The TIP is updated annually. There are also four regularly scheduled TIP amendments throughout the year to adjust to project changes, such as construction delays or changes in funding sources. You can see the TIP amendment schedule by clicking HERE. Additional unscheduled amendments may also be processed if warranted and approved by the APO Executive Director. Administrative modifications and/or technical corrections may also be processed if changes to the document are required and meet the specific requirements outline in the APO’s Stakeholder Engagement Plan (SEP).
Aug. 14, 2020
The APO Policy Board has approved the FY 2021-2024 TIP at its Aug. 13, 2020 meeting. Work on the FY 2022-2025 TIP is anticipated to begin in October 2020.
Oct. 5, 2020
The Letter of Intent (LOI) process has opened for the Transportation Alternatives (TA) federal grant program. TA funding is the primary funding source dedicated to projects such as the creation of pedestrian and bicycle facilities; environmental mitigation or habitat protection as related to highway construction or operations; as well as infrastructure and non-infrastructure related to Safe Routes to School (SRTS) activities. This funding would be made available in fiscal year 2025. Applicants interested in competing for this grant must complete the LOI process by Friday, Oct. 30. Contact APO Senior Transportation Planner Vicki Johnson for more information on how to complete the LOI (firstname.lastname@example.org).
Oct. 12, 2020
Project solicitation for the Highway Safety Improvement Program (HSIP) is underway. HSIP is a Federal grant program established with the purpose of achieving a significant reduction in fatalities and serious injuries on all public roadways. Applications are due to MnDOT Central Office by Wednesday, Nov. 25.
Project solicitation is also open for Safe Routes to School (SRTS) non-infrastructure grants. The Safe Routes Boost Grants are available from MnDOT to support communities with existing SRTS plans or other SRTS programs in advancing non-infrastructure strategies for schools that support Minnesota youth by helping students safely, confidently, and conveniently walk, bike, and roll to school and in daily life. Grant applications for this statewide solicitation are due by noon Wednesday, Nov. 25. More information can be found here: http://www.dot.state.mn.
Project solicitation has started for SRTS Planning Assistance. Planning is completed by the local regional development organization, metropolitan planning organization (like the APO), or the statewide SRTS planning consultant team. MnDOT will be directing funds to priority populations that include individuals, groups, and communities who are more likely to rely on walking, biking, or transit for transportation; are more vulnerable to unsafe traffic conditions; or have suffered historic disinvestment in safe, comfortable walking and biking infrastructure. Grant applications for this statewide solicitation are due by noon Wednesday, Nov. 25. More information can be found here: http://www.dot.state.mn.
For more information on any of these solicitations please contact APO Senior Transportation Planner Vicki Johnson (email@example.com).
Oct. 19, 2020
Project solicitation for the fiscal year 2025 Surface Transportation Block Grant Program (STBGP) is now open. STBGP provides flexible funding that is used by states and local jurisdictions to preserve and improve the conditions and performance on any Federal-aid highway, bridge, and tunnel projects on any public road, pedestrian and bicycle infrastructure, and transit capital projects including intercity bus terminals. Within the APO’s planning area, STBGP funds are typically reserved for road and bridge projects.
The applications along with a resolution from the applicant’s governing body are due to the APO’s Senior Transportation Planner Vicki Johnson by 3 p.m. on Monday, Jan. 4, 2021. Late applications will not be accepted. For more information, contact Vicki Johnson (firstname.lastname@example.org).
Nov. 19, 2020
The Minnesota Department of Transportation (MnDOT) District 3 has opened project solicitation for the fiscal years 2024 and 2025 Local Partnership Program (LPP). This program is designed to address transportation issues on the trunk highway system that are of concern to local jurisdictions but are typically not large scale or high enough priority that they are directly selected as projects in the regular MnDOT transportation program. The proposed funding available is: $400,000 for FY 2024 and $1.2 million for FY 2025. Applications are due Jan. 29, 2021. For more information on this solicitation please contact APO Senior Transportation Planner Vicki Johnson (email@example.com).
There are currently no interim deliverables for the next TIP.