2022-2025 Superior Area TIP (under development)

Transportation projects to receive federal funding through 2025

Before a project in the Superior area can use federal transportation funds, it must be progammed in a Transportation Improvement Program (TIP) that has been approved by the MIC Policy Board, WisDOT and the FHWA.

The final, adopted TIP is a complete listing of the area’s transportation improvements that will use federal funds for the next four years.

Public Involvement

Public participation is an integral part of transportation planning and the way the TIP is developed. The “Public Involvement” tab, below, gives information about the project selection process, opportunities for public comment, and amendments and modifications to the approved project list.


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2022-2025 Superior Area TIP Adopted by MIC Board

The Board voted unanimously to adopt the document and the listed Superior-area projects to receive federal funding for CY 2022-2025. No public comments were received at the meeting.

Note, until this TIP is approved by the FHWA, the current version remains the 2021-2024 Superior Area TIP.

MIC Resolution 21-16 Adopting the 2022-2025 Superior Area TIP

Virtual Open House for the Draft 2022-2025 Superior TIP
Date & Time
09/22/2021
12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
Location
Purpose

Members of the public are invited and encouraged to join in this online meeting for information about the 2022-2025 Superior TIP, ask questions and give comments.

Microsoft Teams meeting: Join on your computer or mobile app: Click here to join the meeting

Or call in (audio only): +1 218-302-4275, Phone Conference ID: 887 982 847#

Information about he draft TIP can be viewed in the attachments, below.

Draft 2022-2025 Superior Area TIP Open for 30-Day Public Comment

At its August 25, 2021 meeting the MIC Policy Board approved the release of the draft 2022-2025 Superior Area TIP for the required 30 day public comment period, effective August 27 through September 25, 2021.

Superior TIP Project Solicitation

Correspondence was sent to eligible agencies and jurisdictions soliciting CY 2025 multi-modal transportation projects, resulting in the following new project additions: 

  • 3 Roadway Projects
    • 1 – 2023 $9,332,400
    • 1 – 2024 $1,200,000
    • 2 – 2025 $1,312,500
  • 2 Rail Projects
    • 2 – 2025 $200,000
  • Transit
    • 2025 Regular Route & STRIDE – $1,786,782

Funded Projects

No projects match selected year

Final 2022-2025 Superior Area TIP - Approved 10-20-21

2022-2025-SuperiorMetroTIP-FINAL_10-20-21.pdf

Map of 2022-2025 Superior TIP Projects

Projects-Map-2022-2025_Superior_TIP.pdf

The projects proposed for federal funding are the heart of the TIP document. Click link, above, to view the PDF.



Programming federally-funded infrastructure projects for the next 4 years

Before a surface transportation project can be built in the Superior area using federal funds, it must be included in a current Transportation Improvement Program (TIP). The MIC works with state and local agencies to prioritize and program the region’s transportation projects and services that will receive these funds.

TIP Development

TIP development involves a series of steps to reach the project approval stage. It is a cooperative effort between the MPO, WisDOT, FTA, FHWA, transit operators and local agencies responsible for implementing transportation projects.*

Coordination with State and Regional Processes

We work with local community partners to prioritize how our increasingly scarce share of federal transportation dollars are spent. The TIP is developed in cooperation with WisDOT, local transit providers and area jurisdictions as required by the FAST Act. The draft TIP is made available for input and comment by the MIC’s Transportation Advisory Committee, Policy Board and members of the public, as well as by WisDOT, the Federal Highway Administration (FHWA) and the Federal Transit Administration (FTA).

The TIP development schedule, below, reflects coordination among the availability of funds, WisDOT program development, local capital improvement budget processes, MPO public involvement requirements, air quality conformity determination (where applicable) and the state-level STIP development process.
Important schedule milestones include:

1. Project solicitation – MPO begins in May or June
2. Draft TIP creation – June/July/August (including conformity justification if required)
3. MPO-driven Draft TIP Public Involvement and WisDOT Draft review – August/September
4. MPO Policy Board action on final TIP – September/October
5. Adopted TIP and approval materials submitted to WisDOT – November 1
6. Federal review and action – November 1 – 30
7. Incorporation into next year’s draft STIP by WisDOT – December
8. Approved by reference in the federally approved STIP – January

*Eligible agencies and jurisdictions include the state of Wisconsin (WisDOT), Douglas County, the City of Superior and the Duluth Transit Authority (DTA).

How are TIP projects selected?

All projects must be defined as “regionally significant” and also identified in the MIC’s current 25-year Long Range Transportation Plan. The LRTP defines the Duluth-Superior area’s transportation goals and system needs. The MIC evaluates and prioritizes each proposed project 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?

Amendments

Projects may be amended into the current, approved TIP throughout the year.  Amendments usually modify existing projects as changes to the scope, cost or timeline for programmed projects occur. Sometimes new projects may be added if new funding becomes available. The formal processes for developing and amending a TIP are specified in the MIC’s Public Involvement Plan.

Performance Management

MAP-21 and FAST ACT require that the TIP includes a description of the anticipated effect of the TIP toward achieving the MIC’s adopted performance measure targets identified in the metropolitan transportation plan, linking investment priorities to those performance targets.