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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.
Public Comment: DRAFT FY2018-2022 Regional Transportation Improvement Program, July 17 – August 15, 2017
COMPASS seeks public comment on transportation projects in the DRAFT FY2018-2022 Regional Transportation Improvement Program (TIP), as well as the federal Program of Projects proposed for funding by Valley Regional Transit (part of the DRAFT FY2018-2022 TIP), changes to Communities in Motion 2040, and the DRAFT air quality conformity demonstration for the DRAFT FY2018-2022 TIP and Communities in Motion 2040.
DRAFT FY2018–2022 TIP – three formats available for review:
- DRAFT detailed project list
- Most detailed information of the three formats; includes project description, funding sources, and specific performance measures the projects meet
- Includes the federal Program of Projects proposed for funding by Valley Regional Transit; the COMPASS public participation process is being used to satisfy Valley Regional Transit’s urbanized area formula grant program of projects public outreach requirement.
- DRAFT basic project list
- Same projects as the detailed list above, but with only project name, year, and cost
- DRAFT major changes list
- Only includes those projects which are new or changed from the current [FY2017-2021] TIP
FY2017-2021 Regional Transportation Improvement Program (6.4 KB) (6/23/17)
- 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
- Administrative Modification #4, January 13, 2017
- Administrative Modification #5, January 20, 2017
- Administrative Modification #6, February 6, 2017
- Administrative Modification #7, February 10, 2017
- Amendment #2, February 27, 2017
- Administrative Modification #8, March 8, 2017
- Administrative Modification #9, March 21, 2017
- Administrative Modification #10, April 13, 2017
- Amendment #3, April 17, 2017
- Administrative Modification #11, May 9, 2017
- Administrative Modification #12, May 24, 2017
- Amendment #4, June 19, 2017
- Project List – Year of Expenditure Format (Inflated costs) (Most commonly used by federal agencies)
- Final Project List (sorted by project name) (6/23/17)
- 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 6/23/17)
- Regional Transportation Improvement Program Public Involvement Plan (Chapter 5 of the COMPASS Integrated Communication Plan/Public Involvement Plan)
- FY2018-2022 TIP Development Calendar
- FY2019-2023 TIP Development Calendar
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 (2/21/17)
- 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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