Joint Transportation Committee
Federal Funds Expenditure Study

A study group will evaluate the effectiveness, transparency and priorities by which WSDOT spends federal transportation funds. The study group shall:
· Recommend ways to increase transparency in the programming of federal funds
· Evaluate assumptions used to predict future federal funds and their programming between different federal programs
· Develop a process to link statewide priorities to distribution of federal funds from project savings and redistributed federal funds from other states
· Develop process to incorporate stakeholder feedback in developing federal grant and loan applications
Study group members include:
· Local FHWA representatives
Report due date: December 16, 2012​
JTC Staff: Beth Redfield, lead; Mary Fleckenstein, back-up
HTC Staff: Christie Parker, Mark Matteson and Jerry Long
STC Staff: Clint McCarthy

Federal Transportation Funds Effectiveness and Transparency Final Report

Draft Report (presented at JTC meeting on 11/14/12)

Governor's MAP-21 Steering Committee documents
Meetings held 9/17/12 and 9/25/12
Steering Committee Letter to the Governor   
MAP-21 Background Presentation to the Steering Committee   
Steering Committee Decision Framework   
Crosswalk of SAFETEA-LU and MAP 21

WSDOT White Papers on Federal Programs:
    NHPP White Paper 
    HSIP White Paper    
    CMAQ White Paper    
    STP White Paper    
    Transportation Alternatives White Paper

Other Supporting documents:
    MAP-21 Performance Measures    
    Enhanced NHP map Puget Sound    
    Enhanced NHP map State    
    Safe Routes to Schools background    
    Steering Committee Q&A   

Meeting #3, July 18, 2012
JTC Meeting #3 July 18
FFY 2012 Milestones  
3rd Meeting Reference Document #1  
3rd Meeting Reference Document #2  

Meeting #2, June 18, 2012
FHWA Overview     
Federal Planning Process     
WSDOT Federal Discretionary Grants     

Meeting #1, May 23, 2012
Federal Funds 101:
JTC Meeting #1 May 23 Presentation  
JTC Reference Document  
JTC Meeting #1 Source Documents

Presentation to JTC Meeting on April 18, 2012:
Fed Funds Study Overview


       Reference Materials:

o   USDOT, Federal Highways Administration, “Financing Federal Aid Highways,” March 2007. 

o   Transportation Revenue Forecast Council, February 2012 Transportation Economic and Revenue Forecasts, adopted February 16, 2012, “Federal Funds,” pp. 40 - 43.

o   Transportation Revenue Forecast Council, February 2012 Detail Tables, “Federal Funds Forecast,” pp. 69 - 80.

o   NCSL/AASHTO, “Transportation Governance and Finance:  A 50 State Review of State Legislatures and DOTs,” beginning on page 22.

o   Joint Transportation Committee, “Efficiencies in the Delivery of Transportation Funding and Services to Local Governments,” Berk and Associates, January 2011.  The description of federal funds administered by DOT Local programs begins on A-59, or page 147 of the electronic document.