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2013-2016 TIP Call For Projects
The Houston-Galveston Area Council (H-GAC) opened a 60-day Call For Projects for the 2013-2016 Transportation Improvement Program (TIP) on May 1, 2012. Applications for funding under this Call were received through August 1, 2012 and were evaluated for project readiness and potential benefits using criteria adopted by the Transportation Policy Council (available below).
At this time, approximately $446 million of funding remains available in the 2013-2016 TIP for roadway, ITS/Operations, transit, pedestrian/bicycle and Livable Centers Initiative (LCI) projects. Public comment is currently being solicited on candidate projects which remain eligible for funding consideration. These projects have been categorized based on the likelihood of inclusion in a recommended program of projects (‘Likely’, ‘Possible’, or ‘Unlikely’).
Comments received during the 30-day public comment period will be provided to the Transportation Policy Council for their consideration along with the recommended program of projects.
Public Comments Received by Project (as of 5 p.m. on 4/19/13)
Public Comment Documents
May 30th Workshop Documents
What is the TIP?
The Transportation Improvement Program (TIP) is a fiscally constrained financial plan of transportation projects approved to receive federal funding over the next four-years. Projects selected for the TIP are priorities for the region in all surface transportation areas including transit, roadway and highways, bicycle and pedestrian, preventative maintenance, rehabilitation and transportation operations.
The Houston-Galveston Area Council, the Metropolitan Planning Organization (MPO) for the eight-county Transportation Management Area, develops the TIP in a collaborative effort with local governments, transit and transportation agencies and the Texas Department of Transportation (TxDOT).
The Statewide Transportation Improvement Program (STIP) is a staged, multi-year, statewide, intermodal program of transportation projects, consistent with the statewide transportation plan and planning processes as well as metropolitan plans, transportation improvement programs (TIPs) and processes. The STIP is a compilation of TIPs and evolves into one comprehensive list of all highway and transit projects statewide. The TIP/STIP update and amendment processes are organized in such a manner because Federal funds are allocated to the State of Texas on a statewide basis rather than to individual communities, counties or regions.
Who Approves the TIP?
H-GAC is responsible for ensuring the successful regional coordination of planning efforts. The Transportation Policy Council (TPC) oversees and provides guidance in this coordination effort. The current 2011-2014 TIP was approved by the TPC on June 25, 2010.
In all public notices and public materials regarding the TIP, H-GAC will list the region's transit providers. H-GAC will provide an opportunity for the public to comment on each provider's program of projects in the TIP. Comments on transit projects received during the TIP public comment period will be provided to the appropriate transit provider and will be included as part of the record of public comments for each provider. This is an essential element of the public participation plan for the region's transit providers.
H-GAC provides an opportunity for the public to comment on each provider's program of projects identified in the TIP. Comments on transit projects received during the TIP public comment period will be provided to the appropriate transit provider and will be included as part of the record of public comments for each provider. This is an essential element of the public participation plan for the region's transit providers. In all public notices and public materials regarding the TIP, H-GAC will list the region's transit providers.
The public is encouraged to participate and provide comments to H-GAC. All written comments may be submitted to Transportation Public Information, Houston-Galveston Area Council, P.O. Box 22777, Houston, TX 77227-2777, emailed to email@example.com, or faxed to 713-993-4508.