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DRAFT FY 2024 – 2033 TRANSPORTATION IMPROVEMENT PROGRAM (TIP)
January 8 @ 12:00 pm - February 23 @ 5:00 pm
The 2024 – 2033 TIP for the COATS area is a ten-year program of transportation capital projects together with a ten-year estimate of transit capital and maintenance requirements. While the TIP is usually approved triennially, the document may be amended throughout the year. Federal regulations, as well as the Metropolitan Planning Regulations mandates that a TIP comprise the following:
- Identify transportation improvement projects recommended for advancement during the program years. The projects required are those located within the study area 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 TIP and any changes from past TIPs;
- 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 Long Range Transportation Plan and Congestion Management Plan were merged into the plan;
- List major projects from previous TIPs that were implemented and identify and major delays in planned implementation;
The TIP may also include regional highway projects that are being implemented by the State, City and County for which federal funding is requested.
There are eight pieces of federal legislation that significantly affect this TIP and the planning and programming of transportation projects. These include ISTEA, TEA-21, SAFETEA-LU, MAP-21, FAST Act, Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act (IIJA), The Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990 (ADA), and the Clean Air Act Amendments of 1990 (CAAA).
The majority of the projects in the TIP 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 System 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.