The Mid-MO RPC Transportation Advisory Committee (TAC) held a meeting on December 6th to review and score MoDOT’s Central District, Transportation Alternative Program (TAP) applications from the Mid-MO RPC region. Applicant communities included the Cities of Ashland, Fulton and Pilot Grove. The communities each gave a brief presentation on their projects and TAC member representatives discussed and scored them. These scores will be forwarded to MoDOT Central District staff to be used as part of the process to make recommendations to the Missouri Highway and Transportation Commission for funding approval in January 2017.
TAP can be used to fund projects defined as transportation alternatives, including on-and-off-road pedestrian and bicycle facilities, infrastructure projects for improving non-driver access to public transportation and enhanced mobility; community improvement activities; environmental mitigation; recreational trail projects and safe routes to school projects. 2017 Federal funding for MoDOT Central District was $1.8 million. A total of twenty-three applications were submitted to Central District for funding. Individual projects can range from a minimum of $80,000 to a maximum of $400,000. Awarded projects will be funded with 80 percent federal funds and require a minimum 20 percent cash local match.
Applicants awarded funding will be announced by MoDOT in January 2017.
The meeting agenda can be viewed here, and will include discussion and recommendation for the “Missouri Moves” cost-share projects. The following link provides a quick summary of the 16 Central District projects – http://arcg.is/2b8RMjN
The meeting location will be at the Southern Boone County Public Library meeting room in Ashland, beginning at 3:30.
March 25, 2016 — On Wednesday, the Mid-MO RPC Transportation Advisory Committee (TAC) met in Ashland. MoDOT’s Transportation Planning Specialist, Mike Henderson, gave an overview of the recent MoDOT Statewide Transportation Planners Meeting in Jefferson City. This is an annual event where transportation planners and stakeholders from around Missouri meet to discuss transportation issues. Issues discussed at the statewide planners meeting included MoDOT road and bridge funding, the Transportation Alternative Program (TAP), highway safety planning, and freight among other topics.
MoDOT’s financial position has improved with lower gas prices increasing revenue from fuel taxes and the passage of the federal transportation bill — the FAST Act. However, MoDOT’s long-term financial forecast still shows deficit spending from 2016 to 2022. This means that moving forward it will still be important for Missouri to find a long-term revenue source for transportation funding.