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SUPPLEMENTARY TABLES –APPORTIONMENTS AUTHORIZED FOR FISCAL YEAR (FY) 2006 PURSUANT TO THE SAFE, ACCOUNTABLE, FLEXIBLE, EFFICIENT TRANSPORTATION EQUITY ACT: A LEGACY FOR USERS (SAFETEA-LU)
Classification Code Date Office of Primary Interest
N 4510.604 April 12, 2006 HCF-10

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  1. What is the purpose of this Notice? This Notice is to provide supplementary tables related to the FY 2006 apportionments pursuant to the Safe, Accountable, Flexible, Efficient Transportation Equity Act: A Legacy for Users (SAFETEA-LU) of 2006, Public Law (Pub. L. No.) 109-59, the FY 2006 Department of Transportation (DOT) Appropriation Act, Pub. L. No. 109-115 and the FY 2006 Department of Defense (DOD) Appropriation Act, Pub. L. No. 109-148.

    • Interstate Maintenance
    • National Highway System
    • Highway Bridge Program
    • Surface Transportation Program
    • Congestion Mitigation & Air Quality Improvement
    • Appalachian Development Highway System
    • Recreational Trails
    • Highway Safety Improvement Program
    • Rail Highway Crossings
    • 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 2006 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 2006, which are exempt from limitation, subject to special limitation, and subject to formula obligation limitation. 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, Highway Safety Improvement, 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, Highway Safety Improvement, and Congestion Mitigation and Air Quality Improvement Program funds authorized for FY 2006 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 sections 154(c) and 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 sections 154(c) and 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. Amounts transferred were subject to determination by the States, according to sections 154(c)(5) and 164(b)(5) of title 23, U.S.C.

    5. Table 5  shows the total amount of 2 percent SPR funds available, 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 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, Highway Safety Improvement, and Congestion Mitigation and Air Quality Improvement Program funds authorized for FY 2006 and apportioned to the States by formula, including the programmatic distribution of Equity Bonus funds. The amounts shown are also 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 ¼ of 1 percent limiting 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). The table also shows the 15 percent limiting amount available for transfer by Alaska to the Denali Access System.

    8. Table 8  shows the 10 percent limiting amounts 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 according to section 120(c) of title 23, U.S.C., from Interstate Maintenance, National Highway System, Surface Transportation, Congestion Mitigation and Air Quality Improvement and Recreational Trails programs for FY 2006.

    9. Table 9  shows the amounts available for the Highways for Life pilot program in accordance with section 1502(5)(B) of the 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 2006.

    10. Table 10  shows the distribution of Surface Transportation Program funds. Page 1 shows the amount of Surface Transportation Program funds authorized for FY 2006 and apportioned to the States by formula, including the programmatic distribution of Equity Bonus funds. The amounts shown for the Surface Transportation Program are exclusive of amounts reserved for 2 percent SPR (also shown on the table) and inclusive of amounts reserved for transfer to the State's Safety Program, as outlined in section 402 of title 23, U.S.C. Page 2 lists the sub-allocations for the following:

      1. transportation enhancement activities, per section 133(d)(2) of title 23, U.S.C,

      2. 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.,

      3. 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.,

      4. (4)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

      5. (5)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.

    11. Table 11  shows the distribution of FY 2006 Surface Transportation Program funds to areas within a State with an urbanized population greater than 200,000.

    12. Table 12  shows the total amount of the FY 2006 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.

    13. Table 13  shows the total amount of the FY 2006 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.

    14. Table 14  shows the flexibility of total amounts of the FY 2006 sub-allocations of Transportation Enhancement funds compared to amounts sub-allocated for each program for FY 1997, according to section 126(b) of title 23, U.S.C.

    15. Table 15  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 2006 compared to the Congestion Mitigation and Air Quality Improvement program authorized at $1.288 billion.

    16. Table 16 shows the total amount of the FY 2006 apportionment of the Recreational Trails funds. The table also shows the 7 percent limiting amounts, according to section 206(d)(2)(H) of title 23, U.S.C., for paying costs to the State incurred in program administration, and 5 percent limiting amounts, according to section 206(d)(2)(G) of title 23, U.S.C., for operating educational programs to promote safety and environmental protection, as those objectives relate to using recreational trails.

    17. Table 17  shows the distribution of Highway Safety Improvement Program. The amounts are inclusive of the programmatic distribution of Equity Bonus and SPR. The table also shows the distribution of Rail-Highway Crossing apportionments. In addition, the table also shows:

      1. amount setaside for High Risk Rural Road per section 148(f) of the SAFETEA-LU,

      2. amount available for Highway Safety Improvement Program, exclusive of SPR,

      3. amount of 10 percent flexible spending, per section 148(e) of the SAFETEA-LU,

      4. amount of 50 percent for protective devices, per section 1401(d) of the SAFETEA-LU,

      5. amount of 50 percent flexible for the Rail-Highway crossing program, per section 1401(f) of the SAFETEA-LU, and

      6. 2 percent limiting amount expenditure of funds, per section 1401(d) of the SAFETEA-LU,

    18. Table 18  shows the total amount of the FY 2006 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 2006 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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