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Tue May 02 @ 9:30AMTechnical Committee
Wed May 03 @ 5:30PMPublic Advisory Committee (PAC)

Short-Range Transportation Planning

The short-range document is called a Transportation Improvement Program (TIP) and is financially constrained over four years covering the most immediate implementation priorities for surface transportation projects and strategies from the long-range transportation plan. It is the region’s way of allocating its limited transportation resources among the various capital and operating needs of the area, based on a clear set of short-term transportation priorities.

The current TIP for the Baltimore region is the
2017-2020 Transportation Improvement Program,
approved by the BRTB on July 26 and federal agencies on September 26, 2016. 

Under federal law, the TIP:

  • Covers a minimum period of no less than four years
  • Is updated at least every four years
  • Is realistic in terms of available funding (known as a fiscally constrained TIP) and is not just a “wish list” of projects
  • Conforms with the State Implementation Plan for air quality since the region is designated as an area that does not meet the national air quality standards
  • Is approved by the Baltimore Regional Transportation Board and the governor for air quality
  • Is incorporated into the statewide transportation improvement program

In the Baltimore region, the TIP includes all state and local projects that request federal dollars to implement (those projects have a state or local dollar match). The process for developing the TIP begins in January, includes a 30-day public comment period, and ends with a vote by the BRTB usually in July. The TIP includes a description of federal requirements, a discussion of fund sources, a project listing for the coming year, and a description of all projects requesting federal funds over the next 4 years. 

The state prepares a document called the Maryland Consolidated Transportation Program that lists all transportation projects on state facilities regardless of fund source. The CTP covers all jurisdictions and all highway, transit, port, airport, and motor vehicle administration activities. At the local level, the jurisdictions prepare Capital Improvement Programs that list capital projects for all areas of local responsibility, including local transportation.

Recent TIP Documents

2017

2017-2020 Transportation Improvement Program   
2017-2020 TIP Amendments Summary

2016

Amended 2016-2019 TIP or Database
2016-2019 Transportation Improvement Program    
2016-2019 TIP Amendments Summary   
2016 Annual Listing of Obligated Objects   
BRTB Resolution #16-1 Approving 2016-2019 TIP  

2015

        2015 Annual Listing of Obligated Objects

2014

2014-2017 Transportation Improvement Program
2014-2017 TIP Amendments Summary    
2014 Annual Listing of Obligated Projects     
BRTB Resolution #14-6 Approving 2014-2017 TIP

 

 

For more information:
Zach Kaufman, zkaufman@baltometro.org or 410-732-0500 x 1048

Last Updated on Monday, 06 March 2017 18:23