The TIP is an annually produced document that describes the federally funded projects and activities that are planned for the RPA 1 region in the next four years. It is a fiscally constrained plan that identifies the use of federal funds in highway, bridge, alternatives and transit projects. The projects identified within this document may receive federal funding from a number of different sources which are distributed through a variety of methods, some through formula, others are discretionary (earmarked) and some by a competitive granting process.
Once approved, the TIP projects are included in the Iowa Department of Transportation's Statewide Transportation Improvement Program (STIP). This document is available for public review on the Iowa DOT's website at: www.iowadot.gov/program_management/stip.html.
Transportation Planning Work Program annually outlines the transportation planning activities each RPA will undertake for the next fiscal year.
The Passenger Transportation Plan is a document that is developed to serve as a mobility management tool to help meet the specific passenger transportation needs of the region and further the development of the local and regional public transportation system. Under the new MAP-21 transportation law, annual updates will no longer be required, but the full document will be completely updated every five years.
The Public Participation Plan's outline in detail the process each RPA will follow to adequately involve the public in their transportation planning activities.
The purpose of the Long Range Transportation Plan is to encourage and promote the development of a regional transportation system that incorporates all modes of transportation to provide for the safe, efficient and economical movement of people and products. The Long Range Transportation Plan includes a description of the region's existing conditions; forecasts future population and potential growth corridors; identifies current and projected future transportation problems and needs; and explores various transportation improvement strategies to address those needs. In addition, the plan lays out the short-term projects and long-range policy goals of the region.