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Program D: District Operations

Program Authorization: R.S. 36:507A; R.S. 2:1, 5-17, 81-7, 801-13

PROGRAM DESCRIPTION

This mission of this program is to operate and maintain a safe, cost effective and efficient highway system; maintain and operate the Department's fleet of ferries; and maintain the passenger vehicles and specialized heavy equipment. The goal of this program is to provide cost-effective, quality maintenance to the Louisiana Highways System, its ferries, and its specialized heavy equipment and passenger vehicles to ensure safety and reliability. This program operates largely from nine district offices. This program has two activities, Maintenance and District Operations and Contract Maintenance.

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, and Statutory Dedications. Interagency Transfers are reimbursements from the Department of Public Safety for fuel and oil obtained from DOTD's statewide maintenance units and reimbursement for natural disasters through the Office of Emergency Preparedness. The Fees and Self-generated Revenues are weight enforcement fines, and proceeds from the equipment buy-back program (DOTD has negotiated purchase agreements with vendors that provide a "buy-back" option similar to a lease. Due to the high resale value of certain types of tractors and mowers, this equipment can be purchased and then sold back to the vendor after one year of use with little to no loss in value. The Self-generated Revenue authority provides for the accounting of the money received from the sales to the vendors), and Administrative Cost charged to Transportation Trust Fund - Regular and Transportation Trust Fund - TIMED projects in the capital outlay budget. Section 9 of Act 45 of 1996 provides that "...for all projects or any previous Capital Outlay Act appropriated to the Department of Transportation and Development, including those administered by cooperative endeavor agreements, up to six percent of each line-item may be used for costs of administering the projects, or for field engineering/construction supervision...". The Fees and Self-Generated Revenues are from weight permit fees. The Statutory Dedications are Transportation Trust Fund - Regular (TTF-Regular) revenues from taxes on fuels and vehicle licenses and Transportation Trust Fund-Federal (TTF-Federal) receipts from the Federal Highway 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

$190,060,846

3,750

 

ACT 19 FISCAL YEAR 1998-1999

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

BA-7 TRANSACTIONS:

$0

$15,914,617

0

 

Carry forward BA-7 for Contract Maintenance

 

 

 

 

 

$0

$205,975,463

3,750

 

EXISTING OPERATING BUDGET November 20, 1998

 

 

 

 

 

$0

$1,450,983

0

Classified State Employees Merit Increases for FY 1999 2000

$0

($2,926,844)

0

 

Risk Management Adjustment

$0

($3,313,238)

0

Acquisitions and Major Repairs

$0

($15,914,617)

0

Nonrecurring carry forward BA-7 for Contract Maintenance

$0

$2,468,168

0

Salary Base Adjustment

$0

$3,257,354

0

Other Adjustments Maintenance Equipment Operator 102 % raise as ordered by Civil Service

$0

($250,000)

0

 

Other Adjustments To remove funding from the Office of Emergency Preparedness for natural disasters

$0

$552,743

0

 

Other Adjustments To bring Supplies to the requested level for District Operations

 $0

 $6,000,000

 0

 

Other Adjustments Increase funding for Contract Maintenance

$0

$2,379,919

27

 

Other Adjustments Salaries and associated costs for expanded design requirements

$0

$0

0

 

Other Technical Adjustment to replace Interagency Transfers with TTF from the Department of Public Safety gas & oil

$0

$3,800,000

0

 

New and Expanded for Contract Mowing and Litter Collection

$0

$1,500,000

0

 

New and Expanded for Rest Area Contract Security

$0

$740,160

23

 

New and Expanded for additional Design Personnel in the Districts to meet the needs of the expanding construction budget

         

$0

$205,720,091

3,800

 

TOTAL RECOMMENDED

 

 

 

 

 

$0

($255,372)

50

 

DIFFERENCE (TOTAL RECOMMENDED AND EXISTING OPERATING BUDGET)

The total means of financing for this program is recommended at 99.9% of the existing operating budget. It represents 96.29% of the total request ($213,643,070) for this program. The net reduction is due to nonrecurring carry forwards, nonrecurring acquisitions and major repairs, Salary Base Adjustments and a reduction in Risk Management premiums.

PROFESSIONAL SERVICES

This program does not have funding in Professional Services for Fiscal Year 1999-2000.

OTHER CHARGES

$25,840,000

 

Contract maintenance program for minor overlay, traffic and concrete maintenance, reseal, interstate maintenance, municipal maintenance, emergency repairs, safety and hazard elimination and maintenance resurfacing US 190 (LA 415 - LA 1)

 

 

 

$25,840,000

 

TOTAL OTHER CHARGES

 

 

 

 

 

Interagency Transfers:

$67,000

 

Payments to the Phelps Correctional Center for work crews to maintain rest areas

$32,100

 

Payments to Washington Correctional Institute for work crews to maintain rest areas

$819,791

 

Work crews for statewide litter pick-up program

$97,840

 

To reimburse the Department of Public Safety and Corrections for user access fee 800 MHz radio system for statewide communications (cost based on number of radios we own - $60 per radio)

 

 

 

$1,016,731

 

TOTAL INTERAGENCY TRANSFERS

ACQUISITIONS AND MAJOR REPAIRS

$15,000

 

Replace buildings, grounds, and general plant equipment

$708,790

 

Replace office computer equipment such as monitors, laser printers and personal computers, office equipment such as desks and chairs, and communications equipment

$10,650,434

 

Replace heavy movable maintenance equipment such as a Tire Machine, Hydraulic equipment, and air compressors

 

 

 

$11,374,224

TOTAL ACQUISITIONS AND MAJOR REPAIRS


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