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Statewide and Nonmetropolitan Transportation Planning

Program Purpose

The statewide planning process establishes a cooperative, continuous, and comprehensive framework for making transportation investment decisions throughout the State and oversight of the process is a joint responsibility of the Federal Highway Administration and the Federal Transit Administration.

Statutory citation(s): MAP-21 §§ 1202, 52005; 23 USC 135, 505

Funding features

Statewide and nonmetropolitan planning are funded by a 2 percent set-aside from each State’s apportionments of four core programs (i.e., National Highway Performance Program, Surface Transportation Program (STP), Highway Safety Improvement Program, Congestion Mitigation and Air Quality Improvement Program) (see: State Planning and Research fact sheet), a portion of which may be used for planning activities.

Additionally, statewide planning is an eligible activity for additional funding under the STP.

Federal Share

The Federal share for statewide planning carried out with State Planning and Research funds is 80 percent except that the Secretary may increase this share (up to 100%) if s/he determines that this would best serve the interests of the Federal-aid highway program. [23 USC 505(d)]

Key Modifications

Modifications to the statewide planning process include the following:

Performance-Based Planning

Statewide Planning in General

Statewide Long-Range Plan

Statewide Transportation Improvement Program (STIP)

Continuing Provisions

Evaluation of performance-based planning

Page last modified on September 12, 2013.
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