Transportation Improvement Program

The Transportation Improvement Program (TIP) is the short-term implementation tool for ENVISION HOI

FY 2019-2022 Transportation Improvement Program

The Fiscal Years 2019-2022 PPUATS Transportation Improvement Program (TIP) is available for public review and comment until August 28, 2018. During this period all questions and comments on the document will be considered. One may submit feedback via email to tip-review@tricountyrpc.org, by phone at 309-673-9330, by mail to TCRPC’s offices, or at one of the 22 public review sites listed below.

The FY 2019-2022 TIP is scheduled for adoption on September 5, 2018.

FY19-22 PPUATS TIP – Draft July 27 2018

Public review period

As the Peoria-Pekin Urbanized Area’s Metropolitan Planning Organization, the Peoria-Pekin Urbanized Area Transportation Study (PPUATS) has opened its Fiscal Year 2019-2022 Transportation Improvement Program (TIP) for public review and comment. The FY 2019-2022 TIP represents all federally-funded surface transportation projects in the Peoria-Pekin Metropolitan Planning Area scheduled for construction between July 1, 2018, and June 30, 2022.

The review and comment period ends on August 28, 2018. During that period all questions and comments may be submitted via email to tip-review@tricountyrpc.org, phone at 309-673-9330, or US Mail to Tri-County Regional Planning Commission Attn: Transportation Improvement Program 456 Fulton St, Suite 401, Peoria, IL 61602.

Public hearings

During the public comment period all are invited to attend one of three public hearings on the FY 2019-2022 TIP. Each hearing will feature a brief presentation on the TIP and an opportunity for public comment. All hearings will be held at Tri-County Regional Planning Commission, 456 Fulton St, Suite 420, Peoria, IL 61602. The public hearings are:

  • August 1, 2018; 9:00am — PPUATS Policy Committee meeting
  • August 15, 2018; 9:00am — PPUATS Technical Committee meeting
  • August 23, 2018; 5:30pm — Tri-County Regional Planning Commission meeting

Review sites

The draft FY 2019-2022 TIP is available for view and comment at 22 public review sites throughout the region:

NameBranch NameAddressCityStateZip
Peoria Public LibraryMain Library107 NE Monroe StPeoriaIL61602
Peoria Public LibraryMcClure Branch315 W McClure AvePeoriaIL61604
Peoria Public LibraryLakeview Branch1137 W Lake AvePeoriaIL61614
Peoria Public LibraryLincoln Branch1312 W Lincoln AvePeoriaIL61605
Peoria Public LibraryNorth Branch3001 West Grand PkwyPeoriaIL61615
Peoria Heights Public Library816 E Glen AvePeoria HeightsIL61616
Fondulac District Library400 Richland StEast PeoriaIL61611
Washington District Library380 N Wilmor RdWashingtonIL61571
Washington District Branch Library16 Sunnyland PlazaWashingtonIL61571
Creve Coeur Public Library311 N Highland StCreve CoeurIL61610
Alpha Park Public Library3527 S Airport RdBartonvilleIL61607
Marquette Heights Public Library715 Lincoln RdMarquette HeightsIL61554
Morton Public Library315 W Pershing StMortonIL61550
Pekin Public Library301 S 4th StPekinIL61554
Germantown Hills Library101 Warrior WayGermantown HillsIL61548
Dunlap Public Library302 S 1st StDunlapIL61525
Spring Bay Branch Library411 Illinois StSpring BayIL61611
Illinois Prairie District Public Library208 E Partridge StMetamoraIL61548
Chillicothe Public Library District430 N Bradley AveChillicotheIL61523
Tremont District Library215 S Sampson StTremontIL61568

What is the TIP?

The Transportation Improvement Program (TIP) is a required document listing all federally-funded highway, transit, and enhancement projects to take place in the metropolitan planning area in the next four years. TCRPC staff prepares the TIP annually in cooperation with the Peoria-Pekin Urbanized Area Transportation Study (PPUATS) and the Illinois Department of Transportation (IDOT).

The FY 2018-2021 TIP includes all transportation improvements programmed within the Metropolitan Planning Area (MPA) that will utilize federal funds. Many transportation projects listed in the TIP are implemented by IDOT, but some projects are implemented by counties and villages throughout the region. The purpose of the TIP is to assist with coordinating the use of federal funds for transportation improvements, as well as to ensure that projects receiving federal funds are in conformance with Envision HOI, the Heart of Illinois Long-Range Transportation Plan. The TIP is a fiscally-constrained document, meaning that all projects listed can be successfully implemented using committed or available revenue sources.

The FY 2018-2021 TIP was approved by the PPUATS Policy Committee on July 19, 2017. All projects listed in the TIP have been selected in cooperation with PPUATS, IDOT, and local units of government within the MPA. These projects have been reviewed for consistency with Envision HOI, responsiveness to local and regional needs, and cost reasonableness.

Previously Obligated Projects

The Fixing America’s Surface Transportation Act (FAST Act) passed by Congress in 2016 outlines the requirement for Metropolitan Planning Organizations (MPOs) to publish an annual listing of obligated projects for which Federal funds have been given in the preceding year, including a listing of pedestrian and bicycle projects. From MAP-21, 23 U.S.C., Sec. 1201:

An annual listing of projects, including investments in pedestrian walkways and bicycle transportation facilities, for which Federal funds have been obligated in the preceding year shall be published or otherwise made available by the cooperative effort of the State, transit operator, and metropolitan planning organization for public review. The listing shall be consistent with the categories identified in the [Transportation Improvement Program].

This report is published in response to the above-mentioned criteria by listing all federally funded transportation projects in the MPO’s urbanized area that were obtained during the Fiscal Year (FY) 2017, from July 1, 2016 to June 30, 2017. The word obligated refers to the Federal government’s financial commitment to pay or reimburse the lead agency for the federal share of a project’s cost. Obligation in no way refers to the expenditure or project completion; but only that the specific project has been marked and approved for federal reimbursement. This report’s second purpose is to provide increased transparency of government spending on transportation projects and strategies to state and local officials, and to the public.

 

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