TIP Report CoverThe Charlottesville-Albemarle Transportation Improvement Program (TIP) is a document used to schedule spending of federal transportation funds within the metropolitan region, in coordination with significant state and local funds, for the federal fiscal years 2015 through 2018. The TIP is a prioritized listing/program of transportation projects that is developed and formally adopted by the Charlottesville-Albemarle Metropolitan Planning Organization (MPO) as part of the metropolitan transportation planning process.

The fiscal years spanned by the FY2015-2018 TIP begin on October 1, 2014 and end September 30, 2019. The Federal Highway Administration (FHWA) is a primary sponsor for many of the projects. Activities listed for Charlottesville Area Transit and JAUNT are projects and programs sponsored by the Federal Transit Administration (FTA) over the coming four-year period.

Federal regulations only require that projects that will use federal funding and/or other federal approval appear in the TIP. In Charlottesville-Albemarle, state and locally funded projects are included for a more comprehensive document. Inclusion of these local and state funded projects indicates approval by the MPO but does not necessarily indicate endorsement of them by the individual local governments, nor does it indicate state endorsement of local projects.

Final FY15 to FY18 TIP Document

The MPO Policy Board approved the FY15 to FY18  Transportation Improvement Program (TIP) at its May 28th 2014 Board meeting. The TIP lists federally funded road, transit, bicycle, pedestrian and related transportation projects to be undertaken over three years in the Charlottesville-Albemarle MPO urban area. For more information about the TIP please contact MPO Program Manager, Will Cockrell, at wcockrell@tjpdc.org.

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Final FY15 to FY18 TIP

Appendices for the final FY15 to FY18 TIP

Signed Approval Resolution

Annual Obligation Report

The Annual Listing of Obligated Projects (Annual Listing) includes all projects and strategies listed in the Transportation Improvement Program (TIP) for which federal funds were obligated during the immediately preceding program year. The Annual Listing is intended to improve the transparency of transportation spending decisions by providing an accounting for federal funds that have been authorized and committed by the state or designated recipients (e.g. CAT Transit System) for expenditure on projects programmed in the TIP.

For any questions regarding the report, please contact the MPO staff at (434) 422-4823 or wcockrell@tjpdc.org.

FY15-18 TIP Adjustments and Amendments

Adjustments

January 25, 2017 – VDOT requested two adjustments to the TIP, which the MPO processed on January 25th. The adjustments involve: a maintenance groupings “Traffic and Safety Operations” and “Preventive Maintenance and System Preservation.” For the “Traffic and Safety Operations” grouping, the adjustment moves $500,000 in Surface Transportation Program funds from “Preventive Maintenance and System Preservation,” for FFY 2017.

September 21, 2016 – VDOT requested two adjustments to the TIP, which the MPO processed on September 21st. The adjustments involve: a maintenance grouping (Traffic and Safety Operations) and the Best Buy Ramp project. For the maintenance grouping, the change reflects bonus “Obligation Authority” (OA) funds. FHWA de-obligated these additional funds from other states, after they were unexpended. The second adjustment involves landscaping for the 250/29 interchange at Best Buy. This project is being performed separately from the parent project, the ramp improvements.
August 25, 2016 – JAUNT needed to pull $100,000 out of its capital grant for its Facility Renovation (JNT0012), to create a new project under Miscellaneous Equipment (JNT0017). The need for furniture was assumed under the original grant, but because of some FTA guidelines, it needed to be its own standalone project. Consequently, the CA-MPO made the administrative adjustment, to move $80,000 in Federal (FTA 5311), $16,000 in State and $4,000 in local money to Miscellaneous Equipment (JNT0012) from Rehab Renovation (JNT0012).
July 11th – The CA-MPO made administrative adjustments to three maintenance groupings: Maintenance of Traffic and Safety Operations, Preventive Maintenance for Bridges, and Preventive Maintenance and System Preservation. These TIP adjustments address actual obligation over the last year.

Maintenance of Traffic and Safety Operations

All funds involve the Surface Transportation Program (STP).

  • Moving $3,562,577 from the Fredericksburg District’s Fiscal Year 2018 funds to CA-MPO’s Fiscal Year 2016
  • Moving $274,837 from Fiscal Year 2017 to Fiscal Year 2016
  • Moving $290,503 from Fiscal Year 2018 to Fiscal Year 2016

Preventive Maintenance for Bridges

Funds involve the Bridge Rehabilitation and Replacement Program (BR).

  • From the STIP: moving $1,153,921 from the Fredericksburg District’s Fiscal Year 2017 funds to CA-MPO’s Fiscal Year 2016

Preventive Maintenance and System Preservation

All funds involve the Surface Transportation Program (STP).

  • From the STIP: moving $289,078 from the Hampton Roads District’s Fiscal Year 2017 to CA-MPO’s Fiscal Year 2016
  • Moving $927,017 from Fiscal Year 2017 to Fiscal Year 2016
  • Moving $1,109,104 from Fiscal Year 2018 to Fiscal Year 2016
May 20th – The CA-MPO made administrative adjustments to transit projects in the TIP. The Virginia Department of Rail and Public Transportation forwarded these adjustments, to ensure that the TIP reflect the State’s Draft FY17 SYIP.

Charlottesville Area Transit (CAT)

Operating Assistance
STIP ID: CAT0001
Increase FY17 funding by $807K:

  • Decrease FTA 5307 by $38K;
  • Decrease State funds by $10K;
  • Increase local funds by $1,129K; and,
  • Decrease revenues by $274K.

Replacement Rolling Stock
STIP ID: CAT0003
Adjust funds:

  • Increase State funds by $5K; and,
  • Decrease local funds by $5K.

Replacement Rolling Stock
STIP ID: CAT0009
Add FY17 funding by $70K:

  • Add Flex STP fund – $56K;
  • Add State funds – $11K; and,
  • Add local funds – $3K.

Purchase Misc Equipment
STIP ID: CAT00014
Remove FY17 funding – $70K:

  • Remove $56K of STP Flex funds;
  • Remove $7K of State funds; and,
  • Remove $7k of local funds.

Purchase Support Vehicles
STIP ID: CAT00017
Adjustment funds:

  • Increase State funds by $4K; and,
  • Decrease local funds by $4K.

JAUNT

Operating Assistance
STIP ID: JNT0001
Increase FY17 funding by $878K:

  • Increase FTA 5307 by $59K;
  • Increase FTA 5311 by $271K;
  • Increase State funds by $136K;
  • Increase local funds by $371K; and
  • Increase revenues by $41K).

Replacement Rolling Stock
STIP ID: JNT0002
Decrease FY17 funding by $166K:

  • Increase FTA 5311 by $1,398K;
  • Decrease Flex STP by $1,532K;
  • Increase State funds by $89K; and,
  • Decrease local funds by $121K.

ADP Hardware
STIP ID: JNT0006
Increase FY17 funding by $144K:

  • Increase FTA 5311 by $115K;
  • Increase State funds by $25K; and,
  • Increase local funds by $4K.

New Freedom Program
STIP ID: JNT0008
Add FY17 funding by $72K:

  • Add New Freedom by $39K;
  • Add FTA 5310 by $12K;
  • Add State funds by $17K; and,
  • Add local funds by 4K.

ADP Software
STIP ID: JNT0009
Increase FY17 funding by $16K:

  • Increase FTA 5311 by $13K; and,
  • Increase State funds by $3K.

Rehab Renovation
STIP ID: JNT0012
Add FY17 funding to $850K:

  • Add FTA 5311 to $680K;
  • Add State funds to $136K; and,
  • Add local funds to $34K.

Rehab/Rebuild Buses
STIP ID: JNT0013
Remove FY17 funding of $155K:

  • Remove Flex STP of $125K;
  • Remove State funds of $15K; and,
  • Remove local funds of $15K.
March 30th – The CA-MPO made administrative adjustments to two TIP projects: US-29 Rio Road Grade Separated Intersection and Hillsdale Drive Extended. In this recent adjustment, VDOT requested amendments to the CA-MPO TIP that would bring consistency with the Statewide TIP.

US-29 Rio Road Grade Separated Intersection

UPC Number: 106136

  • Remove $4,500,000 (AC-National Highway Performance Program) FFY15;
  • Add $2,673,575 (National Highway Performance Program);
  • Add $128,885 (National Highway Performance Program) FFY16 preliminary engineering phase;
  • Remove $36,000,000 (AC- National Highway Performance Program) FFY15;
  • Add $5,236,900 (National Highway Performance Program) & $363,100 (Surface Transportation Program) FFY16 right-of-way phase;
  • Add $9,575,966 (AC- National Highway Performance Program), 3,239,559 (AC- Surface Transportation Program) & $1,800 (AC-Other) FFY16;
  • Add $8,583,818 (National Highway Performance Program) & $2,397,060 (Equity Bonus) FFY16;
  • Add $12,000,000 (AC- National Highway Performance Program) FFY17 & $10,421,064 FFY18; and,
  • Add $541,573 (AC- Surface Transportation Program) FFY18 construction phase.

Hillsdale Drive Extended

UPC Number: 60233

  • Release $1,367,136 (Surface Transportation Program) from FFY15;
  • Add $1,404,431 (Equity Bonus) to FFY16 PE phase;
  • Add an additional $1,367,136 (Surface Transportation Program) FFY15;
  • Release $2,404,431 (Equity Bonus) in FFY15;
  • Move $130,425 to FFY16,
  • Add $1,341,784 (AC-Other) to FFY16 RW phase; and,
  • Add $1,000,000 (Equity Bonus), $6,688,916 (AC-Other) & $3,509,083 (AC- Surface Transportation Program) in FFY16 CN phase. (12/2/15)
December 29th – The CA-MPO made administrative adjustments to project groupings in the TIP. Project groupings include projects that are not considered to be of an appropriate scale to be called-out individually in the TIP. They are grouped by project function, work type, and/or geographic area. In this recent adjustment, VDOT requested amendments to the CA-MPO TIP that would bring consistency with the Statewide TIP. The adjustments influence three maintenance groupings: Preventative Maintenance and System Preservation, Preventive Maintenance for Bridges and Traffic and Safety Operations. These adjustments involve Surface Transportation Funds (STP).

Maintenance: Preventive Maintenance and System Preservation

  • Added $652,801 to FFY16,
  • Added $927,017 to FFY17, and
  • Added $1,109,104 to FFY18

Maintenance: Preventive Maintenance for Bridges

  • Added $2,254,079 to FFY16

Maintenance: Traffic and Safety Operations

  • Moved $12,754 from FFY16 to FFY17,
  • Moved $10,820 from FFY16 to FFY18, and
  • Added an additional $4,846
November 20, 2015- The CA-MPO made administrative adjustments and corrections to the TIP, to be consistent with the State’s Transportation Improvement Program (STIP). These adjustments apply to four transit areas: JNT0002, JNT0006, JNT0015 and CAT0017. Specifically, the changes include:

JAUNT:

  • Correction from DRPT: Staff deleted Flex STP from FY17 & FY18 for JNT0002 (Replacement of rolling stock).
  • TIP Adjustment: Staff showed the $35,000 increased funding for JNT0006 (added $28K STP, $6K State and $1K in local funding).
  • Correction from DRPT: Staff corrected the project description for JNT0015, from Replacement Rolling Stock to Support Vehicles.

CAT:

  • Correction from DRPT: Staff made corrections to CAT0017 in FY15, where funding was not shown in the Statewide TIP.

November 11, 2015- The CA-MPO made administrative adjustments to the TIP, to be consistent with the State’s Transportation Improvement Program (STIP). These adjustments apply to six different TIP blocks, from three categories: Primary Projects, Urban Projects and Project Groupings. The State added, released and moved funding within projects. The STIP adjustments were based on actual obligations. Specifically, the changes include:

Route 29 Corridor Improvements – Primary Project (STIP adjustment)

  • Added $3,420,000 and released $9,846,953 for preliminary engineering; and,
  • Added $4,726,980 to FFY15 for construction.

Route 29/Rio Road Grade Separated Intersection – Primary Project (STIP adjustment)

  • Released $4,500,000 in FFY15 for preliminary engineering;
  • Added $15,778,080 in FFY15; and,
  • Released $15,778,080 in FFY15 for construction.

Hillsdale Drive Extended – Urban Project (STIP adjustment)

  • Moved $590,448 to FFY15 for construction and added $776,688 and released $776,688 for preliminary engineering;
  • Added $964,249 to FFY15;
  • Moved $294,788 to FFY15; and,
  • Added $2,830,515 and released $4,173,168 for right-of-way.

Route 29/250 Bypass Interchange (Best Buy Ramp) – Urban Project (STIP adjustment)

The State made two different adjustments to the Best Buy Ramp project. The second adjustment (on 9/30/2015) made additional changes to the first adjustment (on 9/16/2015).
September 16th STIP Adjustment

  • Released $759,436 and added $579,779 in FFY15 for preliminary engineering;
  • Released $336,699 and added $187,789 in FFY15 for right-of-way;
  • Released $2,982,059 and added $7,724,868 in FFY15;
  • Released an additional $4,500,000 in FFY15; and,
  • Added $8,269,224 in FFY16 for construction.

September 30th STIP Adjustment

  • Moved $2,564,664 from FFY16 to FFY15 for construction.

Preventive Maintenance for Bridges – Project Groupings (STIP adjustment)

  • The State moved $960,738 from Preventive Maintenance for Bridges to Preventive Maintenance and System Preservation.

Preventive Maintenance and System Preservation – Project Groupings (STIP adjustment)

  • The State moved $960,738 from Preventive Maintenance for Bridges to Preventive Maintenance and System Preservation.
July 8th, 2015- The TIP was adjusted to be consistent with the State’s Transportation Improvement Program (STIP). These adjustments apply to appendix E (MPO TIP Report), under the Project Groupings. Specifically, this applies to the following:

Maintenance – Preventive Maintenance and System Preservation (STIP adjustment FFY15-15):

  • Moving $1,052,773 (STP) from FFY16 to FFY15,
  • Moving $652,801 (STP) from FFY17 to FFY15,
  • Moving $927,017 (STP) from FFY18 to FFY15, and
  • Adding $2,363,777 (STP) FFY15 moved from the Preventive Maintenance for Bridges Grouping FFY18.

Maintenance – Preventive Maintenance for Bridges (STIP ADJ FFY15-15):

  • Moving $2,456,832 (STP) from FFY16 to FFY15,
  • Moving $2,254,079 (STP) from FFY17 to FFY15, and
  • Moving $2,363,777 (STP) FFY18 to Preventive Maintenance and SYS Preservation Grouping FFY15.

Click here to review Appendix E and refer to page 5 for the adjustments.

June 4, 2015- The Tip was adjusted to provide consistency with the recent Six-Year Improvement Program (SYIP). This adjustment pertains to 17 transit projects: 7 for Charlottesville Area Transit (CAT) and 10 for JAUNT. For a more detailed description of these adjustments, refer to the following:

    1. CTS0001 – Increase FY16 $427K (Decrease FTA 5307 $23K, decrease State $58K, increase local $733K, decrease revenues $225K)
    2. CTS0003 – Decrease FY16 $12K (decrease Flex STP $11K, increase State $6K, decrease local $7K)
    3. CTS0007 – Add funding for FY16 $67K (increase Flex STP $53K, increase State $11K, increase local $3K)
    4. CTS0012 – Change funding amounts for FY16 (increase State $24K, decrease local $24K)
    5. CTS0014 – Remove funding for FY16 $67K (decrease Flex STP $53K, decrease state $7K, decrease local $7K). No project funding approved for FY16.
    6. CTS0016 – Add funding for FY16 total $300K (increase JARC $139K, increase local $139K, increase revenues $22K)
    7. CTS0017 – Change funding amounts for FY16 (increase State $4K, decrease local $4K)
    8. JNT0001 – Increase FY16 $507K (increase FTA 5307 $11K, increase FTA 5311 $85K, decrease State $3K, increase local $325K, increase revenues $89K)
    9. JNT0002 – Increase FY16 $163K (increase FTA 5311 $1,224K, decrease Flex STP $1,093K, increase State $108K, decrease local $76K)
    10. JNT0006 – Decrease FY16 $5K (decrease FTA 5311 $4K, increase State $2K, decrease local $3K)
    11. JNT0008 – Add funding for FY16 $72K (increase New Freedom $39K, increase 5310 $12K, increase State $17K, increase local $4K)
    12. JNT0009 – Decrease FY16 $17K (decrease FTA 5311 $14K, decrease State $1K, decrease local $2K)
    13. JNT0010 – Remove funding for FY16 $225K (Decrease Flex STP $180K, decrease State $23K, decrease local $22K). No project funding approved for FY16.
    14. JNT0012– Increase FY16 $200K (increase FTA 5311 $160K, increase State $50K, decrease local $10K)
    15. JNT0013 – Remove funding for FY16 $150K (Decrease Flex STP $120K, decrease State $15K, decrease local $15K). No project funding approved for FY16.
    16. JNT0015 – Add funding for FY16 $35K (increase FTA 5311 $28K, increase State $6K, increase local $1K)
    17. JNT0016 – Remove funding for FY16 $364K (decrease Flex STP $292K, decrease State $36K, decrease local $36K). No project funding approved for FY16.
September 24, 2014- This adjustment pertains to project CAT0017 and moves approximately $40,000 to FY15 for the purchase of a support vehicle.

Amendments

The MPO Policy approved amendments to the TIP at their July 26th meeting. The amendment added UPC 107004, 105567, 106981, 107563 to the Charlottesville MPO construction category of the Rail Grouping, so that federal authorization can be requested. An additional $287,315 of Surface Transportation Funds were added to FFY15. An additional $664,991 of Surface Transportation Funds were added to FFY16. These amendments are based on current estimates and actual obligations from Virginia’s FY15 to FY18 Statewide Transportation Improvement Program (STIP).

 TIP Amendment Resolution

The CA-MPO approved TIP amendments from Charlottesville Area Transit, which requested the funding of the following projects to be included for funding in Fiscal Year 2017 and Fiscal Year 2018:

  1. FY 2017: Purchase Replacement Bus (30-ft BOC 306): Reduce cost from $135,949 to $87,000;
  2. Purchase Support Vehicles to Replace #10 and #12: Reduce cost from $42,000 to 24,300 and Change total from $84,000 to $48,600;
  3. Purchase Support Vehicles: Add one new vehicle for $24,300;
  4. FY 2018: Purchase Replacement Bus 30-ft Replace #200: Reduce total from $751,730 to $442,000;
  5. Purchase Support Vehicle Replace #811: Reduce total from $44,100 to 27,050:
  6. Purchase Support Vehicle: Add new vehicle for $27,050.

 TIP Amendment Resolution

The TIP was amended by the MPO Policy Board at its July 23, 2014 meeting. These amendments focus on changes based on the Route 29 Solutions project package, approved by the Commonwealth Transportation Board at its June 18th 2014 meeting.

Previous TIP Documents

Note

CAT-LogoCharlottesville Area Transit (CAT) uses the Transportation Improvement Program (TIP) development process of the TJPDC Metropolitan Planning Organization (MPO) to satisfy the public hearing requirements of 49 U.S.C. Section 5307(c). The TIP public notice of public involvement activities and time established for public review and comment on the TIP satisfies the program-of-projects requirements of the Urbanized Area Formula Program.