TO: State Trail Administrators and Trail Advocacy OrganizationsFROM: Christopher Douwes, Trails and Enhancements Program Manager, Federal Highway AdministrationSubject: RTP News October 14, 2005 - for States and Trail Advocacy Organizations
Action Items1. RTP Apportionments Posted.2. RTP Obligations: Please check for accuracy, especially KS, MT, ND, WA.3. Contact Lists: Please check for accuracy.
Information Items4. State Trail Administrators Meeting Notes Posted.5. Other website updates.6. National Scenic Byways Conference: www.bywaysonline.org.
1. APPORTIONMENTS POSTED
* Other FHWA FY 2006 Apportionments are at www.fhwa.dot.gov/legsregs/directives/notices.htm, scroll down to N4510.564 through N4510.576. Transportation Enhancement apportionments are NOT calculated yet because we still need a final Appropriations Act to calculate the final Equity Bonus amounts that get attributed to STP.
2. RTP OBLIGATIONS
I am attaching an Excel spreadsheet with RTP obligations 1993-2005. Please check for accuracy. Some States obviously don't have accurate figures, because total obligations exceed total allocations and apportionments: Kansas, Montana, North Dakota, and Washington. However, that's what we have in Apportionment Notices and in FHWA's Fiscal Management Information System. These figures need to get corrected: you should not be able to obligate more than you have available (unless, perhaps, your State transferred funds from another Federal-aid highway program category: if that is the case, please let me know).
3. CONTACT LISTS
4. STATE TRAIL ADMINISTRATORS MEETING 2005: September 20-22, 2005, Newark DE
5. OTHER RTP WEBSITE UPDATES
I will be at the National Scenic Byways Conference on October 16-20, with email access only in the evening. I will check voice mail (202-366-5013) once or twice a day. I get back very late October 20, so I may or may not be in on October 21.