NEPA Metropolitan Planning Organization
(NEPA MPO)

Transportation Improvement Program (TIP)

Federal regulations require the Northeastern Pennsylvania Alliance as the designated Metropolitan Planning Organization (MPO) for Carbon, Monroe, Pike and Schuylkill Counties, to develop and maintain a Transportation Improvement Program (TIP).  The TIP identifies the region’s highest priority transportation projects, develops a multi-year program of implementation and identifies available federal and non-federal funding for the programmed project phases.  The TIP shows the estimated cost of each project and a projected schedule for completion of the project.  The TIP covers a four-year period of investment, must be fiscally-constrained, and is updated every two years through a cooperative effort of local, state and federal agencies, including participation by the general public.  Extensive public outreach is conducted during the development of the TIP, and public comments are considered fully in the development of the program. A detailed discussion of the NEPA MPO’s public outreach activities are detailed in the Public Involvement Plan found here.

2021-2024 Transportation Improvement Program

The NEPA MPO has recently developed its draft 2021-2024 Transportation Improvement Program (TIP).  The TIP identifies the region’s highest priority transportation projects, develops a multi-year program of implementation and identifies available federal and non-federal funding for the programmed project phases.  The TIP shows the estimated cost of each project and a projected schedule for completion of the project.  The TIP covers a four-year period of investment, must be fiscally-constrained, and is updated every two years through a cooperative effort of local, state and federal agencies, including participation by the general public.

The NEPA MPO will hold a 30-day public comment period on the draft 2021-2024 TIP beginning on May 11, 2020 and ending on June 12, 2020.  Due to health and safety concerns outlined in current COVID-19 directives, a public hearing was conducted by videoconference and phone conference call on Tuesday, May 19, 2020 at 9:30 AM.

Individuals may send written comments to the NEPA Alliance office at 1151 Oak Street, Pittston, PA 18640 or by emailing kmcmahon@nepa-alliance.org.

The NEPA MPO Technical Planning Committee and NEPA MPO Policy Board will conduct a joint virtual business meeting on Tuesday, June 16, 2020 at 9:30 AM to consider the endorsement and approval of the 2021-2024 TIP and action on other business matters.  Following approval of the TIP, it will be submitted to the Commonwealth and the Federal Highway Administration.  The draft TIP documents are below.

DRAFT 2021-2024 TIP Documents

2021-2024 NEPA MPO Bridge and Highway TIP Project List
2021-2024 NEPA MPO Bridge and Highway TIP Project Narrative
2021-2032 NEPA MPO Bridge and Highway TYP Project List
2021-2032 NEPA MPO Bridge and Highway TYP Project Narrative
2021-2024 NEPA MPO Transit TIP Project List
2021-2024 NEPA MPO Transit TIP Project Narrative
2021-2024 Interstate Management Program TIP Project List
2021-2024 Interstate Management TIP Project Narrative
2021-2032 Interstate Management Program Twelve Year Program
2021-2024 TIP Interstate Management Program Summary
2021-2024 TIP Statewide Program Summary
2021-2024 NEPA MPO TIP Air Quality Conformity Analysis
2021-2024 NEPA MPO TIP Development Timeline
2021-2024 NEPA MPO TIP Administrative Actions Guidelines-MOU
2021-2024 NEPA MPO TIP Environmental Justice Summary
2021-2024 NEPA MPO TIP Project Selection Summary
2021-2024 NEPA MPO TIP Transportation Performance Management
2021-2024 NEPA MPO TIP Title VI Policy Statement
2021-2024 NEPA MPO TIP Legal Advertisement
2021-2024 NEPA MPO TIP Public Hearing Presentation 5-19-20

2019-2022 Transportation Improvement Program

The NEPA MPO held a 30-day public comment period on the draft 2019-2022 TIP from June 15, 2018 to July 17, 2018.  A public hearing was held on Tuesday, July 17, 2018 at 9:30 AM at the Monroe County Transportation Authority located at 134 MCTA Drive, Swiftwater, PA 18370.  Additional meeting locations that had remote access to the public meeting are listed below.

Carbon County Courthouse Annex, 3rd Floor, 2 Hazard Square, Jim Thorpe, PA
Pike County Administration Building, 506 Broad St., Milford, PA
Schuylkill Transportation System, Union Station, 1 Progress Circle, Pottsville, PA

Following the public hearing on July 17, 2018, the NEPA MPO Technical Planning Committee and Policy Board held a joint business meeting and adopted the 2019-2022 Transportation Improvement Program.  Following adoption, the TIP and related documents will be submitted to PennDOT for inclusion in the 2019-2022 Statewide Transportation Improvement Program (STIP).

2019-2022 TIP Documents
NEPA MPO 2019-2022 Highway and Bridge TIP 1st Four Years
NEPA MPO 2019-2022 Highway and Bridge TIP 2nd Four Years
NEPA MPO 2019-2022 Highway and Bridge TIP 3rd Four Years
NEPA MPO 2019- 2022 Highway and Bridge Public Narrative
NEPA MPO 2019-2022 Interstate TIP 1st Four Years 
NEPA MPO 2019-2022 Interstate TIP 2nd Four Years
NEPA MPO 2019-2022 Interstate TIP 3rd Four Years
NEPA MPO 2019-2022 Interstate TIP Public Narrative
NEPA MPO 2019-2022 Transit TIP
NEPA MPO 2019-2022 Transit TIP Public Narrative
NEPA MPO 2019-2022 TIP Transit Financial Capacity Report
NEPA MPO Air Quality Conformity Report for Carbon County for 2019-2022 TIP and 2040 LRTP
NEPA MPO Air Quality Conformity Report for Monroe County for 2019-2022 TIP and 2040 LRTP
NEPA MPO 2019-2022 TIP Air Quality Conformity Resolution
NEPA MPO 2019-2022 TIP Public Involvement Plan Summary
NEPA MPO 2019-2022 TIP Project Selection Summary
NEPA MPO 2019-2022 TIP Administrative Actions Guidelines-MOU
NEPA MPO 2019-2022 TIP Environmental Justice Summary
NEPA MPO 2019-2022 TIP Self Certification Resolution
NEPA MPO 2019-2022 TIP Self Certification Documentation Summary

Annual List of Obligated Projects
The Annual Listing of Obligated Projects is required by the Fixing America’s Surface Transportation (FAST) Act.  The FAST Act requires metropolitan planning organizations (MPOs) to publish a list of projects for which federal funds have been obligated in the previous year.

NEPA MPO List of Obligated Projects 2018
NEPA MPO List of Obligated Projects 2019

Staff Contacts

Alan Baranski – Vice President, Transportation Planning Services Division
Kate McMahon – Senior Transportation Services Manager
Annette Ginocchetti – GIS Services Manager
Daniel Yelito – Transportation Services Manager

 
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