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Add design review as an eligible project activity [change phase code from 'C' (Construction) to 'C,E review' (Construction, Engineering Review)] to facilitate design review activities.
Modify the City of Conroe's FY 2014 FTA 5307 and FTA 5339 Program of Projects due to increased apportionments.
Program City of Galveston On-Street Bicycle Network into the TIP using CMAQ funds reserved for implementation of H-GAC Pedestrian and Bicyclist Special Districts study recommendations. Improvements were identified in the 2006 Galveston Pedestrian and Bicyclist Special Districts Study conducted by H-GAC and the City of Galveston.
Delay four projects from FY 2014 to FY 2015 due to delays in completing Authorized Funding Agreement (AFA) between the sponsors and TxDOT.
Add three locally funded projects into the TIP facilitate federal review and approvals. Sponsors seeking to maintain eligibility for potential future reimbursement through federal environmental clearance and FTA 'Letter of No Prejudice' (LONP).
Reflect use of transportation development credits to fully or partially satisfy non-federal match requirements. Reflects TDCs awarded by H-GAC Transportation Policy Council (Dec 20, 2013 and Feb 28, 2014) and Texas Transportation Commission (June 27, 2013 and Oct 31, 2013).
Update METRO projects to reflect MAP-21 program changes. FTA Section 5309 Fixed Guideway Modernization (FGM) and Bus and Bus Facilities (BBF) programs are being replaced with Section 5337 State of Good Repair and Section 5339 Bus and Bus Facilities formula programs.
Reconcile the 2013-2016 TIP with the full-year FY 2014 FTA Section 5307 apportionments. The full-year apportionmentfor the Houston UZA is $70,926,535 as published in the Federal Register, March 10, 2014 Vol. 79 No. 46. Thisamendment reflects a revised program of projects jointly developed by the transit providers within the Houston UZA.
Remove seven Transportation Enhancement (TE) projects from the TIP. Five (5) Projects from the 2009 TxDOT Transportation Enhancements Program Call have been terminated by TxDOT due to missed implementation deadline (July 29, 2014). Two projects from the 2012 TE Program Call have been terminated by TxDOT due to missed agreement execution deadline (July 31, 2014).
Replace federal Surface Transportation Program- Metropolitan Mobility (STP-MM) funds with State Transportation Mobility Fund (TMF) bond funds due to a restriction on STP-MM funds which prevents their use on facilities which are functionally classified as local roads.
Split the existing Harris County RCTSS Precinct 2 project into two construction phases. Initial corridors to be implemented in FY 2014, West Lake Houston Pkwy and Will Clayton Pkwy improvements to follow in FY 2016.
Combine two FY 2014 Houston-Galveston Area Council (H-GAC) freight studies into one to facilitate the development of an Advanced Funding Agreement (AFA) between H-GAC and the Texas Department of Transportation (TXDOT).
Program additional state bond funds to support higher than estimated project costs. Proposed funding commitments would not result in the cancellation or delay of other programmed projects otherwise ready for implementation.
Reconcile the 2013-2016 TIP with the Connect Transit (Gulf Coast Center) Section 5307 Program of Projects for FYs 2013 and 2014. Modification of one project (MPOID 14776, FY14 Texas City-Capital Projects) requires STIP revision.
Modify Greater East End Management District Project to accommodate FTA decision to not participate in intersection construction and determination that in-kind donation of additional construction activity has been deemed ineligible for federal participation.
Modify scope to replace intersections with previously completed and additional sidewalk work covered under FTA letter of no prejudice (LONP). Funding commitment from TIP Call for Projects is unchanged.
Perform administrative modifications to funded TIP projects as identified in 2014 Q2 Status Report. Delay 25 projects within the TIP, combine three City of Missouri City ITS projects under one CSJ and correct the facility name and limits of the US 59 N/ Will Clayton Pkwy project.
Split the SH 99 “Grand Parkway” Segment I-2B and US 290 Segment 10 projects to facilitate project delivery. Overall project scopes are unchanged and delivery timelines are consistent with current regional emissions analysis/conformity determination.
SH 99 Seg. I-2B frontage road construction advanced to FY 2014. Tollway components to be included with Segments H/I-1 in pending comprehensive development agreement (CDA) procurement.
Segment 10 of the US 290 reconstruction project into two pieces near Mason Rd where the reversible managed lanes terminate.
Modify the federal funding source of two City of Houston signalization projects from Congestion Mitigation Air Quality (CMAQ) to Surface Transportation Program - Metropolitan Mobility (STP-MM). The project scopes have been determined to be ineligible under the CMAQ program.
Program Category-5 flexible funds awarded by Texas Transportation Commission. Awards support increased project costs on IH 610/IH 45 direct connector, Houston TranStar and US 59 S projects already let to contract.
Program Texas Mobility Fund (TMF) bond funds for implementation of candidate projects approved by the Policy Council in June 2012 through the TxDOT supplemental funding “$2 Billion” process. These projects have subsequently received public review of preferred alternatives satisfying the condition for award placed by the TPC in their earlier action.
Program available federal and state bond funds to support FY 2014 projects. Reflects additional federal funds made available by TxDOT through the Category 7 Surface Transportation Program-Metropolitan Mobility (STP-MM) program and funding balances due to project delays. Proposed funding commitments would not result in the cancellation or delay of other programmed projects otherwise ready for implementation.
Cancel or delay beyond FY 2016 eight projects as identified in the 2014 Q2 Status Report. Two projects have been withdrawn by project sponsors, five projects or phases thereof have been performed using local funding resources and federal/state bond support is not needed, and one project is being delayed to FY 2017.
Perform administrative modifications to funded TIP projects. Correct clerical errors in facility name and/or limit descriptions for two projects and delay of two projects (Buffalo Speedway in the City of Houston and Fite Rd in the City of Pearland) which will require more significant environmental documentation than originally anticipated.
Program the 2014 FTA Section 5307 Program of Projects for the Conroe--The Woodlands urbanized area. The City of Conroe and The Woodlands Township, as dual designated recipients for the Section 5307 program, have cooperatively developed this combined program of projects with the transit providers and interested parties within the UZA.
Reconciles the 2013-2016 TIP with the full-year FY 2013 FTA Section 5307 apportionments. The full-year apportionments for the Conroe--The Woodlands UZA are $3,335,711 (Sec. 5307) and $382,623 (Sec. 5339) as published in the Federal Register, May 13, 2013 Vol. 78 No. 92. The Designated Recipients (City of Conroe and The Woodlands Township) have cooperatively developed this program of projects with the transit providers and interested parties within the UZA.
Amendment also reflects the transition of the Sec. 5307 program from Brazos Transit District to the dual-designated City of Conroe and The Woodlands Township.
Increase federal STP-MM funding and local participation on the southern Brazoria County CR 48 widening project. Additional $2.6m of federal funds would restore the project to the amount originally programmed in the 2008-2011 TIP. Funding was reduced in subsequent 2011-2014 TIP to interim cost estimate. Action also reflects an additional $650k of matching funds and $400k local contribution in excess of match from Brazoria County.
Advance project to FY 2014 at sponsor request. Environmental documentation, permits and design plans near completion, letting scheduled for early 2014.
Amend the FY 2012 program of projects to help Fort Bend and Harris Counties mitigate the impact of MAP-21 legislative changes which reduced the eligibility of operating expenditures under Section 5307. Reconcile the 2013-2016 TIP with the full-year FY 2013 FTA Section 5307 apportionments. The full-year apportionment for the Houston UZA is $68,835,656 as published in the Federal Register, May 13, 2013 Vol. 78 No. 92. This amendment reflects a revised program of projects jointly developed by the transit providers within the Houston UZA.
Program additional Transportation Enhancement (‘TE’) project awards. Projects selected by the Transportation Policy Council (May 2013) and Texas Transportation Commission (July 2013) from eligible projects submitted under TxDOT’s 2012 TE Program Call.
Delay FM 865 project to FY 2014 due to lack of environmental clearance. Project now expected to let in October 2013.
Program funds for Uptown projects selected from the 2013-2016 TIP Call for Projects. Includes federal funds awarded through project call ($61.8 million) plus local funding commitments from Uptown Houston ($75.5 million) and METRO ($23 million).
Note: Additional supporting capital investment by METRO in P&R/transit center improvements and over-the-road coach vehicles is programmed under other existing TIP projects.
Add federal Category-12 and local funds and modify limits for US 290 ROW acquisition within Segment 10 (W of Bauer Rd to E of Mueschke Rd)
Reprogram Rider 42 development funds from engineer study to ROW acquisition. Proposed travel option study scope determined to be ineligible for Prop-12 funds, reprogram funds to support timely project development activity. Construction of the IH 610 EB to IH 45S NB direct connector funded by TPC through TIP Call for Projects.
Program $350,000 of TMF funds to support SH 36 Pass-Through-Finance (PTF) project in Brazoria Co. TxDOT/Brazoria County have committed more than $920,000 additional funding in response to high construction bids.
Modify existing TIP projects to reflect updates to funding sources, project limits, or construction timing. Additional funds not requested or proposed at this time.
Program additional 2013-2016 Call-for-Projects awards as selected by the TPC at their June 26, 2013 meeting.
Program remaining FY 2011 and 2012 JARC (FTA Section 5316) funds, as recommended by the Project Evaluation Team (PET). Requests for transportation development credits (TDCs) will be considered under separate Policy Council action.
Program initial 2013-2016 Call-for-Projects awards, as approved by the Transportation Policy Council at their April 26, 2013 meeting.
Modify existing TIP projects (schedule, scope and funding) at sponsor request and to ensure Prop 12 V2 funds are encumbered in FY 2013.
Program $800k of federal funds for the continuation of the Harris County Sherriff’s Motorist Assistance Program (MAP). Funding will cover a portion of operating costs incurred by Harris County Sheriff’s Office.
Program ‘Strategy 111’ (Category 11) funds for engineering on various projects in the TIP and RTP.
Program a revised Category-2, Metropolitan and Urban Area Corridor Projects, program of projects in the 2035 RTP Update. Revisions include advancement of projects in the US 290 and SH 146 corridors. Program $90M discretionary funding award from the Transportation Commission (MO#113526) to the US 59 S project in Fort Bend County.
Program FY 2013 FTA 5307 Planning funds for the City of Conroe and The Woodlands Township. The City of Conroe and the Woodlands Township are dual designated recipients for the newly designated Conroe-Woodlands urbanized area under the Federal Transit Administration (FTA) Section 5307 program.
Increase STP-MM funding to offset additional project costs. City of Houston and City of Stafford projects selected for STP-MM funding during prior TIP Calls for Projects have experienced increased costs from additional scope items (drainage and utility relocations) determined to be necessary during project development.
Breakout ROW right-of-way funding for US 290 projects into separate CSJs as necessary. Upon FHWA authorization, funds may only be used for activities consistent with current environmental approvals of the proposed US 290 improvements.
Reduce project limits of CMAQ-funded FM 270 bikeway project. Shared-use paths from NASA Rd 1 to Henderson Ave and from S of Hot Water Canal to S of FM 518 removed from project scope and federal funding focused to construct independent ped/bike bridges within FM 270 right-of-way to cross Clear Creek and Hot Water Canal.
Program available federal Job Access Reverse Commute (JARC) and New Freedom funds based on the recommendations of the Project Evaluation Team (PET). Funding awards are recommended for requests from Fort Bend County Transit, METRO, EPIC Ride With Heart, ARC of Fort Bend Co. and the Greater East End Management District Funds would also be programmed to support ongoing program administration.
Modify construction of US 290 corridor projects and advancing IH 610/US 290 interchange project (CSJ 0271-14-213) from FY 2014 to FY 2013. Programs available federal funds (CMAQ and Category 12) in lieu of equivalent amount of state bond funds (Texas Mobility Fund, TMF), creating a $153.7 million balance of TMF funds for future project selection by the Transportation Policy Council. Utilize local funds to address refinement of construction cost estimates, existing ROW funding allocations are unchanged.
Delay various projects from FY 2013 to FY 2014. City of Houston working with property owner to explore alternative alignment for portion of the Buffalo Bayou Heritage Corridor transportation enhancement (TE) project. Improvements to IH 10 related to construction of Cane Island Parkway anticipate to let to construction in December 2013.
Modify the limits of the Pearland Parkway project. All phases are authorized for reimbursement, ROW mapping identified need to modify description of project limits (ROW CSJ 0912-31-285).
Carry over FTA discretionary awards D2011-BLIV-046 and D2011-BLIV-047 from the 2011-2014 TIP to the 2013-2016 TIP as requested by the sponsors. Awards will be used by the Cities of Conroe and Galveston to improve pedestrian and bicycle access to transit along SH 75/Frazier/Wilson Roads and Seawall Boulevard, respectively. Also, program reinstated SAFETEA-LU earmark funds (E2009-BUSP-847) for the Galveston Downtown Intermodal Center and Parking Facility project.
Delay Hempstead Managed Lanes project to later in RTP.
Update TIP to reflect SH 99/Grand Parkway CDA design-build project schedule, scope and costs. All contract elements combined under CSJ 0912-00-471. Remaining DCs at IH 45N and US 59N to be constructed when travel demand warrants.
Program state Proposition 12 funds for design, ROW and utility work on several major interchange projects on IH 610 and IH 45. The funds were allocated through the 2012-2013 General Appropriation Act " Rider 42" and authorized by the Transportation Policy Council at their November 2012 meeting.
Program projects on US 290 corridor and FM 2234 from the "Candidate Highway Projects for H-GAC MPO Allocations and the Houston and Beaumont Districts Allocations of TxDOT Supplemental Funding" list approve by the Transportation Policy Council on June 22, 2012 into 2013-2016 TIP.
Administrative modifications for record-keeping purposes. Carry over FY 2013 project from the 2011-2014 TIP to the 2013-2016 TIP and make funding adjustments as requested by sponsor. All projects have been let.
Program the $235,200 FY 2012 Federal Transit Administration Section 5309 "State of Good Repair" discretionary award received by the Gulf Coast Center. Funds will be used to implement electronic fare card technology. GCC is requesting $47,0404 of Transportation Development Credits (TDCs) in lieu of cash match.
Program the $800,000 FY 2012 Federal Highway Administration (FHWA) Transportation, Community and System Preservation Program (TCSP) Discretionary Grant Program award received by the City of Houston for Mkt Spur Connector bikeway project.
Correct scope of federally funded Almeda Road widening project removing reference to bridge.
Program available Prop-12 funds allocated to the MPO on right-of-way acquisition for SP 10 project in Fort Bend County. Construction of SP 10 previously authorized by the TPC using Prop-12 funds through Amendment #35 to the 2011-2014 TIP.
Sponsor requested modifications to the 2013-2016 TIP approved by the TPC in April. Split projects and adjust scopes and costs for projects previously approved by TPC in 2011-2014 and 2013-2016 TIPs.
Program engineering and feasibility studies using Proposition 12 funds allocated through the 2012-2013 General Appropriation Act "Rider 42' and approved by the Transportation Policy Council in February 2012.
Administrative modifications for record-keeping purposes. Carry over FY 2012 projects from the 2011-2014 TIP that were delayed to FY 2013 to the 2013-2016 TIP and make funding adjustments as requested by sponsor. All projects let or authorized to be let.
Carry over transit projects that were approved by Amendments 58 and 60 to the 2011-2014 TIP previously approved by the Transportation Policy Council in August 2012 to the 2013-2016 TIP
Carry over FY 2011 and FY 2012 projects that were delayed to FY 2013 from the 2011-2014 TIP to the 2013-2016 TIP and make other adjustments as previously approved by the TPC in amendments to the 2011-2014 TIP.
Program FFY 2012 discretionary Bus Livability (FTA 5309) grant for the City of Galveston (Island Transit). The award will support the implementation of the City of Galveston Seawall Blvd. Transit/Pedestrian Access Plan.
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