If the long-range transportation plan is the blueprint showing where the region's transportation system will go over the next 20 years, the Transportation Improvement Program (TIP) is the tool for implementing the plan.
- Includes all federally funded projects and regionally significant, non-federally funded transportation projects to be implemented in NOACA's five counties over the next four fiscal years
- Budgets, prioritizes and schedules federal-aid highway, transit and transportation alternatives projects
- Assists the transportation community and the public track the use of state, local and federal transportation funds
- Accounts for the region's immediate transportation system expenditures
- Has a four-year time frame
- Is updated every two years by NOACA (and is amended quarterly by the Board of Directors)
TIP projects are proposed by local communities, county engineers, the Ohio Department of Transportation (ODOT), transit operators and other sponsors. Projects can range from road resurfacing and reconstruction to transit and bicycle facilities to traffic calming and traffic signal upgrade projects.
Note: Project sponsors requesting the use of NOACA administered Surface Transportation Program (STP) and Transportation Alternative Program (TAP) funds for their project.
Projects approved by the NOACA Board of Directors requesting the use of NOACA administered STP or TAP will be amended to the NOACA 20-year Long-range Transportation Plan (Plan). A project’s placement on the Plan with NOACA administered STP and TAP funds only means the project will be implemented within the timeframe of the 20-year Plan. It does not prioritize a sponsor’s project in relation to other Plan projects for the allocation and scheduling of NOACA administered funds in the Transportation Improvement Program (TIP). Projects on the Plan will be evaluated and prioritized for funding with the development of the NOACA TIP, which occurs biennially. Projects not prioritized for TIP funding will remain on the Plan for consideration during the next TIP development cycle.
NOACA will NO LONGER process project applications for NOACA administered Surface Transportation Block Grant (STBG) nor Transportation Alternative (TA) funds for amendment to the NOACA Long Range Transportation Plan (Plan) or Transportation Improvement Program (TIP) on a quarterly basis.
NOACA will amend the Plan annually for new projects and update the TIP with new projects every two years.
NOACA will only process proposed TIP amendments or projects eligible for concurrent Plan and TIP amendment as described Section IV of NOACA’s Regional Transportation Improvement Policy (http://www.noaca.org/modules/showdocument.aspx?documentid=13137).
NOACA will identify transportation system deficiencies and needs over the 20-year Plan by coordinating with transportation system owners and providers and using available system management tools and processes to review identified regional needs. Identified needs will be incorporated into the Plan in an optimum year to address the targeted deficiency. Once a need is on the Plan, staff will work with sponsors to develop complete projects that address the identified system need.
Applications for Federal - Aid Project Funding