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Overview

As the Metropolitan Planning Organization for the National Capital Region, the Transportation Planning Board (TPB) is responsible for maintaining the region's Financially Constrained Long-Range Transportation Plan (CLRP) and the six-year Transportation Improvement Program (TIP). State and local jurisdictions seeking federal funds for transportation projects are required to include those projects in a regionally approved long range plan and to program funds they expect to obligate over the next six years in the TIP.

Signed into law on February 17, 2009, the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009 (ARRA) provides over $48 billion for transportation, including $27.5 billion for highway infrastructure investment, $8.4 billion for transit capital assistance, $8 billion for high speed rail, $1.5 billion for a competitive grantprogram for surface transportation, and $1.3 billion for Amtrak.

It is estimated that the District of Columbia will receive $123.5 million, Maryland $431 million ($129 million sub-allocated to urban areas) and Virginia $694.5 million ($208 million sub-allocated to urban areas) in highway formula funds. The Washington Metropolitan Area is also expected to receive $230 million in transit capital assistance.

The first step in the utilization of these funds is to include them in the region's six-year Transportation Improvement Program. At its meeting every month the TPB will approve any amendments to the current TIP and be notified of any administrative modifications (changes in funding below a certain threshold) that have been processed for projects using ARRA funds.

One of the key elements of ARRA is the need for transparency. The federal government has set up the recovery.gov web site to enhance the accountability and transparancy of all federal stimulus funding. This Transportation web page has been established to track transportation projects in the metropolitan Washington region that are receiving stimulus funding. All transportation projects receiving ARRA funds will be listed here. Links to further agency information will be provided, where available.
Transportation Planning Board

The TPB was awarded $58.8 million in stimulus funding from the US Department of Transportation (DOT) TIGER Program on February 17th. This funding improves bus transportation along priority corridors in the District of Columbia, Maryland, and Virginia; enable priority bus transit to connect Prince William and Fairfax Counties and the City of Alexandria with the District of Columbia; and create a a multimodal Takoma/Langley transit center in Prince George’s County.

TIGER, which stands for Transportation Investment Generating Economic Recovery, is a competitive grant program under the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act (ARRA) that makes $1.5 billion available for capital investments in surface transportation infrastructure projects.

On July 9, 2010 the TPB approved an amendment to the FY 2010-2015 TIP that added $10.346 million in TIGER funds for the following conformity-exempt components of the Regional Priority Bus Project:

  • Priority Bus Transit Improvements in Virginia, implemented by WMATA
  • Replacement and rehabilitation of bus stops and shelters in Prince George's County, implemented by WMATA
  • Replacement buses and CAD/AVL system for PRTC
  • Priority bus transit improvements in the City of Alexandria
  • Priority bus transit enhancements, implemented by MDOT
  • Real-time bus information (Nextbus), implemented by DDOT
  • Potomac Yard transit improvements in the City of Alexandria

On October 1, 2010 the TPB approved an amendment to the FY 2010-2015 TIP to include an additional $39.695 million in TIGER funds for the following conformity-exempt components of the Regional Priority Bus Project:

  • Priority Bus Transit Improvements in Virginia, implemented by WMATA
  • Replacement and rehabilitation of bus stops and shelters in Prince George's County, implemented by WMATA
  • Replacement buses and CAD/AVL system for PRTC
  • Priority bus transit improvements in the City of Alexandria
  • Potomac Yard transit improvements in the City of Alexandria
  • Priority bus transit enhancements, implemented by MDOT
  • Takoma/Langley Park Transit Center, implemented by MDOT
  • Real-time bus information (Nextbus), implemented by DDOT

On November 17, 2010, the TPB approved the FY 2011-2016 TIP which included $55.917 million for the Regional Priority Bus Project. This amount is not in addition to the amounts above included in the FY 2010-2015 TIP, but rather the programming of these funds will supercede those when the new TIP document becomes effective. This funding covers all subcomponents of the Regional Priority Bus Project described above, including the aspects that have air-quality conformity impacts.

For more information on TPB's TIGER grant, contact Eric Randall at (202) 962-3254.

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Washington, D.C.

As of March 18, 2009, the District of Columbia Department of Transportation (DDOT) has programmed the full $123.5 million that it received through ARRA. Additionally, the Eastern Federal Lands Highway Division of the Federal Highway Administration (EFL-FHWA) has programmed $23.3 million of ARRA Park Roads funding.

On March 18, 2009, DDOT requested an amendment to the FY 2009-2014 TIP to add ARRA funding to the following six projects:

Bicycle sharing program (SmartBike)

$3 million
 

Rehabilitation of New York Ave. NE bridge over railroad

$40 million
 

Replace Eastern Ave. bridge over Kenilworth Ave.

$12 million
 

Mt. Vernon Streetscape Improvements: K St. NW from 7th St. to New Jersey Ave.

$5.5 million
 

Safe Routes to School program

$4 million
 

Citywide streetlight construction

$2.3 million
 

Resurfacing of the Southeast-Southwest Freeway

$1 million
 


On March 18, 2009 DDOT also requested an administrative modification of the FY 2009-2014 TIP to add ARRA funds to the following projects:

Reconstruction of 18th St. NW from Florida Ave. to Massachusetts Ave

$6.95 million
 

Reconstruction of Western Ave. NW from Chestnut to Oregon Ave

$3.05 million
 

Uninterruptible power supply for traffic signals

$1.1 million
 

Great Streets Program: Pennsylvania Ave. SE

$20 million
 

Streetscape improvements on 17th St. NW from Massachusetts Ave. to New Hampshire Ave.

$8.2 million
 

Streetscape improvements on Sherman Ave. NW from Park Rd. to Florida Ave.

$4.8 million
 

Central Business District (CBD) streetscaping

$7.7 million
 

Build missing sidewalk links

$3.9 million
 


The Eastern Federal Lands Highway Division of the Federal Highway Administration also requested an amendment to the TIP on March 18, 2009 to add ARRA funds to the following projects in the District of Columbia:

Rehabilitate Constitution Ave. NW from 15th St. to 23rd St.

$9.4 million
 

Rehabilitate Ohio Dr. and Old Constitution Ave.

$2.6 million
 

Resurface Madison Dr. along the Mall

$472,000
 

Rehabilitate Beach Dr. in Rock Creek Park

$9.45 million
 

Resurface Pennsylvania Ave., Jackson Place and Madison Place near the White House.

$1.4 million
 

For more information, visit Recovery.DC.Gov.

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Maryland

In Maryland, by May 20, 2009 the Maryland Department of Transportation and suburban counties had programmed $167.2 million – the full amount of ARRA funds expected to be allocated to the Washington region.  These projects were primarily road and bridge rehabilitations as well as some transit station improvements and bus fleet replacements.  EFL-FHWA has programmed an additional $40.4 million of ARRA funds on parkways in the Maryland suburbs of Washington.

On February 18, 2009, MDOT requested an administrative modification of the TIP to program ARRA funds on the following projects:

I-95 median from I-145 to MD 100

$200,000
 

Various guardrail locations in Montgomery and Prince George's Counties

$1.0 million
 

Various ADA contracts (including MD 337) in Montgomery and Prince George's Counties

$4.0 million
 

Various ADA contracts in Frederick County

$600,000
 

MD 80 Fingerboard Road at Ijamsville Rd./Big Woods Rd.

$1.8 million
 

Various signal reconstructions in Montgomery and Prince George's Counties

$5.7 million
 

I-70  from Bridge Structure 1013800 to Hollow Road

$4.3 million
 

I-270 NB from Bennett Creek Bridge to MD 80

$1.0 million
 

MD 650 from Milestone Drive to Venice Drive

$2.1 million
 

Charles County areawide resurfacing

$4.6 million
 

I-495 from Potomac River Bridge to MD 80

$11.9 million
 

Montgomery/Prince George's Safety Improvements for Resurfacing

$400,000
 

Montgomery County Areawide Resurfacing

$4.6 million
 

Montgomery County Areawide Resurfacing

$4.6 million
 

Prince George's County Areawide Resurfacing

$4.6 million
 

Prince George's County Areawide Resurfacing

$4.6 million
 

MD 193 from MD 586 to Arcola Ave

$4.5 million
 

US 15 SB from north of Catoctin Hollow Rd. to MD 26 Bridge

$4.5 milliion
 

MD 187 from south of Center Dr. to N. Brook Lane

$2.6 million
 

Frederick County, Safety improvements w/ resurfacing projects

$200,000
 

Frederick County Areawide Resurfacing

$4.6 million
 

Clean/paint 10 bridges in Prince George's County

$1.7 million
 

Various bridges on US 1, MD 201, MD 202, MD 212, MD 500

$1.7 million
 


The Eastern Federal Lands Highway Division of the Federal Highway Administration requested an amendment to the TIP on March 18, 2009 to program ARRA funds on the following projects in Maryland:

Smoothride improvements on the Baltimore Washington Parkway

$22.2 million
 

Replace/Relocate Light Poles on Southbound Baltimore Washington Parkway Near Route 50

$1.2 million
 

Rehabilitate Springfield Road at Baltimore Washington Parkway and Powder Mill Road

$1.09 million
 

Smoothride Improvements on Suitland Parkway from MD 4 to the DC line

$15.9 million
 


On April 14, 2009 MDOT requested a second administrative modification to the TIP to program ARRA funds on the following projects:

Wetland planting and reforestation ( Montgomery and Prince George's Counties)

$400,000
 

Wetland planting and reforestation (Ferderick County)

$100,000
 

I-70 at I-270 interchange beautification

$500,000
 

US 50 at I-495/I-95 interchange beautification

$500,000
 

Dynamic message sign deployment (Frederick, Montgomery and Prince George's Counties)

$1.3 million
 

Traffic detection at signalized intersections (Frederick, Montgomery and Prince George's Counties)

$600,000
 

Sign lighting system improvements (Frederick, Montgomery and Prince George's Counties)

$300,000
 

Upgrade signals to LED with battery backups (Frederick, Montgomery and Prince George's Counties)

$1.7 million
 

Interstate highway lighting (Frederick, Montgomery and Prince George's Counties)

$5.6 million
 

Traffic signal reconstruction on US 29 from MD 410 to Wayne Ave. (Montgomery County)

$2.3 million
 

Intersection improvements at MD 212 and Allview Dr./Evans Tr. (Prince George's County)

$1.4 million
 

Resurface MD 650 from MD 410 to Holton Ln. (Montgomery and Prince George's Counties)

$3.3 million
 

Resurface US 1 from MD 410 to Albion Rd. ( Prince George's County)

$1.6 milllion
 

Resurface MD 212 from DC line to Sargent Rd.(Prince George's County)

$2.5 million
 

Resurface MD 214 from Cindy Ln. to Brightseat Rd. (Prince George's County)

$3.6 million
 

Resurface MD 410 from MD 201 to Riverdale Rd. (Prince George's County)

$4.2 million
 

Resurface I-95 from MD 5 to Darcy Rd.(Prince George's County)

$7.2 million
 

Berwyn Rd. over Indian Creek bridge deck replacement

$1.0 million
 

Forestville Rd. over I-95, bridge deck replacement

$1.5 million

 

MD 725 over Federal Spring Branch, bridge replacement

$2.0 million
 

MD 201 over I-95, bridge deck replacement

$5.0 million
 

MD 28 at MD 586, intersection safety improvements

$1.7 million
 

MD 401 at MD 500, intersection safety improvements

$1.7 million
 

Southbound platform rehabilitation at MARC Laurel Station and MARC Muirkirk Sidewalk Retaining Wall Repair

$2.3 million
 

On May 20, 2009 MDOT, along with Charles, Frederick, Montgomery and Prince George's Counties requested a set of amendments to the TIP to program ARRA funds on the following projects:

Local Bus Replacement (Charles, Frederick, and Prince George's Counties)

$9.9 million
 

Local Bus Replacement (Montgomery County)

$6.5 million
 

Bus Dispatch Software (Montgomery County)

$350,000
 
Fiber Optics Expansion (Montgomery County)
$600,000
 
Guardrails (Montgomery County)
$225,000
 
MD 124 Streetlight Installation (Montgomery County)
$1.1 million
 
Pavement resurfacing on Barnesville Rd., Forest Glen Rd., Old Columbia Pike, Randolph Rd., and Shady Grove Rd. (Montgomery County)
$5.7 million
 
Uninterruptible Power Supply/Battery Backup Units for Traffic Signals (Montgomery County)
$600,000
 
Traffic Signals Upgrade (Montgomery County)
$250,000
 
Bridge Painting and Rehabilitation (Frederick County)
$600,000
 
Pavement Perservation and Safety Improvements (Frederick County)
$2.4 million
 
Roadway Resurfacing on County and Municipal Roads (Prince George's County)
$7.4 million
 
Smallwood Drive West Improvements (Charles County)
$363,000
 
St. Charles Parkway Improvements (Charles County)
$165,000
 
Western Parkway Resurfacing (Charles County)
$165,000
 

For more information, visit MDOT's Recovery web site.

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Virginia

As of June 17, 2009, the Virginia Department of Transportation has programmed $160.1 million of ARRA funding on projects in the Washington region.  These range from capacity expansion projects to road and bridge rehabilitations and transit enhancements.  An additional $52 million has been sub-allocated to the Northern Virginia Transportation Authority (NVTA).  The NVTA is currently prioritizing a list of projects to fund and is expected to amend the TIP in September. 
On May 7, the U.S. DOT allocated $77.3 million to the Dulles Corridor Metrorail extension project, expediting the federal funds committed to that project.   An additional $10.4 million has been programmed by EFL-FHWA on parkway improvement projects in the Virginia suburbs.

On March 18, 2009, VDOT requested an amendment to the TIP to program ARRA funds on behalf of the Potomac and Rappahannock Transportation Commission (PRTC) and the Virginia Rail Express (VRE) for the following transit projects:

Capital cost of contracting for the operation and maintenance of the OmniRide and OmniLink bus services.

$3 million
 

PRTC Bus Shelter Program in Prince William County and the Cities of Manassas and Manassas Park

$39,000
*

PRTC Bus Acquisition/Replacment Program

$836,000
*

VRE Rolling Stock Acquisition

$9.7 million
 

VRE Stations and Facilities

$98,000
 
* Amount modified by the April 15 amendment shown below.


The Eastern Federal Lands Highway Division of the Federal Highway Administration requested an amendment to the TIP on March 18, 2009 to program ARRA funds on the following projects in Virginia:

 

Reconstruct the Mount Vernon Trail Near the George Washington Memorial Parkway's Humpback Bridge

$1.5 million
 
 

Rehabiliate Washington Marina Parking Lots and Access Roads at George Washington Memorial Parkway

$1.3 million
 
 

Resurface New York Avenue and Chinn Ridge Road in Manassas Battlefield National Park and Construct a Handicap Accessible Trail

$510,000
 
 

Resurface Public Roads, Parking and Picnic Areas in Prince William Forest Park

$4.05 million
 
 

Construct a Pedestrian Access Bridge Over the Dulles Access and Toll Roads in the Vicinity of Wolf Trap National Park

$3 million
 


On April 15, 2009, VDOT requested an amendment to add ARRA funds to three transit projects and another amendment to place ARRA funds on a set of pavement and bridge rehabilitation/replacement projects described below.

FRED Bus Stop Signage and Bus Shelter Program in the City of Fredericksburg, Stafford County

$114,000
 

PRTC Bus Shelter Program in Prince William County and the Cities of Manassas and Manassas Park

$38,000
[1]

PRTC Bus Acquisition/Replacment Program

$757,000
[2]

Pavement rehabilitation on segments of routes US 1, VA 235, VA 236, VA 241 and VA 242 in Fairfax County.

$11.417 million
 

Pavement rehabilitation on segments of routes US 1, US 15, VA 28, US 29, VA 55 and VA 234 in Prince William County.

$5.738 million
 

Pavement rehabilitation on segments of routes VA 27, US 29, VA 110, VA 124, VA 237 and VA 309 in Arlington County.

$9.481 million
 

Pavement rehabilitation on segments of routes VA 7, VA 9 and VA 287 in Loudoun County.

$4.415 million
 

Bridge superstructure replacement on VA 609 over Sand Branch and VA 719 over Butchers Creek

$1.518 million
 
[1] Decreased ARRA funding by $1,000 from the amount in March 18 amendment.
[2] Decreased ARRA funding by $79,000 from the amount in March 18 amendment.

On May 7, 2009, Transportation Secretary Ray LaHood announced that nine transit projects around the country would be receiving $742.5 million in federal Recovery Act funds. The funds include $77.3 million for the Dulles Corridor Metrorail Extension project in Northern Virginia. These ARRA funds do not increase the federal commitment to the project, but expedite funds committed under the agreement between the federal government and the transit agencies. Read more.

On May 20, 2009, VDOT requested an amendment to add ARRA funds to three projects as described below.

Construct the Fairfax County Parkway (VA 7100) from Chancellor Road to Franconia Springfield Parkway (Phase III)

$37.3 million
 

Construct the Fairfax County Parkway (VA 7100) from Fairfax County Parkway to Boudinout Road. (Phase IV)

$22.8 million
 

Enhancements and pedestrian pathways in and around Semper Fidelis Memorial Park

$500,000
 

On June 17, 2009, VDOT requested an amendment to add ARRA funds to four projects as described below.

Interchange at US 50 and Courthouse Road

$10.3 million
 

Construct grade separated interchange for Wellington Rd. (VA 28) over railroad

$24.9 million
 

Interchange at Fairfax County Parkway and Fair Lakes Parkway

$13.02 million
 

Widen Pacific Blvd from 2 to 4 lanes between Sterling Blvd. (VA 846) and Relocation Dr. (VA 775)

$5.0 million
 

On September 16, 2009, VDOT requested an amendment to add $51.262 million in ARRA funds to twenty road, transit and bicycle/pedestrian projects as described below.

Eisenhower Ave. Trail Underpass

$750,000
 

Purchase Vehicles for King Street Trolley

$2.4 million
 

Purchase ART Buses

$1.32 million
 

Columbia Pike Complete Streets Project

$2.25 million
 
Transportation System Management and Communications Plant Upgrade
$1.329 million
 
Pave and Rehab Fairfax Blvd. from Rebel Run to Eaton Place
$600,000
 
Fairfax County Pkwy/Fair Lakes Interchange
$24.8 million
 
Streets & Sidewalk Improvements in Falls Church
$275,000
 
Traffic Calming - City of Falls Church
$50,000
 
Sidewalk Connections - Town of Purcellville
$125,000
 
ROW for Rte. 15 Widening - S. King St. to Greenway Dr.
$900,000
 
Widen Prince William County Pkwy to 6 lanes from Hoadly Rd. to Old Bridge Rd.
$9.16 million
 
Pavement Markings in Loudoun County
$400,000
 
Improve Intersection of Manassas Dr. at Euclid Ave.
$300,000
 
Warning System at VA 28 and Waxpool Rd. Interchange
$500,000
 
LED Signal and Pedestrian Crossing Countdown
$1 million
 
Turn Lane and Signal Modification at Waxpool Rd. and Loudoun County Pkwy
$2.2 million
 
Installation of UPS on Major Signals in Loudoun County
$1.2 million
 
Elden Street Corridor Improvements in Herndon
$800,000
 
Widen VA 28/Sully Rd. from Godwin Dr. to Nokesville Rd.
$900,000
 

  • On February 5, 2010, VDOT requested an amendment on behalf of Arlington County to add ARRA funds for the purchase of three hybrid/compressed natural gas (CNG) buses for Arlington Transit.
  • On February 22, 2010, VDOT requested an administrative modification to the FY 2010-2015 TIP to transfer $102,878 from the LED Signal Head and Pedestrian Countdown project to the Loudoun County Miscellaneous Upgrade/Install Pavement Markers project.

For more information, visit Stimulus.Virginia.gov.

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Washington Metropolitan Area Transportation Authority

As of April 15, 2009 the Washington Metropolitan Area Transit Authority (WMATA) has programmed $202 million in ARRA funding. The remaining $28 million in ARRA transit funding has been suballocated to other transit providers in the region.

On February 18, WMATA requested an amendment to the FY 2009-2014 TIP to add ARRA funding to the following six projects:

Railcar Inspection and Test Facility

$48 million

Bus Body and Paint Shop - Carmen turner Facility

$30 million
 

Energy Efficient Station Lighting

$24.2 million

Replacement of Oldest Buses

$24 million
*

Replacement of Crumbling Platforms

$16 million
 

Rehabilitation of the Red Line from Rhode Island Avenue to Judiciary Square

$12 million
 

MetroAccess Fleet Expansion and Replacement

$8.8 million
*
Bus Garage Restroom Rehabilitation
$7.6 million
 
Track Maintenance Equipment - Heavy-Duty Maintenance Equipment Trains
$7.5 million
 
Service Vehicle Replacements
$6 million
 
Sensitive Data Protection Technology
$4.9 million
 
Track Maintenance Equipment - 60-Ton Crane for Track Work
$4 million
 
Track Welding Program to Repair Defects
$3.9 million
 
SmarTrip Upgrade Kit for Machines
$3.5 million
 
Bus Real-Time, Route and Schedule Systems
$3 million
 
Bus Garage Security
$3 million
 
Communications Equipment for Operations Control Center
$3 million
 
Bus Replacement Components
$2.8 million
 
Updated Platform Real-Time Signs
$2.5 million
 
Emergency Tunnel Evacuation Carts
$2 million
*
Track Maintenance Equipment - Power Tool Equipment Replacement
$2 million
*
Document Management System
$2 million
 
Bus Engine Fluid Alert System
$1.5 million
 
Track Pad/Shock Absorber Rehab
$1.03 million
 
Metro Center Sales Office Replacement
$1 million
 
Underground Communications Radios
$1 million
 
Kiosk & Train Control Computers
$750,000
 
Station Alarm/Chemical Sensors
$4 million
 
*
Amount modified by a later amendment.    
Project deleted by a later amendment.    


On April 15, WMATA requested a second amendment of the TIP to make the following corrections to the February 18 amendment:

Replacement of Oldest Buses

$27.03 million
[1]

MetroAccess Fleet

$3.78 million
[2]

Railcar Inspection and Test Facility

(deleted)
 

Energy Efficient Station Lighting

(deleted)
 

Emergency Tunnel Evacuation Carts

$1 million
[3]

Replacement of Southeastern Bus Garage

$30 million
 

Heavy-Duty Track Equipment

$11.56 million
 

Program Management and Support

$550,000
 

Financial System Integration

$5 million
 

[1] Increased ARRA funding by $3.3 million from the Feb. 18 amendment.
[2] Decreased ARRA funding by $5.02 million from the Feb. 18 amendment.
[3] Decreased ARRA funding by $1 million from the Feb. 18 amendment.

On December 18, 2009, WMATA requested an administrative modification to the TIP to add $1.605 million of ARRA/Section 5307 funds to the Preventative Maintenance program.

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