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 Participation Plan found here.

Click on the map to view 2025-2028 Draft Transportation Improvement Program Projects

2025-2028 Transportation Improvement Program

The NEPA MPO is updating its 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 2025-2028 TIP runs from May 13, 2024 to June 14, 2024.  A public hearing will be held on Tuesday, May 21, 2024 at 9:30 AM.   It will be held virtually and at the following locations:

  • Monroe County Planning Commission, 701 Main Street, 4th Floor, Stroudsburg, PA 18360
  • 44 Susquehanna Street Building, 44 Susquehanna St., Jim Thorpe, PA 18229
  • Pike County Administration Building, 506 Broad Street, Milford, PA 18337
  • Schuylkill Economic Development Corporation, Union Station, 2nd Floor, 1 Progress Circle, Pottsville, PA 17901

A NEPA MPO Technical Planning Committee and NEPA MPO Policy Board meeting will be held on Tuesday, June 18, 2024 at 9:30 AM to consider approval of the 2025-2028 TIP and related documents.  The meeting will be held at the NEPA Alliance office in Pittston and virtually.

The call information for both virtual NEPA MPO meetings is below: 

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

Following approval of the TIP, it will be submitted to the Commonwealth, the Federal Highway Administration and Federal Transit Administration.   The 2025-2028 TIP goes into effect on October 1, 2024.

Annual List of Obligated Projects

The Annual Listing of Obligated Projects was first required by the Fixing America’s Surface Transportation (FAST) Act and continued with the passage of the Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act (IIJA).  Metropolitan planning organizations (MPOs) are required to publish a list of projects for which federal funds have been obligated in the previous federal fiscal year.

Click to view the NEPA MPO 2025-2028 Transportation Improvement Program (TIP)