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Program A: Planning and Programming

Program Authorization: R.S. 36:507, 48:228-233.

PROGRAM DESCRIPTION

This program is responsible for long range transportation planning and for the development of the Department’s construction program. Its mission is to inform Louisiana’s transportation investment decision making process. The goals of the program are 1) to determine the preservation, safety and expansion needs of the state’s transportation system, and 2) to devise long and short range transportation plans.

 

OBJECTIVES AND PERFORMANCE INDICATORS

 

RESOURCE ALLOCATION FOR THE PROGRAM

SOURCE OF FUNDING

The Planning and Programming Program is funded with Statutory Dedications. Statutory Dedications are from the Transportation Trust Fund - Regular Receipts and the Transportation Trust Fund - Federal Receipts. The Transportation Trust Fund - Regular Receipts derives its revenues from taxes on fuels and vehicle licenses. The Transportation Trust Fund - Federal Receipts are from the Federal Highways Administration. (Per R.S. 39:32B. (8), see table below for a listing of expenditures out of each statutory dedicated fund.)

ANALYSIS OF RECOMMENDATION

GENERAL FUND

TOTAL

T.O.

DESCRIPTION

 

 

 

 

 

$0

$8,097,420

66

 

ACT 19 FISCAL YEAR 1998-1999

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

BA-7 TRANSACTIONS:

$0

$2,185,736

0

 

Carry forward BA-7 for various professional services and other charges

$0

$117,032

0

 

Carry forward BA-7 for installation of traffic sensors

 

 

 

 

 

$0

$10,400,188

66

 

EXISTING OPERATING BUDGET – November 20, 1998

$0

($117,032)

0

Nonrecurring carry forward for the installation of traffic sensors

$0

($461,740)

0

 

Nonrecurring carry forward for traffic recorders, transportation studies, engineering services, technical equipment, and Metropolitan Planning Projects

$0

($39,250)

0

Nonrecurring Acquisitions and Major Repairs

$0

$31,907

0

Classified State Employees Merit Increases for FY 1999 - 2000

$0

($31,907)

0

 

Salary Base Adjustment

$0

($20,752)

0

Other Adjustment - To restore Related Benefits

$0

$997,834

5

 

New and Expanded Adjustments – For Transportation Equity Act (TEA-21) for the 21st Century which authorizes highway, safety, transit and other surface transportation programs for the next six years.

$0

$175,976

3

 

New and Expanded for Geographic Information systems to produce maps and charts

$0

$64,893

1

 

New and Expanded for Highway Safety Improvement Program

$0

$72,086

1

 

New and Expanded for Intermodal Transportation Planning

         

$0

$11,113,707

76

 

TOTAL RECOMMENDED

 

 

 

 

 

$0

$713,519

10

 

DIFFERENCE (TOTAL RECOMMENDED AND EXISTING OPERATING BUDGET)

The total means of financing for this program is recommended at 106.9% of the existing operating budget. It represents 97.0% of the total request ($11,443,498) for this program. The increase is due to new and expanded projects relative to TEA-21 funding, Geographic Information Systems to produce maps and charts and Intermodal Transportation Planning.

PROFESSIONAL SERVICES

$200,000

 

Contract to create customized process for integration of external Geographic Information System (GIS) data sets including Global Positioning System (GPS), Imagery, Geotiff Data to facilitate the updating and production of digital maps

$617,127

 

Pavement Distress Data Collection and Quantification and Analysis Project for State Maintained Highways and the off-system National Highway System (NHS)

$296,659

 

Update the Long Range Statewide Intermodal Transportation Plan

$300,000

 

Lafayette Area Transportation Plan Update Study

$746,985

 

Statewide Transportation Plan

$20,000

 

Assistance with Forecasting Model

$500,000

Retainer Contract for Traffic Studies

$200,000

 

Accident Record Contract

 

 

 

$2,584,112

 

TOTAL PROFESSIONAL SERVICES

 

OTHER CHARGES

$3,700,941

Metropolitan Planning Organizations

$483,421

Intermodal Transportation Plan Phase 2 – University of New Orleans

$4,184,362

 

TOTAL OTHER CHARGES

ACQUISITIONS AND MAJOR REPAIRS

$23,750

 

Computer Software

$144,830

 

GPS Inventory Systems, Classifiers, Modems, Oscillators, Piezo Detectors and other office equipment

$107,600

 

Office furniture, scanners, car phone, a lap top computer and personal computers

 

 

 

$276,180

 

TOTAL ACQUISITIONS AND MAJOR REPAIRS


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