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Transportation Improvement Program (TIP)

The Salem-Keizer Area Transportation Study (SKATS) Transportation Improvement Program (TIP) establishes the schedule and priority for the near-term (six-year) funding and implementation of projects called for in the adopted 20-year Regional Transportation Systems Plan (RTSP). The first 4 years of the new TIP will be incorporated in the Oregon Statewide Transportation Improvement Program (STIP).

The TIP is the region’s short-range capital improvements program for roads, bicycle and pedestrian facilities, transit vehicles and facilities, planning projects, and other transportation elements.  Included is a description of the regional transportation planning process, a description of the state and federal regulations that guide regional transportation planning, and a list of transportation projects proposed during the years of the TIP, including ODOT or local projects that are regionally significant and/or federally funded. Also included is a discussion of how the transportationporjects planned for our region will help to achieve transportation performance targets, linking investments to those targets.

Federal regulations require that the TIP be “financially constrained.” Described in this document is how federal, state, and local funds will be invested to support our transportation system over the next four years.  SKATS has discretion over programming between $7 and $8 million in federal funds for each year on transportation programs and projects in our region. 

The TIP is developed through a cooperative planning process led by SKATS, this area’s federally designated Metropolitan Planning Organization (MPO), and reflect active participation by area jurisdictions, agencies, interest groups, and citizens.

The SKATS Public Participation Plan describes the types of activities used to involve the public and allow for public comment. For public transportation projects, the public participation process for the Transportation Improvement Program satisfies the public participation process and timing for the Program of Projects.  The TIP is updated every three years.  Between updates, the TIP may be adjusted or amended following the TIP Management Guidelines that are part of the adopted TIP.

Go to the MAPS page to see the maps of the current TIP, past TIP, and projects both under development or completed since 2005. 

The FY 2021 – 2026 update to the SKATS TIP – 

Effective October 1, 2020 through September 30, 2024 (or when superseded)

The update of the Transportation Improvement Program (TIP) for Federal Fiscal Year (FY) 2021 through FY 2026 and the Air Quality Conformity Determination (AQCD) was adopted by the SKATS Policy Committee following a public hearing on May 26, 2020. The document became effective on October 1, 2020 and will remain in effect until September 30, 2024 or when superseded.