SEMCOG, the Southeast Michigan Council of Governments, announces the public comment period for FY 2017-2020 Transportation Improvement Program (TIP). The TIP is a list of specific projects selected from the 2040 Regional Transportation Plan for Southeast Michigan (RTP) for implementation by cities, villages, county road agencies, transit providers, and the Michigan Department of Transportation over a four-year period.
The TIP is a scheduling document used to implement the goals, objectives, and projects found in the 2040 Regional Transportation Plan for Southeast Michigan (RTP). Action to approve the new TIP will authorize the receipt of federal funds for project development. Action to amend the RTP will align the TIP with the RTP and maintain the fiscal constraint of the RTP.
The proposed FY 2017-2020 TIP contains over 300 projects. Estimated expenditures for projects being programmed total $4.41 billion, representing $2.44 billion in federal, $707.7 million in state, and $1.26 billion in local/other funding (including over $500 million from Canada).
The proposed FY 2017-2020 TIP includes a variety of projects, including safety, Intelligent Transportation Systems (ITS), transit, pavement, bridge, and capacity expansion projects.
SEMCOG published a call for projects to amend the FY 2014-2017 TIP to help align old and new TIP versions across FY 2017, which is shared in common by the two versions of the TIP. After reviewing the projects received from this call to amend the FY 2014-2017 TIP, SEMCOG determined that all projects proposed for amendment would be covered by the proposed FY 2017-2020 TIP adoption and administrative action.
The adoption requires all proposed projects undergo a series of evaluations, including identification of financial resources, an air quality conformity review, an environmental justice analysis, and a public comment process.
Project details and evaluation results are available online or by contacting SEMCOG’s Information Center at 313-324-3330.
Coverage of this notice
SEMCOG public notices of public involvement activities for Southeast Michigan’s TIP satisfy public participation requirements for the Section 5307 Program of Projects of public transit agencies receiving federal funding in the SEMCOG region.
How to comment
Please address written comments to SEMCOG Information Center, 1001 Woodward Avenue, Suite 1400, Detroit, MI 48226; send faxes to 313-961-4869; call 313-324-3330, or e-mail InfoCenter@semcog.org. Comments can also be made in person at the following meetings where amendments will be considered:
•Transportation Coordinating Council, Thursday, July 21, 2016, 9:30 a.m., SEMCOG offices – Present and discuss actions, and recommend Executive Committee approval; and
•Executive Committee, Thursday, July 28, 2016, 1 p.m., SEMCOG offices – Discuss TIP adoption and RTP amendment and take final action to approve.