2018 Congestion Mitigation and Air Quality Improvement Program (CMAQ) Project Proposals

Public Review and Comment



Proposals are available for public review and comment from November 13, 2017 through 5:00 p.m. Monday, November 27. Please send all comments in an email to brewstp@trpc.org or send a letter to:
   
Paul Brewster, Senior Planner
Thurston Regional Planning Council
2424 Heritage Court SW, Suite A
Olympia, WA 98502

Be sure to include either the project ID number or the title with your comment, as well as your own name and address.

All comments received will be provided to TRPC policy makers for their consideration when evaluating proposals.


Regional Transportation Improvement Program Amendments



This public review supports an amendment to the 2018-2021 Regional Transportation Improvement Program (RTIP). TRPC will conduct its final review and selection of projects on Friday, December 1.  All projects selected by TRPC for funding will be included in a RTIP amendment package in January, 2017. RTIP Amendments with federal funding are subsequently included in the State Transportation Improvement Program.
Project ID  Applicant Proposal  Phase   STP Request  Total Project Cost  Priority Status Obligation Year
2018 CMAQ 01  Intercity Transit Intercity Transit’s Youth Education Program – “Walk N Roll”  Program  $95,000  $109,287  Primary  2018
2018 CMAQ 02  Multi-Agency Smart Corridors Signal Upgrade and Transit Signal Priority project: Phase II 2018  PE $216,250 to $389,238  $250,000 to $450,000  Primary 2018
2018 CMAQ 03  City of Olympia Traffic Signal Controller Upgrade to Support TSP and Enhanced Signal Coordination  PE, CN  $363,480  $420,210  Primary  2018
2018 CMAQ 04  TRPC Olympia Capitol Campus – Taming the Dragons  Study  $216,250  $250,000  Alternate  2018 or 2020
2018 CMAQ 05  Intercity Transit Intercity Transit’s Youth Education Program – “Walk N Roll”  Program  $95,000  $109,287  Primary  2020
2018 CMAQ 06  Multi-Agency Smart Corridors Signal Upgrade and Transit Signal Priority project: Phase III 2020  PE  $216,250 to $320,050  $250,000 to $370,000  Primary  2020
2018 CMAQ 07 Intercity Transit Intercity Transit Bus Stop Enhancements  PE, CN  $171,010  $197,700  Alternate  2020
               
Notes: Codes for Phase: PE=Preliminary Engineering (design); CN=Construction


CMAQ Project Descriptions

Intercity Transit’s Youth Education Program – “Walk N Roll”

 

Agency: Intercity Transit Project ID Number: 2018 CMAQ 01 Priority Request: Primary
Grant Request: $95,000 Match: $14,827 Total Cost: $109,827
Phase: Program  Project Duration: 2018 Has other federal funds? No
Location: Various corridors throughout Thurston County – see Project Overview

Project Overview
Walk N Roll is a school‐focused public education and outreach program that encourages students and families to use active transportation choices for all trips. It positively impacts air quality in our region, neighborhoods, and around public schools by reducing congestion and idling on the trips to and from schools. The Walk N Roll program provides hands on activities for students with school district, city, and other partners to emphasize the benefits of safe biking, walking, and transit use especially in relation to air quality and the fact that motor vehicles are the main source of outdoor air pollution. This project will fund activities for the 2019-2020 school year.

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Smart Corridors Signal Upgrade and
Transit Signal Priority project: Phase II 2018

Agency: Multi-agency Project ID Number: 2018 CMAQ 02 Priority Request: Primary
Grant Request: $216,250 to $389,238 Match: $33,750 to $60,750 Total Cost: $250,000 to $450,000
Phase: Engineering and Construction  Project Duration: 2018 Has other federal funds? Yes
Location: Various corridors throughout Lacey, Olympia, Tumwater, and Thurston County – see Project Overview

Project Overview
The Smart Corridors Signal Upgrade and Transit Signal Priority Project Phase II is a collaborative effort of six different transportation agencies, with support from Thurston Regional Planning Council and the cities of Lacey, Olympia, Tumwater, Thurston County, Intercity Transit, and Washington State Dept. of Transportation, Olympic Region. Each of those entities owns or operates equipment essential to implementation of the Smart Corridors project. This scalable project will optimize, and where appropriate synchronize, the upgraded signals, both for general traffic flows and transit, including implementation of Transit Signal Priority. Phase II will concentrate on the Martin Way corridor from Martin Way (near Lowes), west to Pacific Avenue (Olympia section), and Capitol Way/Capitol Boulevard from south of the Interstate 5 overpass to Tumwater Boulevard (Olympia-Tumwater section. A separate Phase III will focus on the remainder of Martin Way from College Street to Marvin Road and will be initiated after the construction of the new Marvin Road I-5 Interchange. This proposal will accept a minimum grant award of no less than $250,000.

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Traffic Signal Controller Upgrade to
Support TSP and Enhanced Signal Coordination

Agency: City of Olympia Project ID Number: 2018 CMAQ 03 Priority Request: Primary
Grant Request: $363,480 Match: $56,730 Total Cost: $420,210
Phase: Engineering and Construction  Project Duration: 2018 Has other federal funds? Yes
Location: Various intersections throughout the City of Olympia

Project Overview
This project will upgrade 42 intersections in the City of Olympia with 2070 Traffic Signal Controllers, associated intersection software, and conflict monitors. The project will expand traffic signal coordination and the ability to implement Transit Signal Priority (TSP), where beneficial, throughout Downtown Olympia and the west side of Olympia. This will help make transit more desirable and predictable. This project expands on the previous Smart Corridors Signal Upgrade and Transit Signal Priority project, funded in 2012.

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Olympia Capitol Campus – Taming the Dragons

Agency: TRPC Project ID Number: 2018 CMAQ 04 Priority Request: Alternate
Grant Request: $216,250 Match: $33,750 Total Cost: $250,000
Phase: Program  Project Duration: 2018 or 2020 Has other federal funds?Yes
Location: Various intersections throughout the City of Olympia

Project Overview
Home to over 6,000 employees and headquarters of most state agencies, the state’s Capital Campus impacts congestion on city streets and state highways. This project is an intense outreach/education effort to target mobile/flexible work and am/pm schedule shifts. The program will focus on one-on-one and group interaction with top/mid-level managers (deputy directors and their direct reports), taming the fears and implementing robust formal telework and flex schedule programs that provide clear guidance to employees.

This scalable and flexible project could obligate in 2018 or 2020 and could be sized from $150,000 to $250,000 in total project cost. The amount would determine the level of intensity and the number of agencies targeted.

The Bottom Line on Telework, a 2013 Thurston region study estimated that telework among state and local government employees could reduce CO2 by 2,600-12,800 metric tons a year (1 day/week to 3 days/week) – the greenhouse gas equivalent of planting 66,000-328,000 trees. We anticipate proportional results for this subset.

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Intercity Transit’s Youth Education Program – “Walk N Roll”

Agency: Intercity Transit Project ID Number: 2018 CMAQ 05 Priority Request: Primary
Grant Request: $95,000 Match: $14,827 Total Cost: $109,827
Phase: Program Project Duration: 2020 Has other federal funds? No
Location: Various corridors throughout Thurston County – see Project Overview

Project Overview
Walk N Roll is a school‐focused public education and outreach program that encourages students and families to use active transportation choices for all trips. It positively impacts air quality in our region, neighborhoods, and around public schools by reducing congestion and idling on the trips to and from schools. The Walk N Roll program provides hands on activities for students with school district, city, and other partners to emphasize the benefits of safe biking, walking, and transit use especially in relation to air quality and the fact that motor vehicles are the main source of outdoor air pollution. This project will fund activities for the 2020-2021 school year.

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Smart Corridors Signal Upgrade and
Transit Signal Priority project: Phase III 2020

Agency: Mulit-agency Project ID Number: 2018 CMAQ 06 Priority Request: Alternate
Grant Request: $216,250 to $320,050 Match: $33,750 to $49,950 Total Cost: $250,000 to $370,000
Phase: Design and Engineering  Project Duration: 2020 Has other federal funds?Yes
Location: Various corridors throughout Lacey, Olympia, Tumwater, and Thurston County – see Project Overview

Project Overview
The Smart Corridors Signal Upgrade and Transit Signal Priority Project Phase III is a collaborative effort of six different transportation agencies, with support from Thurston Regional Planning Council and the cities of Lacey, Olympia, Tumwater, Thurston County, Intercity Transit, and Washington State Dept. of Transportation, Olympic Region. Each of those entities owns or operates equipment essential to implementation of the Smart Corridors project. This scalable project will optimize, and where appropriate synchronize, the upgraded signals, both for general traffic flows and transit, including implementation of Transit Signal Priority.  Phase III 2020 will concentrate on the remainder of Martin Way from College Street to Marvin Road (Lacey, Thurston County, Olympia section), and will be initiated after the construction of the new Marvin Road – Interstate 5 interchange, which will change signal timing throughout this section of Lacey. An alternate Phase III is west Olympia (signal upgrades funded through a separate CMAQ application), should the construction of the Marvin Road interchange get delayed pushing the timeframe outside of the availability of CMAQ funding. This proposal will accept a minimum grant award of no less than $250,000.

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Intercity Transit Bus Stop Enhancements

Agency: Intercity Transit Project ID Number: 2018 CMAQ 07 Priority Request: Primary
Grant Request: $171,010 Match: $26,690 Total Cost: $197,700
Phase: Engineering and Construction  Project Duration: 2020 Has other federal funds? No
Location: Various throughout Intercity Transit’s service area.

Project Overview
This project will improve access and security for up to 36 existing bus stops in the Thurston County PM10 Air Quality Maintenance Area. Bus stops enhancements will vary from location, but will typically include landing pad improvements, sidewalk infill, shelters, and solar lighting. Investing in the safety, security and accessibility of neighborhood access to transit service supports Intercity Transit’s opportunity to market and promote use of public transportation and complements walking and biking as the most environmentally conscience mode of transportation. Often the decision to use public transportation is determined by access, convenience and the perceived security at the bus stop; this is especially true for persons with disabilities or conditions that may limit physical capacity. This program is scalable and can be obligated upon notification of award.

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