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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.
DRAFT FY2015-2019 Regional Transportation Improvement Program
Several changes have been proposed by the Idaho Transportation Department that affect the draft FY2015-2019 Regional Transportation Improvement Program (TIP) for Ada and Canyon Counties. These changes were submitted after the original public comment period closed on September 9, 2014. Due to the number and significance of these changes, COMPASS is holding a second public comment period on the draft FY2015-2019 TIP.
COMPASS is asking for your comments on those proposed changes – or anything else in the TIP – before the COMPASS Board reviews the TIP for approval in October. Please comment by Friday, October 3, 2014, to share your thoughts on the proposed changes.
What are the proposed changes?
A list of proposed changes can be found here. The proposed changes include, but are not limited to:
- Removing a project to rehabilitate Interstate 84 from US Highway 20/26 (Franklin Road) in Caldwell to Franklin Boulevard in Nampa.
- Increasing the scope of intersection improvements at US 20/26 and Farmway Road in Canyon County from minor improvements to more significant intersection improvements, including adding both left and right turn lanes on US 20/26 and adding signals to the intersection.
- Adding projects to purchase replacement transit vehicles in three rural communities.
Why have these changes been proposed?
In the original draft FY2015-2019 TIP, ITD had added a project to restore the pavement on Interstate 84 between Nampa and Caldwell. However, this addition caused ITD to be over budget in its pavement restoration and preservation program in FY2019. In order to remain within the established budget, ITD needed to reduce its pavement restoration program by $8 million.
The I-84 restoration project was originally scoped for modest pavement improvements, that upon further investigation would not have adequately addressed the reconstruction efforts required, nor would they have addressed the need for more capacity by widening the interstate to include a third lane in each direction. With the recognition that the programmed amount would not meet the needs of the project, this project was removed. The I-84 Nampa to Caldwell restoration project remains a priority and ITD will continue to seek opportunities to fund the project, as well as expand this section of I-84.
In addition, after the original draft FY2015-2019 was developed, ITD reviewed the safety projects that had been budgeted to ensure that the projects identified would have the greatest impact in reducing deaths and serious injuries from auto crashes. Changes were made to accelerate and add projects in FY2017, FY2018, and FY2019 to address areas of higher priority; several projects evaluated as lower priority in achieving safety goals were postponed or removed completely. While the majority of the proposed changes relate to these two issues, additional smaller changes have also been proposed.
You may comment on the proposed changes to the draft TIP and/or any of the original projects (see links below).
COMPASS will keep all comments submitted during the original comment period, so if you submitted comments at that time, you do not need to re-submit those comments. Original comments are posted below.
Comments must be submitted in writing (via email or letter) and received no later than 11:59 pm Friday, October 3, 2014. Direct comments and questions to Toni Tisdale, Principal Planner, COMPASS, 700 NE 2nd Street, Suite 200, Meridian, ID 83642; email@example.com; or fax to 208/855-2559.
Links to documents:
- Draft major changes list (current dollars) (includes major changes between the FY2014-2018 TIP and original draft FY2015-2019 TIP, plus all new proposed changes.)
- Revised draft FY2015–2019 TIP detailed project list (current dollars) (sorted by project name) (Includes the federal program of projects proposed for funding by Valley Regional Transit) (PDF)
- Revised draft basic project list (current dollars) (sorted by project name) (PDF)
- Revised map of draft TIP project list showing Environmental Justice consideration areas (PDF)
- Draft Air Quality Conformity Demonstration for northern Ada County
- Draft FY2015 federal program of projects proposed for funding by Valley Regional Transit (Also included in the draft TIP)
- Public comments received during original public comment period (August 11 – September 9, 2014)
Those needing assistance, including assistance in submitting written comments, may call 208/475-2229 with 48 hours advance notice. Personas que necesitan asistencia especial, favor de llamar al número 208/475-2229 con 48 horas de anticipación.
FY2014-2018 Regional Transportation Improvement Program
FY2014-2018 Regional Transportation Improvement Program (6.7 MB) (7/12/14)
- Public comment Period: August 5 - September 4, 2013
- Public comments received (verbatim)
- Administrative Modification #1, October 25, 2013
- Amendment #1, November 18, 2013
- Administrative Modification #2, November 22, 2013
- Amendment #2, December 16, 2013
- No public comment received.
- Administrative Modification #3, December 23, 2013
- Amendment #3, January 27, 2014
- Administrative Modification #4, March 4, 2014
- Administrative Modification #5, March 24, 2014
- Amendment #4, April 21, 2014
- Administrative Modification #6, May 8, 2014
- Administrative Modification #7, May 20, 2014
- Administrative Modification #8, May 27, 2014
- Administrative Modification #9, June 4, 2014
- Amendment #5, June 16, 2014
- No public comment received
- Administrative Modification #10, June 24, 2014
- Administrative Modification #11, July 8, 2014
- Administrative Modification #12, July 14, 2014
- Administrative Modification #13, July 28, 2014
- Project List - Year of Expenditure Format (Inflated costs) (most commonly used by federal agencies)
- Final Project List (7/28/14)
- Project List - Current Dollar Format- (most commonly used at the local level)
- Final Detailed Project List (sorted by project name) (7/28/14)
- Final Basic Project List (sorted by project name) (7/28/14)
- Map of TIP project list showing Environmental Justice consideration areas
- Final Conformity Demonstration of the FY2014-2018 Regional Transportation Improvement Program
- FY2016-2020 TIP Development Calendar
- FY2015-2019 TIP Development Calendar
- FY2014-2018 TIP Development Calendar
- FY2013-2017 TIP Development Calendar
ANNUAL LISTING OF PROJECTS
Transportation Improvement Program Amendment Policy (4/21/2014)
- To view policy, click here.
Transportation Service Coordination Plan for Ada and Canyon Counties (3D LMMN Plan)
Transportation Services Coordination Plans are developed to maximize existing public transit 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. The update of the current plan will recognize an official change in the coordination planning boundary from the previous plan that covered six counties (the 3C LMMN [local mobility management network] plan), to one that covers just Ada and Canyon Counties (3D LMMN plan). This boundary change came about through negotiations with metropolitan planning organizations (MPOs) in Idaho and the Idaho Transportation Department to better reflect the unique governance structure and planning process that occurs within MPO planning area boundaries.
- Link to DRAFT Transportation Service Coordination Plan for Ada and Canyon Counties (3D LMMN Plan) (pdf)
- Link to DRAFT 3D Transportation Services Coordination Plan needs and strategies (pdf)
- Link to Valley Regional Transit's Mobility Programs
- Local Short Application
- Draft Transit Prioritization Process
- I-Way Application Process
Project Prioritization Process
- Project Prioritization Process (Approved by the COMPASS Board on 7/19/10)
- Freight Corridor Map and Scoring Sheet
- Safety Scoring Stratification Roadways and Intersections
- Rural Prioritization Process (Approved by COMPASS Board on 8/20/12)
- Download Applications: (other formats available by calling 475-2238)
- Intelligent Transportation Systems
- Paved Pathways
- Public Transportation - Capital
- Public Transportation - Maintenance
- Roadways - Capital
- Roadways - Maintenance
- Travel Demand Management
- Transportation Alternatives Program Application
- Transportation Alternatives Program Guide
- ITD Form 1150
- ITD Form 2435
- ITD Form 0414
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