Transportation Improvement Program

Wash St @ 4th #3 Sept 11

The BHJ Transportation Improvement Program or TIP is the four-year transportation planning document for the Brooke-Hancock-Jefferson Metropolitan Planning Area.  It represents a fiscally-balanced, multimodal transportation program of federally-funded and regionally-significant state-funded projects scheduled for some phase of implementation in the next four years between Fiscal Years 2016 through 2019 for the three-county area.  The TIP is also a reference document required by the Federal Highway Administration (FHWA) and the Federal Transit Administration (FTA) for approving federal funds for transportation projects in Brooke and Hancock counties, WV and Jefferson County, OH.

The Brooke-Hancock-Jefferson Metropolitan Planning Organization creates the TIP in cooperation and coordination with the Ohio and West Virginia departments of transportation and local public operators, the Steel Valley Transit Authority in Steubenville, OH and the Weirton Transit Corporation in Weirton, WV.

Updated in its entirety every two years, BHJ may amend the TIP by adding or deleting a project or a project phase, significantly change a project’s description or scope, or revising a project’s phase cost estimate over the thresholds noted in the tables below.  All amendments are major revisions to the TIP that require adoption by the BHJ Transportation Policy Committee and federal approval, as well as public review and comment, re-demonstration of fiscal constraint, or a conformity demonstration.


Highway/FHWA Projects

 

Transit/FTA Projects

STIP Estimate Amendment Needed if STIP Estimate Amendment Needed if
$1 – $2,999,999 Over 50% of the project/phase cost $1 – $2,999,999 Over 50% of the project/phase cost
$3,000,000 – $9,999,999 Over 30% of the project/phase cost $3,000,000 – $4,999,999 Over 30% of the project/phase cost
$10,000,000 and Above Over 20% of the project/phase cost $5,000,000 and Above Over 20% of the project/phase cost

 

 

 

BHJ may also make Administrative Modifications to the TIP that do not public review and comment, re-demonstration of fiscal constraint, or a conformity demonstration.  Examples of Administrative Modifications are minor changes that may revise a project description without causing a significant change to the project’s scope, revise a project’s fiscal year, change the funding source (between federal, state, and local funds) by phase on a listed project, or split or combine individually listed projects in the current TIP without a significant change to the project’s scope.

The FY 2016-2019 Draft Transportation Improvement Program document is available for comment and review and is scheduled for adoption by the BHJ Transportation Study Policy Committee on May 27, 2015.