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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, (208) 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.
The TIP shows how projects correlate with CIM performance measures. This reporting not only allows a reader to easily see how individual projects help achieve CIM goals, but it also provides 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 (7 KB) (11/8/16)
- Public comment period: August 19 through September 19, 2016
- Administrative Modification #1, October 19, 2016
- Administrative Modification #2, November 7, 2016
- Amendment #1, December 13, 2016
- Administrative Modification #3, December 13, 2016
- Project List – Year of Expenditure Format (Inflated costs) (Most commonly used by federal agencies)
- Final Project List (sorted by project name) (11/8/16)
- Project List – Current Dollar Format (most commonly used at the local level)
- NEW! Interactive map of TIP project list
- Map of TIP project list showing Environmental Justice consideration areas (PDF)
Summary of All Amendments (Updated 11/9/16)
- Regional Transportation Improvement Program Public Involvement Plan (Chapter 5 of the COMPASS Integrated Communication Plan/Public Involvement Plan)
Annual Listing of Projects
- Status of FY2016 Projects (December 2016)
- 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
Project Prioritization Process
- COMPASS Application Guide (10/17/2016)
- Rural Prioritization Process (Approved by COMPASS Board on 8/20/12)
- Download Applications: (Also available by calling 208-475-2238)
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