Funded Projects & Programs

The FY 2018-2027 TIP, approved in September 2017, includes State and local highway projects, as well as regional, statewide, and transit programs proposed over the next 10 years. Over $1.0 Billion of FY 2018-2027 Federal and State funding is specifically identified for transportation improvements within SJTPO’s four-county region.

The FY 2018-2027 Statewide TIP is available here.

SJTPO

The Transportation Improvement Program (TIP) is a list of projects and programs scheduled to be implemented over a period of at least four years. (ten years in New Jersey) Transportation projects must be included in the TIP to receive most types of federal funding. The TIP provides a mechanism for locally-elected officials and agency staff to review the region’s capital programming. It represents a consensus among MPO members and other major transportation interests in the region as to what improvements should have priority for available funds.

Planning to Implementation

The TIP links the transportation planning  process to implementation. Central to this process is Transportation Matters, the regional transportation plan for the SJTPO region, which provides a framework for guiding investment decisions over a 20-year period. It includes both long and short-range strategies and actions leading to the development of an integrated transportation system that facilitates the efficient movement of people and goods.

Project Selection Process

SJTPO has a Project Selection Process that is used to score and evaluate projects based on seven major goals:

  • Support the regional economy
  • Improve safety
  • Reduce congestion and promote mobility
  • Protect and improve the environment
  • Preserve and maintain the existing transportation system
  • Favor projects for more important facilities, services, and programs
  • Favor cost-effective projects

Statewide Transportation Improvement Plan

The STIP serves as a comprehensive, one-volume guide to major transportation improvements planned in the State of New Jersey. It is also a reference document required under federal regulations for use by the Federal Highway Administration (FHWA) and the Federal Transit Administration (FTA) in approving the expenditure of federal funds for transportation projects in New Jersey.

The FY 2018-2027 electronic Statewide Transportation Improvement Program (e-STIP) is an application that provides current information contained in the STIP as the program is modified and amended.

Amendments & Modifications

Once a ten-year TIP is adopted by the SJTPO Policy Board, approved by the Governor, and the State TIP is approval by the federal government, there are certain procedures established for making any changes to the TIP. These procedures are outlined in a joint Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) between the DVRPC, NJTPA, SJTPO, NJ Transit and NJDOT.