Regional Allocation of Federal Transportation Funds (MZ Strategies, LLC, 2013)

This report is a summary of a research effort undertaken for the MetCouncil in Minneapolis-St Paul to identify processes and criteria used by peer MPOs to allocate their federal Surface Transportation, Congestion Mitigation and Air Quality Improvement, Program, and Transportation Alternatives Program funds. Six peer MPOs were interviewed and researched, and this research included including the extent to which federal highway funds are blended, how preservation and maintenance needs (particularly for transit) are met, and what type of alignment exists between selection criteria and regional policies or goals.

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