NOTICE OF PUBLIC REVIEW OPPORTUNITY
AMENDMENT TO THE TRANSPORTATION
IMPROVEMENT PROGRAM (TIP)
APPLETON TRANSPORTATION MANAGEMENT AREA
East Central Wisconsin Regional Planning Commission, the Metropolitan Planning Organization (MPO) for the Appleton Transportation Management Area is preparing to amend the approved 2019 Transportation Improvement Program (TIP). The amended TIP would include projects that will receive federal or state funding to complete the projects. The amendment will coordinate local, state and federal programs to meet federal metropolitan planning regulations that include provisions for a formal TIP amendment process. The Amendment includes projects located within the Appleton Transportation Management Area.
Comments regarding the 2019 TIP amendment will be accepted until April 29, 2019. If you would like more information about the 2019 Transportation Improvement Program for the Appleton Transportation Management Area, and a detailed listing of projects, please contact the East Central Wisconsin Regional Planning Commission (920)751-4770.
Prepared annually, the Transportation Improvement Program (TIP) for the Fox Cities Transportation Management Area and Oshkosh Urbanized Area includes all anticipated federal and state aids for highway, transit, and other transportation projects in the urbanized area, as a prerequisite for funding approval. The TIP process again uses the prioritization procedures for Surface Transportation Program (STP)-Urban projects submitted by the local municipalities. This process allows for full consideration of non-highway transportation projects, and rewards highway projects for including accommodations for alternative transportation modes. Projects considered for STP-Urban funding must be included in the community’s capital improvement program.
It has been developed by the East Central Wisconsin Regional Planning Commission as the designated Metropolitan Planning Organization (MPO) for these areas in cooperation and coordination with the Wisconsin Department of Transportation (WisDOT), which is responsible for preparing a State Transportation Improvement Program (STIP) programming federally-assisted transportation projects statewide. The federal funding assistance to be programmed is provided by the Fixing America’s Surface Transportation Act (FAST Act) administered by the Federal Highway Administration (FHWA) and the Federal Transit Administration (FTA).
In preparing this report, East Central has worked with WisDOT Northeast Region, transit operators, and local governmental jurisdictions to compile a list of projects from their capital improvement programs and budgets for the current four-year period. These lists of programmed candidate projects were then reviewed, prioritized, and recommended by Technical Advisory Committees (TACs) for each urbanized area. TAC recommendations were in turn reviewed by the standing Transportation Committee of the Commission and final action was taken by the Commission as the MPO recommending these projects to the Governor for inclusion in the STIP.
You may use the form below to submit a project for the next year’s Transportation Improvement Program.