The SKATS Transportation Improvement Program (TIP) establishes the schedule and priority for the near-term (6-year) funding and implementation of projects called for in the adopted 20-year Regional Transportation Systems Plan (RTSP). The Salem-Keizer Area Transportation Study (SKATS) update of the Transportation Improvement Program (TIP) for Federal Fiscal Year (FY) 2018 through FY 2023 and the Air Quality Conformity Determination (AQCD) was adopted by the SKATS Policy Committee following a public hearing on April 25, 2017. The document became effective on October 1, 2017. 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, and other transportation elements in the Salem-Keizer-Turner urbanized area. It includes a description of the regional transportation planning process. It describes the state and federal regulations that guide regional transportation planning, and includes lists of transportation projects proposed for FY 2018 through 2023. 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.
Federal regulations require that the TIP be “financially constrained.” This document describes how more than $160 million will be invested to support our transportation system over the next four years. SKATS has discretion over programming nearly $40 million in federal funds for FY 2018-2021. A combined solicitation and project selection process resulted in programming funds for 16 transportation projects including transit, bicycle/pedestrian, intersection, planning, and signal projects. Regionally significant and/or federally funded ODOT and local projects are also included in the TIP.
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 two 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.