Schedule: Updated annually (Final due to FDOT District Office by July 15th)
The MPO's Transportation Improvement Program (TIP) is the primary plan that guides all state and federally funded transportation improvements in the bi-county area. Local transportation needs and improvements are reevaluated annually. Based on this evaluation, project priorities are established and forwarded to the Florida Department of Transportation (FDOT) for inclusion into its Five-Year Work Program. The FDOT then programs these projects, in priority order, considering production schedules and funding constraints. These projects and programs are then adopted in the MPO’s 5 Year Transportation Improvement Program (TIP). If the FDOT cannot meet all the MPO's priorities the FDOT reports back to the Board to explain why its priorities cannot be met. Federal and State law mandate all multi-modal transportation improvement projects must be included in and consistent (to the maximum extent feasible) with the MPO's TIP to be eligible for Federal and State funding.
Each year the Sarasota/Manatee MPO updates the 5 Year Transportation Improvement Program (TIP). The new Draft TIP for FY 2021/22—2025/26 is now available for public review and comment. Visit the following link to provide comments on the Interactive TIP here: https://publicinput.com/X7478. To comment on projects, just click on the location or project, write your comment, and then click submit.
The TIP will be presented at upcoming committee meetings on May 10th and will be presented to the MPO Board at their next MPO Board meeting on May 24, 2021. The TIP must be submitted to FDOT by July 15, 2021.
Here are four ways for the public to comment on the TIP: