The TE Discretionary Account remains in place through 2015, with $2 million per year for urgent needs that arise outside the statewide competitive selection process. It remains available for TE-eligible projects until those funds are exhausted, and will then continue for TAP-eligible projects using TAP funds instead of TE.
What happens to the TE Program?
TE funds already allocated to the program don’t go away. The funds committed to specific projects will stay with those projects. TE-funded work in progress will continue under the terms of existing agreements, and remaining phases of work will end up with either TE or TAP funds. All TE funds allocated by the Oregon Transportation Commission but not yet committed to projects remain available for award to future projects.
The TE Discretionary Account remains in place through 2015, with $2 million per year for urgent needs that arise outside the statewide competitive selection process. For 2016-2018, the Discretionary Account has $1.5 million per year, shared with the Bicycle & Pedestrian “Quick Fix” program that provides funds for immediate needs along the State Highway system.
Although there are many changes occurring with transition to the STIP-Enhance process, this update explains how TE and TAP will operated in the 2013-2015 timeframe.