Fiscal Years 2020-2021 Unified Planning Work Program

Planning Priorities and Activities for the Johnson City MTPO from October 1, 2019 to September 30, 2021

Federal-Aid Project Number SPR-PL-1(355)

Adopted August 28, 2019

 

This Unified Planning Work Program was developed by the Johnson City MTPO, in cooperation with:

U.S. Department of Transportation

Federal Highway Administration

Federal Transit Administration

Tennessee Department of Transportation

An electronic copy of this document can be found on our website at https://jcmpo.org/upwp.html.


If you need this document translated into Spanish or any other language, please contact the MPO Manager, by phone at (423) 434-6272 or email at jcmpo@jcmpo.org.

Spanish Translation of the above statement:

Si usted necesita este document resumido en espanol contacta por favor al Coordinator del MTPO.  Numero de telefono (423) 434-6272, correo electronico:  jcmpo@jcmpo.org.

The Johnson City Metropolitan Transportation Planning Organization (MTPO) ensures compliance with Title VI of the Civil Rights Act of 1964; 49 CFR, part 26; related statutes and regulations to the end that no person shall be excluded from participation in or be denied the benefits of, or be subjected to discrimination under any program or activity receiving federal financial assistance from the U.S. Department of Transportation on the grounds of race, color, sex or national origin.

 

Table of Contents

Resolution. 3

List of Abbreviations. 4

Section 1 – About the UPWP. 5

Section 2 – Planning Focus Areas of the Johnson City MTPO.. 6

Section 3 – Funding Sources. 6

Section 4 – About the Johnson City MTPO.. 8

Johnson City MTPO Metropolitan Planning Area. 8

Organizational Structure. 10

Executive Board. 10

Executive Staff 10

Administrative Staff 11

Section 5 – Public Participation. 11

Section 6 – Amendments and Administrative Modifications. 11

Section 7 – Title VI / Environmental Justice / ADA. 12

Section 8 – Federal Planning Factors. 12

Section 9 – Work Program.. 14

Task A1 – Administrative Activities. 14

Task A2 – Data Inventories and Surveillance. 18

Task B – Metropolitan Transportation Plan. 21

Task C – Transportation Improvement Program.. 23

Task D – Transit Planning. 26

Task E – Sub-Area Study for Johnson City. 29

Task F – Transportation Management Area (TMA) Study. 31

Other Transportation Planning Tasks in the Johnson City MTPO MPA. 33

Budget Summary – Funding Sources. 34

Budget Summary – Agency Participation. 36

Budget Summary – Agency Participation by Funding Source. 38

 


 

Resolution

 

Resolution of the Executive Board of the Johnson City Metropolitan Transportation Planning Organization to approve and adopt the Fiscal Years 2020-2021 Unified Planning Work Program

     WHEREAS, a comprehensive, cooperative, and continuing transportation process is to be carried out in the Johnson City Metropolitan Planning Area; and

     WHEREAS, under federal planning guidelines, Metropolitan Planning Organizations are required to submit a Unified Planning Work Program (UPWP) that identifies the transportation planning projects and planning activities to be undertaken by local, regional, and/or state agencies for the Johnson City Metropolitan Transportation Planning Organization (MTPO) Metropolitan Planning Area (MPA) for Fiscal Years 2020-2021; and

     WHEREAS, the various state, local and regional agencies involved with transportation planning for the Johnson City MTPO MPA have cooperatively developed a two-year UPWP for Fiscal Years 2020-2021; and

     WHEREAS, the staff of the Johnson City MTPO, Tennessee Department of Transportation, Federal Highway Administration and Federal Transit Administration have reviewed the Fiscal Years 2020-2021 UPWP and found it satisfies federal requirements; and

     NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED the Johnson City MTPO Executive Board does hereby approve and adopt the Fiscal Years 2020-2021 UPWP.

 

______________________________________                               _____________________________

Johnson City MTPO Executive Board Chairman                                                          Date

 

______________________________________                               _____________________________

  Johnson City MTPO Executive Staff Chairman                                                           Date


 

List of Abbreviations

 

ADA                    Americans with Disabilities Act

AMPO                 Association of Metropolitan Planning Organizations

CFR                     Code of Federal Regulations

CPG                    Consolidated Planning Grant

COOP                  Continuity Of Operations Planning

EDC                     Every Day Counts

EPA                     Environmental Protection Agency

ETRIMS               Enhanced Tennessee Roadway Information Management System

FAST Act             Fixing America’s Surface Transportation Act

FHWA                 Federal Highway Administration

FTA                     Federal Transit Administration

FY                        Fiscal Year

GIS                      Geographic Information Systems

GPS                     Global Positioning System

ITS                       Intelligent Transportation Systems

JCT                      Johnson City Transit

LRPD                   Long Range Planning Division

LRTP                   Long Range Transportation Plan (State)

MAP-21              Moving Ahead for Progress in the 21st Century Act

MOA                   Memorandum of Agreement

MPA                   Metropolitan Planning Area

MPO                   Metropolitan Planning Organization

MTP                    Metropolitan Transportation Plan

MTPO                 Metropolitan Transportation Planning Organization

PEL                      Planning and Environmental Linkages

PL 112                Section 112 of the Federal-Aid Highway Act of 1973 (Public Law 93-87)

PPP                     Public Participation Plan

RPO                    Rural Planning Organization

Sec. 5303           Title 49, United States Code, Section 5303 (Transit Planning)

SHRP                   Strategic Highway Research Program

SPR                     State Planning and Research Funds

TAM                   Transit Asset Management

TDOT                  Tennessee Department of Transportation

TIP                      Transportation Improvement Program

TITAN                 Tennessee Integrated Traffic Analysis Network

TNMUG              Tennessee Model Users Group (Travel Demand Model)

TPM                    Transportation Performance Management

TPR                     Transportation Planning Report

TSMO                 Transportation System Management and Operations

UPWP                 Unified Planning Work Program

USC                     United States Code

U.S. DOT            United States Department of Transportation

VMT                    Vehicle Miles Traveled


 

Section 1 – About the UPWP

The Johnson City Metropolitan Transportation Planning Organization (MTPO) was established in 1982 when the 1980 Census identified the Johnson City Urbanized Area (urban areas with a population of at least 50,000). Federal law requires the Johnson City MTPO to conduct transportation planning activities within the Johnson City Urbanized Area in a continuous, cooperative, and comprehensive process, as defined in the following federal legislation and regulations:

·       Current Transportation Authorization – Fixing America’s Surface Transportation (FAST) Act;

·       Past Transportation Authorization – Moving Ahead for Progress in the 21st Century (MAP-21) Act;

·       Metropolitan Transportation Planning – Title 23 of the United States Code (USC), Section 134;

·       Formula Grant Program for Metropolitan Planning – Title 49 of the USC, Section 5303;

·       Metropolitan Transportation Planning and Programming –  Title 23 of the Code of Federal Regulations (CFR), Section 450; and

·       Metropolitan Transportation Planning and Programming –Title 49 of the CFR, Section 613, Subpart A.

 

In order to carry out these duties, the Johnson City MTPO staff develops a work program in the form of a document called the Unified Planning Work Program, or UPWP as it is often referred to by transportation professionals.  This two-year UPWP covers Federal Fiscal Years 2020-2021, beginning on October 1, 2019 and ending on September 30, 2021. The UPWP identifies tasks ranging from data collection tasks to plan development, ongoing administrative activities and special projects.  As a result, these tasks support the continuing, comprehensive and cooperative planning process.

The UPWP is developed by the Johnson City MTPO staff in conjunction with its member jurisdictions, two local public transit providers, Tennessee Department of Transportation (TDOT), Federal Highway Administration (FHWA), and Federal Transit Administration (FTA). The MTPO staff announced the solicitation of projects for a new UPWP at the Executive Board meeting on November 14, 2018 and discussed that several local jurisdictions approached the MTPO with potential projects.  Elizabethton asked for assistance with an ADA Transition Plan but it was ineligible for PL funds and recommended to use STBG funds instead.  Johnson City asked the MTPO to fund a sub-area study on transportation needs within the city.  Jonesborough asked for assistance with a Transportation Planning Report (TPR) for a proposed parkway; however, TDOT is taking the lead on funding and managing this study.  In addition, the three MPOs within the Tri-Cities area have discussed potential ramifications of the 2020 Census and the chairman of the Executive Staff of the Johnson City MTPO requested to commission a study.  TDOT also provided the MTPO with information on the I-26 Corridor Study already in progress. 

The draft UPWP is then submitted to TDOT, FHWA, and FTA for comments.  Once the comments have been adequately addressed, the UPWP is recommended for adoption by the Johnson City MTPO Executive Board.  The Executive Board meeting is advertised at least seven days before the meeting and the draft UPWP is placed on the MTPO’s website.  Then, the adopted UPWP is forwarded to TDOT and approved by FHWA and FTA.

Section 2 – Planning Focus Areas of the Johnson City MTPO

The Johnson City MTPO plans to focus on four areas for the two-year period in the UPWP.  The first is to maintain the MPO program to remain eligible for federal transportation funds, including the maintenance of the four main planning documents and everyday operations.  The second focus is to monitor transit funding as distributed by TDOT to area public transit providers.  The third focus is to conduct a sub-area study in Johnson City to identify projects in order to prepare for the future update to the Metropolitan Transportation Plan (MTP).  In the second year, the MTPO staff will focus on the 2020 Census and its potential effect on the MPOs in the Tri-Cities region, along with tracking any changes with the new transportation authorization act, when passed by Congress.  These activities are explained in more detail in the Work Program in Section 9.

Section 3 – Funding Sources

The primary funding sources to accomplish tasks identified in the UPWP is provided by two programs.  First, the FHWA Section 112 Metropolitan Transportation Planning funds (PL 112) and second, the FTA Section 5303 Transit Planning funds. TDOT participates in the Consolidated Planning Grant (CPG) Program, where they receive a direct apportionment of both types of funds and combine them into a single fund administered by FHWA. The funds are distributed to the MPOs and administered by TDOT’s Long Range Planning Division (LRPD) in accordance with 23 CFR 420.109. Both types of funds are distributed based on a formula.  The PL 112 formula gives each MPO a base amount plus an amount based on their 2010 Census Urbanized Area population and the formula also retains a small portion for TDOT to use for the benefit of all the MPOs. The distribution formula for the 5303 funds is based on each MPO’s 2010 Census Urbanized Area population.  TDOT also receives an allocation of State Planning and Research Funds (SPR) from FHWA and Section 5304 transit planning funds from FTA that are available to assist MPOs and transit agencies across the state.

As with most grants, matching funds are required.  Table 1 below shows each funding program and the required matching ratios.  The funds originating with FHWA require a 20% local match, resulting in an 80% Federal/20% Local split.  The funds originating with FTA also require 20% matching funds.  TDOT provides half of the match, resulting in an 80% Federal/10% State/10% Local split. 

Table 1 – Funding Sources and Ratios

Funding Program

Program Description

Federal

State

Local

FHWA (PL 112)

Provides funding to the MPOs to establish a cooperative, continuous, and comprehensive framework for making transportation investment decisions in metropolitan areas

80%

0%

20%

FTA (Sec. 5303)

Provides funding and procedural requirements to the MPOs for multimodal transportation planning in metropolitan areas

80%

10%

10%

 

 

Table 2 and Table 3 on the next two pages identify the amount of funding that has been obligated in previous fiscal years (shown as carryover/residual) and the amount of available, unobligated new allocation of funds for a total available balance of funding to program for tasks in the UPWP for the Johnson City MTPO.  From this available balance, we subtracted the programmed funds for each work task identified in this UPWP, revealing the total amount that needs to be obligated for FY 2020 and 2021 and the amount that will remain available to be programmed but unobligated.  The unprogrammed and/or unobligated funding will become carryover funds to the next fiscal year.

 

Depending on the task, other funding sources may be used.  If so, they are identified in the detail section of each task in the UPWP.  However, it should be noted, without the FHWA PL 112 and FTA Section 5303 funds, the Johnson City MTPO would not be able to operate in its current capacity as the majority of these funds are used for its operations.  The City of Johnson City provides the majority of the local matching funds, with other jurisdictions contributing the match for projects specific to their locale.

Table 2 – Transportation Planning Funding Programs, FY 2020

Funding Program

Total

Federal

State

Local

CPG - Federal Highway Administration (80/0/20)

FHWA (PL 112) (Percentages)

100%

80%

0%

20%

     Est. Carryover/Residual (already obligated)*

$725,000

$580,000

$0

$145,000

     Plus FY 2020 Est. Allocation (not obligated)

$301,114

$240,891

$0

$60,223

Total Available Balance for FY 2020

$1,026,114

$820,891

$0

$205,223

 

 

 

 

 

     Minus FY 2020 Programmed Funds

$370,000

$296,000

$0

$74,000

 

 

 

 

 

Total Amount to be Federally Obligated

$0

$0

$0

$0

 

 

 

 

 

Est. Obligated Funds to Carryover into FY 2021

$355,000

$284,000

$0

$71,000

Est. Unobligated Funds to Carryover into FY 2021

$301,114

$240,891

$0

$60,223

CPG - Federal Transit Administration (80/10/10)

FTA (Sec. 5303) (Percentages)

100%

80%

10%

10%

     Est. Carryover/Residual (already obligated)

$103,000

$82,400

$10,300

$10,300

     Plus FY 2020 Est. Allocation (not obligated)

$64,296

$51,436

$6,430

$6,430

Total Available Balance for FY 2020

$167,296

$133,836

$16,730

$16,730

 

 

 

 

 

     Minus FY 2020 Programmed Funds

$60,000

$48,000

$6,000

$6,000

 

 

 

 

 

Total Amount to be Federally Obligated

$0

$0

$0

$0

 

 

 

 

 

Est. Obligated Funds to Carryover into FY 2021

$43,000

$34,400

$4,300

$4,300

Est. Unobligated Funds to Carryover into FY 2021

$64,296

$51,436

$6,430

$6,430

*Assumes full FY 2019 allocation was obligated

Table 3 – Transportation Planning Funding Programs, FY 2021

CPG - Federal Highway Administration (80/0/20)

FHWA (PL 112) (Percentages)

100%

80%

0%

20%

     Est. Carryover/Residual (already obligated)

$355,000

$284,000

$0

$71,000

     Plus FY 2020 Remaining Alloc. (not obligated)

$301,114

$240,891

$0

$60,223

     Plus FY 2021 Est. Allocation (not obligated)

$301,114

$240,891

$0

$60,223

Total Available Balance for FY 2021

$957,228

$765,782

$0

$191,446

 

 

 

 

 

     Minus FY 2021 Programmed Funds

$270,000

$216,000

$0

$54,000

 

 

 

 

 

Total Amount to be Federally Obligated

$0

$0

$0

$0

 

 

 

 

 

Est. Obligated Funds to Carryover into FY 2022

$85,000

$68,000

$0

$17,000

Est. Unobligated Funds to Carryover into FY 2022

$602,228

$481,782

$0

$120,446

CPG - Federal Transit Administration (80/10/10)

FTA (Sec. 5303) (Percentages)

100%

80%

10%

10%

     Est. Carryover/Residual (already obligated)

$43,000

$34,400

$4,300

$4,300

     Plus FY 2020 Remaining Alloc. (not obligated)

$64,296

$51,436

$6,430

$6,430

     Plus FY 2021 Est. Allocation (not obligated)

$64,296

$51,436

$6,430

$6,430

Total Available Balance for FY 2021

$171,592

$137,272

$17,160

$17,160

 

 

 

 

 

     Minus FY 2021 Programmed Funds

$120,000

$96,000

$12,000

$12,000

 

 

 

 

 

Total Amount to be Federally Obligated

-$77,000

-$61,600

-$7,700

-$7,700

 

 

 

 

 

Est. Obligated Funds to Carryover into FY 2022

$0

$0

$0

$0

Est. Unobligated Funds to Carryover into FY 2022

$51,592

$41,272

$5,160

$5,160

 

Section 4 – About the Johnson City MTPO

Johnson City MTPO Metropolitan Planning Area

The Johnson City MTPO Metropolitan Planning Area (MPA) consists of the Town of Bluff City, the City of Elizabethton, the City of Johnson City, the Town of Jonesborough, a portion of the Town of Unicoi, and parts of Carter, Sullivan and Washington Counties.  At a minimum, the MPA boundaries shall encompass the entire existing urbanized area (as defined by the Bureau of the Census) plus the contiguous area expected to become urbanized within a 20-year forecast period for the metropolitan transportation plan.    The map in Figure 1 on the next page shows the Johnson City MTPO Urbanized Area, as well as the MPA boundaries for the Johnson City MTPO.  The current boundary was adopted by the Johnson City MTPO Executive Board at its meeting on October 9, 2014 and approved by the Governor of the State of Tennessee on December 17, 2014.  

Figure 1

Map of NE TN with the Johnson City Urbanized Area boundary and the MPA boundary displayed

Organizational Structure

The Johnson City MTPO is organized as an Executive Board, Executive Staff and administrative staff.  The Executive Board, or Policy Board, is the overall governing body for the Johnson City MTPO and is supported by the Executive Staff and the Johnson City MTPO administrative staff.

Executive Board

The Executive Board is the governing body of the Johnson City MTPO and has the authority to adopt plans, programs, and policies.  The Executive Board includes the top elected officials from the member jurisdictions.

·       Mayor of the City of Johnson City – Executive Board Chairman

·       Mayor of the City of Elizabethton – Member

·       Mayor of the Town of Bluff City - Member

·       Mayor of the Town of Jonesborough – Member

·       Mayor of the Town of Unicoi – Member

·       Mayor of Carter County – Member

·       Mayor of Washington County – Member

·       Governor of Tennessee – Member

·       Tennessee County Highway Officials Association – Chosen Representative – Member

Members of the Executive Board may designate a representative to serve on the board in their absence.  Due to the duties and responsibilities of their office, the Governor of Tennessee usually sends a representative to meetings on their behalf. 

Executive Staff

The Executive Staff is responsible for providing guidance and approval for formulation of work programs and budgetary allocations for MTPO programs and projects in the Johnson City Urbanized Area. Executive Board members, the chief elected officials of each jurisdiction, are responsible for overall policy direction and makes recommendations to the Executive Board.

·       City Manager, City of Johnson City – Executive Staff Chairman

·       City Manager, City of Elizabethton – Member

·       City Manager, Town of Bluff City – Member

·       Administrator, Town of Jonesborough – Member 

·       Town Recorder, Town of Unicoi – Member

·       Highway Superintendent, Carter County – Member

·       Highway Superintendent, Washington County – Member

·       Johnson City Transit (JCT) – Member

·       First Tennessee Development District – Member

·       TDOT – Member

FHWA and FTA are non-voting members of the Executive Staff.  When necessary, the Executive Staff can assign tasks to other employees of their agency to assist with transportation projects.

Administrative Staff

The administrative staff of the Johnson City MTPO is housed as a division of the City of Johnson City.  As required by federal law, the Johnson City MTPO is still responsible for coordinating transportation planning activities for all its member jurisdictions, as shown in Figure 2 below.  The administrative staff is also responsible for ongoing administration and day-to-day operations for the Johnson City MTPO.

Figure 2

Johnson City MTPO Organizational Chart

Diagram of the Johnson City MTPO Hiearchy

Section 5 – Public Participation

In accordance with the Johnson City MTPO Public Participation Plan (PPP), after TDOT, FHWA and FTA have reviewed the UPWP, the draft is made available on the Johnson City MTPO website at https://jcmpo.org/upwp.html for public review.  The UPWP is reviewed and discussed at meetings of the Johnson City Executive Board and Executive Staff and adopted by the Executive Board.  The Executive Board meeting is advertised at least seven days in advance.  Any comments made are recorded and addressed before the UPWP is adopted.  The final document is available on the website and copies are available at the MTPO administrative offices.

Section 6 – Amendments and Administrative Modifications

The UPWP can be modified or amended throughout the year if needed.  An amendment is required if funding for a required task needs to be increased over 20% of the amount programmed for that task, if a new task is added, if new or previously unprogrammed funds are added, if there is a major scope change to an existing task or if an existing task is deleted.  Before an amendment to the UPWP is final, the amendment is placed on the Johnson City MTPO Executive Board agenda for their approval and adoption.  The adopted amendment is then forwarded to TDOT and officially reviewed and approved by FHWA and FTA. 

The UPWP can be administratively modified if funding for a required task is not over 20% of the amount programmed for that task or a technical correction is made to a task that does not change its scope.  The modification is sent to TDOT and forwarded to FHWA and FTA for their files.

Section 7 – Title VI / Environmental Justice / ADA

The Johnson City MTPO will continue to advocate for the fair treatment and meaningful involvement of all people regardless of race, color, national origin, sex, income, and disability.  The Johnson City MTPO maintains an active Title VI program which is reviewed by the TDOT Civil Rights Office on a triennial basis.  The most recent Title VI program can be found on the website at https://jcmpo.org/titlevi.html.  The program will be updated per TDOT’s schedule.  The webpage currently provides contact information for the Title VI coordinator, along with forms for the complaint process.  All projects using federal highway and transit funds for the Johnson City MTPO comply with Title VI, Environmental Justice and the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA).

Section 8 – Federal Planning Factors  

Federal transportation legislation defines ten specific planning factors to be considered when developing transportation plans and programs in MPO areas.  The planning factors are found in Title 23 of the United States Code, Section 134(h).  The Johnson City MTPO will continue incorporating the ten federal planning factors into the works tasks and resulting products provided for in this UPWP.  The ten planning factors are:

 

1.       Economic Vitality – Support the economic vitality of the metropolitan area, especially by enabling global competitiveness, productivity, and efficiency.

 

2.       System Safety – Increase the safety of the transportation system for motorized and non-motorized users.

 

3.       System Security – Increase the security of the transportation system for motorized and non-motorized users.

 

4.       Accessibility & Mobility – Increase the accessibility and mobility of people and freight.

 

5.       Enhance Environment – Protect and enhance the environment, promote energy conservation, improve the quality of life, and promote consistency between transportation improvements and State and local planned growth and economic development patterns.

 

6.       Integration and Connectivity – Enhance the integration and connectivity of the transportation system, across and between modes throughout the metropolitan region, for people and freight.

 

7.       System Management and Operations – Promote efficient system management and operation.

 

8.       System Preservation – Emphasize the preservation of the existing transportation system.

 

9.       System Resiliency – Improve the resiliency and reliability of the transportation system and reduce or mitigate stormwater impacts of surface transportation.

 

10.   Travel & Tourism – Enhance travel and tourism.

 

Table 4 illustrates each of the planning factors and summarizes which of the work tasks address that factor.

Table 4

Summary of Planning Factors Matrix

Planning Factors

 

Tasks

A1-Admin Activities

A2 –

Data Inventories

B – MTP

C – TIP

D – Transit Planning

E –

Sub-Area Study

F –

TMA Study

Economic Vitality

ü

ü

ü

ü

ü

ü

ü

System Safety

ü

ü

ü

ü

ü

ü

ü

System Security

ü

ü

ü

ü

ü

ü

ü

Accessibility & Mobility

 

ü

ü

ü

ü

ü

ü

Enhance Environment

 

 

ü

ü

ü

ü

ü

Integration and Connectivity

ü

ü

ü

ü

ü

ü

ü

Systems Management and Operations

ü

ü

ü

ü

ü

ü

ü

System Preservation

 

ü

ü

ü

ü

ü

ü

System Resiliency

ü

ü

ü

ü

ü

ü

ü

Travel & Tourism

ü

ü

ü

ü

ü

ü

ü

 

The following Work Program provides more details on activities for each task that address the appropriate planning factor, listed in brackets.  The planning factors are shortened to one word – Economic, Safety, Security, Mobility, Environment, Connectivity, Operations, Preservation, Resiliency, and Tourism.


 

Section 9 – Work Program

 

Task A1 – Administrative Activities

 

Responsible Agencies:  Johnson City MTPO, TDOT – Long Range Planning Division, Office of Local Programs, Program Development Division and the Division of Multimodal Transportation Resources, FHWA, FTA

Purpose: To conduct continuing, cooperative, and comprehensive transportation planning activities consistent with the MPA’s comprehensive general plans and ensure that all transportation projects meet federal and state requirements.

Previous Work:  This is a continuing work activity; however, the following notable undertakings were made in FY 2019:

·       Assisted TDOT and consultant on the multimodal corridor study on Interstate 26 by advising team on deficiencies, assisting with public outreach, and providing feedback on possible solutions;

·       The MTPO coordinated with TDOT and public transit providers to execute a new planning agreement;

·       Hosted a meeting with regional agencies to review the ITS Architecture service packages and tour the new Johnson City Traffic Management left;

·       Adopted safety performance targets for the five-year period of 2015-2019;

·       Adopted two- and four-year performance targets for pavement/bridge conditions and system performance; and

·       Developed and submitted a new two-year UPWP to cover FYs 2020-2021.

Activities for FY 2020 and 2021

·       Maintain the FYs 2020-2021 UPWP with any necessary amendments or administrative modifications;

·       Develop, adopt and submit the two-year FY 2022-2023 UPWP;

·       Work with TDOT and FHWA to prepare and submit financial invoices and progress reports on a quarterly basis, along with documentation for expenses;

·       Work with TDOT to adopt safety performance targets for the five-year periods of 2016-2020 and 2017-2021 [Safety];

·       Continue to work with TDOT and consultant on multimodal corridor study on Interstate 26 by recommending project priorities from presented solutions [All Planning Factors];

·       Prepare for and host Executive Board, Executive Staff and public meetings/workshops as needed;

·       Continue to participate in sponsored trainings, workshops and/or online training courses provided by the National Highway Institute, National Transit Institute and/or other federal or state agencies to maintain proficiency in the field;

·       Attend statewide monthly conference calls, quarterly meetings, annual conference and/or webinars with TDOT and MPOs, along with Interagency Consultation bi-monthly conference calls;

·       Attend meetings of the First Tennessee Rural Planning Organization, Washington County Local Emergency Planning Committee [Security/ Resiliency], and Tennessee Model Users Group;

·       Attend meetings with other MPOs in the region, along with other MPOs across Tennessee and in other states, to foster a regional approach to transportation planning and share ideas;

·       Maintain annual organizational membership to the Association of MPOs and attend annual conference;

·       Attend Transportation Research Board’s Annual Meeting and bi-annual Tools of the Trade Conference;

·       Attend meetings with the Northeast Tennessee Valley Regional Industrial Development Association and the Northeast Tennessee Regional Economic Partnership on transportation projects that support economic development and growth in the Johnson City MTPO MPA [Economic];

·       Attend other transportation-related meetings and/or conferences with pre-approval by TDOT and FHWA;

·       Continue to communicate with the TDOT Office of Local Programs for the implementation of projects as they relate to the MTP and TIP with member jurisdictions;

·       Maintain Title VI Program, attend training and complete the next assessment when due [Environment];

·       Track the new transportation authorization act as it moves through Congress, along with reading updates provided by the staff of AMPO, who actively monitors activity in Washington, and review any changes that need to be made to planning documents and funding sources for projects;

·       Check for effectiveness of the PPP to determine if an update is needed after a new transportation authorization act is passed; if so, the MTPO staff will amend the document to incorporate and note the changes, using the required process for agency review and public comment [Environment];

·       Update and maintain any required Memorandums of Understanding and/or Agreement with other MPOs, TDOT or public transit providers;

·       Coordinate with TDOT Region 1 on Traffic Incident Management activities with regional first responders to enhance safety, reduce traffic congestion, and reduce secondary traffic crashes on highways [Security/ Operations/ Resiliency];

·       Annually review the Johnson City ITS Regional Architecture with regional agencies to log implementations to the service packages as they occur to prepare for the full update at a later date [Mobility/ Operations];

·       Prepare and maintain Johnson City MTPO contact lists as needed, along with maintaining annual subscription of email distribution software Constant Contact;

·       Relay information about meetings, agendas, and updates to all Executive Board and Executive Staff members;

·       Process and execute contractual documents and grant amendments, as required;

·       Update By-Laws and Prospectus, as needed;

·       Update Continuity of Operations Plan (COOP), as needed, to ensure the continuity of essential office functions in the occurrence of a major event/emergency/disaster [Operations/ Resiliency];

·       Purchase of items including, but not limited to, meeting supplies, office supplies, desktop software, office equipment (such as computers and printers), publications, and duplication services, when necessary, for day-to-day operations. Also, purchase of services, such as translation and captioning, as needed; and

·       The Long Range Planning Division of TDOT will work jointly with the MPO to establish the required administrative and technical procedures and prepare contractual agreements.  In addition, the Long Range Planning Division will attend technical and policy board meetings, distribute information on federal transportation planning guidelines and requirements, conduct seminars and work sessions, review the MPO’s transportation planning studies and reports, and undertake general administrative activities.

 

End Products (Schedule) – FY 2020

 

End Product

By Whom

When

Prepare for and host Executive Board and Executive Staff meetings

Johnson City MTPO Staff

As needed Oct 1, 2019 – Sept 30, 2020

Attend meetings, trainings, workshops and conferences

Johnson City MTPO Staff

As needed Oct 1, 2019 – Sept 30, 2020

Quarterly Invoices and Progress Reports

Johnson City MTPO Staff;

TDOT Staff

Oct 2019, Jan 2020, Apr 2020, July 2020

Adopt performance targets for safety for the five-year period of 2016-2020

Johnson City MTPO Staff;

TDOT Staff

By Feb 2020

Assist with Multimodal Corridor Study on Interstate 26

Johnson City MTPO Staff;

TDOT Staff;

Consultant

By Summer 2020

Submit Title VI Program Assessment

Johnson City MTPO Staff;

TDOT Staff

By Aug 2020

 

End Products (Schedule) – FY 2021

 

End Product

By Whom

When

Prepare for and host Executive Board and Executive Staff meetings

Johnson City MTPO Staff

As needed Oct 1, 2020 – Sept 30, 2021

Attend meetings, trainings, workshops and conferences

Johnson City MTPO Staff

As needed Oct 1, 2020 – Sept 30, 2021

Quarterly Invoices and Progress Reports

Johnson City MTPO Staff;

TDOT Staff

Oct 2020, Jan 2021, Apr 2021, July 2021

Develop two-year FY 2022-2023 UPWP for review

Johnson City MTPO Staff;

TDOT Staff;

FHWA/FTA Staff

By Feb 2021

Adopt performance targets for safety for the five-year period of 2017-2021

Johnson City MTPO Staff;

TDOT Staff

By Feb 2021

Attend Title VI Training

Johnson City MTPO Staff

By May 2021

Check for effectiveness of PPP after new transportation act is passed and amend if necessary

Johnson City MTPO Staff

By July 2021

Adopt and submit two-year FY 2022-2023 UPWP

Johnson City MTPO Staff;

TDOT Staff;

FHWA/FTA Staff

By Aug 2021

 

Planning Factors Considered:  This task considers seven of the ten FAST Act Planning Factors, as shown in Table 4 on page 14 while conducting administrative activities, and noted with individual activities, which are Economic Vitality, System Safety, System Security, Integration and Connectivity, System Management and Operations, System Resiliency, and Travel and Tourism.   

 

Budget and Funding Source

 

Task A1 – Administrative Activities – FY 2020

CPG Federal Funds

FHWA                               FTA*

TDOT

Match

Local

Match

Johnson City MTPO Total

$80,000

$24,000

$3,000

$23,000

$130,000

 

Task A1 – Administrative Activities – FY 2021

CPG Federal Funds

FHWA                               FTA*

TDOT

Match

Local

Match

Johnson City MTPO Total

$80,000

$24,000

$3,000

$23,000

$130,000

 

*Please note that although FTA provides funds to MPOs for metropolitan planning, they are no longer an oversight agency for the CPG.

Task A2 – Data Inventories and Surveillance

 

Responsible Agencies:  Johnson City MTPO, TDOT – Long Range Planning Division

Purpose:  To collect and maintain an inventory of transportation, traffic, safety, demographic, and land-use data and analyze it as it relates to the update of the MTP and other various plans, programs and studies.  Data and information is also disseminated to the public by way of the Johnson City MTPO website.   

Previous Work: This is a continuing work activity; however, the following notable undertakings were made in FY 2019:

·       Partnered with a graduate student group from East Tennessee State University (ETSU) for a class project to analyze crash data in GIS, with a cascading story map as a presentation;

·       Maintained Esri GIS Enterprise license, in cooperation with the City of Johnson City, and purchased additional specialty add-ons; also maintained TransCAD license;

·       Maintained the Johnson City MTPO website with all documents, meetings, public notices, and upcoming events for public viewing;

·       TDOT collected traffic volume data throughout the Johnson City MTPO MPA; and

·       TDOT is also maintaining crash data in the E-TRIMS website.

Activities for FY 2020 - 2021

·       Utilize professional services, such as contracting with the Geosciences Department at ETSU, to assist as needed in data collection, analyzation, organization, traffic count, transportation system resiliency, and maintenance of GIS databases [Economic/ Safety/ Security/ Resiliency];

·       Maintain the database for TransCAD model, which includes economic, population and socioeconomic data, for the future update of the MTP – this would include purchase of databases, such as ReferenceUSA and Woods & Poole data, if available [All Planning Factors];

·       Receive transit data collection and analysis, including transit patron surveys, GIS analysis, passenger trip data collected on transit vehicles, and other methods as provided from public transit providers [Mobility/ Connectivity/ Resiliency/ Tourism];

·       Regional traffic count information is maintained (via interactive mapping system) on the Johnson City MTPO website via a link to the TDOT statewide count information and also downloaded and shown in an interactive ArcGIS Online map [Economic/ Safety/ Operations];

·       Although TDOT collects traffic count data at established stations, special traffic counts may be conducted by the local agencies within the Johnson City MTPO MPA, which may require the use and/or purchase of special equipment [Economic/ Safety/ Operations];

·       Maintain the Johnson City MTPO website and social media to provide up-to-date information and enhanced access to transportation planning products for the public and Johnson City MTPO member agencies;

·       Maintain licenses for existing software:  TransCAD for Travel Demand Model, Esri ArcGIS products for Geographical Information Systems (GIS), Google Earth Pro, website development software and hosting, and other software packages;

·       Purchase computer systems capable of storing, retrieving, correlating, analyzing, and displaying geographic information.  This includes purchases of equipment needed by the Johnson City MTPO for storing data and for display purposes for various visualization techniques;

·       Work with TDOT to update and maintain the functional classification system for the Johnson City MTPO MPA [Preservation];

·       TDOT will coordinate with MPOs for statewide data acquisition purchase for the travel forecasting and other transportation planning activities;

·       TDOT will continue to collect annual traffic count data at established stations;

·       TDOT will conduct special traffic counts as needed for planning and design projects;

·       TDOT will maintain file on crashes and furnish high hazard listings and other safety data as required; and

·       Travel time studies will be conducted by TDOT, if needed, for special studies.

End Products (Schedule) – FY 2020

End Product

By Whom

When

Contract with Geosciences Department at ETSU

Johnson City MTPO Staff;

ETSU Geosciences Staff

Fall 2019

Jointly fund data acquisition purchase for travel forecasting with TDOT

Johnson City MTPO Staff;

TDOT Staff

Fall 2019

Purchase ReferenceUSA data

Johnson City MTPO Staff

Oct 2019

Acquire 2019 traffic count data from TDOT

Johnson City MTPO Staff;

TDOT Staff

Spring 2020

Purchase Esri ArcGIS licenses

Johnson City MTPO Staff

Aug 2020

Purchase TransCAD license

Johnson City MTPO Staff

Aug 2020

 

End Products (Schedule) – FY 2021

End Product

By Whom

When

Contract with Geosciences Department at ETSU

Johnson City MTPO Staff;

ETSU Geosciences Staff

Fall 2020

Purchase ReferenceUSA data

Johnson City MTPO Staff

Oct 2020

Acquire 2020 traffic count data from TDOT

Johnson City MTPO Staff;

TDOT Staff

Feb 2021

Purchase Esri ArcGIS licenses

Johnson City MTPO Staff

Aug 2021

Purchase TransCAD license

Johnson City MTPO Staff

Aug 2021

Begin to acquire data needs for Coordinated Plan and MTP update

Johnson City MTPO Staff;

TDOT Staff;

Consultant

Aug – Sep 2021

 

Planning Factors Considered:  This task considers nine of the ten FAST Act Planning Factors, as shown in Table 4 on page 14 and noted with individual activities, while collecting and analyzing data, which are Economic Vitality, System Safety, System Security, Accessibility and Mobility, Integration and Connectivity, System Management and Operations, System Preservation, System Resiliency, and Travel and Tourism. 

 

Budget and Funding Source

 

Task A2 – Data Inventories & Surveillance – FY 2020

CPG Federal Funds

FHWA                               FTA*

TDOT

Match

Local

Match

Johnson City MTPO Total

$72,000

$0

$0

$18,000

$90,000

 

Task A2 – Data Inventories & Surveillance – FY 2021

CPG Federal Funds

FHWA                               FTA*

TDOT

Match

Local

Match

Johnson City MTPO Total

$36,000

$0

$0

$9,000

$45,000

 

*Please note that although FTA provides funds to MPOs for metropolitan planning, they are no longer an oversight agency for the CPG.

Task B – Metropolitan Transportation Plan

 

Responsible Agencies:  Johnson City MTPO, TDOT – Long Range Planning Division

Purpose:  To provide a continuously updated comprehensive transportation plan that will provide for the long-range transportation needs of the Johnson City MTPO MPA.

Previous Work: 

·       Monitored the 2045 MTP; and

·       Prepared language regarding performance measures and targets should the need arise to amend the MTP.

Activities for FY 2020 - 2021

 

For the Johnson City MTPO:

·       Maintain the 2045 MTP and make any necessary amendments or administrative modifications (as needed) [All Planning Factors];

·       Ensure all projects within the current TIP comply with the 2045 MTP;

·       Attend any workshops or class that may be beneficial for updating the future MTP;

·       Analyze performance targets as they are set and how they might affect the current 2045 MTP, should an amendment be needed before the next MTP update [Safety/ Operations/ Preservation];

·       Should an amendment be required, staff has budgeted funding to bring back the consultant who assisted with the original MTP in order to integrate performance measures and targets;

·       Assist TDOT with maintaining Statewide Long Range Transportation Plan (LRTP) [All Planning Factors];

·       Make any necessary updates to the current MTP for requirements issued by new transportation authorizations;

·       If future air quality standards change and affect the Johnson City MTPO MPA, the Johnson City MTPO will update or develop necessary plans, models, and documents to make the Johnson City MTPO MPA air quality compliant.  (Note:  At this time, the Johnson City MTPO MPA is in attainment status) [Mobility/ Environment]; and

·       Issue a Request for Proposals to update the 2045 MTP (in conjunction with the update to the Coordinated Public Transit- Human Services Transportation Plan) and the Travel Demand Model and evaluate proposals to select the best-rated firm [All Planning Factors].

 

End Products (Schedule) – FY 2020

 

End Product

By Whom

When

Maintain 2045 MTP with amendments and modifications

Johnson City MTPO Staff

As Needed

Continue to analyze performance targets as they affect the 2045 MTP

Johnson City MTPO Staff;

TDOT Staff;

FHWA/ FTA Staff

Ongoing

 

End Products (Schedule) – FY 2021

 

End Product

By Whom

When

Maintain 2045 MTP with amendments and modifications

Johnson City MTPO Staff

As Needed

Continue to analyze performance targets as they affect the 2045 MTP

Johnson City MTPO Staff;

TDOT Staff;

FHWA/ FTA Staff

Ongoing

Issue Request for Proposal for update to the MTP (in conjunction with the update to the Coordinated Plan)

Johnson City MTPO Staff

By Apr 2021

Evaluate proposals and select the best-rated firm

Johnson City MTPO Staff

By Jun 2021

Issue contract (purchase order) to selected firm

Johnson City MTPO Staff

By Jul 2021

 

Planning Factors Considered:  All ten FAST Act Planning Factors are considered when making any updates to the MTP, and noted with individual activities, which are Economic Vitality, System Safety, System Security, Accessibility and Mobility, Enhance Environment, Integration and Connectivity, System Management and Operations, System Preservation, System Resiliency, and Travel and Tourism. 

 

Budget and Funding Source

 

Task B – Metropolitan Transportation Plan – FY 2020

CPG Federal Funds

FHWA                               FTA*

TDOT

Match

Local

Match

Johnson City MTPO Total

$20,000

$0

$0

$5,000

$25,000

 

Task B – Metropolitan Transportation Plan – FY 2021

CPG Federal Funds

FHWA                               FTA*

TDOT

Match

Local

Match

Johnson City MTPO Total

$20,000

$8,000

$1,000

$6,000

$35,000

 

*Please note that although FTA provides funds to MPOs for metropolitan planning, they are no longer an oversight agency for the CPG.

Task C – Transportation Improvement Program

 

Responsible Agency: Johnson City MTPO, Public Transit Providers

Purpose:  To prepare and maintain an accurate, timely, and fiscally constrained Transportation Improvement Program (TIP).

Previous Work:

·       Administrative modifications and amendments were completed as needed to the FY 2017-2020 TIP;

·       A Call for Projects was issued to jurisdictions in the November 14th Executive Board meeting;

·       Projects in the current TIP were analyzed for inclusion in the new TIP;

·       The draft FY 2020-2023 TIP was submitted for state and federal review in late May 2019;

·       After comments were resolved, the draft TIP was posted for public comment; and

·       Annual Listing of Obligated Projects for FY 2018 was made available to the public.

Activities for FY 2020 – 2021

 

·       Maintain the accuracy of the FY 2017-2020 TIP through amendments and administrative modifications when necessary while remaining fiscally constrained [All Planning Factors];

·       Adopt the FY 2020-2023 TIP and submit it to TDOT for inclusion in the Statewide TIP (STIP) [All Planning Factors];

·       Maintain the accuracy of the FY 2020-2023 TIP through amendments and administrative modifications when necessary while remaining fiscally constrained [All Planning Factors];

·       Modify the TIP with updated performance targets, when necessary;

·       Maintain the electronic TIP with quarterly federal obligations, when received from TDOT;

·       Coordinate existing TIP projects with local, state, and federal agencies;

·       Publish the FY 2019 and FY 2020 Annual Listing of Obligated Projects; and

·       The TDOT Office of Local Programs will coordinate, review and assist the Johnson City MTPO in maintenance of the TIP as it relates to the successful implementation and deployment of local projects.  The Office of Local Programs will coordinate projects with FHWA on behalf of the Johnson City MTPO and participate in Johnson City MTPO meetings. 

 

End Products (Schedule) – FY 2020

 

End Products

By Whom

When

Maintain the current TIP with amendments and administrative modifications

Johnson City MTPO Staff;

Public Transit Providers’ Staff;

TDOT Staff;

FHWA/FTA Staff

As Needed

Modify current and draft TIP with adopted regional Transit Asset Management targets

Johnson City MTPO Staff;

Public Transit Providers’ Staff;

TDOT Staff;

FTA Staff

By Oct 2019

Adopt FY 2020-2023 TIP

Johnson City MTPO Staff;

TDOT Staff;

FHWA/FTA Staff

Oct/Nov 2019

FY 2019 Annual Listing of Obligated Projects will be made available

Johnson City MTPO Staff;

TDOT Staff

Nov/Dec 2019

Modify TIP with adopted safety performance targets for time period 2016-2020

Johnson City MTPO Staff;

TDOT Staff;

FHWA Staff

By Feb 2020

 

End Products (Schedule) – FY 2021

 

End Products

By Whom

When

Maintain the TIP with amendments and administrative modifications

Johnson City MTPO Staff;

Public Transit Providers’ Staff;

TDOT Staff;

FHWA/FTA Staff

As Needed

Modify TIP with adopted regional Transit Asset Management and new Safety targets

Johnson City MTPO Staff;

Public Transit Providers’ Staff;

TDOT Staff;

FTA Staff

By Oct 2020

FY 2020 Annual Listing of Obligated Projects will be made available

Johnson City MTPO Staff;

TDOT Staff

Nov/Dec 2020

Modify TIP with adopted safety performance targets for time period 2017-2021

Johnson City MTPO Staff;

TDOT Staff;

FHWA Staff

By Feb 2021

 

Planning Factors Considered:  All ten FAST Act Planning Factors will be considered during the development and maintenance of the TIP, and noted with individual activities, which are Economic Vitality, System Safety, System Security, Accessibility and Mobility, Enhance Environment, Integration and Connectivity, System Management and Operations, System Preservation, System Resiliency, and Travel and Tourism.

 

Budget and Funding Source

 

Task C – Transportation Improvement Program – FY 2020

CPG Federal Funds

FHWA                               FTA*

TDOT

Match

Local

Match

Johnson City MTPO Total

$20,000

$4,000

$500

$5,500

$30,000

 

Task C – Transportation Improvement Program – FY 2021

CPG Federal Funds

FHWA                               FTA*

TDOT

Match

Local

Match

Johnson City MTPO Total

$20,000

$4,000

$500

$5,500

$30,000

 

*Please note that although FTA provides funds to MPOs for metropolitan planning, they are no longer an oversight agency for the CPG.

Task D – Transit Planning

 

Responsible Agency: Johnson City MTPO, Public Transit Providers, TDOT – Division of Multimodal Transportation Resources, FTA

Purpose:  To administer funds, coordinate planning activities, and to encourage citizen knowledge and awareness of public and private transit services.

Previous Work:

·       Monitored communication with TDOT Multimodal staff on the Section 5307 funding formula for distribution of allocation to the small urbanized areas to minimize disruption to current services;

·       Maintained the Coordinated Public Transit – Human Services Transportation Plan (Coordinated Plan) by meeting with the Advisory Committee to assess progress in spring 2019;

·       Public transit providers shared their TAM performance targets for the state FY 2020 in June 2019;

·       Regional TAM performance targets were adopted by the Executive Board in August 2019; and

·       Conducted public participation activities for transit projects for the new TIP.

Activities for FY 2020 – 2021

 

·       Continue to work with TDOT Multimodal staff as they provide funding to bridge the gap in providing services for urban to urban trips not covered by an urban transit provider and that this Critical Trips funding program will continue [Economic/ Safety/ Mobility/ Environment/ Connectivity/ Resiliency/ Tourism];

·       Continue to be a stakeholder in regional transit planning meetings and discussions, including monitoring the annual distribution of Section 5307 funds to area public transit providers [Economic/ Safety/ Mobility/ Environment/ Connectivity/ Resiliency/ Tourism];

·       Work with TDOT and public transit providers to adopt regional Transit Asset Management (TAM) targets for state FY 2021 and 2022 [Mobility/ Operations/ Preservation/ Resiliency];

·       Work with TDOT and public transit providers to adopt regional transit safety targets as part of the state sponsored Transportation Public Agency Safety Plan (due by July 20, 2020) for state FY 2021 and 2022 [Safety/ Security];

·       Organize meeting with the Advisory Committee to assess progress on the Coordinated Plan [Economic/ Safety/ Mobility/ Environment/ Connectivity/ Resiliency/ Tourism];

·       In conjunction with contracting with a consultant for the update of the MTP, the MTPO staff will include in the Request for Proposals the update to the 2017 Coordinated Plan; and

·       The Multimodal Transportation Resources Division of TDOT will administer state and federal programs regarding river transportation, urban public transportation, rail service, ride-sharing, and transportation systems management.  Representatives of this office will participate in MPO meetings, distribute federal transit guidelines and requirements, conduct seminars and work sessions, and review MPO studies and reports.  This office will coordinate FTA Section 5307, 5310 and 5339 funding programs in Tennessee, administer TIP amendments and adjustments for projects involving FTA funding and/or public transportation activities, and review documents to ensure that transit and rail is giving due consideration in the planning process.  It should be noted that there are no “navigable rivers” in the Johnson City MTPO MPA; however, there are two class 1 and one class 3 railroads.

 

End Products (Schedule) – FY 2020

 

End Products

By Whom

When

Organize Advisory Committee meeting on Coordinated Plan

Johnson City MTPO Staff;

Public Transit Providers’ Staff;

Advisory Committee

Spring 2020

Collaborate to finalize regional TAM performance targets for FY 2021

Johnson City MTPO Staff;

Public Transit Providers’ Staff

By Jul 2020

Collaborate to finalize regional transit safety performance targets for FY 2021

Johnson City MTPO Staff;

Public Transit Providers’ Staff;

TDOT Staff

By Jul 2020

Adopt regional TAM and safety performance targets for FY 2021

Johnson City MTPO Staff;

Public Transit Providers’ Staff;

TDOT Staff; FTA Staff

By Aug 2020

 

End Products (Schedule) – FY 2021

 

End Products

By Whom

When

Organize Advisory Committee meeting on Coordinated Plan

Johnson City MTPO Staff;

Public Transit Providers’ Staff;

Advisory Committee

Spring 2021

Issue Request for Proposal for update to the Coordinated Plan (in conjunction with the update to the MTP)

Johnson City MTPO Staff

By Apr/May 2021

Collaborate to finalize regional TAM performance targets for FY 2022

Johnson City MTPO Staff;

Public Transit Providers’ Staff

By Jul 2021

Collaborate to finalize regional transit safety performance targets for FY 2022

Johnson City MTPO Staff;

Public Transit Providers’ Staff

By Jul 2021

Adopt regional TAM and safety performance targets for FY 2022

Johnson City MTPO Staff;

Public Transit Providers’ Staff;

TDOT Staff; FTA Staff

By Aug 2020

Begin the update to the Coordinated Plan

Johnson City MTPO Staff;

Public Transit Providers’ Staff;

TDOT Staff;

Regional Stakeholders;

Consultant

By Aug 2021

Planning Factors Considered:  All ten FAST Act Planning Factors will be considered during transit planning, and noted with individual activities, which are Economic Vitality, System Safety, System Security, Accessibility and Mobility, Enhance Environment, Integration and Connectivity, System Management and Operations, System Preservation, System Resiliency, and Travel and Tourism. 

 

Budget and Funding Source

 

Task D – Transit Planning – FY 2020

CPG Federal Funds

FHWA                               FTA*

TDOT

Match

Local

Match

Johnson City MTPO Total

$0

$20,000

$2,500

$2,500

$25,000

 

Task D – Transit Planning – FY 2021

CPG Federal Funds

FHWA                               FTA*

TDOT

Match

Local

Match

Johnson City MTPO Total

$0

$24,000

$3,000

$3,000

$30,000

 

*Please note that although FTA provides funds to MPOs for metropolitan planning, they are no longer an oversight agency for the CPG.

 

Task E – Sub-Area Study for Johnson City

 

Responsible Agency:  Johnson City MTPO

Purpose:  To evaluate the existing conditions, including land-use and transportation patterns, and identify potential projects in a sub-area study of the Johnson City area of the MTPO, which is experiencing an increase in growth, placing increased demands on the transportation system.

Activities for FY 2020

·       The geography of the sub-study area study will cover the urban growth boundary of Johnson City, which includes the city limits and its surrounding areas are that reasonably expected to grow in the next 20 years;

·       Issue a Request for Proposals to contract with a consultant to prepare a sub-area study of the Johnson City area, evaluate proposals and select the best-rated firm;

·       Consultant will gather and analyze existing data, land use, current road system and identify traffic deficiencies, assisting with the analysis of the State of Franklin corridor and recent revitalization of new businesses in the downtown area [All Planning Factors];

·       Improve traffic analysis with recommendations for traffic congestion due to recent commercial and residential growth. The data from this study will be used in the development of the future update to the MTP and subsequently a future TIP.

End Products (Schedule) – FY 2020

End Products

By Whom

When

Issue Request for Proposal for Sub-Area Study of Johnson City

Johnson City MTPO Staff

By Oct 2019

Evaluate proposals and select the best-rated firm

Johnson City MTPO Staff

By Nov 2019

Issue contract (purchase order) to selected firm

Johnson City MTPO Staff

By Dec 2019

Gather data and conduct analysis

Johnson City MTPO Staff;

City of Johnson City Planning Staff;

Consultant

By Jun 2020

Prioritize list of projects

Johnson City MTPO Staff;

City of Johnson City Planning Staff;

Consultant

By Aug 2020

Submit final document

Johnson City MTPO Staff;

City of Johnson City Planning Staff;

Consultant

By Sep 2020

 

Planning Factors Considered:  All ten FAST Act Planning Factors will be considered during the development of the sub-area study, and noted with individual activities, which are Economic Vitality, System Safety, System Security, Accessibility and Mobility, Enhance Environment, Integration and Connectivity, System Management and Operations, System Preservation, System Resiliency, and Travel and Tourism. 

 

Budget and Funding Source

 

Task E – Sub-Area Study – FY 2020

CPG Federal Funds

FHWA                               FTA

TDOT

Match

Local

Match

Johnson City MTPO Total

$104,000

$0

$0

$26,000

$130,000

 

Task F – Transportation Management Area (TMA) Study

 

Responsible Agency:  Johnson City MTPO

Purpose:  To analyze the possibility of the 2020 Census designating one urbanized area with a population over 200,000, and the effect of becoming a Transportation Management Area (TMA).

Activities for FY 2021

·       Issue a Request for Proposals to contract with a consultant to prepare a TMA study of the Johnson City and Kingsport Urbanized Areas, evaluate proposals and select the best-rated firm;

·       The consultant will study the possibility that the 2020 Census could combine the Kingsport and Johnson City Urbanized Areas (and possibly Bristol) into one [All Planning Factors];

·       Such a combination would push the population of the single urbanized area over 200,000, resulting in a designation as a TMA;

·       Consultant will study the additional ways that TMAs are subject to special planning and programming requirements and their effect;

·       The effects will include transportation planning regulations; highway formula funding direct allocations; new requirements to distribute FTA Section 5307 and 5310 allocations; and

·       The final study will guide future elected officials and MPOs’ staff making the transition, should it come to pass.

End Products (Schedule) – FY 2021

End Products

By Whom

When

Issue Request for Proposal for TMA Study

Johnson City MTPO Staff

By Oct 2020

Evaluate proposals and select the best rated firm

Johnson City MTPO Staff

By Nov 2020

Issue contract (purchase order) to selected firm

Johnson City MTPO Staff

By Dec 2020

Gather information and conduct analysis of impact

Johnson City MTPO Staff;

Consultant

By June 2020

Submit final document

Johnson City MTPO Staff;

Consultant

By Sep 2021

 

Planning Factors Considered:  All ten FAST Act Planning Factors will be considered during the development of the TMA study, and noted with individual activities, which are Economic Vitality, System Safety, System Security, Accessibility and Mobility, Enhance Environment, Integration and Connectivity, System Management and Operations, System Preservation, System Resiliency, and Travel and Tourism. 

 

Budget and Funding Source

Task E – Transportation Management Area Study – FY 2021

CPG Federal Funds

FHWA                               FTA*

TDOT

Match

Local

Match

Johnson City MTPO Total

$60,000

$36,000

$4,500

$19,500

$120,000

 

*Please note that although FTA provides funds to MPOs for metropolitan planning, they are no longer an oversight agency for the CPG.

 

Other Transportation Planning Tasks in the Johnson City MTPO MPA

 

Although not the responsibility of the Johnson City MTPO, there are several other transportation planning tasks that are being implemented within the Johnson City MTPO MPA:

 

1.       TDOT Road Safety Audits

TDOT conducts, upon request of local officials, road safety audits that are intended to eliminate or alleviate safety concerns that have been identified when studying crash data and from actual field investigations.  According to TDOT, road safety audits are used primarily as “quick” improvements to correct safety issues such as lack of signing or striping or to correct minor geometric deficiencies. Typically, all improvements occur within the existing right-of-way and are completed within one (1) year of the final report.  The cost of each of the studies and implementations vary by multiple projects. 

 

2.       Interstates 55, 75 & 26 Multimodal Corridor Study

The purpose of a Multimodal Corridor Study is to identify short- and long-term solutions for improving problem spots along entire corridors. The results will provide a prioritized listing of potential multimodal projects that can be considered by TDOT or by local planning organizations.

 

Interstates 55, 75 & 26 and 40 & 81 have been classified in the Tennessee Long-Range Transportation Plan as routes critical to statewide mobility and regional connectivity.  The Plan classified routes needing improvement, while protecting and maximizing capacity over the next decade. 

 

The studies will also investigate a range of multimodal solutions to address future travel demands, with emphases on managing congestion, improving safety, maximizing the potential for freight diversion and preserving/enhancing the corridors’ economic benefits. Both technical analysis and input from local officials and individuals are needed to provide as much data as possible (https://www.tn.gov/tdot/projects/transportation-studies.html). These studies will be completed in 18-months. 

 

The Interstate 55/75/26 Multimodal Corridor Study is expected to be completed by March, 2020 and was budgeted for $1.8 million with $1,440,000 SPR funds and $360,000 state funds.  The Interstate 40/81 Multimodal Corridor Study is expected to be completed in June, 2020, and was budgeted for $2.5 million with $2 million SPR funds and $500,000 state funds.

 


Budget Summary – Funding Sources

Table 6

Funding Sources- Johnson City Urbanized Area

Fiscal Year 2020

 

 

CONSOLIDATED PLANNING GRANT

 

TASK

FHWA
PL 112
80%

LOCAL
MATCH
20%

FTA
Sec. 5303
80%

TDOT
MATCH
10%

LOCAL
MATCH
10%

TOTAL

A1.

Administration

$80,000

$20,000

$24,000

$3,000

$3,000

$130,000

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

A2.

Data Inventories

$72,000

$18,000

$0

$0

$0

$90,000

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

B.

MTP

$20,000

$5,000

$0

$0

$0

$25,000

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

C.

TIP

$20,000

$5,000

$4,000

$500

$500

$30,000

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

D.

Transit Planning

$0

$0

$20,000

$2,500

$2,500

$25,000

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

E.

Sub-Area Study

$104,000

$26,000

$0

$0

$0

$130,000

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

F.

TMA Study

$0

$0

$0

$0

$0

$0

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

TOTAL

$296,000

$74,000

$48,000

$6,000

$6,000

$430,000


 

Table 7

Funding Sources- Johnson City Urbanized Area

Fiscal Year 2021

 

 

CONSOLIDATED PLANNING GRANT

 

TASK

FHWA
PL 112
80%

LOCAL
MATCH
20%

FTA
Sec. 5303
80%

TDOT
MATCH
10%

LOCAL
MATCH
10%

TOTAL

A1.

Administration

$80,000

$20,000

$24,000

$3,000

$3,000

$130,000

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

A2.

Data Inventories

$36,000

$9,000

$0

$0

$0

$45,000

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

B.

MTP

$20,000

$5,000

$8,000

$1,000

$1,000

$35,000

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

C.

TIP

$20,000

$5,000

$4,000

$500

$500

$30,000

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

D.

Transit Planning

$0

$0

$24,000

$3,000

$3,000

$30,000

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

E.

Sub-Area Study

$0

$0

$0

$0

$0

$0

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

F.