Transportation Improvement Program

Contents
Introduction
Transportation Improvement Program
Amendment Procedures
FHWA/ITD Approvals

Public Comment Requested

Fiscal Year 2017 Transportation Improvement Program Amendment 2

In 2013 the FHWA approved a FONSI (Finding Of No Significant Impact) and an Interchange Justification Request for the Siphon Road Interchange (under Key 9000).  ITD is currently working on a public-private partnership to fund construction of the interchange. In anticipation of the funding partnership, ITD needs to re-evaluate the environmental approval done previously.  

The Idaho Transportation Department (ITD) is requesting to add a project to the FY 2017 Transportation Improvement Program (TIP).  ITD proposes an FY 2018 re-evaluation of the environmental approval completed for the Siphon Interchange Study.  Bannock Transportation Planning Organization (BTPO) is accepting public comments on the proposed amendment to the TIP.  The project does not affect the regional conformity determination. 

Comment period: May 4, 2017 – June 4, 2017

Introduction

The purpose of the Transportation Improvement Program (TIP) is to provide information to the Idaho Transportation Department, Federal Highway Administration (FHWA), Federal Transit Administration (FTA), the public, and other interested parties on the federally funded projects which will occur over the next four years. The TIP also indicates that Bannock Transportation Planning Organization has met the requirements of the Moving Ahead for Progress in the 21st Century Act (MAP-21) for the development of a Transportation Improvement Program.  The Transportation Improvement Program is a listing of all federally funded transportation projects within the Bannock Transportation Planning Organization (BTPO) planning area. 

The TIP is a four-year prioritized listing of all federally funded transportation projects planned to be built within the MPO boundaries. The TIP is also an implementation tool of the Long Range Transportation Program (LRTP), therefore all local projects listed must either come from the LRTP or be found to be consistent with the LRTP.

Projects have different funding categories, but all are funded with Department of Transportation funds. The different Federal Highway Administration (FHWA) funding categories are Congestion Mitigation/Air Quality (CMAQ), Enhancement, Surface Transportation Program (State and Urban), Interstate Maintenance, and High Priority. The Federal Transit Administration (FTA) funding categories are Section 5303 Planning and Section 5307 Urbanized Area Formula Program. State funded projects are also listed for informational purposes.

There is only one official TIP for the BTPO area and that TIP is the FY 2016 -2019 TIP.   As mentioned there is an annual update which occurs where completed projects are removed and new projects enter the TIP. 

Transportation Improvement Program

FY 2017 Transportation Improvement Program (Approved September 12, 2016
FY 2017 Transportation Improvement Program Technical Correction Memo (Approved October 11, 2016)
FY 2017 Transportation Improvement Program Technical Correction  (Approved October 11, 2016)
FY 2017 Transportation Improvement Program Amendment 1 (Approved March 13, 2017)
FY 2017 Transportation Improvement Program Administrative Modification 1 (Approved March 28, 2017)

Amendment Procedures

BTPO TIP Amendment Process 20160502

FHWA/IDT Approvals

FHWA approval of BTPO’s Conformity Determination and TIP

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