The Transportation Improvement Program (TIP), a major document of the Metropolitan Planning Organization (MPO) for the Miami Urbanized area, specifies proposed transportation improvements to be implemented in Miami-Dade County over the coming five years. The primary emphasis of the TIP is on the first three years of the program. As required by federal regulations, projects receiving federal funds during the October 1, 2016 to September 30, 2021 time period are to be drawn from those listed in this document. In addition, projects not using federal funds, but which are part of the area’s program of improvements, are shown in the TIP. Projects shown for FY 2017 and beyond, regardless of their funding source, are included as proposed. While it is anticipated that most of these projects will be implemented as programmed, they will be periodically evaluated by the MPO as the TIP is updated or amended as necessary. The projects in the TIP are also shown for a five-year time period. While the emphasis is on the first three years, presenting a five-year span allows for a more systematic forecast of funding needs during a five-year planning cycle and provides a more comprehensive view of the program for public information purposes. Included in the TIP are Intermodal, Highway, Transit, Aviation, Seaport and Non-Motorized improvements costing in excess of $7.41 billion. Included are the following categories:
Funding Summary-Fiscal Years 2017 – 2021: ($ Millions)
|Highways – State Roads:|
|Miami-Dade Expressway Authority||570||—||7.7%|
|Road Impact Fee||424||—||5.7%|
|People’s Transportation Plan||94||—||1.3%|
|Local Option Gas Tax||27||—||0.4%|
South Florida Regional Transportation Authority (SFRTA) 5-year funding allocation of $10 million (SFRTA funding is allocated through FDOT District 4, even though it serves portions of Miami-Dade County).
Some $4,213 million are programmed for the five-year period between FY 2017 and 2021 for State Road projects. In addition to major highway capacity improvements, an extensive program to renovate and resurface a number of deteriorating roads and bridges are also included.
The Secondary, Road Impact Fee, and People’s Transportation Plan (PTP) Programs contain a number of key projects in the County Highway/Transit System costing just over $81 million. Aviation improvements involve Miami International, Opa-Locka and Tamiami airports. Transit improvements involve a broad range of public transportation services and facilities. Seaport improvements consist of numerous new port facilities and major renovations and improvements to existing facilities. Funding for the implementation of several intermodal projects is also shown, as well as projects in the “non-motorized” category which includes improvements associated with pedestrian and bicycle facilities.
The FY 2017 TIP also includes a section titled “Unfunded Priority Needs.” This section lists MPO priorities in addition to those already programmed in the TIP. The priority listing was developed for subsequent inclusion in the Transportation Improvement Program as new revenues become available. The MPO, in its role of preparing metropolitan transportation plans, will continue to assess critical transportation needs and priorities considered essential for the mobility of the urban population.
On December 4, 2015, President Obama signed into law the Fixing America’s Surface Transportation Act, or “FAST Act”. The FAST Act authorizes $305 billion over fiscal years 2016 through 2020 for the Department’s highway, highway and motor vehicle safety, public transportation, motor carrier safety, hazardous materials safety, rail, and research, technology and statistics programs. Overall, the FAST Act largely maintains current MAP-21 program structures and funding shares between highways and transit. It is a down-payment for building a 21st century transportation system.
The projects and priorities in this TIP are consistent with those in the adopted 2040 Transportation Plan. Because the 2040 Plan was found to conform to federal regulations and the Florida State Implementation Plan (SIP), the MPO has found this TIP to also conform to all relevant laws, regulations and plans.
Note: All $ values represented in this document are in Year of Expenditure (YOE) dollars, as required by 23CFR450.324(h). “Project costs reported in the TIP are in Year of Expenditure (YOE) dollars, which takes into account the inflation rate over the five years covered by the TIP.”
National Park Service Funding for Everglades National Park Improvements:
The following information is hereby included in this Fiscal Year 2017‐2021 Transportation Improvement Program, in accordance with 23CFR450.324(e).
These projects are located in federally owned lands in the Eastern United States and is funded with federal funds, outside of the Federal Highway Trust Fund, and the funding will not pass through the Florida Department of Transportation. There is no fiscal impact to the 2017-2021 TIP. These projects are included here for informational purposes. These projects are funded outside of the Federal Highway Trust Fund and the funding will not pass through the Florida Department of Transportation.
|AWARD FISCAL YEAR||PROJECT||APPLICANT||DESCRIPTION||COUNTY||PRIMARY FUND SOURCE||TOTAL PROGRAM AMOUNT|
|2016||EVER_196127||National Park Service, Everglades National Park||Prepare National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA) for 10.7 miles of Tamiami Trail and Design/Build to build 2.66 mile section with bridge(s)
|MIAMI-DADE||Funding sources are FDOT, TIGER, DOI, and FLTP||More than $10,000,000|
|2017||EVER_10(4)||National Park Service, Everglades National Park||Repair, mil and overlay paving/Main Park Road – Route 10
|MIAMI-DADE||Funding source FLTP||Between 1,000,000 and $5,000,000|
Public involvement for the development of the TIP is received through regularly scheduled meetings of the MPO Governing Board and its advisory committees. A typical TIP Development cycle, in Miami-Dade County, follows the following timeline:
- The TIP process begins at the start of each federal fiscal year on October 1st. FDOT District 6 and Florida’s Turnpike Enterprise presents to advisory committees a very Tentative Five-Year Work Program document.
- During the month of November, the Citizen’s Transportation Advisory Committee (CTAC) and the TIP Development Committee endorse the Tentative Five Year Work Program. November public hearings are also scheduled for review and input to the FDOT District 6 Tentative Work Program in Miami-Dade and Monroe Counties.
- In December, the Transportation Planning Council (TPC) and the MPO Governing Board endorse the Tentative Five-Year Work Program.
- By mid- December, the Interactive TIP web tool opens to county transportation stakeholder agencies.
- During the months of January and February of each year, the TIP Development Committee meets weekly to advance, review and approve a Draft TIP. These meetings are open to the public.
- By Mid-March of each year, a printed Draft TIP Program document is available for Public review and input at the MPO Office. The Draft TIP is posted prominently on the MPO website at: http://miamidadempo.org/transportation-improvement-program.asp.
- By the end of March, a Citizen’s TIP document is sent to CTAC and the TPC and a Draft TIP is posted to the MPO website for review and comment by the public. The Citizens TIP is a citizen user-friendly color booklet that condenses the big picture projects of that year’s TIP, provide pictures, renderings and maps and educates user as to what is the TIP and what projects are underway and which ones have been completed from the previous year’s TIP. The current 2017 Citizen’s TIP is prominently posted on the MPO website at: http://miamidadempo.org/library/reports/tip/Citizens-Version/2017-transportation-improvement-program-citizens-version.pdf
- Parallel to these efforts, the MPO has regularly scheduled meetings with the community where the Draft TIP is distributed. Favorable verbal comments have been received and citizens expressed their excitement having a Citizens Version of the program.
- The Draft TIP is included as information item on the April meeting agendas of the CTAC and the TPC. These meetings are open to public for comments and input.
- TPC review of the Draft FY 2017-2021 TIP took place at their April 4th, 2016 meeting
- CTAC review of the Draft FY 2017-2021 TIP took place at their April 6th, 2016 meeting
- The TIP is advertised for public hearing.
- The Final Draft TIP is presented for approval on the May agendas of the TPC and CTAC committees. These meetings are open to the public.
- CTAC approval of the 2017-2021 TIP took place at their May 4th, 2016 meeting
- TPC approval of the FY 2017-2021 TIP took place at their May 9th, 2016 meeting
- The TIP is regularly approved by the MPO Governing Board at their May meeting. In Miami-Dade County, the MPO Governing Board approves the Program Priorities concurrently with the TIP. This early approval allows FDOT for an early review of MPO Program Priorities in the development of their Tentative Work Program cycle.
- MPO Governing Board approval of the FY 2017-2021 TIP took place at their May 19th, 2016 meeting.
- The Miami-Dade TIP is sent in June to funding agencies for their review and input.