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 Metropolitan Planning Organization (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 RTP 2050, the Regional Transportation Plan for the SJTPO region, which provides a framework for guiding investment decisions over a 20-twenty-year period. It includes both long and short-term 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 revolves around two central elements. The first includes Performance-Based Planning Processes, RTP Goals or Planning Factors, and SJTPO Planning Initiatives. The second focuses on a Pre-Evaluation Screening Process, which evaluates projects, not only to passively assess the quality of the project, but to actively encourage improvements to projects to better align with regional, state, and federal guidance and priorities, that include safety, Complete Streets, Environmental Justice, as well as other priorities.
SJTPO Project Evaluation Process (Adopted 7/27/2020)
Statewide Transportation Improvement Plan
The Statewide Transportation Improvement Program (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 New Jersey Department of Transportation (NJDOT)-approved Federal Fiscal Year (FFY) 2022 to 2031 STIP can be accessed here.
The FFY 2022 to 2025 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. This document summarizes all amendments and modifications to the current FFY 2022-2031 TIP (in a chronological listing) and can be found below.
TIP Amendment/Modification Tracker (Updated 12/14/2022)
- FFY 2022-2031 TIP (2021)
- Appendix A – Consultation and Coordination Process
- Appendix B – Performance Based Planning and Programming
- Appendix C – Transportation Conformity
- Appendix D – Transportation Authorities and Eastern Federal Lands Projects
- Appendix E – Summary of Significant Public Comments and Responses
- TIP Project Summary Lists
- TIP Project Evaluation Process for FFY 2022-2031 TIP (adopted 7/27/2020)
- FFY 2022-2031 TIP Executive Summary (English)
- FFY 2022-2031 TIP Executive Summary (Spanish)
- FFY 2020-2029 TIP
- FFY 2020-2029 TIP Executive Summary (English)
- FFY 2020-2029 TIP Executive Summary (Spanish)
- FFY 2020-2029 TIP Amendment/Modification Tracker
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:
- projects for which funds have been obligated are not necessarily completed in the TIP program year;
- the amount of obligation in a fiscal year will not necessarily equal the total cost of the project; and
- the amount of obligated funds may vary from the amount estimated in the TIP.
- SJTPO FFY 2022 Authorized and Unauthorized Projects
- Statewide FFY 2022 Authorized and Unauthorized Projects
- NJ TRANSIT FFY 2022 Year-end Report
- SJTPO FFY 2021 Authorized and Unauthorized Projects
- Statewide FFY 2021 Authorized and Unauthorized Projects
- NJ TRANSIT FFY 2021 Year-end Report
- SJTPO FFY 2020 Authorized and Unauthorized Projects
- Statewide FFY 2020 Authorized and Unauthorized Projects
- NJ TRANSIT FFY 2020 Year-end Report
- SJTPO FFY 2019 Authorized and Unauthorized Projects
- Statewide FFY 2019 Authorized and Unauthorized Projects
- NJ TRANSIT FFY 2019 Year-end Report
- NJDOT FFY 2019 State Obligation Report
- SJTPO FFY 2018 Authorized and Unauthorized Projects
- Statewide FFY 2018 Authorized and Unauthorized Projects
- NJ TRANSIT FFY 2018 Year-end Report
Need a Hard Copy of the TIP?
All draft and approved plans, studies, and records produced by SJTPO, including the TIP, are available online, at the SJTPO office, and at select libraries in the region, which make major government agency documents available for viewing by the region’s public at no cost.
If an individual is unable to view plans, studies, and records, including the TIP, on the SJTPO website, the SJTPO office, or at the select libraries in the SJTPO region, noncolor copies may be requested. Copy fees are $0.05 per letter page or $0.07 per legal page. The requested plans, studies, and records, including the TIP, may be picked up at the SJTPO office for no additional charge or mailed at the receiver’s expense. SJTPO may waive totals under $1.00. Printing and postage costs must be paid by the receiver before mailing. Checks or money orders must be made out to the South Jersey Transportation Authority (SJTA). Cash is not accepted.
Need the TIP to be Translated?
SJTPO works to accommodate all reasonable requests for translation services, including translating the TIP into an alternate language. Translation requests can be submitted through the form below, emailed to TitleVI@sjtpo.org, or by calling the SJTPO office at (856) 794-1941. Please allow at least seven days for SJTPO to process any requests.
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