State Transportation Improvement Program (STIP)
All highway and transit projects in the state, funded under Title 23 and the Federal Transit Act, must be included in a federally approved STIP. Projects in the STIP must be consistent with the statewide long-range transportation plan and metropolitan transportation improvement programs (TIPs). The program must reflect expected funding and priorities for programming, including transportation enhancements. Additionally, the Clean Air Act Amendments (CAAA) require Metropolitan Planning Organizations (MPOs) within nonattainment areas to perform conformity determinations prior to the approval of their Regional Transportation Plans (RTPs) and TIPs.
These conformity determinations show that the Current STIP. As a product of all the regional TIPs, is consistent with the air-quality goals in the applicable Arizona State Implementation Plans (SIPs).
Opportunities for Public Comment
The Metropolitan Planning Organizations and Councils of Governments' decision-making process affords numerous opportunities for public comment on the programming process and project selection. As a result of the Regional Transportation Plan, corridor profiles have been developed that will eventually lead to programmable projects. Meetings are held for each corridor profile, enabling the public to present their views.
A newspaper advertisement regarding the DRAFT FY 2015 – 2019 STIP has been published statewide. A copy of the DRAFT document has been sent to each District office and made available during business hours for review/comment. Comments may be submitted by turning them into each District Office to forward to us, by mail to STIP Coordinator, ADOT, Multimodal Planning Division (MPD), 206 South 17th Avenue, 310B, Phoenix, AZ 85007 or by email to STIP@azdot.gov no later than Thursday, September 25, 2014.