On August 13, 2012, the Orange County Transportation Authority’s (OCTA) Board of Directors (Board) authorized staff to issue calls for projects (call) for the Comprehensive Transportation Funding Program’s (CTFP) Regional Capacity Program (RCP) and Regional Traffic Signal Synchronization Program (RTSSP). The CTFP is the mechanism by which OCTA administers competitive funding for streets and roads projects. OCTA is pleased to announce that the 2013 calls under Measure M2 (M2) are now open.
$35 million in M2 funds will be available through the RCP for the Arterial Capacity Enhancement, Intersection Capacity Enhancement, and Freeway Arterial/Street Transition categories.
$15 million in M2 funds will be made available through the RTSSP.
Click here for the Sample Project P Supplemental Application for the 2013 Project P Call. Proposed projects are required to complete the TSSP supplemental application as part of the Call per the 2013 Funding Guidelines document.
Funding applications must be submitted via the OC Fundtracker online system and followed up with the submittal of three unbound hard copies. Both the hard copy, as well as the online applications, are due to OCTA no later than 5:00 p.m. on Friday, October 26, 2012. It is anticipated the Board will review and approve programming recommendations by May 2013.
Guidelines and Training
The Board approved revised CTFP guidelines are available online and can be found at http://www.octa.net/pdf/CTFPGuidelines–LatestVersion.pdf. Additionally, staff has arranged for training sessions to assist local agencies in preparing applications using the OCFundtracker system. A copy of the training manual can be downloaded at http://www.octa.net/trainingmanual. The training sessions will be held as indicated below:
- Tuesday, September 18, 2012 at 1:00 p.m. and 3:00 p.m.
- Thursday, September 20, 2012 at 9:00 a.m. and 11:00 a.m.
Seating is limited, therefore attendees shall be limited two representatives per local agency. Please R.S.V.P. to Kameron Altar at firstname.lastname@example.org.
If you have any questions regarding the call, please submit them via email at email@example.com. OCTA will endeavor to answer questions as soon as possible. Additionally, as questions arise and are answered, the information will be posted to the section below.
Question: Does the 10% match reduction for satisfying the Pavement Management Program PCI reduction requirements only apply to the Regional Capacity Program (RCP) or does it also apply to the Regional Traffic Signal Synchronization Program (RTSSP)?
Answer: The match reduction for showing a system-wide PCI improvement is only available for the RCP. The minimum match on the RCP is 50%, with possible reductions for things like the PCI Improvements, no use of Fairshare funds, etc. The RTSSP has a 20% match, so it is not eligible for further reductions.
Question: What types of central systems and local control systems are supported and will be funded under Project P?
Answer: OCTA and the County at large are building a Regional Traffic Signal Control System and ITS Network based on full interoperability under the National Transportation Communications for ITS Protocol or NTCIP. Therefore, all projects proposed for funding under Project P, involving Central and Local Control Systems and associated communications systems, must be NTCIP compatible. Projects proposing Closed Loop Systems or other Legacy Centralized Systems and/or Legacy Local Intersection controller systems that are not Ethernet Based, and run proprietary software that will not readily, or at all, be able to exchange object based data sets under NTCIP will not be allowed or funded.