The Baltimore Region Transportation Improvement Program (TIP) documents the anticipated timing, cost, and rationale for transportation improvements to be made in the Baltimore Region over the next three years. It is a program of specific projects, not a plan. In accordance with Federal guidelines, the TIP is a translation of recommendations from the transportation plan for the Baltimore Region (long-range and short-range elements) into a short-term program of improvements. As such, the TIP ensures future consistency between plan recommendations and project implementation in the region. The TIP also serves as a multi-modal listing of transportation projects in the region for which expenditures have been programmed between fiscal year 1985-1987. Only projects for which certain Federal funds have been programmed are required to be contained in the TIP, but an attempt is made to include all of the region's transportation projects, not just the ones that receive Federal aid. The integration of the TIP with other transportation plans and programs in the region, its fulfillment of Federal requirements, its regional review function, and the procedures for amending it are described in Chapter II. Chapter III explains the terms and symbols used in the project listings. The F.Y. 1985 Annual Element is presented in Chapter IV. A summary of the amount and source of Federal funds requested in the Annual Element is presented at the end of Chapter IV. All projects in the TIP are listed in Chapter V. They are grouped first according to the local jurisdiction or state agency responsible for their implementation. Within those sections they are then grouped by major category: TSM improvements, road and street upgrading, highway projects that increase capacity or provide amenities, projects related to the Port of Baltimore, transit improvements, improvements to the region's airport facilities, and commuter rail projects. A timetable for anticipated expenditures is presented for each project. Tables on pages 177-180 of Chapter V summarize the level of funding and timetable for all projects in the TIP, grouped by project type, implementing agency, and jurisdiction. (Author)

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  • Features: Appendices; Tables;
  • Pagination: 189 p.

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  • Accession Number: 00390399
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Created Date: Dec 30 1984 12:00AM