Jim Wilkinson, PE

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Nov 18, 2013 (3 years and 11 months ago)

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Jim Wilkinson, PE





Local Projects Engineer


Nebraska Department of Roads






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Staffing and Responsible Charge


Inventory of Assets, Needs, Management


Federal Fund Purchase Concept



LPA Team: governing body, staff, RC,
consultant


LPAs assign RCs to specific projects

LPA Manual Sections 1.5, 1.8, 3.2,
15.3.1

23 CFR 635.105(c)(4)

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Role of RC


Full
-
time, public employee


Must be available to work on the project


RC


the owner’s representative


LPA Manual Sections 1.5, 1.8, 3.2, 15.3.1;

23 CFR 635.105(c)(4)

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Role of RC


Actively tracks the project day
-
to
-
day


Makes decisions on behalf of the local agency


Assures project compliance with laws, etc.


Monitors project progress and schedule


Manages consultants


Visits project during construction


Assures public getting what it pays for



http://www.transportation.nebraska.gov/gov
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aff/faq/pdf
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faq/1/1e.pdf


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Role of RC









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96,551
miles

Roadways

September, 2010

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Roadways, September, 2010

Local Roads

86,601
miles

90%

State
Highway

9,950 miles

10%

Local Roads vs. State Highways Mileages

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Roadways, September, 2010

Fed
-
Aid


10,644 mi
12%


Not

Fed
-
Aid

75,957 mi
88%

Local Federal
-
aid Eligible Mileage in NEBR

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15,350

September, 2010

Bridges

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Bridges, September, 2010

Local

11,833
Bridges
77%

State

3,517
Bridges

23%

Local
-
owned vs. State
-
owned

15,350 total

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Bridges, September, 2010

Deficient

2,655 Bridges

22%

Adequate

9,309 Bridges

78%

Local Deficient Bridges 2,655

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Bridges, September, 2010

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Asset management


Bridge inspection and maintenance


Pavement management


Signs



Roadway projects: One
-

and Six
-
Year Plan



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May, 2011


Federal Highway (FHWA) provides federal
funds to Nebraska Department of Roads
(NDOR)


A calculated portion of those funds
typically are shared with local agencies


NDOR would “buy” those federal funds and
use for projects on State highways


Local agencies in turn receive state cash


Local Agencies let and monitor projects
locally without NDOR/FHWA involvement

a.
Major changes starting three years ago

b.
Duration to develop projects increased

c.
Local share must be spent annually

d.
Federal fund purchase concept took
root in Nebraska in 2009

e.
LB 98 passed this legislative session

f.
Agreements are executed



a.
Local Public Agency (LPA)/State
Agreements

b.
Requires NDOR to develop additional
federal
-
aid projects

c.
Local agency receives annual share. Rate
is 80¢ for each federal dollar.

d.
Local agency uses funds for its road and
bridge projects. Funds may be saved for
a larger project.

e.
NDOR uses federal funds on
State

roadways and bridges.


On &
Off System Roadways


All phases


engineering, right
-
of
-
way,
utility relocations


associated with project


Roadway construction or rehab


Overlay, mill/overlay,
chip seal, pavement
patching, crack sealing


Bridge removal, replacement, rehab


Safety improvements (signals, etc.)


Bridge inspections


Ramps to meet Americans with Disability
Act requirements


Non
-
routine maintenance



Accounting


Segregation


Tracking


Reporting


Identify projects on 1/6 year plan



Annual Certification that State funds were
spent for road and bridge purposes



Surface Transportation (STP)


Counties
-

$7.8 million



STP


First Class Cities
-

$11.8 million



Highway Bridge Program (HBP)


Eligible Cities
of the First Class, Lincoln, Omaha and
Counties


up to $10 million



Note: SAFETEA
-
LU (current) funding levels


subject to change

FCC STP

$
11,800,000

19%

County STP

$7,800,000

11%

MAPA STP


$13,000,000

22%

LCLC STP

$5,250,000

9%

HBP


$15,000,000

25%

TE


$7,000,000

12%

SRTS
,
$1,000,000, 2%

Note: Other spending
authority

is available in
categories such as HSIP and
HRRRP



Current Distribution of Spending Authority

$60 Million


Total Potential

Spending

Authority

For

Nebraska

Local

Agencies

FCC STP

$
11,800,000

19%

County STP

$7,800,000

11%

HBP


$
10,000,000

16.6%

Note: SAFETEA
-
LU (current) funding levels


subject to change



Federal Funds Purchase Program

$29 Million


Off
-
federal
-
aid system bridges


MAPA (Omaha Metro area)


LCLC (Lincoln/Lancaster County)


Transportation Enhancements (TE)


Safe Routes to School (SRTS)


Railroad Hazard Elimination (RRZ)


Safety Projects


Federal Lands Highway


Emergency Relief


Congressional Earmarks


MAPA STP


$13,000,000

22%

LCLC STP

$5,250,000

9%

HBP


$5,000,000

8.3%

TE


$7,000,000

12%

SRTS
, $
1,000,000
2%

Note: SAFETEA
-
LU (current) funding levels


subject to change



Remaining Local Federal Aid Program

$31 Million


Total Potential

Spending

Authority

For

Nebraska

Local

Agencies

Note: Other spending
authority

is available in
categories such as HSIP
and HRRRP

As early as


October 1, 2012

(Federal Fiscal Year 2013)





As early as


March 2014





Initial term four years, can be extended



Indefinitely, as long as laws and
circumstances allow it





Clean Water Act


Floodplain Permit


Corps Permits


Endangered Species


Historic Preservation (Section 106)


Right
-
of
-
Way (ROW) Acquisition (Uniform Act)


Minimum Design Standards


Maintaining Roadways and Bridges which used
Federal funds


1.
Regular payments

2.
More local control, LPA manages funds,
addresses specific needs, and lets
contracts

3.
More
ways to apply the
money

4.
Developing projects locally is easier and
quicker

5.
Less expensive, especially for small
projects

6.
No NDOR/FHWA oversight of NEPA
documents, permits, or contracting

7.
Minimal State oversight





Fewer local federal
-
aid projects



Fewer federal
-
aid projects overall






Concept


How it would work


What funds are involved



Start as early as Federal Fiscal Year 2013


Benefits


The remaining Federal
-
aid program









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Staffing and Responsible Charge


Inventory of Assets, Needs, Management


Federal Fund Purchase Concept