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TIP Fundamentals: Learn the Basics

Product No.: 21004
Date Published: 10/2020

Geographic Area Covered: The nine-county DVRPC Planning Area, which covers the counties of Bucks, Chester, Delaware, Montgomery, and Philadelphia in Pennsylvania; and Burlington, Camden, Gloucester, and Mercer in New Jersey.

Abstract: This is an interactive story of the Pennsylvania Transportation Improvement Program (TIP) and the New Jersey TIP in the DVRPC region for everyone to learn about the transportation planning process and how citizens can participate. This tool summarizes the basic elements of the TIP for both PA and NJ, and includes before-and-after images of important multimodal projects.

Key Words: Air Quality, Amendments, Citizens, Clean Air Act, Conformity, Consensus, DRPA/PATCO, DVRPC, Environmental Justice, Fixing America's Surface Transportation (FAST) Act, Federally Funded Projects, Funding, Highways, Investment, Long-Range Plan, Moving Ahead for Progress in the 21st Century Act, MAP-21, Multimodal, Municipal Organizations, New Jersey Department of Transportation, NJ TRANSIT, Pennsylvania Department of Transportation, Project Development, Public Involvement, Public Participation, Regional Consensus, Regional Transportation Committee, SEPTA, Transportation Improvement Program, TIP, TIP Development, TIP Maintenance, TIP Process, TIP Projects, TIP Schedule, TIP Update, Title VI of the 1964 Civil Rights Act, Transit, Transportation

Staff Contact(s)

Project Team

  • Elizabeth Schoonmaker   Associate Director, Transportation Programs
  • Jesse N. Buerk   Manager, Capital Project Development
  • Kathrine Nash   Transportation Planner
  • Kimberly A. Dean   Manager, Creative and Print Services
  • Kwan P. Hui   Manager, NJ Capital Programs
  • Richard Murphy Jr.  Manager, PA Capital Programs
  • Stephanie Cavacini   Senior Graphic Designer

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