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.

NEPA MPO 2023 TIP Map
Click on the map to view 2023-2026 Transportation Improvement Program Projects

2023-2026 Transportation Improvement Program

The NEPA MPO recently developed its draft 2023-2026 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.

A 30-day comment period on the draft 2023-2026 TIP begins on May 2, 2022 and runs through May 31, 2022.  A public hearing will be held on Tuesday, May 17, 2022 at 9:30 AM at the Monroe County Transportation Authority, 134 MCTA Drive, Swiftwater, PA.  Additional Meeting locations that will have remote access to the public hearing are listed below.

Carbon County Building, 44 Susquehanna Ave., Jim Thorpe, PA
Pike County Community Planning Office, 837 US 6, Unit 3, Shohola, PA
SEDCO, Union Station, 1 Progress Circle, Pottsville, PA

The public hearing will also be available by phone and videoconference.  The call information is below.

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Phone Number: 323-475-1191  
Conference ID: 418 625 295

Comments on the draft TIP can be submitted by mail to the NEPA Alliance office or by email to kmcmahon@nepa-alliance.org.

A NEPA MPO Technical Planning Committee and NEPA MPO Policy Board meeting will be held on Tuesday, June 21, 2022 to approve the 2023-2026 TIP and related documents.  Information on the NEPA MPO meetings can be found here.

Following approval of the TIP, it will be submitted to the Commonwealth and the Federal Highway Administration.  

Annual List of Obligated Projects

The Annual Listing of Obligated Projects is required by the Fixing America’s Surface Transportation (FAST) Act.  The FAST Act requires metropolitan planning organizations (MPOs) to publish a list of projects for which federal funds have been obligated in the previous year.