Lehigh Valley Planning Commission

TRANSPORTATION

 Transportation Improvement Program (TIP)

INTRODUCTION

The Transportation Improvement Program (TIP) is the locally endorsed list of highway, bridge, and transit projects proposed to be implemented with Federal assistance. The Federal and State Governments designated the Lehigh Valley Transportation Study (LVTS) as the body responsible for preparing the TIP for Lehigh and Northampton Counties. The Federal Government requires that the TIP shall, at a minimum:

 

(1) consist of improvements from the locally developed transportation plan;

(2) cover a period of not less than three years;

(3) indicate the areas priorities; and

(4) include realistic cost estimates of the total cost and revenues for the program period.

 

Both highway and transit projects proposed to be implemented with Federal assistance must be included in an approved TIP as a condition to Federal review  and approval.

 

Click here for further details about the program through Pennsylvania Department of Transportation.

  • 2019 Annual Listing of Obligated Projects + Accomplishments

  • 2019 - 2022 Transportation Improvement Program (TIP) documents

     

    The following sections include documents comprising the 2019 - 2022 TIP cycle.

     

    CLICK HERE FOR THE FULL TIP MADE EASY DOCUMENT PDF

     

    • Section One:

      An easy to follow summary of the TIP (called TIP Made Easy) including an introduction, public participation overview, and highway, bridge and public transit project descriptions and costs.

    • Section Two:

      Various detailed PennDOT tables depicting highway, bridge and transit projects.  Project narrative tables are provided.  Pennsylvania's 2019 Transportation Program Financial Guidance as well as a summary of LANta’s Financial Capacity Assessment is included.

      PennDOT Highway and Bridge TIP Project Listings – This table depicts highway and bridge projects with scheduled phases of work to be started within the next four years.  Costs are shown by phase of work (preliminary engineering (PE), final design (F), right-of-way-acquisition (R), utility relocation (U), and construction (C)).

       

      2019 - 2030 Twelve Year Program – The 12 Year Program allocates funds for multimodal transportation infrastructure improvement projects including highway and bridges repairs, public transit vehicle purchases, railroad signal upgrades, and new bicycle trails, over the upcoming 12 year period.

       

      PennDOT Highway and Bridge TIP Project Narrative – This document provides a descriptive narrative of the project limits, funding sources utilized, and description of proposed improvements.

       

      PennDOT Interstate Maintenance TIP – This table lists Interstate Maintenance projects within the Lehigh Valley.

       

      PennDOT Interstate Maintenance TIP Project Narrative - This document provides a descriptive narrative of the project limits, funding sources utilized, and description of proposed improvements.

       

      PennDOT LANTA TIP Project Listing - This table depicts public transit projects to be implemented within the next four years.

       

      LANTA TIP Project Listing and Financial Capacity Assessment – This table depicts both transit projects to be implemented within the next four years and a financial capacity assessment table demonstrating the availability of project funds.

       

      PennDOT LANTA TIP Project Narrative - This document provides a descriptive narrative of the projects, funding sources utilized, and description of proposed improvements

       

    • Section Three includes:

      Air Quality Conformity Determination Report – This report analyzes air quality impacts that result from the implementation of projects included in the 2019 – 2022 TIP.

      Air Quality Conformity Analysis Report – This report depicts attainment of the National Ambient Air Quality Standards for vehicle emissions resulting from project implementation.

    • Section Four:

      Two Memoranda of Understanding – Procedures for 2019 – 2022 TIP Modifications.  One pertains to the understanding between PennDOT and U.S. DOT regarding procedures to change the STIP/TIP.  The other pertains to the understanding between the Lehigh Valley Transportation Study and PennDOT regarding procedures to change the TIP.  This section also includes Pennsylvania's 2019 Transportation Program General and Procedural Guidance.

      PennDOT Memorandum of Understanding – This document establishes a set of procedures to be used by PennDOT for processing revisions to the 2019 – 2022 State Transportation Improvement Program.

       

      LVTS Memorandum of Understanding – This document establishes a set of procedures used by the Lehigh Valley Metropolitan Planning Organization (MPO) for processing modifications to the 2019 – 2022 Transportation Improvement Program.

       

      Pennsylvania's 2019 Transportation Program General and Procedural Guidance  - This document provides guidance for the 2019 Transportation Program development process within the context of multiple interrelated, intergovernmental planning functions.

    • Section Five:

      The Lehigh Valley Transportation Study Public Participation Plan which documents the outreach process and practices utilized in seeking public comment.

       

      Lehigh Valley Transportation Study Public Participation Plan – This documents the LVTS outreach process in soliciting public input on plans and programs.

       

    • Section Six:

      Environmental Justice Summary – This summary documents efforts to date to identify and address disproportionately high adverse impact on minority and low-income populations as a result of transportation plans, programs, or projects.

      Environmental Justice Analysis - This summary documents efforts to date to identify and address disproportionately high adverse impact on minority and low-income populations as a result of transportation plans, programs, or project

  • 2018 Transportation Improvement Program Accomplishments

    The Lehigh Valley Transportation Study developed and adopted the Transportation Improvement Program (TIP) included in this report TIP projects included:

    • Completed in 2017 and 2018
    • Currently under construction

    Click here for the Full Report

  • 2017 - 2020 Transportation Improvement Program (TIP) (current cycle)

     

    The following sections include documents comprising the 2015-2018 TIP cycle.

    • Section One:

      An easy to follow summary of the TIP (called TIP in English) including an introduction, public participation overview, and highway, bridge and public transit project descriptions and costs.

    • Section Two:

      Various detailed PennDOT tables depicting highway, bridge and transit projects.  Project narrative tables are provided.  A summary of LANta’s Financial Capacity Assessment is included.

      PennDOT Highway and Bridge TIP Project Listings – This table depicts highway and bridge projects with scheduled phases of work to be started within the next four years.  Costs are shown by phase of work (preliminary engineering (P), final design (F), right-of-way-acquisition (R), utility relocation (R), and construction (C)).

       

      PennDOT Highway and Bridge TIP Project Narrative – This document provides a descriptive narrative of the project limits, funding sources utilized, and description of proposed improvements.

       

      PennDOT Interstate Maintenance TIP – This table lists Interstate Maintenance projects within the Lehigh Valley.

       

      PennDOT Interstate Maintenance TIP Project Narrative - This document provides a descriptive narrative of the project limits, funding sources utilized, and description of proposed improvements.

       

      PennDOT LANta TIP Project Listing - This table depicts public transit projects to be implemented within the next four years.

       

      LANta TIP Project Listing and Financial Capacity Assessment – This table depicts both transit projects to be implemented within the next four years and a financial capacity assessment table demonstrating the availability of project funds.

       

      PennDOT LANta TIP Project Narrative - This document provides a descriptive narrative of the projects, funding sources utilized, and description of proposed improvements

       

    • Section Three includes:

      Air Quality Conformity Determination Report – This report analyzes air quality impacts that result from the implementation of projects included in the 2017 – 2020 TIP.

      Air Quality Conformity Analysis Report – This report depicts attainment of the National Ambient Air Quality Standards for vehicle emissions resulting from project implementation.

    • Section Four:

      Two Memoranda of Understanding – Procedures for 2017 – 2020 TIP Modifications.  One pertains to the understanding between PennDOT and U.S. DOT regarding procedures to change the STIP/TIP.  The other pertains to the understanding between the Lehigh Valley Transportation Study and PennDOT regarding procedures to change the TIP.  This section also includes a draft of Pennsylvania’s 2017 Transportation Program Financial Guidance.

      PennDOT Memorandum of Understanding – This document establishes a set of procedures to be used by PennDOT for processing revisions to the 2017 – 2020 State Transportation Improvement Program.

       

      LVTS Memorandum of Understanding – This document establishes a set of procedures used by the Lehigh Valley Metropolitan Planning Organization (MPO) for processing modifications to the 2017 – 2020 Transportation Improvement Program.

       

      Pennsylvania’s 2017 Transportation Program Financial Guidance – This document represents an assessment regarding near term revenues that can support the 2017 TIP.

       

    • Section Five:

      The Lehigh Valley Transportation Study Public Participation Plan which documents the outreach process and practices utilized in seeking public comment.

       

      Lehigh Valley Transportation Study Public Participation Plan – This documents the LVTS outreach process in soliciting public input on plans and programs.

       

       

    • Section Six:

      Environmental Justice Summary – This summary documents efforts to date to identify and address disproportionately high adverse impact on minority and low-income populations as a result of transportation plans, programs, or project

      Environmental Justice Analysis - This summary documents efforts to date to identify and address disproportionately high adverse impact on minority and low-income populations as a result of transportation plans, programs, or project

  • 2017 - 2020 Transportation Improvement Program UPDATES

  • 2015 - 2018 Transportation Improvement Program (superseded)

     

    The following sections include documents comprising the 2015-2018 TIP cycle.

     

    • Section One: Project Lists

       

      This section contains various tables depicting highway, bridge and transit projects.  Summary tables as well as detailed project descriptive tables are provided.  A summary of LANta’s Financial Capacity Assessment is included.

       

      2015-2018 TIP Funding Categories Used in this Report

       

      Draft 2015-2018 Lehigh Valley Transportation Improvement Program, Highway and Bridge Projects

      Contains tables and maps depicting highway and bridge project location and anticipated spending.

       

      Highway and Bridge Project Public Narrative

      Tables in this section provide a narrative on the scope of each highway and bridge project as well as costs associated with each phase of work.  This information is provided by PennDOT.

       

      TIP Project Details

      This is a detailed listing of each highway and bridge project by phase of work, cost and year work will occur.

       

      LANta Project List

      This section contains a list of Lehigh and Northampton Transportation Authority (LANta) transit projects.

       

      LANta Project Narrative

      This section provide a narrative on the scope of each transit project.  Information is provided by LANta.

       

      LANta Project Public Narrative

      This section provides a narrative on the scope of each transit project as well as costs associated with each project by year.  Information is provided by PennDOT.

       

      LANta Project Details

      This is a detailed listing of each transit project by phase of work, cost and year work will occur.

       

      Interstate Management TIP

      This table depicts PennDOT statewide Interstate TIP which includes one Lehigh County project.

       

      In Pennsylvania, the Pennsylvania Department of Transportation (PennDOT) is responsible for the development of the Interstate Management Program statewide.  Projects are selected by PennDOT and provided to the regions for informational purposes.

       

      The draft Interstate Management Transportation Improvement Program (TIP) includes a project in Lehigh County (please refer to page 3 of 7 in the PDF).  The project is titled “I-78 PM 2 – Lehigh.”  This project is a resurfacing and slab stabilization project on I-78 from the Adams Road overpass in Upper Macungie Township to the Lehigh Street Interchange.  Preliminary design is anticipated to start in 2015, final design in 2016 and construction in 2017.  Total project cost for all three phases of work mentioned is $11,450,000.

       

    • Section Two: Air Quality Conformity Analysis

       

      This section contains the Air Quality Conformity Determination Report – This report analyzes air quality impacts that result from the implementation of projects included in the 2015 – 2018 TIP.

       

      Air Quality Conformity Analysis Report (2015-2018 TIP)

       

    • Section Three: Procedures and Financial Guidance

       

      Two Memoranda of Understanding – Procedures for 2015 – 2018 TIP Modifications.  One pertains to the understanding between PennDOT and U.S. DOT regarding procedures to change the STIP/TIP.  The other pertains to the understanding between the Lehigh Valley Transportation Study and PennDOT regarding procedures to change the TIP.  This section also includes a draft of Pennsylvania’s 2015 Transportation Program Financial Guidance.

       

      Procedures to Change the Statewide TIP

      This document is a Memorandum of Understanding which establishes procedures used for processing modifications to the 2015 – 18 Statewide TIP

       

      Procedures to Change the Lehigh Valley TIP

      This document is a Memorandum of Understanding which establishes procedures used for processing modifications to the 2015 – 18 Lehigh Valley TIP.

       

      Pennsylvania's 2015 Transportation Program Financial Guidance

      Pennsylvania’s 2015 Transportation Program Financial Guidance is an assessment regarding the revenues that can support the program.

       

    • Section Four: Environmental Justice

       

      Environmental Justice Summary – This summary documents efforts to date to identify and address disproportionately high adverse impact on minority and low-income populations as a result of transportation plans, programs, or projects.

       

      Environmental Justice Summary

       

Details of the current and previous cycles of the TIP can be viewed below.

  • Transportation Improvement Program Amendments

    CURRENT TIP AMENDMENT

    There are two separate Transportation Improvement Program amendments for consideration by the LVTS Technical and Coordinating Committees via email ballot.  Results of the email ballot will be presented at the LVTS Technical Committee on (add date and time) and Coordinating Committee (add date and time).  Questions on proposed amendments should be sent to Amanda Leindecker at the Pennsylvania Department of Transportation, ALEINDECKE@pa.gov.

    TIP AMENDMENT #1 (E-Ballot) - August, 18, 2020

    Amendment #1 consists of programming de-obligated project funds from the Tilghman Street Railroad Crossing project and Freeway Service Patrol & Traffic Control Operations; and the adjustment of funds from Urban Reserve Line Items and LVTS Highway & Bridge Reserve Items for increases in National Highway Performance Program and Surface Transportation Urbanized program to advance funds totaling $2,495,000 for the Final Design phase of the 309 & Tilghman Street Interchange Reconstruction project.

    TIP AMENDMENT #2 (E-Ballot) - August, 18, 2020

    Amendment #2 consists of programming de-obligated project funds from the Messinger Street Bridge; and the adjustment of funds from the Urban Line Item Reserve and LVTS Highway & Bridge Line Item Reserve for increases in National Highway Performance Program and Surface Transportation Urbanized program to advance funds totaling $2,485,135 for the Preliminary Design phase of the Hill to Hill Bridge project.

    The proposed actions do not affect the project delivery schedules or air quality conformity.

    PREVIOUS AMENDMENTS

    TIP AMENDMENTS - JUNE 3

    TRANSIT AMENDMENTS - JUNE 3

    AMENDMENT - June 3, 2020

    AMENDMENT - March 4, 2020

    AMENDMENTS - April 1, 2020

    CURRENT 2019-2022 TRANSPORTATION IMPROVEMENT PROGRAM

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