Transportation Improvement Program (TIP)

Study & Development


The Study & Development Program (S&D) is a schedule of project planning, environmental reviews and other work that will be conducted during the coming year to advance proposed improvement projects toward possible federal funding. The S&D was formerly known as the Project Development Work Program (PDWP). The latest S&D is available at left (this file includes the latest amendments and modifications).

All projects scheduled for work in the S&D were drawn from or referenced in NJTPA’s long-range plan. Many have been further investigated through regional or subregional studies. As such the projects reflect the goals and long-range strategy of the NJTPA for improving access and mobility in the northern New Jersey region.

Projects in the S&D undergo concept development. This  identifies and compares reasonable alternatives and strategies that address the purpose and need statement and selects a preliminary preferred alternative (PPA)

At the conclusion of this project development work, projects become candidates for inclusion in the NJTPA Transportation Improvement Program (TIP). The TIP allocates federal funding to actually implement projects including the completion of design, right-of-way acquisition and construction.

The S&D is included annually as Chapter IV, "Other Regional Transportation Planning Initiatives," of the Unified Planning Work Program (UPWP), a document that summarizes the transportation planning activities of the NJTPA staff, its member agencies and other transportation agencies in the region.

More information on the S&D program, including how projects are selected for inclusion in the document, can be found in the S&D introduction and in the introduction to the TIP found on the TIP page.