LA Metro Releases ExpressLanes Net Toll Revenues Grants for Active Transportation

LA Metro ExpressLanes Tollway Grant 3 mile buffer mapIn October 2013, LA Metro dedicated 40% of the Toll Road Revenue to active transportation projects in their Toll Road Revenue Allocation Plan, which stakeholders and the Los Angeles County Active Transportation Collaborative supported and provided public comments, see blog post and again in  The application for these funds were released earlier this week under the ExpressLanes Net Toll Revenues Re-Investment Grant. Eligible projects will need to provide mobility/sustainability benefits for the I-10 or I-110 corridors.
The application package for the ExpressLanes Net Toll Revenues Re-Investment Grant is available for download: (1) Application, (2) Project Eligibility Guidelines, (3) 3-mile radius map of the I-10 and I-110 corridors.
Project applications are due by May 30, 2014. Please contact Steven Mateer at 213-922-2504, mateers@metro.net or Kathy McCune at 213-922-7241, mccune@metro.net with any questions.

Workshops for applying for these funds are coming up:

I-110 Corridor – Tuesday, March 25, 2014 9:30 AM to 11:30 AM

Council District 8 Constituent Services Center – Community Room

8475 S. Vermont Avenue Los Angeles, CA 90044

I-10 Corridor –Thursday, March 27, 2014 9:30 AM to 11:30 AM

Metro Division 9 Transportation Building

Metro Service Council, 3rd Floor

3449 Santa Anita Ave. El Monte, CA  91731

Metro’s objective for the the active transportation allocation is to increase mobility and decrease congestion through integrated strategies, such as transit options, active transportation, capital investments and transportation demand management.The active transportation allocation demonstrates the importance of adopting a multi-modalism approach to transportation investments and countywide policies because active transportation policies will be essential to advancing Metro’s Metro’s Long Range Transportation Plan (LRTP) and Countywide Sustainability Planning Policy. This as a key opportunity to expand transportation options, improve safety and access of active transportation and address air quality/environment in these corridors. It is exciting to see countywide policy in action and go forward to implementation!

At this time, Metro has not finalized the total funding available. The ExpressLanes Toll Revenues during the demonstration period and ending February 2014 is displayed below:
Allocation Target
Estimated Net Toll Revenues
Estimate per Corridor for Period Ending February 2014
I-110
I-10
Transit Uses (40%)
$4,208,000-$5,220,000
$2,819,360-$3,497,400
$1,388,640-$1,722,600
System Connectivity (40%)
$4,208,000-$5,220,000
$2,819,360-$3,497,400
$1,388,640-$1,722,600
Highway Improvements (20%)
$2,104,000-$2,610,000
$1,409,680-$1,748,700
$694,320-$861,300

 

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