Transportation Improvement Program

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The Transportation Improvement Program (TIP) is an annual document created and maintained by the Ames Area MPO staff.  This document covers the Ames Area MPO planning region and is combined with the Iowa Statewide Transportation Program (STIP) to form vital components for an extensive, ongoing, and cooperative planning effort for the programming of federal funds.  The Ames Area MPO TIP serves as a list of federal-aid surface transportation improvements for the region.

 


 

FY 2018-2021 Transportation Improvement Program

 

Cover of the 2018 TPWP

    July 11, 2017: Adopted

The FY 2018-2021 TIP became effective October 1, 2017. Projects must be included in the State Transportation Improvement Program (STIP) to be eligible for Federal funding. More information on the STIP can be found on the Iowa Department of Transportation website.

 *For copies of past programs, contact the Ames Area MPO at 515-239-5169

Notice of Public Comment

A Public Input Period is open to consider the following amendment to the FY 2018-2021 Transportation Improvement Program

  • $80,000 CMAQ - Ames Traffic Network Master Plan
    • ICAAP funds awarded by the Iowa Department of Transportation in 2016. Project added to access ICAAP award.

Comments can be submitted by e-mail by clicking here or calling 515.239.5169. The amendment will be considered on January 9, 2018 by the Transportation Policy Committee at 6 p.m., Ames City Hall Council Chambers, 515 Clark Ave. Ames, IA.


 

 


Applications for Submitting Projects

Surface Transportation Block Grant (STBG)

The Fixing America's Surface Transportation (FAST) Act converts the long-standing Surface Transportation Program (STP) into the Surface Transportation Block Grant Program (STBG) acknowledging that this program has the most flexible eligibilities among all Federal-aid highway programs and aligning the program's name with how the Federal Highway Administration (FHWA) has historically administered it. The STBG promotes flexibility in State and local transportation decisions and provides flexible funding to best address State and local transportation needs. (FAST Act § 1109(a)) More information on the STBG Program is available here.

Iowa's Transportation Alternative Program (TAP)

Iowa’s Transportation Alternatives Program (TAP) is a new iteration of the program that was included in, Moving Ahead for Progress in the 21st Century Act (MAP-21), a transportation authorization act which was in effect from 2013 to 2015. The MAP-21 program redefined the former Transportation Enhancements (TE) activities and consolidated these eligibilities with the former Safe Routes to School (SRTS) program, Recreational Trails Program (RTP) and some types of projects that were previously funded through the discretionary National Scenic Byways (NSB) program which were all originally authorized under the Intermodal Surface Transportation Efficiency Act of 1991 (ISTEA) and continued through two successive laws, TEA-21 and SAFETEA-LU. The most recent transportation authorization act, Fixing America’s Surface Transportation (FAST) Act, was enacted in 2015. These set-aside funds include all projects and activities that were previously eligible, encompassing a variety of smaller-scale transportation projects such as pedestrian and bicycle facilities, recreational trails, safe routes to school projects, community improvements such as historic preservation and vegetation management, and environmental mitigation related to stormwater and habitat connectivity.

  • TAP Application (DOT Form 240004)
  • Statewide and Multi-Regional Projects (APPLICATION DUE DECEMBER 1, 2017)
  • Local (Ames-Gilbert) Projects
    • Return competed applications to Tony Filippini at tfilippini@city.ames.ia.us. Call (515) 239-5169 to coordinate other application submittal options.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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