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Program D: Public Transportation

Program Authorization: R.S. 36:501

PROGRAM DESCRIPTION

The mission of the Public Transportation Program is to improve public transit in all areas of the state so citizens may enjoy an adequate level of mobility regardless of geographical location, physical limitation or economic status. It is the goal of the program to provide Louisiana with economical, efficient, and effective transit systems to provide seamless intermodal connections throughout the state.

OBJECTIVES AND PERFORMANCE INDICATORS

Unless otherwise indicated, all objectives are to be accomplished during or by the end of FY 1999-2000. Performance indicators are made up of two parts: name and value. The indicator name describes what is being measured. The indicator value is the numeric value or level achieved within a given measurement period. For budgeting purposes, performance indicator values are shown for the prior fiscal year, the current fiscal year, and alternative funding scenarios (continuation budget level and Executive Budget recommendation level) for the ensuing fiscal year (the fiscal year of the budget document).

 

 

 

RESOURCE ALLOCATION FOR THE PROGRAM

SOURCE OF FUNDING

This program is funded with Interagency Transfers, Fees and Self-generated Revenues, Statutory Dedications, and Federal Funds. The State Legislature appropriated additional funding for the Public Transportation Program in Section 20-903 (Parish Transportation Program - Mass Transportation) of Act 17 of 1996. These funds were transferred via a mid year adjustment as an Interagency Transfer to this program. Fees and Self-generated Revenues are the local match for Federal Funds received from various users. The Statutory Dedications are from the Transportation Trust Fund-Regular. (Per R.S. 39:32B. (8), see table below for a listing of expenditures out of each statutory dedicated fund.) The Federal Funds consist of Federal Railroad Administration funds used to rehabilitate tracks, and Federal Transit Administration funds used to purchase vehicles as well as provide operational costs to local agencies that provide transportation for the elderly, disabled, and disadvantaged.

ANALYSIS OF RECOMMENDATION

GENERAL FUND

TOTAL

T.O.

DESCRIPTION

 

 

 

 

 

$0

$7,796,235

10

 

ACT 19 FISCAL YEAR 1998-1999

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

BA-7 TRANSACTIONS:

$0

$1,849,907

0

 

Carry forward BA-7 for various Professional Services contracts relative to Metropolitan Planning Services (MPO) contracts in FY 97-98 which extend through FY 98-99 and purchase requisitions for vans that will not be delivered until FY 1998-99.

 

 

 

 

 

$0

$9,646,142

10

 

EXISTING OPERATING BUDGET November 20, 1998

         

$0

$7,981

0

 

Classified State Employees Merit Increases for FY 1999 - 2000

$0

($7,000)

0

 

Acquisitions and Major Repairs

$0

($1,849,907)

0

 

Nonrecurring carry forward BA-7 for various Professional Services contracts relative to Metropolitan Planning Services (MPO) contracts in FY 97-98 which extend through FY 98-99 and purchase requisitions for vans that will not be delivered until FY 1998-99.

$0

$0

0

 

Means of Financing Substitution(s) To correct funding from TTF Federal to Federal Funds

 $0

 $198,000

 0

 

New and Expanded project for the Gulf Coast Hi-Speed Rail Corridor analysis and further study

$0

$15,000

0

 

New and Expanded for the Hi-Speed Rail Advisory Council

         

$0

$8,010,216

10

 

TOTAL RECOMMENDED

         

$0

($1,635,926)

0

 

DIFFERENCE (TOTAL RECOMMENDED AND EXISTING OPERATING BUDGET)

The total means of financing for this program is recommended at 83.0% of the existing operating budget. It represents 99.6% of the total request ($8,043,641) for this program. Reductions are primarily due to the following: nonrecurring of federal, local and state support for the purchase of vans and aid to local governments for transportation coordination needs study and regional transportation services and reductions in various expenditure categories based on historical spending.

PROFESSIONAL SERVICES

$100,000

 

Rural Public Transit Technical Assistance for rural providers (TARP)

$150,000

 

Statewide Coordination Opportunity Plan Needs Study - Rural

$100,000

 

Urban Transit Database Study

$142,197

 

Commuter/Passenger Rail Study

$78,752

 

Fixed Guideway Inspection Assistance

 

 

 

$570,949

 

TOTAL PROFESSIONAL SERVICES

OTHER CHARGES

$458,000

 

Aid to Local Governments for Uuban Studies FTA assistance to Metropolitan Planning Organizations for transit planning

$2,466,537

 

Aid to Local Governments for Vehicles FTA assistance to Metropolitan Planning Organizations for transit planning

$187,500

 

Aid to Local Governments (Parish Fund vehicles) State Parish Transportation Trust fund capital assistance to rural system

$2,732,916

 

Other Charges (Operating Assistance) FTA operating support to rural transit systems

$831,000

 

Aid to Local Governments (Vehicles) FTA capital assistance to rural transit systems

$34,000

 

FTA operating support to rural transit systems

$30,000

 

Southern Rapid Rail Transit Commission

$15,000

 

Louisiana High Speed Rail Transportation Advisory Council

$198,000

 

Gulf Coast High Speed Rail Corridor Project

 

 

 

$6,952,953

 

TOTAL OTHER CHARGES

ACQUISITIONS AND MAJOR REPAIRS

$4,500

Personal computer and five monitors

 

 

 

$4,500

 

TOTAL ACQUISITIONS AND MAJOR REPAIRS

 


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