Transportation Improvement Program

About the Program

The Orange County Transportation Council (OCTC) TIP is a multi-modal, capital program that lists transportation projects to be undertaken in Orange County over a five year timeframe. These projects are funded with Federal Highway or Federal Transit funds and can be used for various highway, bridge, bikeway, pedestrian, transit, and transportation projects.

The TIP is a required product of the transportation planning process and is developed by OCTC member agencies in cooperation with state and local officials, regional and local transit operators, and other stakeholders.

The current federal transportation law, Fixing America's Surface Transportation (FAST) Act, mandates the time frame of the TIP and gives authorization to the federal transportation programs that support local transportation projects. The federal programs include the NYS Department of Transportation (NYSDOT), Federal Highway Administration (FHA) and, the Federal Transit Administration (FTA).

Modifications and amendments are made periodically to the TIP and serve to reflect changes in cost, funding sources, scheduling, and priorities. Modifications and amendments that have been approved are then forwarded to NYSDOT and then to the FHA or to the FTA where final approval is made and the changes are reflected in the Statewide Transportation Improvement Program (STIP). The STIP is an inclusive statewide document that shows the approved TIPs from the fourteen New York State MPOs, as well as the capital programs for the state’s rural counties.

OCTC is required to conform to the transportation / air quality regulations of the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency. The EPA requires conformity in air quality non-attainment areas whenever transportation projects that may significantly impact air quality are planned and programmed.

For more information on the current TIP or previous TIPs or OCTC, please email Ashlee Long, Planner.