RCRPC Draft Transportation Improvement Program FY2018 – FY2020
What is the Transportation Improvement Program (TIP)?
The Transportation Improvement Program or TIP is the Metropolitan Planning Organization’s (MPO)
4 year transportation planning document. This document presents a fiscally balanced, multimodal transportation program for the region that includes projects which have received federal funding and state and locally funded projects of regional significance that have been identified through the transportation planning process. It is also a document required by the Federal Highway Administration (FHWA) and the Federal Transit Administration (FTA) for approving the use of federal funds for transportation projects in Richland County.
Public Involvement of the TIP
The Richland County Regional Planning Commission Public Involvement Plan sets forth federal requirements, states local goals and objectives and describes public participation procedures to be followed in the development of this Transportation Improvement Program (TIP) as well as other documents and policies under the control of RCRPC.
An initial draft of the TIP document was prepared by RCRPC and submitted to ODOT February 2017. The document was also distributed to the Technical Advisory Committee (TAC) and to the entire Planning Commission for review and comment. These groups include public officials, transportation and economic development professionals, and representatives of all types of business in the region.
The 2nd draft of the TIP was then prepared incorporating comments from RCRPC, ODOT Central Office and the comments of the TAC. Notices were published in the local newspaper and sent to local media of the 2 week Draft TIP comment period as well as a public notice announcing an OPEN HOUSE to be held April 5, 2017 at the offices of the Richland County Regional Planning Commission.