Approval of 2011-12 BTA Projects

Projects for the 2011-12 Bicycle Transportation Account (BTA) have been approved. Recipients will have six years (through 2017) to complete projects — year 1 (7/1/2011-6/30/2012) to allocate and years 2-6 (7/1/2012-6/30/2017) to encumber and liquidate. Final invoices are due 4/1/2017 with funds lapsing 6/30/2017. This timeline should provide local agencies adequate time to complete projects avoiding the need for cooperative work agreements.

Award letters and Local Agency State Agreements will be mailed to recipients soon. Award recipients may begin work on their projects, but may not submit invoices for reimbursement until the Local Agency State Agreement has been signed and returned. Also, award recipients that have started their projects may be reimbursed for work completed from July 1, 2011 through the duration of the project.

For District 3, the three successful projects were:
– City of Citrus Heights, Bikeway Commute and Neighborhood Connection Project, $277+k BTA funds recommended
– City of Folsom, Folsom Lake Trail Overcrossing Project, $460k BTA funds recommended
– City of Davis, Drummond Avenue Grade-Separated Crossing, $208k BTA funds recommended

Statewide, over 100 project applications were received requesting over $40 million in BTA funds. Ultimately 24 projects were selected statewide at a BTA funding level of $7.2 million.

About John Hoole

John, as the District Local Assistance Engineer, is responsible for the administration of the Local Assistance Program in District 3, which covers local and regional agencies in eleven Sacramento Valley and Northern Sierra Counties. He supervises a group of 10-12 Engineers and Planners who ensure delivery of State and Federal funds to the locals. His experience in the District includes Design, Project Management, and Programming, and prior to the District he worked as a Transportation Engineer with the Federal Highway Administration.

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