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SUPPLEMENTARY TABLES –APPORTIONMENTS AUTHORIZED FOR FISCAL YEAR (FY) 2005 PURSUANT TO THE SAFE, ACCOUNTABLE, FLEXIBLE, EFFICIENT TRANSPORTATION EQUITY ACT: A LEGACY FOR USERS (SAFETEA-LU)
Classification Code Date Office of Primary Interest
N 4510.563 April 12, 2006 HPLS-30

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  1. What is the purpose of this Notice? This Notice is to provide supplementary tables related to the following FY 2005 apportionments pursuant to the Safe, Accountable, Flexible, Efficient Transportation Equity Act: A Legacy for Users (SAFETEA-LU) of 2005, Public Law (Pub. L. No.) 109-59:

    • Interstate Maintenance
    • National Highway System
    • Highway Bridge Program
    • Surface Transportation Program
    • Congestion Mitigation & Air Quality Improvement
    • Appalachian Development Highway System
    • Recreational Trail
    • Coordinated Border Infrastructure Program
    • Safe Routes to School
    • Metropolitan Planning
    • Equity Bonus
  2. What do the following tables show?

    1. Table 1 shows the total amount of Interstate and non-Interstate funds authorized for FY 2005 apportioned to the States by formula.

    2. Table 2 shows the distribution of Equity Bonus funds. Page 1 shows the amount of Equity Bonus funds authorized for FY 2005, which are exempt from limitation, subject to special limitation, and subject to formula obligation limitation (displayed as “Amount Distributed to Core Programs”). The amounts shown reflect reconciliation of the advance apportionments pursuant to the Surface Transportation Extension Act of 2004, Part V, (Pub. L. No. 108-310), as amended by the Surface Transportation Extension Act of 2005 (Pub. L. No. 109-14) and the Surface Transportation Extension Act of 2005, Parts II through V (Pub. L. Nos. 109-20, 109-35, 109-37, and 109-40). Page 2 shows the programmatic distribution of Equity Bonus funds in excess of $2.639 billion to the core programs (Interstate Maintenance, National Highway System, Surface Transportation, Highway Bridge, and Congestion Mitigation and Air Quality Improvement programs). The amounts shown on Page 2 are inclusive of amounts reserved for 2 percent Statewide Planning and Research (SPR) projects.

    3. Table 3 shows the total amount of Interstate Maintenance, National Highway System, Surface Transportation, Highway Bridge, and Congestion Mitigation and Air Quality Improvement program funds authorized for FY 2005 and apportioned to the States by formula, including the programmatic distribution of Equity Bonus. The funds are inclusive of amounts reserved for transfer for those States that failed to meet the provisions of section 154 (Open Container Requirements) of title 23, United States Code (U.S.C.) and section 164 (Minimum Penalties for Repeat Offenders) of title 23, U.S.C. Under the provisions of section 154(c) of title 23, U.S.C., and section 164(b) of title 23, U.S.C., 3 percent of the amount required to be apportioned to the States will be transferred to the States’ Safety Program, as outlined in section 402 of title 23, U.S.C. The amounts shown are also inclusive of amounts reserved for 2 percent SPR projects.

    4. Table 4 shows the total amount of funds reserved for transfer for those States that failed to meet the provisions of section 154 (Open Container Requirements) of title 23, U.S.C., and section 164 (Minimum Penalties for Repeat Offenders) of title 23, U.S.C. Under the provisions of section 154(c) of title 23, U.S.C., and section 164 of title 23, U.S.C., 3 percent of the amount required to be apportioned to the States will be transferred to the State’s Safety Program, as outlined in section 402 of title 23, U.S.C. Amounts transferred were subject to determination by the States, according to section 154(c)(5) of title 23, U.S.C., and section 164(b)(5) of title 23, U.S.C.

    5. Table 5 shows the total amount of funds made available for SPR in accordance with section 505(a) of title 23, U.S.C. Such sums are equal to 2 percent of each State’s Interstate Maintenance, National Highway System, Surface Transportation, Highway Bridge, Congestion Mitigation and Air Quality Improvement, and Equity Bonus program funds as apportioned to the States by formula. The table also shows the mandatory spending amounts for research, development and technology transfer activities, according to section 505(b)(1) of title 23, U.S.C., equal to 25 percent of a State’s SPR funding. Also shown is the 5½ percent that a State may contribute towards participation and research in the National Cooperative Highway Research Program (NCHRP).

    6. Table 6 shows the total amount of Interstate Maintenance, National Highway System, Surface Transportation, Highway Bridge, and Congestion Mitigation and Air Quality Improvement program funds authorized for FY 2005 and apportioned to the States by formula, including the programmatic distribution of Equity Bonus funds. The amounts shown are exclusive of amounts reserved for transfer to the States’ Safety Program, as outlined in section 402 of title 23, U.S.C., and those amounts reserved for 2 percent SPR projects, as outlined in section 505(a) of title 23, U.S.C.

    7. Table 7 shows the amounts made available for amounts available for initiatives to halt the evasion of payment of motor-fuel taxes according to section 143(b)(8) of title 23, U.S.C., limited to ¼ of 1 percent of the funds apportioned to a State for the Surface Transportation Program in FY 2005. The table also shows the amount that the State of Alaska may transfer to the Denali Access System pursuant to section 309(i) of title 23, U.S.C, limited to 15 percent of the funds apportioned to the State of Alaska for the Surface Transportation Program in FY 2005. Also shown on the table, are the amounts made available for roads functionally classified as minor collectors in accordance with section 1108(f)(1) of the Transportation Equity Act for the 21st Century (Pub. L. No. 105-178) as amended by the Transportation Equity Act for the 21st Century Restoration Act (Pub. L. No. 105-206) for the period authorized from September 1, 2004 through July 30, 2005 by the Surface Transportation Extension Act of 2004, Part V (STEA04, Part V), Public Law (Pub. L. No.) 108-310, as amended by the Surface Transportation Extension Act of 2004, Part V, (Pub. L. No. 108-310), as amended by the Surface Transportation Extension Act of 2005 (Pub. L. No. 109-14) and the Surface Transportation Extension Act of 2005, Parts II through V (Pub. L. Nos. 109-20, 109-35, 109-37, and 109-40), limited to 15 percent of the funds to be obligated in areas of the State with a population less than 5,000 for FY 2005.

    8. Table 8 shows the amounts available for Skills Training projects in accordance with section 140(b) of title 23, U.S.C., limited to ½ of 1 percent of the funds apportioned for each the Surface Transportation Program and Highway Bridge Program for FY 2005.

    9. Table 9 shows the amounts made available for traffic control signalization, safety rest areas, pavement markings, commuter carpooling and vanpooling, rail-highway crossing closure, or installation of traffic signs, traffic lights, guardrails, impact attenuators, concrete barrier end treatments, breakaway utility poles or priority control systems for emergency vehicles at signalized intersections in accordance with section 120(c) of title 23, U.S.C., limited to 10 percent of the funds apportioned to a State for the Interstate Maintenance, National Highway System, Surface Transportation, Congestion Mitigation and Air Quality Improvement, and Recreational Trails programs for FY 2005.

    10. Table 10 show the amounts made available for the Highways for Life program in accordance with section 1502(5)(B) of SAFETEA-LU, limited to 10 percent of the funds apportioned to a State for each the Interstate Maintenance, National Highway System, Surface Transportation and Congestion Mitigation and Air Quality Improvement programs for FY 2005.

    11. Table 11 shows the distribution of Surface Transportation Program funds. Page 1 shows the total amount of Surface Transportation Program funds made available to the States for FY 2005. The total amounts available to States include those funds apportioned to the States by formula and those funds programmatically distributed to the Surface Transportation Program from the Equity Bonus Program. The amounts shown for the total Surface Transportation Program are exclusive of the amounts reserved for 2 percent SPR (also shown on the table) and inclusive of amounts reserved for transfer to the States’ Safety Program, as outlined in section 402 of title 23, U.S.C. Page 2 lists the sub-allocations for the following:

      1. the elimination of hazards at rail-highway crossings according to section 130(a) of title 23, U.S.C.,
      2. the installation of protective devices at rail-highway crossings according to section 130(f) of title 23, U.S.C.,
      3. hazard elimination on any public road, according to section 152 of title 23, U.S.C.,
      4. amounts available that may be used for the elimination of hazards at rail-highway crossings, the installation of protective devices at rail-highway crossings, or hazard elimination on any public road,
      5. total amount of Surface Transportation Program funds that are to be obligated for safety construction projects, according to section 133(d)(1) of title 23, U.S.C.,
      6. transportation enhancement activities, according to section 133(d)(2) of title 23, U.S.C.,
      7. amount of funds that are to be obligated in urbanized areas of the State with an urbanized area population over 200,000, according to section 133(d)(3) of title 23, U.S.C.,
      8. amount of funds that are to be obligated in areas of the State with less than 200,000 population, according to section 133(d)(3) of title 23, U.S.C.,
      9. amount of funds that are to be obligated in areas of the State (other than urban areas with a population greater than 5,000), according to section 133(d)(3)(B) of title 23, U.S.C., and
      10. amount of funds that may be obligated in any area of the State for Surface Transportation Program projects. These funds are exclusive of amounts that were reserved for transfer to the States' Safety Program as outlined in section 402 of title 23, U.S.C.
    12. Table 12 shows the distribution of FY 2005 Surface Transportation Program funds to areas within a State with an urbanized population greater than 200,000.

    13. Table 13 shows the total amount of the FY 2005 apportionment of the Highway Bridge Program funds segmented between the:

      1. minimum amount of 15 percent required to be expended for projects to replace or rehabilitate highway bridges located on public roads, other than those on a Federal-aid system, and

      2. the remaining 85 percent that may be expended for projects to replace or rehabilitate highway bridges located on public highways on or off a Federal-aid highway system.

    14. Table 14 shows the total amount of the FY 2005 apportionment of Congestion Mitigation and Air Quality Improvement funds. The table also shows,.

      1. the mandatory spending amounts for non-attainment areas, according to section 149(c)(2) of title 23, U.S.C., and

      2. the flexible spending amounts, according to section 149(c)(2) of title 23, U.S.C., which can be used for any eligible project under section 133 of title 23, U.S.C.

    15. Table 15 reflects the maximum amount that a State may transfer from the Optional Safety or Transportation Enhancement programs for FY 2005 in accordance with section 126(b) of title 23, U.S.C. The amounts available for transfer for each the Optional Safety and Transportation Enhancements programs are limited to 25 percent of (1) the amount made available for each program in FY 2005 less (2) the amount made available for each such program for FY 1997..

    16. Table 16 shows the maximum amount that a State may transfer pursuant to section 126(c) of title 23, U.S.C., of the total amounts apportioned to a State for the Congestion Mitigation and Air Quality Improvement program for FY 2005, as compared to the Congestion Mitigation and Air Quality Improvement Program authorized at $1.35 billion.

    17. Table 17 shows the total amount apportioned to States for the Recreational Trails program for FY 2005. The table also shows the amounts used to pay costs incurred by a State in administering the Recreational Trails program pursuant to section 206(d)(2)(H) of title 23, U.S.C., limited to 7 percent of the funds apportioned to a State for the Recreational Trails program for FY 2005. Also shown are amounts that may be used for operating educational programs to promote safety and environmental protection, as those objectives relate to using recreational trails. Such amounts, made available in accordance with section 206(d)(2)(G) of title 23, U.S.C., are limited to 5 percent of the funds apportioned to a State for the Recreational Trails program for FY 2005.

    18. Table 18 shows the total amount of the FY 2005 apportionment of the Coordinated Border Infrastructure Program. The table also shows the maximum amount of Coordinated Border Infrastructure Program funds that a State may transfer to the General Services Administration for use on eligible Coordinated Border Infrastructure projects.

    19. Table 19 shows the total amount of the FY 2005 apportionment of the Safe Routes to School funds segmented between:

      1. the minimum amount of 10 percent required to be expended for non-infrastructure related activities,

      2. the minimum amount of 70 percent required to be expended on infrastructure-related activities, and

      3. the remaining 20 percent that may be expended on infrastructure or non-infrastructure related activities.

  3. What action is required? Division Administrators should ensure that copies of this Notice are provided to the State departments of transportation.

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