annual listing of obligated projects
The Moving Ahead for Progress in the 21st Century (MAP-21) transportation legislation enacted by Congress in July 2012 requires that:
“An annual listing of projects, including investments in pedestrian walkways and bicycle transportation facilities, for which Federal funds have been obligated in the preceding year shall be published or otherwise made available by the cooperative effort of the State, transit operator, and metropolitan planning organization for public review.” 23 CFR 134(j)(7)(B)
As required, this report lists all transportation projects authorized or revised to increase obligations of federal transportation funds in the metropolitan area during the identified federal fiscal year (October 1 – September 30). The federal government obligates, or commits, funds to a project only after the completion of the required project development process and all local, state, and federal approvals have been obtained. The obligated amounts reflected in the report may not be equal to the final project cost. Additionally, the report indicates those projects for which bicycle and pedestrian elements are included.