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Bio

In April 2012, the Oklahoma Department of Transportation entered an agreement with OARC to oversee development of the regional transportation planning process and the regional public participation process in the non-metropolitan areas of the state. Three Councils of governments were selected as pilot projects: SWODA, NODA, and COEDD. The goals of the RTPO are to provide a regional forum for cooperative decision making about transportation issues and to serve as liaison between the local governments and the Oklahoma Department of Transportation. The exposure of the RTPO through Oklahoma Association of Regional Councils has allowed for an interest in collaborating planning among county commissions, mayors, circuit engineering districts, ODOT Division Engineers, city officials, business owners, and local citizens. 

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Functions

Transportation Plans, Mapping, Community Improvement

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Tasks

Provide technical assistance to local municipalities, create a forum for public participation, coordinate plans and programs with other organizations. 

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Counties in the Region

Pottawatomie County

Seminole County

Hughes County

Okfuskee County

Lincoln County

Payne County 

Pawnee County

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Plans

All county plans have been completed and the Long Range Transportation Plan is in process currently.

CORTPO Mobility Manager
 

DESCRIPTION: The Mobility Manager/Coordinator/Navigator will work with local public transit, planning agencies and human service agencies to coordinate transportation services to improve overall mobility for the general public, with an emphasis on the elderly, low-income persons, and persons with disabilities. This position will focus on the movement of people rather than vehicles to ensure choices for the individual. This position is administered by The Oklahoma Department of Transportation (ODOT) and is under the general supervision of the CORTPO Regional Transportation Planning Organization.

 

SCOPE OF WORK: Develop a system of outreach to low-income, socially isolated older and/or disabled adults and assist them in gaining access to needed transportation services. The position is very interactive with the local and regional health and human service community, transportation agencies and the public sector. The mobility management role is essentially a transportation social worker connecting individuals with transportation and other resources to meet their needs.

 

Assist public transit and human service agencies in eight counties: Pottawatomie, Lincoln, Payne, Pawnee, Okfuskee, Hughes, Seminole, and Logan.

•Cultivate multi-agency partnerships that can reduce costs through efficient and effective transportation coordination.

•Research needs and demands of users, funding, regulatory process, and develop incentives for participation.

•Develop new ways to remove transportation barriers to and from jobs and employment support services for individuals with disabilities in rural areas.

•Develop goals and objectives for sustainability and growth of the Mobility Management program.

•Attend appropriate conferences, meetings, and trainings as required and appropriate to the position or as assigned by the ODOT statewide mobility manager.

•Develop an informational and outreach program for current transportation services and mobility options through public speaking and media presentations, including the development of outreach materials and a marketing plan.

•Identify and research corporate, foundation, and government funding sources for matching funds and new or ongoing programs.

•Research and implement common driver training standards for all area transportation agencies.

•Participate in the Oklahoma’s Mobility Managers’ Network and work as a team with other mobility managers throughout the state.

•Develops strategies for seeking other funding sources and to leverage existing funding with non-FTA federal programs.

•Establish provision of alternative services such as: volunteer drivers, vehicle sharing, service coordination, mobility training, transportation vouchers and other projects in order to meet diverse human service transportation needs at the lowest cost.

•Prepare the Coordinated Human Services Transportation Plan and subsequent updates.

•Organize and facilitate an annual County-wide Mobility Management meeting for those interested in transportation issues to update the vision for transportation coordination, assess progress towards goals, and identify success, challenges, and opportunities.

•Experience with multiple modes of transportation, which could include bicycling, walking, public transit, etc.

 

This position requires in-state and occasional out-of-state conference and training travel. Mostly, the mobility manager will be traveling within the identified service area.

 

LANGUAGE SKILLS: Ability to read, analyze, and interpret general business periodicals, professional journals, technical procedures, or governmental regulations. Ability to present information, speak effectively before groups of employees, managers, clients, customers, and the general public, as well as respond to questions in both oral and written forms.

 

MATHEMATICAL SKILLS: Ability to work with mathematical concepts; perform basic math, calculate figures and statistical inference. Ability to apply graphic concepts, fractions, percentages, and ratios to practical situations.

 

REASONING ABILITY: Ability to solve practical problems and deal with a variety of variables in situations where only limited standardization exists. Ability to interpret a variety of instructions furnished in written, oral, diagram or schedule form and explain these to others.

 

KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS, AND ABILITIES: Considerable knowledge of geographical layout of the counties identified in the service area and surrounding areas. Ability to compile information and maintain and keep accurate records and reports. A high degree of computer literacy, including competency in standard spreadsheet, database and word processing software, and geographic information system software. Ability to learn new technology and coordinate multiple projects simultaneously.

 

CRITICAL SKILLS: Ability to conduct self courteously and tactfully with the public. Open minded with a willingness to learn.

 

DESIRABLE EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE: Graduation from high school plus a minimum of 5 years of relevant experience is required. A Bachelor’s Degree in Transportation Planning, Public Administration, Transportation/Urban Planning, or another related field preferred. A combination of education, training and experience that demonstrates competency to perform the work may be substituted. Knowledge of the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) and its specific applications to public transportation desired. Graduation from high school or GED. Advanced certification or higher education preferred. A combination of education, training and experience that demonstrates competency to perform the work may be substituted.

 

SPECIAL REQUIREMENTS: Possession of a clean, valid driver’s license at the time of appointment & reliable personal transportation.

 

PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS: Extended periods sitting at a table, desk, in a meeting or workstation with use of a computer; work involves periodic bending, stooping, reaching, walking, and standing. Requires dexterity in operating office machines and equipment; periodic need to carry items up to 10 pounds to and from meetings. Frequent fieldwork in varying environments throughout the region. Travel as necessary within or outside of service area via automobile or other mode of transportation.

 

SELECTION PROCEDURE: The selection of the successful candidate may be by assessment of education and experience, oral interview, criminal background check, review of references, and other appropriate, job-related procedures.

 

APPLICATION DEADLINE: Open until filled.

Submit resumes to: COEDD/CORTPO

Attn: Clorisa Brown

400 N. Bell Ave, Shawnee Ok 74801

Fax: 405-273-3213

Email: GIS@COEDD.NET

CDBG/CIP Job Description

The Central Oklahoma Economic Development District (COEDD) is seeking a candidate to fill a position for the Community Development Block Grant/Capital Improvement Planning (CDBG/CIP) administrator.

The CDBG/CIP administrator will work to design, develop, and implement CDBG Community Development Grants, Water/Wastewater Grants, and Capital Improvement Plans.

Responsibilities:

  • Strategically directs the use of CDBG funds including working with sub-grantees and monitors grant activities; administers the set-up of CDBG projects and activities in Grants.OK.Gov.

  • Track accomplishments and generate required reports; and coordinate the CDBG competitive grant program including application review, public hearings, and grant administration.

  • Manages the development of the 5-year Plan, Fair Housing Plan, Citizens Participation Plan, and other requirements of the Oklahoma Department of Commerce.

  • Implements the details of the CDBG program as well as provide leadership and vision in the development and guidance of other programs.

  • Analyzing spatial data using ESRI software

  • Create, update, and maintain geospatial data in ArcGIS software applications and databases.

  • Publish/Edit Content for ArcGis Online

  • Collaborate with municipalities and state organizations for data and training

  • Ability to conduct field GPS GNSS data collection using a Trimble TDC650

  • Create, update, and maintain municipal inventory and cost analysis.

  • Travel within and outside of the state

  • Performs other related duties as required/assigned.

Required Experience:

  • The ability to obtain the Oklahoma CDBG Administration Certification

  • Hands on knowledge of ESRI ArcGIS desktop software including ArcMap and ArcPro.

  • Have a valid driver's license and insured person vehicle.

  • Strong Microsoft Office skills, including Microsoft Word, Excel, PowerPoint, and Teams.

Pay is based on experience.

Submit resumes to:

COEDD

Attn: Pat McCormick

400 N. Bell Ave, Shawnee Ok 74801

Fax: 405-273-3213

Email: Comdev@Coedd.net

Section 11529 of BIL established ATIIP to provide discretionary grants to eligible entities to plan, design, and construct eligible projects that provide safe and connected active transportation infrastructure in an active transportation network or active transportation spine (BIL § 11529(a)).

Active transportation networks are facilities built for active transportation, including sidewalks, bikeways, and pedestrian and bicycle trails, that connect between destinations within a community or metropolitan region (BIL § 11529(l)(2)). An active transportation network can include a sidewalk network, bike lane network, or shared use path network within a community and must connect between destinations within a community or metropolitan region, such as by connecting neighborhoods and residences to high-demand destinations like schools, workplaces, commercial centers, recreation areas, medical centers, or other community areas.

Active transportation spines are facilities built for active transportation, including sidewalks, bikeways, and pedestrians and bicycle trails, that connect between communities, metropolitan regions, or States (BIL § 11529(l)(3)). An active transportation spine can include a rail trail or rail-with-trail, walking path, or bike route and must connect between two or more communities, metropolitan regions, or States. An active transportation spine can be considered a backbone or primary active transportation route through a particular area or region.

Active transportation means mobility options that are powered primarily by human energy (BIL §11529(l)(1)). These include bicycling and walking and may include, depending on whether theactivity is powered primarily by human energy, scooting, skating, or using wheelchairs and othermobility devices. While active transportation does not include electric micromobility options that are not powered primarily by human energy (e.g., e-scooters or certain e-bikes), active transportation spines and networks may accommodate some electric micromobility options and power wheelchairs.

This NOFO will result in the distribution of up to $44,550,0001 for two different categories of grants: (1) Planning and Design Grants and (2) Construction Grants. For more information about the eligible activities that can be funded with each type of grant, see Section C of this NOFO.

The ATIIP projects will help improve the safety, efficiency, and reliability of active transportation networks and communities; improve connectivity between active transportation modes and public transportation; enhance the resiliency of on- and off-road active transportation infrastructure and help protect the environment; and improve quality of life in disadvantaged communities through the delivery of connected active transportation networks and expanded mobility opportunities.

 

Posted Date: Mar 19, 2024
 

Last Updated Date: Mar 19, 2024
 

Original Closing Date for Applications: Jun 17, 2024
 

Current Closing Date for Applications: Jun 17, 2024
 

Archive Date: Jul 17, 2024
 

Estimated Total Program Funding: $ 44,550,000
 

Award Ceiling: $15,000,000
 

Award Floor: $100,000

The Transportation Alternatives (TA) Set-Aside, formally known as Transportation Alternatives Program or TAP, from the Surface Transportation Block Grant(STBG) Program provides funding for a variety of transportation projects that prioritize safety, comfort, and connectivity to destinations for all people who use the street network such as pedestrian and bicycle facilities; construction of turnouts, overlooks, and viewing areas; community improvements such as historic preservation and vegetation management; environmental mitigation related to stormwater and habitat connectivity; recreational trails; safe routes to school projects; and vulnerable road user safety assessments.

States and MPOs for urbanized areas with more than 200,000 people will conduct a competitive application process for the use of TA funds; eligible applicants include tribal governments, local governments, transit agencies, school districts, and a new eligibility for nonprofit organizations responsible for local transportation safety programs. The IIJA Act also newly allows each urbanized area of this size to use up to half of its sub allocated TA funds for any STBG-eligible purpose (but still subject to the TA-wide requirement for competitive selection of projects). All applicants regardless of population will be eligible for the statewide TAP program under the Flex category. Applicants that are under 15,000 population that fall within the ACOG/INCOG adjusted urbanized boundaries are eligible to apply for statewide funding in whichever population category they fall. All applicants will be limited to 2 applications per cycle.

January 30, 2024 - Call for Projects Form Opens. TA Website will be live with Application Guidance and Required Document Information. 

January 30 - April 31, 2024 - Call for Projects is open. Once a TA Project Call for Project form is submitted, ODOT Project Managers will schedule, conduct and provide feedback to Sponsors from site review and/or project review sessions. 

May 1, 2024 - The TA Application Form will be live for Sponsor Agencies to submit Final Application. 

May 31, 2024 - Final Applications are due.

June 1 - September 1, 2024 - Application scoring period.

October/November 2024 - ODOT will announce final project selections and awards at the ODOT Commission Meeting. 

Program Overview

The Bipartisan Infrastructure Law (BIL) established the Safe Streets and Roads for All (SS4A) discretionary program with $5 billion in appropriated funds over 5 years, 2022-2026. The SS4A program funds regional, local, and Tribal initiatives through grants to prevent roadway deaths and serious injuries. Over $3 billion is still available for future funding rounds. 

The SS4A program supports the U.S. Department of Transportation's National Roadway Safety Strategy and our goal of zero roadway deaths using a Safe System Approach

Combining the FY22 and FY23 awards, SS4A has provided $1.7 billion in Federal funding to over 1,000 communities in all 50 States and Puerto Rico. SS4A funding awarded to date will improve roadway safety planning for about 70 percent of the nation’s population.

Check out All Years' SS4A Grant Awards to find out where SS4A has funded awards to date.
Funding Opportunities FY24 NOFO Now Open

The fiscal year (FY) 2024 Notice of Funding Opportunity (NOFO) for Safe Streets and Roads for All grants is open.
Grant Types

The SS4A program supports the development of a comprehensive safety action plan (referred to as an “Action Plan”) that identifies the most significant roadway safety concerns in a community and the implementation of projects and strategies to address roadway safety issues. Action Plans are the foundation of the SS4A grant program.

SS4A requires an eligible Action Plan be in place before applying to implement projects and strategies.

The SS4A program provides funding for two types of grants: Planning and Demonstration Grants and Implementation Grants.

Planning and Demonstration Grants

Planning and Demonstration Grants provide Federal funds to develop, complete, or supplement an Action Plan. The goal of an Action Plan is to develop a holistic, well-defined strategy to prevent roadway fatalities and serious injuries in a locality, Tribal area, or region.

Planning and Demonstration Grants also fund supplemental planning activities in support of an Action Plan, and demonstration activities in support of an Action Plan.

Implementation Grants 

Implementation Grants provide Federal funds to implement projects and strategies identified in an Action Plan to address a roadway safety problem. Eligible projects and strategies can be infrastructural, behavioral, and/or operational activities.

Implementation Grants may also include supplemental planning and demonstration activities to inform an existing Action Plan, and project-level planning, design, and development activities.

Applicants must have an eligible Action Plan to apply for an Implementation Grant.  

New in FY24, potential Implementation Grant applicants may submit their Action Plan(s) for pre-application review so that USDOT may affirm their eligibility to apply for an Implementation Grant.

  • April 4, 2024, 5 p.m. (EDT): Deadline #1 for Planning and Demonstration Grants.

  • May 16, 2024, 5 p.m. (EDT): Sole deadline for Implementation Grants. Deadline #2 for Planning and Demonstration Grants.

  • August 29, 2024, 5 p.m. (EDT): Deadline #3 for Planning and Demonstration Grants. NOFO closes.

Late applications will not be accepted.

Oklahoma Forestry Services, in cooperation with the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) Forest Service (USFS), announces the Urban and Community Forestry (U&CF) Grant Assistance Program. The program is designed to encourage communities to create and support long-term and sustained urban and community forestry programs throughout Oklahoma. No match is required and eligible communities can apply for grants from $5,000 to $50,000.

For the grant application that details who and what projects are eligible, please use this link. The application deadline is March 29, 2024 at 5:00 pm CST.  Should you have any questions about the program and/or application process, please contact Urban & Community Partnership Coordinator/District Forester III Riley Coy at Riley.Coy@ag.ok.gov.

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Through the latest federal legislation, IIJA-BIL and the Bridge Formula Program, funds were made available to every state to assist in improving bridge conditions as part of the transportation infrastructure.  This funding is available for improving not only highway bridges, but also city and county owned structures.

 

With intentionality, ODOT has made great strides in addressing Structurally Deficient bridges on the state highway system, moving Oklahoma from number 49 in the nation for worst highway bridges to number 7, however, there are still over 1700 SD bridges on the city and county system.  In an effort to reduce the number of structurally deficient bridges in our state, ODOT is making funding available to address as many structurally deficient bridges that funding will permit.

 

As part of this funding, ODOT has established the SD City Bridge Program with the goal of providing financial assistance to replace or rehabilitate SD bridges on the city system.  If you have an SD bridge(s) within your city limits and you are interested, please fill out the notice of interest at this link: https://app.smartsheet.com/b/form/abfd805554334da7ae773579e12e17e7 .  This will help us prioritize the participation so that we can address as many SD bridges as possible.  If you have any questions, please don’t hesitate to reach out to myself or Luke Bustos at lbustos@odot.org . We hope to hear from you soon!

 

Thanks,

 

Melissa Davis, PMP®, Program Manager

Local Government Division

Cell 405-249-0829

Municipal Road Drilling Activity Funds (MRDAF) Application

Purpose:
To encourage and assist municipalities with a population of less than 15,000 in efforts to repair or improve roadways that have sustained damage due to oilfield activity. 

Criteria Reviewed in the Selection of a Municipal Roads Drilling Activity Funded Project:
1.  Municipality population under 15,000 as of the 2020 US Census.
2. Municipality commitment of 75/25 split of project cost; ODOT participation capped at $500,000 per project.
3. Funds must be utilized within 1 year of award.
4. Project must be exclusively on public right-of-way. 
5. Right-of-Way and utility relocations to be furnished at no cost to the Department.
6. Maintenance of project will be responsibility of the municipality.
7. Projects are reviewed on a statewide basis in the order received. 
8. Funding is limited to $5 million annually. 

Application:
An official request through the application website from the municipality having jurisdiction over the roadway. The local unit of government must have the authority to sign an agreement with the Department, assuming maintenance of the road upon completion of the project. Application should include each of the following:
1. Resolution of local participation in the awarded project and scope, including commitment to repay any unused funds and final audit of project. 
2. Project description including engineering estimate based on a n engineer's recommendation of repair. Scope of work should include recommended repair, beginning and ending points, surface type, length, and width of roadway. Identify well locations contributing to the damage. (Can be provided by District Personnel)
3. A map showing the location of the proposed project. 
4. Current ADT (Average Daily Traffic)
6. Indicate if damaged roadway is on a designated truck route.
7. Sponsor should expect an on-site scoping to be performed with the Department prior to selection for award. 

Applications for Projects open October 1, 2022, Open Ending

Questions should be directed to:
Ms. Melissa Davis
Oklahoma Department of Transportation
200 N.E. 21st St
Oklahoma City, Oklahoma 73105

COEDD REAP Funding for the 2022-2023 Year is subject to change during a special meeting in October

COEDD Area REAP Grant

The REAP Amount for EDA applications is currently $75,000.00
The REAP Amount for Community Grants is currently $50,000.00

Oklahoma Active Transportation Survey

https://www.okatp.org/
HELP US INCREASE SAFETY, COMFORT, AND CONVIENENCE FOR ACTIVE TRANSPORTATION USERS IN OKLAHOMA

ODOT will work with stakeholders and you to create the state’s first Active Transportation Plan with statewide policies and resources that will support and guide local communities’ active transportation efforts. Your voice is essential in this process!

Submit a response for our ongoing SURVEY and attend upcoming public workshops January 23-28, 2023.

Long Range Transportation Survey

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400 North Bell Avenue, Shawnee, OK, USA

405-273-6410 ext 146

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