At its April 20, 2017 meeting, the HRTPO Board approved the FY 2018-2021 Transportation Improvement Program (TIP). This document represents a full update of the TIP – the previous full update (FY 2015-2018) was approved in July 2014. The new TIP is scheduled to go into effect on October 1, 2017.
The HRTPO TIP is a financially-constrained, multi-year program for the implementation of surface transportation projects within the Hampton Roads metropolitan planning area (MPA). In accordance with Federal regulations, the TIP must contain all federally funded and/or regionally-significant projects that require an action by the Federal Highway Administration (FHWA) or the Federal Transit Administration (FTA). Before any such project can be conducted or constructed in the MPA, it must be included in a current TIP that has been approved by the HRTPO Board.
The draft FY 2018-2021 TIP was made available for public review from February 8, 2017 through March 10, 2017. During the public review period, a Facebook campaign was conducted to help familiarize the public with the purpose of the TIP and the information contained within the document. The Facebook ad was delivered 54,203 times and 46,385 individuals (86%) responded to the ad and were taken to a special web page that provided basic information on the TIP, as well as a link to the complete document and a link by which comments on the TIP could be submitted to HRTPO staff. Of those who responded to the ad, 1,544 downloaded the TIP document.
Highlights from the FY 2018-2021 TIP
The following table shows the breakdown of projects (excluding projects from the DRPT database) and funding allocations by section in the FY 2018-2021 TIP:
1Miscellaneous projects are generally regional in nature and do not clearly fall into one of these systems.
2Projects included for Administrative Purposes generally fall into the following categories: projects that are complete, but have not been processed through financial close out; projects that have received Federal earmarks, but are not active projects; and projects that are related to other currently active projects.
The $5.4 billion in funding in the FY 2018-2021 TIP comes from the following sources:
A number of projects are fully funded through construction in the FY 2018-2021 TIP, including:
The FY 2018-2021 TIP may be accessed on the web at: www.hrtpotip.org.