Transportation Improvement Program (TIP)

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Transportation Improvement Program (TIP)

Coordinating the short range Transportation Improvement Program (TIP) represents one of the ERPC’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 ERPC as requests for federal funding. The application may be downloaded from our “downloadable documents” page on this website when the MPO is soliciting for MPO projects. 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 Fix America's Surface Transportation Act (FAST Act) 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.

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