The TIP or Transportation Improvement Program is a regional priority list of federally funded transportation projects that are in the development pipeline. Metropolitan Planning Organizations are required to compile the TIP by law and must allow the public to comment.
The Delaware Valley Planning Commission has opened open up its Draft 2014 NJ Transportation Improvement Program for public comment. Concurrently DVRPC is accepting comments for the NJDOT 2014 State Transportation Improvement Program(STIP) which is more commonly known at the Capital Program.
A public meeting and information session will be held: WEDNESDAY, JUNE 12, 2013 4:00 p.m.–6:00 p.m.
Cherry Hill Free Public Library
1100 Kings Highway North
Cherry Hill, NJ 08034-1970
In addtion to the commenting via the mapping tool, DVRPC encourages the public to submit comments on the Draft TIP by email to ; After consideration of the public comments, the DVRPC Board may adopt the Draft TIP with any recommended changes at the July 25, 2013 Board meeting.
The TIP is an excellent opportunity to ask DVRPC, the NJ Counties and NJDOT to replenish the Regional Trails Fund. When you explore the map you may notice that there is only one Circuit project on the TIP (in Gloucester County). Finally NJDOT is still trying to figure out what to do with a $40 million of unobligated Transportation Enhancements funds, encourage them to spend it on trail projects before the Feds take it all back.
On the positive side NJ DOT saved the Safe Routes to Schools programs by using Highway Safety Funds to pay for the program (Congress took away the money in MAP-21). If you do send comments don't forget to thank them for that important accomplishment.
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Learn how to make biking better in your town by attending a Biking the Suburbs Workshop hosted by the Bicycle Coalition of Greater Philadelphia.
Do you want your community to be bicycle friendly? This workshop will address understanding what to ask for, building local support, securing funds, and getting the attention of your elected officials in order to make it happen You can also learn all about the Circuit, our burgeoning regional trail network, and how you can use this powerful tool to ensure your favorite trail gets built and is well maintained. ConnectTheCircuit.org maps out the Circuit.
Register for the 9/13 Jenkintown workshop (6-8pm) at Grace Church here
Register for the 9/29 Doylestown workshop (2-4pm) at the Doylestown Library here