Transportation Improvement Program
The FY 2020-2023 Transportation Improvement Program (TIP), the four-year fiscally constrained listing of projects and programs, was approved and adopted by the NJTPA Board on September 9, 2019.
Central Staff prepared the FY 2020 Study and Development (S&D) program
which consists of local, NJDOT and NJ TRANSIT projects in the Concept Development phase of work. Projects that graduate from the S&D program may proceed to further phases of work, including Preliminary Engineering and Design to enable them to be funded through the TIP. The S&D project list is included as an Appendix in the FY 2020 TIP and as Section V of the FY 2020 Unified Planning Work Program.
The FY 2020 - 2023 TIP incorporates the performance benchmarks in accordance with the MAP-21/FAST Act Performance-Based planning requirements. This action allows the NJTPA TIP to be in compliance with regulations. Note that this section has been reviewed by NJ TRANSIT and PANYNJ. Also note that the section on the highway safety performance measures has been updated to remove the specific targets, which are updated annually. This change (which still complies with regulations) will make it so that the TIP does not have to be updated whenever these targets are revised.
The FY 2020 - 2023 TIP Introduction is available here
The Performance Measures (Appendix M) is available here.
The NJTPA Annual Listing of Obligated Projects for FY 2018 (Appendix H) can be accessed here.
The NJTPA Annual Listing of Obligated Projects for FY 2019 can be accessed here.
The NJDOT obligation report for FY 2020 can be accessed here.
The easiest way to get information on currently funded projects and their status is through NOTIS—the NJTPA Online Transportation Information System
—which allows interactive searching for projects in particular locations or on particular routes, using maps and database queries.
Detailed information about TIP projects and pending and proposed changes to TIP projects and programs is available on the FY 2020 - 2023 TIP
The TIP is the final phase in a continuous, multi-phase project development and implementation process called the "Project Pipeline." The Project Pipeline includes three fundamental phases, as follows:
Project Identification: Future projects and project needs are identified in the Regional Transportation Plan
(RTP), which establishes a long-range vision for improving transportation in the region. Project needs are also identified and analyzed through regional
Project Development and Prioritization: Study and Development Program (S&D)
guides work to explore project needs. This often involves exploring alternative conceptual designs and routes. Proposed projects are scored and ranked
during development of the S&D. When projects have passed through the S&D, they are placed in the Project Pool, which includes projects eligible for inclusion in the TIP.
Transportation Improvement Program (TIP): Projects are selected from the Project Pool for inclusion in the TIP. The TIP, which is updated every two years, is the mechanism for allocating federal funding for design, right-of-way purchases and construction of transportation projects. The air quality impacts of the TIP are evaluated through a conformity determination