The Fredericksburg Area Metropolitan Planning Organization (FAMPO) receives a yearly allocation of Federal Congestion Mitigation and Air Quality Improvement Program (CMAQ) and Regional Surface Transportation Program (RSTP) funds with a state match. The Project Selection and Prioritization Methodology is based on the collective experience of other Metropolitan Planning Organizations and localities, as well as the eight MAP-21 Federal Planning Factors. It is a cooperative process between the Fredericksburg MPO, Virginia Department of Transportation (VDOT), Department of Rail and Public Transportation (DRPT) and Commonwealth Transportation Board (CTB). CMAQ and RSTP project recommendations are selected and prioritized by the Fredericksburg MPO, and submitted to the CTB for final approval.
The FAMPO Project Selection and Methodology Process identifies and selects transportation projects for inclusion in FAMPO’s Transportation Improvement Program (TIP) and VDOT’s Six Year Improvement Program (SYIP). The selection process is used for all proposed projects using CMAQ and RSTP program funding.
The procedure for selecting and prioritizing includes the development of a candidate project list by the FAMPO Technical Committee (FTC). A numeric scoring procedure is used to score each candidate project, and the results of the scores and project recommendations are reported to the FAMPO Policy Committee (PC) for consideration. The results of the project scores, according to established criteria, are the basis of FTC recommendations. The PC considers the recommendations from the FTC and selects the final recommended list of CMAQ and RSTP projects in coordination with the district CTB member for annual submittal to the CTB for approval as part of the SYIP. Amendments to 23 USC funded projects, and in particular CMAQ and RSTP funded projects, must be approved by the CTB. This project selection process, as outlines above, is consistent with 23 U.S.C. Section 134(j)(3)(5)a and 23 CFR 450.330(b).
- FY 2017 Funding Project Selection and Prioritization Criteria Methodology
- Annual Project Application, Scoring and Selection Process Development Schedule
- Project Pre-Screening Checklist
- Project Application Checklist
- Project Information Sheet