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Statewide Transportation Improvement Program (STIP)

Draft 2018-2021 Statewide Transportation Improvement Program (STIP)

The draft 2018-2021 Statewide Transportation Improvement Program (STIP), a multi-modal, four-year, prioritized program of federally funded transportation projects, as well as regionally significant state and local transportation projects, is now available online for review and comment.

The Washington State Department of Transportation’s public comment period for the STIP is Tuesday, November 21st, to 5 p.m. Wednesday, December 20th. The comment period is the final step of a public engagement process that began at the local level. WSDOT developed the program of projects in coordination with statewide metropolitan and rural transportation planning organizations. This collaborative effort ensures that projects are consistent with local, regional and state long-range plans. WSDOT will send any comments it receives to the respective local or regional planning organization for their consideration.

The STIP is developed annually by WSDOT, and several projects may carry over as they move from design, to environmental, permitting and, finally, to construction.

Some county projects are not included in the draft STIP, as counties are required by state law to complete their transportation programs by the end of December so those projects are amended into the STIP in January.

More than 1400 statewide transportation improvement projects using $3.5 billion in federal funds are included in the 2018-21 STIP. Included in the STIP are state, tribal and local roadway, bridge, safety, bicycle, pedestrian and public transportation (transit) projects, funded with revenues from federal, state, tribal and local sources. Federally funded projects must be included in the STIP before the Federal Highway Administration (FHWA) or Federal Transit Administration (FTA) can authorize the expenditure of federal funds.

The current 2017-20 STIP can be viewed using the Searchable Web Database below. A similar, searchable database of the 2018-21 STIP will be created in early 2018, following FHWA and FTA approval.

Written comments can be sent to: Nancy Huntley, WSDOT, P.O. Box 47390, Olympia, WA 98504-7390, email: Huntlen@wsdot.wa.gov, or by fax at 360-705-6822.


2017-2020 STIP-Approved

The 2017-2020 Statewide Transportation Improvement Program (STIP) was approved in January 2017 as required per the Federal Transportation Act. Approximately 1,300 statewide transportation improvement projects utilizing $2.9 billion in federal funds are in the 2017-20 STIP statewide, representing Washington’s highest priority projects. Also included are approximately 125 projects using $1.5 billion of Connecting Washington funds.

2017-2020 STIP is now available electronically. Using this database you will be able to locate projects by agency, MPO/RTPO, amendment number, or by PIN number (WSDOT).



The STIP includes projects such as pavement preservation, roadway widening, bridge replacement or repair, signal systems, safety enhancements, bicycle and pedestrian facilities, and transit facilities. WSDOT developed the list in coordination with statewide metropolitan and rural transportation planning organizations to ensure that the proposed projects are consistent with local, regional and state plans.

Projects included in the STIP are funded by a combination of federal, state and local sources. Federal funded projects must be included in the STIP before Federal Highway Administration or Federal Transit Administration can authorize the expenditure of federal funds.

Web-Based STIP

STIP Training Manual (pdf 4.5mb)

The web based system allows local agencies to input their projects online once, for both the 6-year TIP and STIP. Local agencies will then submit their projects electronically to their respective Metropolitan Planning Organization (MPO) or Regional Transportation Planning Organization (RTPO).

STIP Training Presentations

STIP Amendment Due Dates

The STIP amendment schedule provides consistency for WSDOT regions and MPOs to submit projects for inclusion into the STIP. Local agencies and regional WSDOT Program Management personnel need to be aware of MPO timelines where applicable and work together to meet critical dates.

2018-2021

Month

Due Date

January:

1/19/18

February:

2/16/18

March:

3/16/18

April:

4/20/18

May:

5/18/18

June:

6/15/18

July:

7/20/18

August:

8/17/18

September:

9/21/18

October:

10/19/18

2017-2020

Month

Due Date

January:

1/20/17

February:

2/17/17

March:

3/17/17

April:

4/21/17

May:

5/19/17

June:

6/16/17

July:

7/21/17

August:

8/18/17

September:

9/15/17

October:

10/20/17



It is critical that all submittals are forwarded to Nancy Huntley (huntlen@wsdot.wa.gov) no later than the due date identified in the chart above, to be included in the monthly amendment process. Rural project information may be submitted directly to Nancy Huntley as well based on an agreed upon process with the affected RTPO.

Annual STIP DEVELOPMENT SCHEDULE

Date

Action

June 30

Cities and towns must have six-year transportation programs adopted

July

Agencies & WSDOT submits projects for inclusion in the STIP to MPO’s & RTPO’s

July 31

Adopted Transportation Programs due to WSDOT Local Programs (vial online STIP or e-mail)

Aug/Sept

MPO assembles regional TIP and prepares analysis for conformity finding

Sept 1

Transit agencies six year transit plans due

Oct 20

All MPO & RTPO TIPs are due to WSDOT Local Programs for development of the STIP

Nov/Dec

“Draft” STIP available for public review

Nov/Dec

WSDOT approves MPO TIPS

Dec

WSDOT submits the STIP to FHWA and FTA for approval

Dec

Counties adopt six-year transportation programs and annual budgets

Jan

FHWA and FTA approve the STIP



Guidelines for Creating Long-term Forecasts of Local Transportation Revenues

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