Public Review and Comment for the 2021- 2024 TIP

What is the Transportation Improvement Program (TIP)?

The Transportation Improvement Program (TIP) is a fiscally-constrained, four-year list of transportation projects programmed for federal funding for the FAMPO study area (The City of Fredericksburg, Stafford and Spotsylvania counties). In order to be constructed, federal law requires federally-funded transportation projects to be included in the TIP.

Projects in the TIP include: interstate, primary and secondary highway systems, safety enhancements, public transportation projects, bicycle and pedestrian projects. The TIP may also include funding for feasibility studies, preliminary engineering activities and environmental impact studies. Projects in the TIP must be consistent with the current Long Range Transportation Plan (LRTP).  Projects not included in the LRTP cannot be included in the TIP.

Many of the projects listed in the TIP, which are receiving federal transportation funds, are also funded with state and local funds. Projects that are funded solely with local or state funds are not included in the TIP– unless they are considered “regionally significant” as defined by 23 C.F.R. 450.104. The total cost of all TIP projects cannot exceed the amount of funding that is reasonably expected to be available during the four-year period covered by the TIP.

The FAMPO-approved TIP is incorporated into the Statewide Transportation Improvement Program (STIP), which is submitted to the Federal Highway Administration and Federal Transit Administration for approval. Although a final TIP document is produced, the TIP is updated on an ongoing basis to reflect changing needs and circumstances.

New! Watch and learn how to review and comment! 

How to Review the Draft Document

Understanding what you’re looking at-

The draft TIP document contains reference pages to help you understand how to read each project listing. Pages 18-21 of the document explains how to read the project listing format and provides a glossary of terms.

Know where to find the project lists-
  • Interstate projects, pages 37-42
  • Primary road projects, pages 43-46
  • Secondary road projects, pages 47-48
  • Urban area projects, pages 49-50
  • Miscellaneous projects, pages 51-52
  • Bridge projects, page 55
  • Rail projects, page 56
  • Safety and operational improvements, pages 57-61
  • Bike and pedestrian projects, page 62
  • Maintenance projects, pages 63-65
  • Transit amenities, page 66
  • Transit projects, pages 68-71
Other tools to help you review-

This page contains an interactive story map to help you visualize the projects. You can zoom in and out on the map. Click the map icons to view information on each project.

Also, you can click here to view a series of demographic maps which will help you visualize how projects, and project distribution, may impact protected groups.

View the 2021-2024 Draft TIP

Picture of the draft TIP document's cover

Review the Draft TIP with this Interactive Story Map 

Why and How to Comment

This is an opportunity for the public to provide feedback on whether projects fit the region’s transportation needs, how projects may affect the community, and how projects may impact the public’s ability to reach services and opportunities. The FAMPO Policy Committee will vote on whether to adopt the 2021-2024 TIP. Your comments will help committee members make informed decisions. Public comments will be part of the public record. 

The comment period ends April 2, 2020 

There are several ways you can share your comments with FAMPO:

In-Person

The public will be able to address the Policy Committee at a formal hearing on March 16, 2020, at 7:15 p.m. in the George Washington Regional Commission building located at 406 Princess Anne Street in Fredericksburg.

By Email

Send your comments to, Fampo@gwregion.org

On Social Media

You can either post a comment to our Facebook page or send us a message. Click on the Facebook icon at the bottom of this page, or search Facebook for “FAMPO”.

By Mail

406 Princess Anne Street, Fredericksburg, VA 22401

No official comment form needed, but do specify that your comments are in regard to the draft TIP.

Questions?

You can contact the FAMPO public involvement coordinator at (540) 642-1235 or Feindt@gwregion.org

 

 

Participation Assistance

Public participation is solicited without regard to race, color, national origin, age, sex, religion, disability or family status.  Persons who require special accommodations under the American with Disabilities Act (ADA) or persons who require translation services (free of charge) should contact GWRC/FAMPO at 540-373-2890 or fampo@gwregion.org. If hearing impaired, telephone 1-800-552-7917 (TTY) or 7-1-1.