Transportation Improvement Plan (TIP)
Every four years, Huntingdon County participates in the update to the region’s TIP. The TIP is developed in cooperation with the four rural counties of Bedford, Fulton, Huntingdon, and Somerset, PennDOT District 9-0, PennDOT Central Office, and SAP&DC. The Southern Alleghenies RPO prioritizes, reviews, and approves the final TIP. The TIP is the first four years of the Twelve Year Plan (TYP) and Long Range Transportation Plan (LRTP), which is 20 years into the future. The TIP contains project-specific information and is fiscally constrained (i.e. cannot include projects which cost more than available funding identified by the Department of Transportation.) The TIP projects expected funding sources to fund the regions transportation projects, which include safety improvements, traditional roadway resurfacing and reconstruction projects, major construction projects of new facilities, and the bridge network.
The County appoints the Planning Director to the SAP&DC Rural Transportation Technical Committee (RTTC) meetings to make recommendations to the Coordinating Committee on the TIP. In 2022, SAP&DC created an online system to solicit for transportation projects. These projects are reviewed bi-annually by the County Planning Commission. The Planning Commission votes on recommendations to the Commissioners regarding a list of prioritized projects to be forwarded to PennDOT for consideration and addition to the TIP. Once the RPO formally approves the TIP, the TIP then gets incorporated into the State Transportation Improvement Plan (STIP). The FY 2019-2022 TIP went into effect on October 1, 2018. The FY 2021-2024 TIP will be adopted on July 22, 2020 and will go into effect on October 1, 2020. The Draft FY 2023-2026 TIP was made available for a 30-day public review and comment period beginning on May 2, 2022 and ending on May 31, 2022. Adoption of this TIP is pending.