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Section 11: Category 4D - STP: Urban Mobility/Rehabilitation

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Description

This category is to address the transportation needs in those urbanized areas with between 5,000 and 200,000 population.

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Restrictions

Projects located within urbanized areas (population greater than 50,000) are selected by the district in consultation with the MPO. Projects located in urban areas (population between 5,000 and 50,000) are selected by the district in consultation with the local governments.

Projects in urbanized areas can be on any roadway with a functional classification greater than a local road or rural minor collector.

All projects must be developed in accordance with the applicable federal and state environmental requirements. All projects must also be designed, constructed, operated, and maintained in accordance with state laws, regulations, directives; and safety, design, and construction standards as required by TEA-21.

Projects in this category must have the concurrence of the MPO if it is located in their area of jurisdiction.

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Allocation to Districts

Allocations are made to districts based on the percentage of the combined population of the qualifying cities within the district as compared to the state population in that category.

The program is managed as a bank balance program, and eligible projects (selected by the MPO if appropriate) are developed by the districts on an as-needed basis. Projects can be canceled or changed as long as the program balance is not exceeded.

Additional programming authority has also been allocated to the districts for the development of plans, specifications, estimates, and right-of-way purchase. Funding of these projects can be made through upcoming urban mobility/rehabilitation programs.

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Policy

Match for preliminary engineering, construction, and right-of-way purchase/utility adjustments will be in accordance with TxDOT's Policy for Matching Funds - Participation Ratios.

Consideration should be given to previously programmed high priority projects on the NHS, non-NHS, or urban systems. New projects should be considered only after those previously programmed projects have been evaluated and considered.

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