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.
If you have any questions on the STIP, feel free to submit them to STIP@azdot.gov or by mail:
ADOT, Multimodal Planning Division (MPD)
206 S. 17th Avenue
Phoenix, AZ 85007