As required by 23 CFR 450.334, Metropolitan Planning Organizations (MPO) are required to publish a listing of projects for which federal funds were obligated in the previous fiscal year. Each report details projects that obligated federal funds in Madison, Monroe, and St. Clair Counties in Illinois, and Franklin, Jefferson, St. Charles, St. Louis Counties and the city of St. Louis in Missouri. This report documents federal funds obligated by the Illinois Department of Transportation (IDOT), Missouri Department of Transportation (MoDOT), local public agencies, Metro, and Madison County Transit District (MCTD). By definition, obligated means that federal funds were authorized and committed by the State or designated recipient, and authorized by the Federal Highway Administration (FHWA) or awarded as a grant by the Federal Transit Administration (FTA). In some cases, FHWA funds are transferred to FTA. Once they are transferred to FTA for a transit project, the funds are administered as FTA funds and take on all the requirements of the FTA program. Each report documents the flow of federal funds in the region for federal fiscal year (October 1 – September 30) and was compiled based on information received from partner agencies including MoDOT, FHWA-Illinois Division, Metro, and Madison County Transit District. Within each agency a unique identifier or sponsor number is given to a project. The MPO identification number is called a TIP number. Projects can also be identified by the title and description of the improvements.
The federal fiscal years covered by these reports include:
- FY 2013 (October 1, 2012 – September 30, 2013)
- FY 2014 (October 1, 2013 – September 30, 2014)
- FY 2015 (October 1, 2014 – September 30, 2015)
- FY 2016 (October 1, 2016 – September 30, 2017)