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Transportation Improvement Program (TIP)

Coordinating the short range Transportation Improvement Program (TIP) represents one of the ECRCP’s major responsibilities as the Metropolitan Planning Organization (MPO) for the Sandusky Urbanized Area. The TIP provides a four-year prioritized listing of a bikeway/pedestrian walkway, bridge, and highway projects utilizing federal funding.

States or local government authorities, private non-profit organizations, or operators of public transportation that receive a grant indirectly through a recipient can apply. Applications from these agencies are submitted to the ECRCP as requests for federal funding. The application may be downloaded from our “downloadable documents” page on this website. Most local and state projects must be programmed in the TIP to be eligible to receive federal transportation monies. The Annual Element of the TIP list projects which are expected to be ready for implementation during upcoming fiscal years.

To be eligible for a TIP project, at least one of the below Moving Ahead for Process in the 21st Century (MAP-21) Metropolitan Planning Factors must be met:


  1. Safety - To achieve a significant reduction in traffic fatalities and serious injuries on all public roads.
  2. Infrastructure Condition - To maintain the highway infrastructure asset system in a state of good repair.
  3. Congestion Reduction - To achieve a significant reduction in congestion on the National Highway System.
  4. System Reliability - To improve the efficiency of the surface transportation system.
  5. Freight Movement and Economic Vitality - To improve the national freight network, strengthen the ability of rural communities to access national and international trade markets, and support regional economic development.
  6. Environmental Sustainability - To enhance the performance of the transportation system while protecting and enhancing the natural environment. 
  7. Reduced Project Delivery Delays - To reduce project costs, promote jobs and the economy, and expedite the movement of people and goods by accelerating project completion through eliminating delays in the project development and delivery process, including reducing regulatory burdens and improving agencies' work practices.

*Highlighted Projects indicate Transportation Alternative Projects

*Also Note that MPO Funds Requested are typically 80% of the total project cost, unless Jurisdiction requests less than the specified 80%.

MPO TIP SFY 2014 - 2018

SFY 2014

Jurisdiction Project Location Project Description MPO
City of Sandusky First St. (Meigs St. to Cedar Point Dr.) Resurfacing $340,872 85934
City of Sandusky Perkins Ave. (Camp St. to 52nd. St.) New Traffic Signals $752,720 79275
City of Sandusky Camp St. Underpass Rehabilitation of Underpass $1,800,000 82672
City of Vermilion W. River Rd., Larchmont Dr. to South Corp. Line Resurfacing $527,714 90443

SFY 2015

Jurisdiction Project Location Project Description MPO
City of Sandusky Water St. (Shelby St. to Wayne St.) Resurfacing, Sidewalks and Streetscape Improvements $552,452
$330,262 TA
City of Vermilion Jerusalem Rd. (Vermilion Rd. to Sunnyside Rd.) Resurfacing $856,656 92269
City of Sandusky Columbus Ave. (Homestead Ave. to Hayes Ave.) Resurfacing $408,451 95653

SFY 2017

Jurisdiction Project Location Project Description MPO
City of Vermilion Nine signal locations
along Liberty Ave.
Signal Upgrades $1,337,660 93576
City of Huron US 6 Bridge over the Huron River Lighting Improvements $90,000 TA 93567
City of Huron Main St. from US 6 to Wall St. Resurfacing, Realignment and Streetscaping $500,000 93574

SFY 2018

Jurisdiction Project Location Project Description MPO
Erie County Engineer Strub Rd./Columbus Ave. Resurfacing and Sidewalk installation
along Strub Rd.

$176,000 TA