2019-2022 Transportation Improvement Program and 2045 Long Range Transportation Plan

2019-2022 Transportation Improvement Program and 2045 Long Range Transportation Plan

This site is dedicated to the collection of comments and questions regarding the Draft 2019-2022 Transportation Improvement Program (TIP) and updated 2045 Long Range Transportation Plan (Plan). There are two sections to the survey below. The first section is to collect comments on the TIP while the second is to collect comments on the Long Range Transportation Plan.

2019-2022 Transportation Improvement Program

The Transportation Improvement Program (TIP) is a short-range program of regional transportation projects scheduled for construction or implementation in the Metropolitan Planning Organization (MPO) area over a period of four succeeding Federal fiscal years (FY 2019, 2020, 2021, and 2022 in this instance). It is prepared by the MPO in cooperation with local governments, regional transit agencies, and the New Hampshire Department of Transportation (NHDOT). The projects identified are prioritized by year and have been selected for funding as jointly agreed upon by the MPO and the NHDOT. The TIP is the enactment of the Long Range Transportation Plan (a 20 year document) vision, goals, and objectives, and the development and construction of those projects in the State Ten Year Plan that are ready for implementation. The document establishes a fiscally constrained list of projects to be implemented by mode, funding source, and geographic area, as well as identifies improvements which will aid in enhancing the performance of the transportation system in regards to condition, safety, and congestion. As part of the TIP development process, the MPO must undertake a 30 day public comment period and hold a hearing at which interested members of the public can provide input regarding the content of the document. The following dates have been set:

 

  • January 14, 2019 - Start of MPO 30 Day Comment Period

  • January 24, 2019 - Transportation Advisory Committee Review

  • February 12, 2019 - End of MPO 30 Day Comment Period

  • February 13, 2019 - Public Hearing to discuss the 2019-2022 Transportation Improvement Program & 2045 Plan Update

 

Public Hearing regarding the Draft 2019-2022 TIP:

Wednesday February 13, 2019 at 7:00 PM

Kingston Public Library

2 Library Lane, Kingston, NH

 

The MPO will meet after the close of the public hearing on February 13, 2019 to review and approve the 2019-2022 TIP.

 

The following documents are linked below to facilitate review:

Please provide your name, the zip code of the community in which you live or are representing, and an email address to allow for follow-up. Make sure to click "Comment" below when you are done with your response for your input to be saved.
Please enter the Community or Agency that you represent (if any). For members of the general public, simply type "Public". Make sure to click "Comment" below when you are done with your response for your input to be saved.

Regional Projects

The funding allocated to regional projects included in the TIP for implementation is summarized in Figure 7-3 and each of the projects are listed individually in Figure 7-4. Projects are sorted by community/location and project numbers and represent all projects that are either federally funded or are considered regionally significant and thus require federal action as part of the TIP approval. Figure 7-4 includes all individually listed projects in the region with the exception of the FTA funding for the regional transit agencies. Each of these agencies (CART, COAST, and UNH Wildcat Transit) show a single project for each of their FTA funding allocations. Further details on the transit projects are include in in Section 7.4 and the accompanying figures. The project details incorporated into Figure 7-4 include project name and number, location, general scope, programmed cost by phase and year inflated to year of construction costs for each year after 2019. Total costs for each project are also shown and this includes costs accrued for the years before and that may be programmed after the TIP timeframe. 

Please Provide any comments regarding Figure 7-4: Regional Projects. Include all comments on Figure 7-4 as a single response. Make sure to click "Comment" below when you are done with your response for your input to be saved.

Statewide Programs

Federal regulations allow projects that are exempt from air quality conformity analysis to be grouped together as single project listings in the TIP. Project types that can be grouped include pavement resurfacing projects, safety projects, and bridge rehabilitation projects. In New Hampshire, this has been put into practice in the TIP and MPO Long Range Plans listings as “Statewide Programs” and there are currently 37 of these totaling just over $342 million in funding during the four years as summarized in Figure 7-5. Figure 7-6 provides the details for the statewide programs incorporating the same data as the regional projects in Figure 7-4. The project details include project name and number, location, general scope, programmed cost by phase and year inflated to year of construction costs for each year after 2019. Total costs for each project are also shown and this includes costs accrued for the years before and that may be programmed after the TIP timeframe.

Please provide any comments regarding Figure 7-6: Statewide Programs. Please include all comments regarding Figure 7-6 as a single response.
Please Provide any comments that you have regarding the Air Quality Conformity Determination portion of the TIP (Section 5.0). Make sure to click "Comment" below when you are done with your response for your input to be saved.
Please add any comments that you have regarding the Federal Performance Report (Appendix A). Make sure to click "Comment" below when you are done with your response for your input to be saved.
Please provide any comments regarding any other component of the Draft 2019-2022 TIP, excluding those entered separately in the comments above. Make sure to click "Comment" below when you are done with your response for your input to be saved.