The Fixing America's Surface Transportation (FAST) Act requires the U.S. Department of Transportation (USDOT) to identify aspirational goals for achieving strategic deployment of electric vehicle (EV) charging and hydrogen, natural gas, and propane fueling infrastructure by Fiscal Year 2020, and to identify standardization needs. The Federal Highway Administration (FHWA) is working with other federal, state, and local officials, as well as private industry, to help plan and promote an Interstate network of stations that will fuel vehicles powered by clean and domestically produced alternative fuels, so commercial and passenger vehicles can reliably travel between cities, regions, and across the entire nation.
The Federal Transit Administration provides funding and financial assistance to states and local public bodies to support various types of planning. To qualify for metropolitan planning funding, an agency must meet Metropolitan Planning Organization (MPO) eligibility.
This plan is intended for use by all ADOT staff, all consultants and local governments involved with ADOT-administered projects. It helps ensure that public involvement occurs in accordance with Title VI of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, the Americans with Disabilities Act and other federal mandates for Environmental Justice and Limited-English Proficiency populations in Arizona, as well as the National Environmental Policy Act of 1969 (NEPA).
ADOT is the primary decision maker for federal-aid transportation plans and investments in nonmetropolitan areas with populations below 50,000. However, ADOT understands the importance of consulting with local governments before, during and after the decision-making process to ensure participation results in improved transportation system planning, performance and project development. Therefore, ADOT has developed guidelines that outline the consultation process and define how and when outreach will occur with officials from rural areas.
ADOT works with Transportation Management Areas (TMA), Metropolitan Planning Organizations (MPO) and Councils of Government (COG) to coordinate transportation planning and programs. The ADOT, MPO and COG Guidelines and Procedures Manual is intended to be a resource document to assist in outlining the guidelines and procedures to conduct regional transportation planning functions and programs administered by the ADOT Multimodal Planning Division.