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DRAFT FY 2023 – 2033 RURAL TRANSPORTATION IMPROVEMENT PROGRAM (RTIP)
January 15 @ 12:00 pm - February 23 @ 5:00 pm
The 2023 – 2033 RTIP for the CMCOG area is a ten-year program of transportation capital projects together with a ten-year estimate of transit capital and maintenance requirements. While the RTIP is usually approved every four years, the document may be amended throughout the year. The CMCOG RTIP will comprise the following:
- Identify transportation improvement projects recommended for advancement during the program years. The projects required are those located within the region and receiving and Federal Highway Administration (FHWA) or Federal Transit Administration (FTA) funds.
- Identify the criteria and process for prioritization for inclusion of projects in the RTIP and any changes from past RTIPs.
- Groups improvements of similar urgency and anticipated staging into appropriate staging periods.
- Include realistic estimates of total costs and revenue for the program period.
- Include a discussion of how improvements recommended from the Rural Long Range Transportation Plan were merged into the plan.
- List major projects from previous RTIPs that were implemented and identify major delays in planned implementation.
The RTIP may also include regional highway projects that are being implemented by the State, City and County for which federal funding is requested.
There are nine pieces of federal legislation that significantly affect this RTIP and the planning and programming of transportation projects. These include ISTEA, TEA-21, SAFETEA-LU, MAP-21, The FAST Act, Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act (IIJA), The Civil Rights Act of 1964 (Title VI), The Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990 (ADA), and the Clean Air Act Amendments of 1990 (CAAA).
The majority of the projects in the RTIP are aimed at increasing the efficiency and safety of the existing transportation systems rather than construction of new facilities. This, in part, reflects:
- Transportation policies to implement low-cost Transportation Systems Management (TSM) alternatives where feasible;
- The limited funding resources available to meet the costs of new construction and improvements;
- The increased concerns over congestion, the environment and air quality;
- The enhancement of freight movement and economic development;
- The interest of bicyclist and pedestrians; and
- The preservation of neighborhoods.