136-41.4. Municipal use of allocated funds; election.

(a) A municipality that qualifies for an allocation of funds pursuant to G.S. 136-41.1 shall have the following options:

(1) Accept all or a portion of funds allocated to the municipality for use as authorized by G.S. 136-41.3(a).

(2) Use some or all of its allocation to match federal funds administered by the Department for independent bicycle and pedestrian improvement projects within the municipality's limits, or within the area of any metropolitan planning organization or rural transportation planning organization.

(3) Elect to have some or all of the allocation reprogrammed for any Transportation Improvement Project currently on the approved project list within the municipality's limits or within the area of any metropolitan planning organization or rural transportation planning organization.

(b) If a municipality chooses to have its allocation reprogrammed, the amount that may be reprogrammed is an amount equal to that amount necessary to complete one full phase of the project selected by the municipality or an amount that, when added to the amount already programmed for the Transportation Improvement Project selected, would permit the completion of at least one full phase of the project. The restriction set forth in this subsection shall not apply to any bicycle or pedestrian projects. (2007-428, s. 5; 2013-183, s. 3.4.)