INDOT Seeking Public Comment Regarding Statewide Transportation Improvement Program (STIP) Amendment 20-10

( INDIANAPOLIS) –INDOT seeks public comment regarding STIP
Amendment 20-10 Amendment 20-10 may be viewed online via the STIP web page at https://www.in.gov/indot/3132.htm.

Public comments regarding Amendment 20-10 will be accepted thro
 Friday, October 25, 2019 and can be submitted via the public comment
form located on the STIP amendment page.

What is an Amendment?Periodically, changes are made to a project’s
scope, cost and/or year of proposed construction. 

When these changes occur, they are evaluated to determine if the change requires an amendment or an administrative modification to the STIP.

Major changes to the STIP require an amendment.  Examples of a major
change would be:Adding a new project that was not included in the
current STIPAdding a new phase of a project not currently included in
the STIP (preliminary engineering, right-of-way acquisition,
construction)

A significant increase or decrease in project cost A change in project
scope

What is an Administrative Modification?Minor changes to the STIP
require an administration modification, examples of a minor change
would be:A designation number change (this identifies what year the
project was accepted into the production schedule)

A change in project schedule whereas the timing of activities is modified
to occur within an adjusted timeframe (within the 4 year funding
period)

 Amendments to the STIP require FHWA and FTA approval,
administrative modifications do not. 

Why is this Important?
The STIP must be fiscally constrained.  Only projects for which
construction and operating funds can reasonably be expected to be
available are included. 

If a project is not included in a STIP, it is not eligible to receive federal
funding.  As modifications and amendments occur, fiscal constraint must be maintained. 

 Public Input:
INDOT welcomes public input regarding draft amendments to the
FY 2020 thru 2024 STIP. 

The draft amendments are posted to a public comment web page
 https://www.in.gov/indot/3132.htm for a minimum period of 7 days (may be extended in some cases).  The public is encouraged to review draft
amendments and offer comment.

 Generally, draft amendments are posted monthly and typically during
the 3rd week of each month. 

Draft amendments may be reviewed by visiting
 https://www.in.gov/indot/3132.htm.

Once an amendment is approved, the STIP is updated accordingly.

 State Transportation Improvement Program (STIP) 
 The State Transportation Improvement Program (STIP) is Indiana’s four year transportation planning and construction document listing projects (and phases) expected to be federally funded within a four year period.

  State funded and regionally significant projects are also included as the STIP includes investment in various modes including highways, transit,
pedestrian trails/paths and bicycle facilities.

The current STIP was approved by the Federal Highway Administration (FHWA) and the Federal Transit Administration (FTA) earlier this
summer and covers fiscal years 2020 thru 2024.While the STIP lists
federally funded projects within a four year period, it also includes a
listing of projects under an additional fifth year, however projects listed under this additional year, are not funded projects, but rather are
included for informational and future planning purposes.

 Visit the STIP web page to learn more about the STIP and related
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