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 approved the 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 was held from May 2, 2022 to May 31, 2022.  A public hearing was held on Tuesday, May 17, 2022 at 9:30 AM at the Monroe County Transportation Authority, at 3 remote locations and virtually. 

A NEPA MPO Technical Planning Committee and NEPA MPO Policy Board approved the 2023-2026 TIP and related documents at a joint meeting on Tuesday, June 21, 2022. 

Following approval of the TIP, it was submitted to the Commonwealth and the Federal Highway Administration.  The 2023-2026 TIP goes into effect on October 1, 2022.

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.