The Transportation Improvement Program
What is the Transportation Improvement Program?
The Eastgate Regional Council of Governments, as the designated Metropolitan Planning Organization (MPO) for Mahoning and Trumbull Counties, is required to prepare a Transportation Improvement Program (TIP) every two years in conjunctions with the Ohio Department of Transportation (ODOT), and local transit operators. The TIP provides a comprehensive listings of highway, bridge and transit system improvements within the planning area that will be utilizing federal and state funding, and are scheduled for implementation over the next four years.
Preparation of the TIP involves cooperation from all levels of governments in addition to citizen participation. Eastgate's Technical Advisory Committee, and Citizens Advisory Board recommend the TIP to the General Policy Board for final approval. Eastgate holds regular project review meetings with representatives from ODOT, local transit operators, officials from the two counties, cities, and villages to review and discuss the status of individual highway and transit projects within the Eastgate's planning area; and to resolve any issus affecting them.
The TIP contains separate sections for both highway and transit improvements. These improvements are proposed by the lead agency responsible for their implementation, and are reviewed and programmed in the TIP by Eastgate. Each project must be in agreement with short and long range transportation management plans for the region, and be in conformance with requirements established in SAFETEA-LU.
View the Fiscal Year 2014-2017 Transportation Improvement Program.
View the 2013 TIP Talk Newsletter
Signed General Policy Board Resolutions