Lane County requests an amendment to the MTIP that would re-program CMAQ funds from canceled Lane County project into two existing Lane County projects.
The Metropolitan Policy Committee (MPC) previously approved the use of $1,581,186 of discretionary federal CMAQ funds for Lane County Yolanda Elementary and Briggs Middle Schools Traffic Congestion Mitigation project (STIP Key 21167). The project was canceled in October 2019 due to insufficient projected PM10 emissions benefits for the purposes of FHWA CMAQ monitoring.
Lane County proposes to reprogram a portion of the CMAQ funds from the canceled Yolanda project (Key 21167) into the following two Lane County projects, both of which have been previously approved by MPC for discretionary funding:
21385 – Gilham Road: Ayers Road to Mirror Pond Way
21168 – Howard Elementary & Colin Kelly MS traffic congestion mitig
At their January 15 meeting, Transportation Planning Committee (TPC) reviewed the proposed amendment and recommended a Public Hearing to be held at February 6 MPC. A 30-day public comment period will be open through February 27, 2020. Committee action will then be requested at March 5 MPC.