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Transportation Improvement Program

The Charlottesville-Albemarle Transportation Improvement Program (TIP) is a document used to schedule spending of federal transportation funds within the metropolitan region, in coordination with significant state and local funds, for the federal fiscal years 2015 through 2018. The TIP is a prioritized listing/program of transportation projects that is developed and formally adopted by the Charlottesville-Albemarle Metropolitan Planning Organization (MPO) as part of the metropolitan transportation planning process.

The fiscal years spanned by the FY2015-2018 TIP begin on October 1, 2014 and end September 30, 2019. The Federal Highway Administration (FHWA) is a primary sponsor for many of the projects. Activities listed for Charlottesville Area Transit and JAUNT are projects and programs sponsored by the Federal Transit Administration (FTA) over the coming four-year period.

Federal regulations only require that projects that will use federal funding and/or other federal approval appear in the TIP. In Charlottesville-Albemarle, state and locally funded projects are included for a more comprehensive document. Inclusion of these local and state funded projects indicates approval by the MPO but does not necessarily indicate endorsement of them by the individual local governments, nor does it indicate state endorsement of local projects.



FINAL FY15 to FY18 Transportation Improvement Program

The MPO Policy Board approved the FY15 to FY18  Transportation Improvement Program (TIP) at its May 28th 2014 Board meeting. The TIP lists federally funded road, transit, bicycle, pedestrian and related transportation projects to be undertaken over three years in the Charlottesville-Albemarle MPO urban area. For more information about the TIP please contact MPO Program Manager, Sarah Rhodes, at srhodes@tjpdc.org.

Click here to review Final FY15 to FY18 Transportation Improvement Program
Click here to review the appendices for the final FY15 to FY18 TIP.
Click here to review signed resolution approving the FY15 to FY18 TIP.



POTENTIAL AMENDMENTS – Charlottesville-Albemarle Transportation Improvement Program (TIP)

The potential amendments to the TIP are now available for review. These amendments, if approved, would alter the several existing projects in the TIP and incorporate several new projects into the TIP. These project revisions and additions reflect the projects that were recently developed as part of the Route 29 Solutions Process and added to Virginia’s Six Year Improvement Program (SYIP) by the Commonwealth Transportation Board (CTB) on June 18th 2014. The materials that illustrate these amendments can be found below.

Unfortunately the timing of these amendments coincides with the transition of the State’s Transportation Improvement Program (STIP) to a new programming timeline, FY15 to FY18. While the MPO’s FY15 to FY18 TIP is already approved, the STIP is not yet approved by Federal Highway Administration (FHWA), which means that the TIP amendments must be structured under the existing STIP timeline of FY12 to FY15. All of the projects in these TIP amendments are structured under the earlier timeline, which makes interpretation of the TIP information challenging. In reviewing these amendments the important information is the project’s scope, total costs, and notes from the MPO. The obligation information, while accurate, is dated. If these amendments are accepted by the MPO Policy Board, then once the STIP for FY15 to FY18 is approved, the new TIP information about obligations will be incorporated into the MPO’s FY15 to FY18 TIP. The obligation information just shows, when VDOT will be requesting authorization to request reimbursement from FHWA for projects by phase. This scheduling information in the TIP is solely for programming purposes only and does not suggest or follow a project implementation timeline.

These projects will not be incorporated into the TIP until the MPO Policy Board officially votes to include them. The MPO Policy Board will vote on this amendment on July 23rd 2014 at 4pm, in Albemarle County’s Lane Auditorium. A public hearing will be held for these amendments. For any questions or comments regarding these potential amendments, please contact MPO Program Manager, Sarah Rhodes at srhodes@tjpdc.org.

Public comment regarding these potential amendments is encouraged.

TIP amendments document





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