FFY 2020-2025 TIP Development
MRMPO Call for Projects for FFY 2020-2025 TIP Development
The Mid-Region Metropolitan Planning Organization (MRMPO) has begun the development of the FFY 2020-2025 Transportation Improvement Program (TIP) for the Albuquerque Metropolitan Planning Area (AMPA). Any surface transportation project within the AMPA, (NMDOT District 3) which receives Federal surface transportation funding must be included in the TIP.
Also, any transportation project of regional significance (such as projects on arterial roadways, fixed-guideway transit, etc.) with state or local funds must also be included in the TIP, and TTP-Tribal Transportation Program funds-TTP funds must be listed in the TIP & STIP per federal regulations.
Tribal Governments, National Park Service, US Fish & Wildlife Service and US Forest Service: Projects utilizing Federal Lands Transportation Program funds such as the Tribal Transportation Program, Federal Lands Access Program, Forest Highways, Wildlife Refuge Roads, and National Park Roads are funded through the appropriate federal agency but must still be included in the TIP. MRMPO does not have authority to select projects for funding but is required to add these projects to the TIP as approved by the appropriate tribal government and/or federal agency.
All Agencies Submitting New Project Proposals
At this time, please review your agency’s projects planned for implementation in the 2020-2025 time periods. If your agency is proposing to utilize any Federal funds, you will need to propose the project for nomination to receive Federal funding. Nominating a project does not guarantee the project will receive Federal funding (except TTP which is under tribal government and federal control); it proposes the project to be considered for Federal funding. Projects will be recommended for programming to receive funds based on review by committees of the metropolitan planning organization. Each agency will be able to discuss and advocate for its project(s).
If you are not sure of a project's eligibility, nominate the project and submit it for consideration; MRMPO staff will review all projects for eligibility. You are also more than welcome to schedule a time to meet with staff as needed to discuss project proposals and questions regarding the TIP development process.
All Agencies with Projects Programmed in the Current FFY 2018-2023 TIP
At this time, please review your programmed projects in the TIP (See current TIP) and determine if all project development phases have been accounted for (i.e. design, utilities, ROW). Also, please review projects to determine if your agency has accounted for enough spacing between project development phases. Now is an ideal time for your agency to reconsider if a particular project development phase needs to be delayed (2024-2025). Please note, MRMPO will NOT allow for design, ROW, Utilities, and Construction development phases to all be programmed within the same FFY.
2018 TIP Policies and Procedures Update
The 2018 MRMPO TIP Policies and Procedures document has been slightly modified to conform to FAST Act national performance goals and measures, revised Code of Federal Regulations. Other minor revisions include the incorporation of NMDOT STIP Procedures Manual guidance. Further information is available in the 2018 TIP Policies and Procedures which establishes the process and schedule for the development and management of the TIP.
2018 Project Prioritization Process (PPP) Guidebook Update
The 2018 Project Prioritization Process (PPP) Guidebook has been revised to reflect the FAST Act National Performance Goals and Measures, minor changes to scoring processes and questions, and to include elements of the recently adopted MRMPO Regional Transportation Safety Action Plan into the scoring process.
Funds available through the TIP are limited and the process for receiving those funds is competitive. The Project Prioritization Process clarifies the selection process by providing objective scores for each proposed project and highlighting the projects that best meet regional goals identified in the MTP. It should be made clear that the PPP is an important tool in project selection, but is not the only determining factor. Other qualitative considerations, such as the benefit of the project to the local community and the project's cost and time frame for completion, are also important factors. Ultimately, the PPP helps guide the development of the TIP and lead to allocation of federal dollars in the most productive and meaningful method possible.
Deadline for FFY 2020-2025 TIP Project Proposals
The deadline to nominate projects and return completed forms to this office is 5:00 pm, Friday November 30, 2018. Late submittals will not be considered and will be rejected.
TIP Project Proposal and Revision Forms (Forms A, B and C)
MRMPO has also revised all necessary TIP Project Proposal and Revision Forms (Form A, Form B and Form C) for agencies to complete and submit to MRMPO before the submittal deadline.
- Form A (basic project Info) and Form C (PPP Addendum for TIP project proposals) will be submitted via an online form.
- Form B will continue to be structured in Microsoft Excel format.
FFY 2020-2025 TIP Development Workshops
On behalf of the TIP development process, MRMPO staff will be hosting a series of workshops for agencies proposing new transportation projects to be included in the FFY 2020-2025 TIP.
The upcoming workshops will provide opportunities for agencies to review preliminary project proposals with MRMPO staff. This will also be an opportunity for staff to assist agencies with training on how to complete MRMPO TIP applications/forms and review the MRMPO Project Prioritization Process. If your agency is considering project proposals for the new TIP, It is strongly encouraged that you attend one of the following workshops.
Dates and Locations for workshops:
Thursday, October 4, 2018
Location: Mid Region Council of Governments Board Room (809 Copper Ave. NW Albuquerque, NM)
Time: 12:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Tuesday, October 16, 2018
Location: Village of Bosque Farms Public Library (1455 West Bosque Loop, Bosque Farms, NM)
Time: 9:00 am - 1:00 pm
Monday, October 22, 2018
Location: City of Rio Rancho Offices (small conference room behind council chambers). 3200 Civic Center Circle NE Rio Rancho, NM
Time: 12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Tuesday, October 30, 2018
Location: Mid Region Council of Governments Board Room (809 Copper Ave. NW Albuquerque, NM)
Time: 9:30 pm - 1:00 pm (Before TPTG Meeting)
What you will need to bring:
- It is encouraged that you please bring a list of your agency’s tentative project proposals
- A laptop with Microsoft Excel
Staff will be available to provide one-on-one training and provide a systematic approach to filling out your TIP forms and applications.
Please note MRMPO will have all forms and guidebooks available at the workshops in digital and hard copy formats.
We look forward to seeing you at one of the workshops!
|Item||Timeframe / Comments||FFY 2020-2025 TIP Development Cycle|
|Review TIP Development Process with various groups and committees||Approx. at start of development cycle||August/Sept 2018|
|Obtain Project Status for All Existing TIP Projects||Ongoing monthly at TPTG||Monthly|
|Issue Call for Project Proposals and Distribute TIP Policies & Procedures and Forms||Mid-September||Sept. 24, 2018|
|MPO Staff Analysis of Existing TIP Projects' Status||Mid-September||Sept. 15, 2018|
|Complete Analysis of Current TIP Projects & Existing Project Information||For October TPTG & TCC meetings||Sept. 30, 2018|
|Establish Funding Estimates||In cooperation with NMDOT & public transit operators||On or before Oct. 1, 2018|
|Deadline for Submission of TIP Project Proposals||Minimum 60 days after solicitation||Nov. 30, 2018|
|Initial Screening by MPO Staff||Allow approx. 2 weeks after submission deadline||Dec. 14, 2018|
|ITS Comm. Review of Project Proposals||January ITS Committee Meeting||Jan. tbd, 2019|
|CMP Comm. Evaluation of Projects||January CMP Meeting||Jan. 25, 2019|
|Begin Evaluation of Projects||Regular TPTG Meeting||Jan. 8, 2019|
|Continue/Finish Evaluation of Projects||Special TPTG Meeting||Jan. 15, 2019|
|Finish Evaluation of Project Submittals & Begin TIP Development||Special TPTG Meeting||Jan. 22, 2019|
|Finish Evaluation of Project Submittals & Begin TIP Development||Regular TPTG Meeting||Jan. 29, 2019|
|Prepare 1st Draft TIP||Special TPTG Meeting||Feb. 5, 2019|
|Prepare 1st Draft TIP||Special TPTG Meeting||Feb. 12, 2019|
|Prepare 1st Draft TIP||Special TPTG Meeting||Feb. 19, 2019|
|Prepare Final Draft TIP||Regular TPTG Meeting||Feb. 26, 2019|
|Prepare Final Draft TIP||March 2019 weekly TPTG Meetings, if needed||March 2019|
|Final Draft TIP for Public Review||On or before March. 31||March 31, 2019|
|ITS Committee Review & Comment||March or April ITS Comm. Meeting||March/April. tbd 2019|
|CMP Committee Review & Comment||March or April CMP Comm. Meeting||March/April 2019|
|TCC Review & Initial Recommendation||April TCC Meeting||April 5, 2019|
|Begin Formal Public Comment Period||Minimum 30 days prior to adoption||April 2, 2019|
|Public Written Comment Period Ends
(verbal comments may be made at MTB mtg.)
|Minimum 30 days after start of public comment||May 3, 2019|
|TCC Final Review & Recommendation||After close of public comment period||May 3, 2019|
|Final TIP Approval by MTB||MTB meeting in May||May 17, 2019|
|Send TIP to NMDOT for Approval and incorporation into the STIP||Within one week following MTB approval||on or before May 30, 2019|
|Approval of TIP by Governor’s Designee||June or July 2019||June/July 2019|
|TIP Incorporated into STIP||Immediately following approval in June/July||June/July 2019|
|STIP (with TIP incorporated) is presented to the NMSTC for review||At the May NM State Transp. Comm. Meeting||July/August 2019 (TBD)|
|NMDOT sends STIP (with TIP) to FHWA and FTA for Approval||Immediately following NMSTC review in July or August||July/August 2019|
|FHWA & FTA Approval of STIP/TIP||In conjunction with STIP after submission to FHWA & FTA by NMDOT||August/September 2019|
|Effective Date of Amended TIP||By Beginning of FY Quarter||July 1, 2019|
|Incorporate any Necessary TIP Amendment into the Current TIP||By Beginning of FY Quarter||July 1, 2019|
|Distribution of Amended TIP||By Beginning of FY Quarter||July 1, 2019|
|Amendments to Pending "New" TIP Requested Before October 1||Hold until 1st TIP Amendment for New FFY||---|
|Effective Date of “New” TIP||Beginning of Federal FY||Oct. 1, 2019|
|Distribution of “New” TIP||Beginning of Federal FY||Oct. 1, 2019|