Northeast Florida Transportation Forum
Monday, February 2, 2015
3 p.m. - 5 p.m. EST
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The Northeast Florida Transportation Forum is an afternoon of peer networking focused on best practices and resources for local and regional planning. Local Agency Program (LAP) - Nationwide, approximately 75% of the 3.9 million total miles of roadway are owned and operated by local public agencies. The Local Agency Program or “LAP” is a procurement process where local governments (towns, cities and counties) develop, design, and construct transportation facilities with federal funds. The Department is the steward of the federal funds and is responsible for oversight of projects funded on behalf of the Federal Highway Administration (FHWA). LAP agencies prioritize and fund local projects (through their respective MPO or governing board) and are then eligible for reimbursement for the services provided. By attending the meeting, attendees will obtain a clear understanding how District 2 administers LAP projects. Eligibility requirements and certification process will be discussed. Attendees will also become familiar with the federal funding programs and learn about the resources available to an agency seeking certification. Unmet Demand - With future year travel demand estimates exceeding the capacities of the roadway system, methods are needed to address the unmet demand. The Northeast Florida Transportation Forum attendees will have the opportunity to evaluate presentations demonstrating the pros and cons of two common methods to address unmet demand. At the end of the meeting, attendees will have a solid understanding of unmet demand and how it may be addressed in an operational analysis. Live polling will be used to answer questions about the alternative methods of evaluating unmet demand. The polling application will be part of the educational aspect of this meeting.