Transportation Improvement Program
Each year, Region 1 Planning Council (RPC), serving as the Rockford Metropolitan Planning Organization (MPO), develops a Transportation Improvement Program (TIP). The purpose of the TIP is to document infrastructure and non-infrastructure transportation projects programmed within the Rockford metropolitan planning area (MPA) for the next four fiscal years. This includes all surface transportation projects receiving Federal and State funding, projects of regional significance, and public transportation operations and/or capital.
As noted above, the TIP contains all transportation projects that receive federal and state funds and those that are regionally significant regardless of funding source that will occur over the next four fiscal years. Regionally significant projects are defined as a transportation project that is on a facility which serves regional transportation needs. This includes highway, public transit, bicycle, and pedestrian projects, as well as intelligent transportation system (ITS) and freight-related projects. While not federally-required to be included with TIP, the MPO has decided to include locally-sponsored transportation projects within the MPA in order to improve local communication, coordination, and transparency.
The currently adopted TIP, titled Transportation Improvement Program for FY 2020-2023 was approved by the MPO Policy Committee on August 29, 2019 via Resolution 2019-11.
Public involvement is an important component in the development and maintenance of the TIP and is welcome at all stages of the process. Comments can be directed to Sydney Turner, Metro Program Manager, at 815-319-4180 or by e-mail at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Call for Projects: Transportation Alternatives Program
Notice is hereby given that the Region 1 Planning Council (RPC), the federally-designated Metropolitan Planning Organization (MPO) for the Rockford Urban and Metropolitan Area, is seeking eligible projects for the programming of Transportation Alternatives Program (TAP) funds.
The TAP call for projects is from September 3, 2019 – October 9, 2019. Completed applications must be submitted to RPC no later than 5:00 PM October 9, 2019.
Project application, listing of eligible project types and sponsors, and information on project matching funds requirements can be found in the following materials:
The goal of the Transportation Alternatives Program is to allocate resources to well-planned projects that provide and support alternative modes of transportation, particularly projects that improve the safety, mobility, and quality of life for members and visitors of the community. TAP requires communities to coordinate efforts to develop and build safe, valuable and functional projects in a timely manner. Under TAP, the RPC MPO works jointly with Illinois Department of Transportation (IDOT), local governments, and the public in enhancing the transportation system and building more livable communities.
TIP Amendments & Administrative Modifications
Overall maintenance of the Transportation Improvement Program (TIP) is required throughout the fiscal year. In order to effectively manage a revision procedure for TIP updates, the MPO has created a process for the TIP to be formally amended and modified. The full process can be read in the “Procedure to Amend and Modify the Transportation Improvement Program”. Adopted amendments and administrative modifications to the FY 2020-2023 Transportation Improvement Program can be found below.
The Interactive TIP is a tool to view projects that are within the MPO’s FY 2020-2023 Transportation Improvement Program. Each project features information that provides a high-level summary of the project scope, funding sources/costs, and project sponsor. It provides the most up-to-date information the MPO has on each project.
The map currently only features projects that have specific project locations and/or extents. Other projects listed in the FY 2020-2023 TIP that are labelled as district-wide and city-wide are not visually displayed as project location may vary due to factors such as project readiness of the implementing sponsor organization. Public transportation non-infrastructure based capital projects (i.e. capital rolling stock, vehicle equipment, operating and maintenance funding, etc.) are also not visually represented due to the nature of those projects being disbursed throughout the RMTD service area as part of regular public transit service provision and operations. For a complete list of all projects, please refer to the FY 2020-2023 TIP.
If you need additional information about the MPO's Interactive TIP, or guidance to find a project, please contact us at 815-319-4185 or email at email@example.com.
Annual Listing of Obligated Projects (ALOP)
As required for all projects receiving federal funding, the MPO cooperatively develops a listing of all projects for which any federal funds were obligated in the preceding fiscal year of its Transportation Improvement Program (TIP.)
To view older TIPs and lists of projects, please contact Jon Paul Diipla, Director of MPO, at (815) 319-4180 or by e-mail at firstname.lastname@example.org.