Planned Transportation Spending
An examination of New Mexico’s 2010-2013 Statewide Transportation Improvement Program reveals that road maintenance/minor widening projects account for the largest chunk of planned spending (32 percent). New road capacity projects follow at 26 percent of the total funding. Transit projects* comprise 15 percent of the STIP, and bridge maintenance/replacement projects 10 percent. Projects classified as “other,” which include landscaping, intelligent transportation systems and planning for unspecified projects, make up 7 percent of the spending. Safety projects** comprise 5 percent. Bicycle/pedestrian projects and road or bridge projects with bicycle/pedestrian components (such as adding sidewalks when reconstructing a roadway) each account for 2 percent of the planned spending. Capacity expansion projects comprise 1 percent of the STIP’s funds. share
Proposed Spending, FY 2010-FY2013
|Project Type||Cost (Millions)|
|Road Maintenance/Minor Widening||$534.48|
|Road/Bridge Project with Bike/Ped Components||$36.02|
|New Road Capacity||$441.30|
|Bridge Capacity Expansion||$11.27|
*Transit total does not include $11 million in non-federal operating assistance to Dona Ana County’s Road Runner Transit.
** Debt service payments listed in the STIP were not included in the analysis; however, one safety project which bundled road reconstruction with debt service for the road work was left in. The project is $25 million.