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STIP / TIP & Environmental Project Resources for DOTs and MPOs

October 21, 2021

State Transportation Improvement Programs (STIPs) contain a list of all projects (and their funding sources) taking place in the statewide transportation system over the next four years.

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Find our history of posts below.

21-October

Guide to Statewide Transportation Improvement Programs (STIPs)

State Transportation Improvement Programs (STIPs) contain a list of all projects (and their funding sources) taking place in the statewide transportation system over the next four years.
7-October

Metropolitan Transportation Plans (MTP) Overview

Metropolitan Transportation Plans (MTPs) provide a comprehensive overview of the metropolitan area's intended transportation plan. They have been a long-standing requirement of federal transportation legislation.
28-September

SaaS vs. On-Premise: What’s the Difference?

STIP software provides tremendous efficiencies to transportation improvement programs. But how do you know on-premise or a cloud solution is best for your agency? Read on to learn more.
23-September

Long Range Transportation Plans (LRTP) Overview

Long Range Transportation Plans (LRTPs) provide a comprehensive overview of the state's intended transportation plan that guide investments by the DOT.
9-September

Core DOT Planning Products – LRTPs and STIPs

State Departments of Transportation (DOTs) develop and maintain two core planning products – the Statewide Long Range Transportation Plan (LRTPs) and the Statewide Transportation Improvement Program (STIPs)
26-August

Core MPO Planning Products – MTPs and TIPs

All Metropolitan Planning Organizations (MPOs) are required to produce and maintain two planning products – the Metropolitan Transportation Plans (MTPs) and the Transportation Improvement Programs (TIPs).
12-August

Introduction to State Departments of Transportation (DOTs)

Most state Department of Transportations (DOTs) participate in some level with current forms of transportation including roads, bicycle/pedestrian, rail, water and air transportation and participate in studying emerging forms of transportation like electric and autonomous vehicles.
31-July

Introduction to Metropolitan Planning Organizations (MPOs)

Metropolitan Planning Organizations (MPOs) are organizations that plan the transportation system in individual metropolitan areas in the United States.
21-July

Federal Transportation Industry – Series Introduction

New blog series focused on Metropolitan Planning Organizations (MPOs), State Departments of Transportation (DOTs) and how EcoInteractive’s Project Tracking Software supports these important organizations.
7-June

Staying in the Black

Metropolitan Planning Organizations (MPOs) have been in business close to 40 years now. During this time, they have grown or shrunk depending on the needs and interests of the region...
30-April

When is a Local Transportation Priority a Regional Transportation Priority?

At its heart, transportation planning is assessing needs and prioritizing responses to those needs. Metropolitan Planning Organizations (MPOs) grapple with defining "regional significance" to determine both needs and transportation infrastructure projects to respond to those needs...
31-March

Transportation Data: Who Knew Goldilocks was so Elusive?

Metropolitan Planning Organizations (MPOs) use all kinds of data to support their metropolitan transportation planning processes...
caitlyn cook association of metropolitan planning organizations (AMPO) technical programs director
16-February

Transportation Planning: Tips for Putting Out Fires

Every transportation planning organization must balance tackling new priorities while maintaining routine work on schedule and on budget, all while effectively responding to daily "fires" to be successful...

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