO.  This course is being offered to internal MoDOT employees and LPA partners specifically working in the northeast, St. Louis, and southeast parts of the state.

 

This workshop is pertinent to anyone wanting or needing more information about threatened and endangered species, sensitive habitats, and protected natural resources for MoDOT and Local Public Agency transportation projects.   There is no cost for this course.

 

Instructor Contact Info

 

Bree McMurray, bree.mcmurray@modot.mo.gov, (573)526-0606, LPA statewide

Chris Shulse, christopher.shulse@modot.mo.gov, 573-526-6678, STIP/MoDOT NE and STL

Evan Hill, evan.hill@modot.mo.gov, (573) 526-4728, STIP/MoDOT SE

 

Location

 MoDOT Traffic Management Center (TMC)

14301 S Outer 40 Rd

Chesterfield, MO 63017

2nd floor, to the Right

Room 209

 

Detailed directions will be sent to registered participants about a week before the training.

 

*Notice: There will also be a class offered in Springfield, MO in mid-to-late October 2018. That location may be more convenient to several folks in southeast and south-central, MO*

 

Threatened and Endangered Species class

 

This course will provide an overview of the regulatory requirements and processes for addressing impacts to state and federal listed protected species. We will describe the roles and responsibilities of the MoDOT specialists that interpret these requirements and are charged with evaluating and documenting impacts of federally funded transportation projects on the natural environment. Participants will also learn the correct methods and timelines for submitting documentation to and requesting assistance from MoDOT T&E specialists, as well as the importance of complying with environmental commitments. Many examples and justifications of Job Special Provisions shall be presented, as well as examples of ecological evaluations.

 

In regard to threatened and endangered species and sensitive habitats, emphasis will be placed on the proper documentation to submit for a request for environmental services (STIP Design-RES), request for environmental review (LPA-RER), or request/notification for needed evaluation prior to maintenance activity, as well as proper channels to obtain that assistance. At the end of the training, participants should be able to outline the basic environmental processes of coordination (with environmental office), consultation (environmental office to natural resource agencies), commitment (JSPs and environmental documents), and compliance (follow-through for design, construction, maintenance).

 

Topics covered:

 

  • How, when, and why to ask for review or assistance (STIP, LPA, and maintenance)
  • Why FHWA, MoDOT, and sponsors must honor environmental commitments
  • Concurrent reviews and clearances needed for NEPA

 

There are 40 spots available for LPA and Consultants. If you would like to attend the meeting please send an email to Rodney Braman at Rodney.Braman@modot.mo.gov with the subject Threatened and Endangered Species class.  Because of the limited space, we are asking for only one representative per Local Public Agency and consultant.  Selection will be made by order of replies.  We will start a waiting list in case more spots open up to Local Public Agency and consultant.  Detailed directions will be sent to registered participants about a week before the training. 

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The Request for Environmental Review (RER) recently underwent some changes.  Below is a summary of those changes:    

 

  • RES/RER-Airport question changes from 2 to 4 miles
  • RES/RER-New checkbox in the Floodplain/Regulatory Floodway section regarding MoDOT property
  • RES/RER-Changes to Consultant/Contractor/Administrator privileges and login.  Each consultant/contractor company will only be allowed in the system once as Admin, then individuals are Representatives.  Admin will be able to see all Reps and projects.  Admin can edit or change Admin information or other company information. 
  • RES/RER-Ability to save a “draft” RES/RER without filling out all the required fields, once ready for submittal, will prompt to fill out all required fields.
  • RER-Airport question text change from “district” to “LPA”.
  • RES/RER-In the NEPA response section, change “SHPO/4(f)” to “SHPO” only.
  • RER-Change “Submit draft to district” to “Submit review” and change “Submit to districts” to “Submit final”.
  • RER-Add “LPA” to title of RER
  • RES/RER-Change “Help” to “Instructions”.
  • RES/RER-Delete “Explain the purpose of the request”. There isn’t normally a different purpose for the request than NEPA clearance, and if so, could be identified elsewhere.
  • RER-Delete “Changes to the project since the last RER submitted? If yes, explain”.  There is only one RER so this question is not necessary.
  • RER-Change “NEPA Approval Date” to “NEPA Approval/A-date”.
  • RER-Add PCE# with NEPA Class and “all environmental issues clear” date.

 Posted 8/8/2018

** UPDATED 8/10/2018** 

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Announcement of webinars on FY18 BUILD (Formerly TIGER) Grant Solicitations

To provide technical assistance to a broad array of stakeholders, DOT is hosting a series of webinars during the FY 2018 BUILD grant application process. A webinar on how to compete for BUILD Transportation Grants for all applicants will be held on Thursday, May 24; a webinar for rural and tribal applicants will be held on Tuesday, May 29; and a webinar on how to prepare a benefit cost analysis for a BUILD application will be held on Thursday, May 31. All webinars will take place from 2:00-4:00 PM EDT. Registration Links are provided below:

Please remember registration is required for each webinar!

Thursday, May 24 – How to Compete for BUILD Transportation Grants – All Applicants
https://connectdot.connectsolutions.com/e5zfndgzd4yk/event/event_info.html

Tuesday, May 29 – How to Compete for BUILD Transportation Grants – Rural & Tribal Applicants
https://connectdot.connectsolutions.com/e9vymm9w1jot/event/event_info.html

Thursday, May 31 – Preparing a Benefit Cost Analysis (BCA) for a BUILD Application
https://connectdot.connectsolutions.com/eodvzsplmqdw/event/event_info.html

Details and registration information regarding these webinars will also be made available at https://www.transportation.gov/BUILDgrants. The Department will schedule additional webinars on these topics in June.
Prospective BUILD applicants are encouraged to look through the full Notice of Funding Opportunity. Applications are due by 8:00 PM EDT on July 19, 2018.
***More information about BUILD grants, including frequently asked questions and other guidance, can be found at https://www.transportation.gov/BUILDgrants/about.

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MoDOT Receives Blanket Interim Approval to use RRFBs

MoDOT has received Interim Approval to use Rectangular Rapid Flashing Beacons on a blanket basis at uncontrolled marked crosswalk locations statewide in Missouri (state DOT and local highway agencies) and are therefore now allowed to install them. 

MoDOT is required to develop and periodically update a list of all locations where RRFBs are installed in Missouri.  Local jurisdictions that install RRFBs under this Interim Approval should inform MoDOT of such installations so we can maintain a comprehensive list of locations.

Any reference, installation information can be sent to Katy Harlan (Katy.Harlan@modot.mo.gov)

Posted 5/1/2018

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FHWA Has rebranded "TIGER" to "BUILD" Discretionary Grant

The “Better Utilizing Investments to Leverage Development” (BUILD) Discretionary Grant has been posted on Grants.gov CFDA # 20.933 as of 4/20/2018.  The “BUILD” is a rebranding of the “TIGER” Discretionary Grant program.

The BUILD Transportation Grants Website is LIVE:  https://www.transportation.gov/BUILDgrants

FY18 Build FAQs

Notice of Funding Opportunity for Department of Transportation's National Infrastructure Investments Under Consolidated Appropriations Act, 2018

BUILD vs TIGER Fact Sheet

BUILD NOFO Release

Posted 4/24/18

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FHWA April 18, 2018 publication of the Notice of Funding Opportunity (NOFO) for the FY 18 Advanced Transportation and Congestion Management Technologies Deployment (ATCMTD) program.

The application due date is June 18, 2018.  A webinar covering details of the program and the NOFO is being scheduled, and we will follow up with the date and time as well as a link to register for the event.  This information will be updated in the Grants.gov listing as well.

https://www.grants.gov/web/grants/view-opportunity.html?oppId=303763

Posted 4/24/18

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FHWA Has Granted Interim Approval on RRFBs at Crosswalks Under Limited Conditions

MoDOT has not yet received blanket interim approval.  Please refer to the following link for detailed information on the interim approval of the RRFB:

Manual on Uniform Traffic Control Devices (MUTCD)

Posted 4/17/18

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Where do I find?

 

Termination of Interim Approval by FHWA for Rapid Rectangular Flashing Beacons (RRFB)

FHWA has issued a Termination Memorandum for the above traffic control device.  Please note that after December 21, 2017 the installation of any new or replacement rectangular rapid flashing beacons (RRFB) by any highway agency, including those agencies who received the FHWA's approval to use rectangular rapid flashing beacons under Interim Approval 11, shall be prohibited. However, any existing rectangular rapid flashing beacon (RRFB) that was installed prior to December 21, 2017, that complies with the terms of Interim Approval 11 may remain in place until it reaches the end of its useful service life. 

Memo issued by FHWA

 

Posted 12/29/17

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FY 2018 and 2019 Traffic Engineering Assistance Program Award Announcement!

 

The LPA Program is pleased to announce the FY2018 and 2019 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 awarded project sponsors will receive an official email informing them of the next steps in the TEAP process. 

 

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 April in the year they receive funding.

2018 Traffic Engineering Assistance Program Funded Projects List

Local Agency

Funded Amount

Type of Project

City of Kirksville

$8,000.00

Corridor/Intersection Safety and/or Operational Analysis, including Parking Analysis and Bike/Ped Safety

City of Park Hill

$8,000.00

Intersection Safety and/or Operational Analysis

City of Ashland

$8,000.00

Intersection Safety, Pedestrian Safety

City of Lanthrop

$8,000.00

Intersection Safety and operational analysis and Pedestrian safety

City of Liberty

$8,000.00

Intersection Safety and/or Operational Analysis; Inventories (bicycle facilities)

City of Moberly

$8,000.00

Corridor/Intersection Safety and/or Operational Analysis, including Parking Analysis and Bike/Ped Safety

City of Monett

$8,000.00

Corridor safety, Intersection safety, Pedestrian, Bike and Inventories

City of Frontenac

$8,000.00

ADA Transition Plan (Pedestrian Safety and/or Operational Analysis; Inventories (sidewalks)

City of Washington

$8,000.00

ADA Transition Plan (Pedestrian Safety and/or Operational Analysis; Inventories (sidewalks)

City of St Peters (2)

$8,000.00

Intersection and Pedestrian safety

Jefferson County

$8,000.00

Corridor, Intersection, Speed

 

2019 Traffic Engineering Assistance Program Funded Projects List

Local Agency

Funded Amount

Type of Project

City of Grandview

$8,000.00

Intersection Safety and/or Operational Analysis; Bike/Ped Safety

City of Parkville

$8,000.00

Intersection Safety and/or Operational Analysis

City of Mexico

$8,000.00

ADA Transition Plan (Pedestrian Safety and/or Operational Analysis; Inventories (sidewalks)

City of Bertrand

$8,000.00

ADA Transition plan

City of Sunrise Beach

$8,000.00

Primarily: Intersection Safety and/or Operational Analysis

City of St James

$8,000.00

Corridor Safety and/or Operational Analysis

City of Cameron

$8,000.00

Corridor Safety and/or Operational Analysis and Inventories

City of Warsaw

$8,000.00

Corridor safety, intersection, Pedestrian, bike, inventories and storm water improvement for sidewalks

City of St Peters (1)

$8,000.00

ADA Transition Plan (Pedestrian Safety and/or Operational Analysis; Inventories (sidewalks)

City of St Clair

$8,000.00

Inventories

Jefferson County

$8,000.00

Corridor, Intersection, Speed

City of Kirkwood

$8,000.00

Intersection Safety

 

Posted 11/1/17

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