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Transportation Reauthorization BillMAP-21: Moving Ahead for Progress in the 21st Century

On July 6, 2012, President Obama signed into law, P.L. 112-141, Moving Ahead for Progress in the 21st Century (MAP-21). This law authorizes and funds the federal surface transportation policy and programs for two years. MAP-21 expedites project delivery, establishes policies to improve freight movement, and consolidates a number of highway programs across federal highway, transit, and safety programs. MAP-21 takes effect on October 1, 2012 (with a three-month extension of the current law) and expires on September 30, 2014. SEMCOG’s role continues to be performing the necessary transportation planning and directing the use of those funds in Southeast Michigan. Click on the links below for more information about MAP-21.

MAP-21: New Federal Transportation Bill

SEMCOG Summary
2012 Federal Surface Transportation Legislation Moving Ahead for Progress in the 21st Century (MAP-21) (PDF)

Transportation Alternatives Program: SEMCOG to distribute $5 million annually

Check back to this page as more information becomes available about MAP-21, including regulations, Webinars, and guidance.


Update - August 3, 2012
FTA has posted a PowerPoint highlighting MAP-21 programs and a new program funding summary
http://fta.dot.gov/map21

Update - July 30, 2012
TIFIA Notice of Funding Availability and Webinar
Transportation Infrastructure Finance and Innovation Act (TIFIA) Program – Notice of Funding Availability (PDF) 

On Friday, July 27th U.S. Secretary of Transportation Ray LaHood announced $17 billion in available funding for the TIFIA program.  A webinar will be held for applicants this Wednesday, August 1st  from noon to 1pm.  Please see the Department of Transportation’s press release, as well as additional information regarding the webinar.

Webinar Information: 
The US Department of Transportation will host a MAP-21 TIFIA Webinar on Wednesday, August 1st from Noon-1pm EST. During this Session, Assistant Secretary Chris Bertram will review the new guidance on accessing TIFIA funds.  This webinar also provides an opportunity for stakeholders to offer insights about TIFIA implementation.  Space is limited, so please register at MAP 21 TIFIA WEBINAR  (Note: To the extent possible, we ask that you share a location if you have multiple participants from one organization)

For more information about the NOFA, please visit:  http://www.dot.gov/affairs/2012/dot8212.html