Superior TIP – Current (2017-2020)

Federally funded infrastructure projects for the next four years in Superior, WI

We work with local communities to determine how our increasingly scarce share of federal transportation dollars are spent.  Click on the tabs, below, to view the current four-year program, along with details about opportunities for public comment as it was developed, and amendments to the project list.

Amendments #4 and 5

WisDOT requested amendments to the FY 2017-2020 Superior Urbanized Area TIP, to include changes to CY 2017 and CY 2020 projects.

View details of Amendments # 4 and 5

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Amendments #1, 2 and 3

Amendment # 1: WisDOT requested an amendment to the FY 2017-2020 Superior Urbanized Area TIP, to include changes to CY 2017 rail projects listing.

Amendment # 2: WisDOT requested an amendment to the FY 2017-2020 Superior Urbanized Area TIP, to include transportation voucher program for the North Country Independent Living Center, using Section 5310 transit funds.

Amendment # 3: WisDOT requested an amendment to the FY 2017-2020 Superior Urbanized Area TIP, to include funding for the North Country Independent Living Center to fund its mobility managment program staffing using Section 5310 transit funds.

View details of Amendments # 1, 2 and 3

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Final 2017-2020 Superior Urbanized Area TIP approved

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Start of 30-day Public Comment period for draft 2017-2020 Superior TIP

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Funded Projects

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2017-2020 Superior Urbanized Area Transportation Improvement Program

2017-2020-SuperiorMetroTIP-Final-10.19.16.pdf

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The Superior Area Transportation Improvement Program (TIP) is intended to meet the following purposes:
  • To ensure that federal investments are tied to planning, priorities and policies as defined in the MIC’s current Long Range Transportation Plan;
  • To identify and implement transportation improvements which will increase transportation mobility, access and safety;
  • To identify proposed transportation projects by mode, type of improvement, funding source(s), and geographic area;
  • To identify the costs of projects proposed for federal funding, consistent with the federal funds anticipated to be available to the area.
    How are TIP projects selected?

    It is part of the MIC’s role as an MPO to work with state and local agencies to prioritize which of the region’s transportation services and projects should receive anticipated federal funds.  All projects must be identified in the MIC’s current 25-year Long Range Transportation Plan in support of the Duluth-Superior area’s goals and transportation system needs. In addition, the MIC evaluates and prioritizes each proposal based on the following criteria:

    • Regional Benefit:  What are the project’s merits/benefits and intended effect upon the regional transportation network and what are the project’s estimated benefits relative to its cost?
    • Mobility: How will the project improve the mobility of people and goods?
    • Planning Support: How will the project incorporate the MIC’s Long Range Transportation Plan, other MIC studies and related plans and studies?
    • Multimodal Connectivity: How does the project encompass multiple modes of travel?
    • Environmental Impacts: Where is the project’s location and what potential environmental and community impacts does it potentially pose?
    • Public Participation: What level of public participation has been undertaken or will take place for the proposed project?
    Coordination with State and Regional Processes

    The TIP is developed in cooperation with WisDOT, local transit providers and area jurisdictions as required by federal surface transportation law (FAST Act).  It is made available for comment by the MIC’s Transportation Advisory Committee and Policy Board and the public, and submitted to the Federal Highway Administration (FHWA) and the Federal Transit Administration (FTA).

    TIP Development Timeline
    TIP Amendments

    Projects may be amended into the current, approved TIP throughout the year. Amendments are required if significant changes to the scope, cost or timeline for programmed projects occur; sometimes new projects may be added if new funding becomes available.

    Amendments to the current TIP, along with opportunities for public comment, are noted in the ‘Updates’ section of this page.