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
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
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:
||Howe Company, LLC
||Pioneer Trails Regional Planning Commission
||Great River Engineering
||St. Louis County
||City of Maryland Heights
||City of Creve Coeur
||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.
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.
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:
A sample calculation is located at this link:
For any questions concerning this, please contact Mary Jane Daluge by telephone at (202) 366-2035 or by email at firstname.lastname@example.org, or your Office of Real Estate Services point of contact.
Tiger Funding Announcement
U.S. Transportation Secretary Foxx Announces $500 Million in Seventh Round of TIGER Funding
LPA Manual & Process Change - Right of Way Acquisition
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 220.127.116.11 & 18.104.22.168) 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 22.214.171.124) 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 126.96.36.199A) 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:
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