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DAYTON — The Miami Valley Regional Planning Commission (MVRPC) Board of Directors recently awarded $23.2 million for 30 roadway, traffic signal, bikeway, transit, transportation alternatives and planning projects that will benefit the Miami Valley Region.

MVRPC’s regionally-controlled Surface Transportation Program (STP), Transportation Alternatives (TA), and statewide Congestion Mitigation/Air Quality (CMAQ) funds, when matched with local dollars, will fund over $34.6 million worth of transportation projects. All of the projects are located throughout MVRPC’s transportation planning area, which includes Greene, Miami and Montgomery Counties, and Carlisle, Franklin and Springboro in northern Warren County, Ohio.

New this year, in accordance with the Statewide CMAQ Policy, projects recommended for CMAQ funding, by MVRPC’s Board, will subsequently be submitted to the Statewide CMAQ Committee for final consideration for funding during the next solicitation cycle.

In September 2013, MVRPC solicited member jurisdictions for new transportation projects that would be eligible for STP, CMAQ and TA funds. By the Oct. 10 deadline, 37 applications for projects totaling over $44.9 million had been received. The applications were then made available for public comment and subsequently ranked by using adopted criteria. A list of the recommended projects was reviewed by MVRPC’s Technical Advisory Committee and then by MVRPC’s Board of Directors for approval. The projects are expected to be implemented between the years 2014-2019.

Annually, MVRPC receives approximately $11.2 million of STP funds, which are designated for projects typically consisting of routine maintenance, reconstruction, widening, or new construction of roads on federal-aid roadways. CMAQ funds, available through a statewide CMAQ Committee, are available annually for the primary purpose of funding projects and programs that reduce transportation-related emissions (including ozone, carbon monoxide and small particle pollution). MVRPC also receives about $1.1 million of TA funds annually for projects that enhance the transportation system such as streetscapes, interchange enhancements, bikeways and preservation of historic transportation facilities.

Projects can be viewed at:

(CMAQ funding requests) http://www.mvrpc.org/transportation/financing/cmaq/2013-cmaq-approved-project-funding-summary

(STP funding requests) http://www.mvrpc.org/transportation/financing/stp/2013-stp-approved-project-funding-summary

(TA funding requests) http://www.mvrpc.org/transportation/financing/ta/2013-ta-approved-project-funding-summary

For more information about the projects, contact Bradley Daniel, MVRPC’s Transportation Planner, or Paul Arnold, MVRPC’s Manager of Short Range Programs, at 937-223-6323.

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