Funded Projects & Programs

The Federal Fiscal Year (FFY) 2020-2029 TIP, approved in September 2019 by SJTPO’s Policy Board, 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 FFY 2020-2029 Federal and State funding is specifically identified for transportation improvements within SJTPO’s four-county region.

SJTPO requests public input for its Draft FFY 2022-2031 TIP and Transportation Conformity documents. During the comment period, members of the public may also consider submitting comments for the Draft Statewide TIP, also known as the STIP. The comment period is open from Wednesday, July 7, 2021 through Sunday, August 15, 2021. Please see below for more details, including recordings of the virtual public meetings.

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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.

Comment on Draft TIP/STIP and Transportation Conformity

SJTPO requests public input for its Draft Federal Fiscal Year (FFY) 2022-2031 Transportation Improvement Program (TIP) and Transportation Conformity documents. The comment period is open from Wednesday, July 7, 2021 and was extended through Sunday, August 15, 2021. View all public comments received to date, here.

[Update: 7/30/2021] A substantive change was made to the Draft FFY 2022-2031 TIP. SJTPO was informed that Cape May County elected to pass on the COVID funds for the Resurfacing Improvements of Landis Avenue from 69th to Townsends Inlet Bridge, DMNUM S2202. The funds were removed from this project, as noted on page 66 of the Draft FFY 2022-2031 TIP. The funds were transferred to the Tilton Road (CR 563) – Section 7 project, DBNUM S2201. This change was noted on page 76 of the Draft FFY 2022-2031 TIP. As this substantive change was made, SJTPO has elected to extend the public comment period through Sunday, August 15, 2021.

The SJTPO TIP includes State and local highway projects as well as regional, statewide, and transit programs. Over $1.3 Billion of FFY 2022-2031 Federal and State funding is identified for transportation improvements within the four counties, in addition to participation in the statewide programs. This TIP introduces new projects and updates the schedules, costs, and funding for projects in the previous TIP. In addition to the TIP document itself, SJTPO has developed a TIP map, which visually displays the list of projects. The shaded areas represent the various urbanized areas within the SJTPO region while project locations are shown as lines on the map. Click on either of these items to get more information.

Transportation Conformity is a process required by the Clean Air Act (CAA) for non-attainment areas linking transportation planning to air quality standards. The goal of transportation conformity is to ensure that mobile source emissions generated from future Federally-funded projects and programs conform to specific emission levels as established in the State Implementation Plan (SIP), the air quality plan for the State.

During the comment period, members of the public may also consider submitting comments for the Draft Statewide TIP, also known as the STIP. The STIP includes the transportation projects from the SJTPO region as well as projects from the two additional New Jersey MPOs – the Delaware Valley Regional Planning Commission (DVRPC) and North Jersey Transportation Planning Authority (NJTPA).

Virtual Public Meetings

During the public comment period, SJTPO will host one-hour public meetings via the GoToWebinar virtual conferencing platform. Attendees will learn about and have the opportunity to comment on the TIP/STIP and Transportation Conformity.

  • Evening Meeting:
    • Thursday, July 15, 2021 • 6:00 PM – 7:00 PM • Registration Closed
  • Afternoon Meeting:
    • Tuesday, July 20, 2021 • 2:00 PM – 3:00 PM • Registration Closed

View virtual public meeting recording on YouTube>>>

Additional Ways to Get Involved 

SJTPO welcomes members of the public and other regional stakeholders to submit comments via:

  • Comment form located towards the bottom of the page,
  • email: TIP@sjtpo.org,
  • Direct message of SJTPO’s Twitter or Facebook accounts,
  • Fax to (856) 794-2549, or
  • Mail to Draft FFY 2022-2031 TIP Comments, C/O Jason Simmons, 782 South Brewster Road, Unit B6, Vineland, NJ 08361.

Planning to Implementation

The TIP links the transportation planning  process to implementation. Central to this process is RTP 2050, 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 Evaluation Process

SJTPO has a Project Evaluation Process, updated as a part of the RTP 2050 development, that is used to score and evaluate projects that are adopted as a part of the TIP and RTP. The development of this updated process revolved around two central elements, first more closely tying evaluation criteria to the Performance-Based Planning Process, RTP Goals (Planning Factors), and SJTPO Planning Initiatives. Second, a Pre-Evaluation Screening Process, which evaluates projects, not simply to passively assess the quality of the project, but actively encourage improvements to projects to better align with regional, state, and federal guidance and priorities, such as safety, Complete Streets, Environmental Justice, as well as other priorities.

The updated Project Evaluation Process will begin use with the FY 2022-2031 TIP. The solicitation for this TIP will begin in the Fall of 2020.

SJTPO Project Evaluation Process (Adopted 7/27/2020)

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. NJDOT’s approved FY 2020-2029 STIP can be accessed on their website.

The FY 2020-2029 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 approved by the federal government (FHWA and FTA), 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. A document summarizing all amendments and modifications to the current FY 2020-2029 TIP (in a chronological listing) can be found below.

TIP Amendment/Modification Tracker (Updated 7/7/2021)

Need the TIP to be Translated?

The TIP can be translated into an alternate language. To request a translation, complete the Translation Request form or email TitleVI@sjtpo.org. Please allow a 7-day time period for SJTPO to process any requests.

Where to Find the TIP and How to Request a Hard Copy

The TIP is available on this webpage for download and at participating State Depository Libraries in the region, which make major government agency documents available for viewing by the public at no cost. If, for any reason, an individual is unable to view the TIP on the SJTPO website, or at any State Depository Library in the SJTPO region, noncolor copies may be requested. Visit the PIP webpage for more details.

TIP Documents

Reports on federally obligated funding amounts for individual projects help provide information about project delivery status during a given fiscal year. “Obligation” or federal authorization is a legal commitment: the Federal government’s promise to pay for the Federal share of a project’s eligible cost. Keep in mind that:

  1. projects for which funds have been obligated are not necessarily completed in the TIP program year;
  2. the amount of obligation in a fiscal year will not necessarily equal the total cost of the project; and
  3. the amount of obligated funds may vary from the amount estimated in the TIP.

FFY 2020

FFY 2019

FFY 2018

FFY 2017

FFY 2016

FFY 2015

FFY 2014

FFY 2013

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