INDIANA – The public comment period is open through Sunday, November 27, 2022, for the State Transportation Improvement Program.
Please review the funding summary update amendment here. The updates are highlighted in yellow on page 1, and the original funding table is included as the last page of the document for comparison
Attn: Cat Seely, Planning Public Outreach Manager
100 N. Senate Ave., IGCN 758
Indianapolis, IN 46204
What is the STIP?
The State Transportation Improvement Program (STIP) is Indiana’s four-five planning and construction document that lists all projects, and project phases, expected to be funded within 5 years with federal funds as well as state-funded projects that has been deemed Regionally Significant. It is prepared in cooperation with local government entities throughout Indiana, including Transportation Planning Regions (TPRs), Metropolitan Planning Organizations (MPOs), and Regional Planning Organizations (RPOs). The STIP identifies the funding and the scheduling of transportation projects and programs by fiscal year (July 1 through June 30). It includes all state and local transportation projects funded with federal highway and/or federal transit funding along with 100 percent state funded transportation projects (including highway, passenger rail, freight, public transit, bicycle and pedestrian, and projects in the national parks).
The STIP is developed on a two-year cycle, amended monthly, and must be approved by the Federal Highway Authority (FHWA) and the Federal Transit Authority (FTA). Indiana is currently operating under the 2022-2026 STIP. Visit the STIP web page to learn more!
Why is it being amended?
Periodically, changes are made to a project’s scope, cost and year of proposed construction. Changes are made with either amendment or an administrative modification to the STIP.
Major changes to the STIP require an amendment with a public comment period. Examples are:
- Adding a new project or phase that was not included in the current STIP
- A significant increase or decrease in project cost
- A change in project scope
What is an Administrative Modification?
Minor changes to the STIP can be made with an Administrative Modification. Examples are:
- 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)
Administrative modifications are not required to be presented for public comment and are not approved by FHWA and FTA.
Why is this Important?
The STIP must be fiscally constrained. Only projects for which construction and operating funds are available are included. If a project is not included in a STIP, it is not eligible to receive federal funding.