NEPA Metropolitan Planning Organization
(NEPA MPO)

Transportation Improvement Program (TIP)

Federal regulations require the Northeastern Pennsylvania Alliance as the designated Metropolitan Planning Organization (MPO) for Carbon, Monroe, Pike and Schuylkill Counties, to develop and maintain a Transportation Improvement Program (TIP).  The TIP identifies the region’s highest priority transportation projects, develops a multi-year program of implementation and identifies available federal and non-federal funding for the programmed project phases.  The TIP shows the estimated cost of each project and a projected schedule for completion of the project.  The TIP covers a four-year period of investment, must be fiscally-constrained, and is updated every two years through a cooperative effort of local, state and federal agencies, including participation by the general public.

Extensive public outreach is conducted during the development of the TIP, and public comments are considered fully in the development of the program. A detailed discussion of the NEPA MPO’s public outreach activities are detailed in the Public Involvement Plan found here.

The NEPA MPO held a 30-day public comment period on the draft 2017-2020 TIP beginning on May 19, 2016 and ending on June 21, 2016.

A public hearing was held on Tuesday, June 21, 2016 at 9:30 AM at the Northampton Community College, Monroe Campus, Keystone Hall, located at 2411 Route 715, Tannersville, PA.  Additional meeting locations that had remote access to the public meeting are listed below.

Carbon County Emergency Management Agency, 1264 Emergency Lane, Nesquehoning, PA
Pike County Administration Building, 506 Broad St., Milford, PA
Schuylkill Transportation System, Union Station, 1 Progress Circle, Pottsville, PA

Following the public hearing on June 21, 2016, the NEPA MPO Technical Planning Committee recommended approval of the 2017-2020 TIP and related documents to the NEPA MPO Policy Board.  The NEPA MPO Policy Board approved the 2017-2020 TIP and related documents on July 6, 2016.  Following adoption, the TIP and related documents were submitted to PennDOT for inclusion in the 2017-2020 Statewide Transportation Improvement Program (STIP).

2017-2020 TIP Documents
2017-2020 IM Highway and Bridge Narratives
2017-2020 NEPA Highway and Bridge TIP 1st Four Years
2017-2020 NEPA Highway and Bridge TIP 2nd Four Years
2017-2020 NEPA Highway and Bridge TIP 3rd Four Years
2017-2020 NEPA Transit Public Narratives
2017-2020 NEPA Transit TIP
2017-2020 Interstate Highway and Bridge Narratives
2017-2020 Interstate Highway and Bridge TIP 1st Four Years
2017-2020 Interstate Highway and Bridge TIP 2nd Four Years
2017-2020 Interstate Highway and Bridge TIP 3rd Four Years
Air Quality Conformity Report Carbon 2017-2020 TIP and 2040 LRTP
2017-2020 TIP Public Involvement Plan Summary
2017-2020 TIP Project Selection Summary
2017-2020 NEPA TIP Administrative Actions Guidelines-MOU
2017-2020 Transit Financial Capacity Reports
2017-2020 TIP Project Map

Staff Contacts

Alan Baranski – Vice President, Transportation Planning Services Division
Kate McMahon – Transportation Services Manager
Annette Ginocchetti – Transportation GIS Specialist
Daniel Yelito – Transportation Services Manager

 
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