FY 2013 – 2017 TIP Amendment #5
Amendment #5 changed the program amount of 12808 FY 14 Pocatello UZA Capital from $8,000 to $219,000 and delayed $200,000 of KN 13839 from FY 2013 to FY 2014. The increase cost is needed to purchase three (3) transit vehicles and purchase additional shop equipment. The delay was due to an administrative error.
FY 2013 – 2017 TIP Amendment #4
Amendment #4 is an administrative amendment to correct an error in Group Project totals which were listed in Table 3 of the FY 2013 – 2017 TIP. A letter correcting Table 3 and the related subgroup totals was send to ITD on January 28, 2014. The associated project list, bottom on page, has also been updated for each group.
FY 2013 – 2017 TIP Amendment #3
The Bannock Transportation Planning Organization (BTPO) added Martin Luther King Drive Complete Street Project to the Federal Fiscal Year 2013 – 2016 Bannock Transportation Improvement Program (TIP). The projects would be added to Federal Fiscal Year (FFY) 2015 with design in FFY 2014. The project does not add additional vehicle capacity and is exempt from air quality conformity determination. The project is included in ITD’s Transportation Alternative program.
The proposed MLK Complete Streets project seeks to improve the livability and safety of the Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial Drive (MLK) corridor by installing improvements that meet the corridor’s needs for efficient access through the area including traffic calming, conflict reduction, storm water treatment, bus access/efficiency, and enlargement of the pedestrian and bicycle zones.
MLK is a minor arterial which travels east/west through the heart of Idaho State University (ISU), but is currently disconnected from the campus because of its focus on automobile traffic and lack of pedestrian-oriented features. The proposed project utilizes complete street strategies to transform MLK into an asset for the University and the community. The proposed project will serve as a local demonstration of how a complete streets focus can improve safety for all users, reduce the environmental impacts of transportation, reduce the need for costly future investments in transportation infrastructure, and meet transportation needs while implementing alternative but effective storm water management techniques.
Amendment #3 also includes some administrative changes to transit, grouped, and individual highway projects.
FY 2013 – 2016 TIP Amendment #2
The BTPO proposed to amend the FY 2013 TIP to add additional safety and transit projects to the list. South Valley Connector (KN7508) will also be delayed to 2014.
The Amendment 2 of the Fiscal Year 2013- 2016 Bannock Transportation Planning Organization’s Transportation Improvement Program (TIP) modifies Table 2, Table 3, and Table 4. The changes primarily add additional Transit and Safety project to the TIP.
FY 2013 -2016 TIP Amendment 1
The Fiscal Year 2013 – 2016 Transportation Improvement Plan Change 1 was approved by BTPO Policy Board on March 4, 2013 and submitted to Idaho Transportation Department and FHWA/FTA for approval.
The TIP includes three categories of projects which are: Individual, Grouped, and Transit. Individual projects are those which require additional environmental evaluation or evaluation for air quality impacts. Grouped projects are simpler projects such as pavement rehabilitation, bridge repair, or bicycle projects. The list below includes the individual projects proposed for FY 2012 -2016 and Preliminary Development which is a project development year.
- Cheyenne Corridor Safety Improvement , bridge replacement (2012)
- Yellowstone Ave (US 91) at Interstate 86; bridge replacement (2013)
- Intersection of Alameda and Jefferson; intersection improvements (2017)
- Intersection of Hawthorne and West Quinn Road; intersection improvements (Preliminary development
FY 2013 – 2016 TIP
The Fiscal Year 2013 – 2016 Transportation Improvement Plan was approved by FHWA on January 22, 2013.
Grouped projects are as defined in 23 CFR 450.216(j) projects that are not considered to be of appropriate scale for individual identification in a given program year. Grouped projects area identified by geographic. Grouped projects included are for the Bannock Transportation Planning Organization planning area. In non-attainment and maintenance areas, project classifications must be consistent with the “exempt project” classifications contained in the EPA’s transportation conformity regulation ( 40 CFR part 93 ).
Highway projects are listed individually only if they meet one or more of the following criteria:
- Special reporting is required due to the funding source.
- The project requires an environmental clearance more in-depth than the minimal categorical exclusion (this usually includes projects with right-of-way needs).
- The project may impact air quality and requires additional analysis within certain metropolitan planning areas.
- The department or an MPO believes the project warrants individual attention by local officials and stakeholders.
- Because investment groups have not yet been established for public transportation and aeronautics projects, each of these projects are listed individually.
- All future funding and project costs are shown in “year-of-expenditure” dollars. This shows what projects will cost in future dollars.
Transit projects are included funding from the Federal Transit Administration.
Beginning in fiscal year 2014, Idaho Transportation Improvement Program has allocated funds for the Local Highway Safety Improvement Program (LHSIP). The LHSIP is the Local Highway Jurisdiction portion of the state’s Highway Safety Improvement Program (HSIP), which was established in the Federal Transportation Act SAFTEA-LU and continued in MAP-21. The LHSIP, like the national HSIP, requires that the analysis of the data determines the locations and the level of funding allowed to be used within each agency.
Transportation Alternative Program
MAP-21 establishes a new program to provide for a variety of alternative transportation projects. The TAP replaces the funding from pre-MAP-21 programs including Transportation Enhancements, Recreational Trails, Safe Routes to School, and several other discretionary programs, wrapping them into a single funding source. In Idaho these programs are administrated under the Community Choices for Idaho program.