Congestion Mitigation & Air Quality

2012 Call for Projects:

CRTPO has contracted with Centralina COG to administer the project selection process for CRTPO’s FFY 2016-2017 CMAQ funds. Centralina hosted monthly project development meetings to help member communities and interested parties develop CMAQ applications. April 27, 2012 was the deadline for project application submittals.

Approved Projects for FY 2016 & 2107 Funding:

A total of 28 projects were submitted for consideration for available CMAQ funding, and a selection committee of technical staff was formed to review and rank the proposed projects.  Upon completion of the ranking process, the MPO approved the ranked project list (and proposed funding) at its meeting on July 18, 2012.

Available Funds:

Based on information from NCDOT, CRTPO tentatively has nearly $20 million to program for fiscal years 2016 & 2017, although the NCDOT is updating its estimates for the future years of the program.
 

Resources

Previously Programmed Projects

In July 2010, the MPO approved a list of projects to be awarded CMAQ Funding in FY 2013, 2014 & 2015. A total of 29 projects were submitted for consideration (click here for the candidate project list). The following funds were available for CRTPO to program:

• FY 2013 - $9,376,634
• FY 2014 - $9,603,924
• FY 2015 - $9,773,460

CRTPO - 2010 Approved CMAQ Project List (including year of expenditure for each project).

 

 

*CMAQ is a federal program begun in 1991 under the Intermodal Surface Transportation Efficiency Act (ISTEA) and continued under the current transportation funding legislation, SAFETEA-LU. The program’s purpose is to fund projects that help achieve compliance with the national air quality standards established under the Clean Air Act. CRTPO’s planning area was designated as “nonattainment” for ozone by the Environmental Protection Agency in June 2005.  Any project proposed for CMAQ funding must be able to demonstrate that its implementation will contribute to a reduction in harmful emissions.