The Transportation Improvement Program (TIP)
is part of Pennsylvania’s Statewide Transportation Improvement Program (STIP) which is a
federally requiried program that addresses all modes of transportation, including highways and bridges, public transit, aviation, and
rail freight projects that intend to use federal and/or state matching funds excluding specified maintenance funds. PennDOT’s planning
partners, both Metropolitan and Rural Planning Organizations (MPO/RPO),
develop a TIP and solicit public involvement per each MPO/RPO Public Participation Plan.
This plan provides the public with an active role in the development of transportation plans, programs, and projects beginning in the
early stages of plan development and continuing throughout the planning process. As needs and priorities change, the TIP may
be modified or amended. The
State Transportation Commission (STC)
reviews and approves the Twelve Year Program every two years and
when finalized, the STC adopts the program. It is then forwarded to the Governor, the Federal Highway Administration (FHWA),
the Federal Transit Administration (FTA),
and the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) for their approval prior to the start
of the federal fiscal year which is October 1 of each year.