Federal funding of transportation projects in the region for 2017
“Obligated” projects are those that the Federal Highway Administration (FHWA) or Federal Transit Administration (FTA) have committed to reimbursing a share of the cost of construction or implementation. Pursuant to Federal Regulations in CFR §450.332, Metropolitan Planning Organizations (MPO’s), as the entities responsible for maintaining the metropolitan transportation planning process, must make public an annual listing of projects for which federal transportation funds were obligated in the preceding fiscal year. These are generally projects that have been recently completed, are under construction, or are nearing construction, where federal transportation funds have been officially committed with a signed project agreement. The full report contains additional detail regarding these projects however some highlights include:
$ 37.2 million dollars in Federal Highway funds committed in the RPC region in 31 contracts addressing bridge, roadway, bicycle, and pedestrian oriented projects.
$ 15.9 Million in Federal Transit funds committed to COAST, CART, and UNH Wildcat Transit to support their operations and capital needs.
$10.7 million obligated towards the replacement of the Sarah Mildred Long Bridge between Portsmouth, NH and Kittery, ME.
$9.3 million obligated in the RPC region facilitating continued work on the I-93 expansion from Salem to Manchester.
$2.4 million in previously programmed federal transportation funds freed for use in current and forthcoming projects around New Hampshire.
Notice is hereby given that, acting in its capacity as the MPO for its planning district, the Rockingham Planning Commission has published its 2017 Annual Listing of Obligated Projects and made it available to be viewed and downloaded on the RPC website, www.rpc-nh.org. For more information, contact David Walker, Transportation Program Manager, at Rockingham Planning Commission, 156 Water St., Exeter, NH 03833; 603-778-0885 or email at firstname.lastname@example.org.