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Transportation Improvement Program
The Transportation Improvement Program (TIP) is a short-range (3-5 year) capital improvement program (budget) of transportation projects consistent with federal regulations and area policies and strategies. The TIP lists all projects for which federal funds are anticipated, along with non-federally funded projects that are regionally significant. The TIP represents the transportation improvement priorities of the region and is required by federal law. The list includes roadway and public transit projects. For more information contact Toni Tisdale, 475-2238.
COMPASS produces a regional TIP for both the Northern Ada County and Nampa Urbanized Area and updates the document annually. The list of TIP projects must be endorsed by the COMPASS Board. The U.S. Department of Transportation requires that all projects in the TIP be derived from an approved long range transportation plan, meet air quality requirements and be financially constrained to the amount of funds that are expected to be available. The TIP shows the estimated costs and projected construction schedule of transportation projects. The TIP brochure describes in more detail how the TIP is developed. (English/Español)
The Idaho Transportation Department’s Idaho Transportation Investment Program (ITIP) and Ada County Highway District’s Integrated Five-Year Work Plan provide information on additional transportation projects not included in the TIP.
COMPASS is developing a framework that will provide objective information to allow decision-makers to compare different projects on a level playing field. This process will be used in prioritizing projects for inclusion in the TIP. With this process, projects that “score” higher regarding meeting performance targets will be prioritized higher for inclusion in the TIP.
Beginning in January 2016, the TIP will show how projects correlate with CIM performance measures. This reporting will not only allow a reader to easily see how individual projects help achieve CIM goals, but it will also provide additional accountability for the project sponsor and decision-makers, as they must be able to clearly demonstrate the relationship between projects and CIM goals.
FY2017-2021 Regional Transportation Improvement Program
COMPASS seeks public comment on transportation projects in the DRAFT FY2017-2021 Regional Transportation Improvement Program (TIP), August 19 – September 19, 2016.
Learn more and comment below or plan to attend an open house on Thursday, August 25, 2016. The open house will include brief project-specific presentations beginning at 6:00 pm.
Each year, COMPASS creates a budget that shows how federal transportation dollars – for roads, transit, and other forms of transportation – will be spent in the Treasure Valley over the next five years.
The budget, called the Regional Transportation Improvement Program (TIP), along with the associated Air Quality Conformity Demonstration for Northern Ada County and the federal Program of Projects proposed for funding by Valley Regional Transit, are open for comment through 11:59 pm, Monday, September 19, 2016. The COMPASS public participation process is being used to satisfy Valley Regional Transit’s urbanized area formula grant Program of Projects public outreach requirement.
Please keep in mind that additional changes, including changes based on public comment, could occur throughout the final stages of public comment and development of the TIP.
- Draft FY2017–2021 TIP – three formats available for review
- Includes the federal Program of Projects proposed for funding by Valley Regional Transit [also linked separately below]
- Most detailed information of the three formats
- Draft basic project list
- Same projects as the detailed list above, but with only high level information
- Draft major changes list
- Only includes those projects which are new or changed from the current [FY2016-2020] TIP
- Draft Air Quality Conformity Demonstration for Northern Ada County
- Draft FY2017 federal Program of Projects proposed for funding by Valley Regional Transit (also included in the draft TIP, above.) The COMPASS public participation process is being used to satisfy Valley Regional Transit’s urbanized area formula grant Program of Projects public outreach requirement.
- NEW! Interactive map of draft TIP project list showing Environmental Justice consideration area
- The TIP: What it is and why you should care
- Making sense of the TIP
- TIP brochure (English/Español)
- Funding terms and jargon
- Air Quality Conformity 101
Comments must be submitted in writing and received no later than 11:59 pm, Monday, September 19, 2016. Comment forms and TIP materials are available:
- At the COMPASS office
- 700 NE 2nd Street, Suite 200, Meridian
- 8:00 am – 5:00 pm, Monday – Friday
- At libraries and other public locations
- At an open house
Send comments to COMPASS, 700 NE 2nd Street, Suite 200, Meridian, ID 83642; email@example.com; or fax to 208/855-2559
Staff will be available to answer questions and take comments at an open house:
- Thursday, August 25, 2016
- 10:30 am – 7:30 pm
- Brief presentations from COMPASS and local transportation agency staff will begin at 6:00 pm.
- COMPASS: 700 NE 2nd Street, Meridian
If you have questions or need additional information, but can’t make it to the open house, call 208/855-2558, or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Those needing assistance, including assistance in submitting written comments, may call 208/855-2558 with 48 hours advance notice. Personas que necesitan asistencia, favor de llamar al número 208/855-2558 con 48 horas de anticipación.
Además, COMPASS busca comentarios con una demostración de conformidad de la calidad del aire para el norte del condado de Ada. Se requiere esta demostración en unas áreas, tal como el norte del condado de Ada, donde la calidad del aire no cumplía con las normas federales en el pasado. La demostración debe mostrar que los proyectos que figuran en el TIP ya cumplen con los planes de calidad del aire del estado.
El personal estará disponible para responder preguntas y tomar los comentarios en una casa abierta:
- Jueves, el 25 de Agosto, 2016
- 10:30 am – 7:30 pm
- Presentaciones breves comienzan a las 6:00 pm
- COMPASS: 700 NE 2nd Street, Meridian
- Imprimir una hoja de comentarios en PDF
- Comentar a través de Internet
- En la casa abierta
- En lugares públicos
- En COMPASS (700 NE 2nd Street, Suite 200, Meridian)
Personas que necesitan asistencia, favor de llamar al número 208/855-2558 con 48 horas de anticipación.
FY2016-2020 Regional Transportation Improvement Program (5 KB) (8/10/16)
- Public comment period: July 20 through August 18, 2015
- Amendment #1, October 19, 2015
- Administrative Modification #1, October 29, 2015
- Amendment #2, November 10, 2015
- Administrative Modification #2, November 23, 2015
- Administrative Modification #3, December 3, 2015
- Administrative Modification #4, December 15, 2015
- Amendment #3, December 21, 2015
- Administrative Modification #5, December 23, 2015
- Administrative Modification #6, January 13, 2016
- Administrative Modification #7, February 16, 2016
- Amendment #4, February 22, 2016
- Administrative Modification #8, March 1, 2016
- Administrative Modification #9, March 4, 2016
- Administrative Modification #10, April 1, 2016
- Administrative Modification #11, April 15, 2016
- Amendment #5, April 18, 2016
- Administrative Modification #12, April 27, 2016
- Administrative Modification #13, May 10, 2016
- Amendment #6, May 10, 2016
- Administrative Modification #14, May 18, 2016
- Administrative Modification #15, May 31, 2016
- Amendment #7, June 20, 2016
- Administrative Modification #16, June 30, 2016
- Amendment #8, July 12, 2016
- Administrative Modification #17, July 20, 2016
- Administrative Modification #18, July 22, 2016
- Administrative Modification #19, July 27, 2016
- Administrative Modification #20, August 9, 2016
- Administrative Modification #21, August 22, 2016
- Project List – Year of Expenditure Format (Inflated costs) (Most commonly used by federal agencies)
- Final Project List (sorted by project name) (8/23/16)
- Project List – Current Dollar Format (most commonly used at the local level)
Summary of All Amendments (Updated 8/10/16)
- Regional Transportation Improvement Program Public Involvement Plan (Chapter 5 of the COMPASS Integrated Communication Plan/Public Involvement Plan)
Annual Listing of Projects
- Status of FY2015 Projects (December 2015)
- Balancing Policy for Surface Transportation (STP) and Transportation Alternative Program (TAP) Funds (6/20/16)
- COMPASS Procedure for TIP Amendments/Modifications (6/10/16)
- Transportation Improvement Program Amendment Policy (12/21/2015)
- Transportation Management Area (TMA) Policy (4/18/2016)
Transportation Service Coordination Plan for Ada and Canyon Counties (3D LMMN Plan)
Transportation Services Coordination Plans are developed to maximize existing public transportation services, increase the efficiency of those services, and secure additional funding for these services. Specifically, they fulfill a federal requirement to develop a plan to access applicable Federal Transit Administration funds.
- Transportation Service Coordination Plan for Ada and Canyon Counties (3D LMMN Plan) 2014
- Link to Valley Regional Transit's Mobility Programs
- Local Short (pdf) (MS Word version available upon request)
- I-Way Application Process
Project Prioritization Process
- COMPASS Application Guide (Approved by COMPASS Board on 8/17/15)
- Rural Prioritization Process (Approved by COMPASS Board on 8/20/12)
- Freight Corridor Map and Scoring Sheet
- Download Applications: (Available by calling 208/475-2238)
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