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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.
More information on understanding the TIP:
- The TIP: What it is and why you should care
- Making sense of the TIP
- TIP brochure (English/Español) (updated annually to describe in detail how the TIP is developed)
- Funding source fact sheet
Comments are being accepted on the following proposed amendments to the Regional Transportation Improvement Program (TIP):
- The City of Kuna proposes to add a project to improve infrastructure in downtown Kuna, including widening sidewalks, installing lighting, and streetscaping.
- The City of Nampa has requested to remove two alternative transportation (bicycle/pedestrian) projects and move funds to an underfunded project to improve pedestrian facilities near Nampa High School.
- The Idaho Transportation Department has requested to change the scope of a project at the intersection of US 20/26 and Farmway Road in Canyon County to square up the intersection to 90 degrees in all four directions. Currently there is a 20 degree skew, causing long semis to go off the road in certain turning movements.
Please comment in writing (via email or letter) no later than 11:59 pm Thursday, June 9, 2016 to:
Toni Tisdale, Principal Planner
COMPASS, 700 NE 2nd Street, Suite 200, Meridian, ID 83642
View the full description of each project, including the scheduled costs.
FY2016-2020 Regional Transportation Improvement Program (5 KB) (5/16/16)
- 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
- Project List – Year of Expenditure Format (Inflated costs) (Most commonly used by federal agencies)
- Final Project List (sorted by project name) (5/16/16)
- Project List – Current Dollar Format (most commonly used at the local level)
Summary of All Amendments (Updated 4/20/16)
- 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)
- Transportation Improvement Program Amendment Policy (12/21/2015)
- Transportation Management Area (TMA) Policy (4/18/2016)
- COMPASS Procedure for TIP Amendments/Modifications (coming soon!)
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)
- Project Process (Approved by the COMPASS Board on 7/19/10)
- 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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