The Central Lane MPO anticipates $17,965,942 of new federal discretionary funds to program through federal fiscal year 2021. These funds include Surface Transportation Block Grant funds ($12,066,959), Transportation Alternatives funds ($544,468), and Congestion Mitigation & Air Quality funds ($5,354,515).
The Technical Advisory Subcommittee (TASC) met several times between March and June to discuss funding priorities and opportunities for wise investment of MPO discretionary funds. An early brainstorm list included 47 projects requesting an estimated total of $32,212,730 or 193% of the funds available. Several TASC discussions followed considering program eligibility, timeliness and the regional priority criteria, ultimately resulting in 32 funding applications being submitted by the June 1 deadline, requesting a total of $21,560,507, or 120% of the funds available. TASC and Transportation Planning Committee (TPC) have met to discuss these projects and review applications to prepare a funding proposal for the Metropolitan Policy Committee (MPC) to consider, based on the merits of each project regarding program eligibility, timeliness, and the MPO’s established project selection criteria. At its June 20, 2018 meeting, TPC finalized a funding proposal (see "Topic Details" tab) and unanimously recommended it for MPC consideration.
Public comment period will remain open through August 30, 2018. Metropolitan Policy Committee will hold a public hearing at their August 2 meeting, 11:30 AM - 1:30 PM at City of Springfield Justice Center 2nd floor meeting room; 344 A Street.