Officials Seek Input on Transportation Spending Plan in the Finger Lakes

07/28/2022

The Genesee Transportation Council (GTC) released the draft 2023-2027 Transportation Improvement Program (TIP) Project List identifying projects recommended to be added to the federal transportation-funded spending plan in the greater Rochester area over the next five years. The draft lists are available for public review and comment through August 15, 2022. Additionally, the draft Transportation Conformity Statement for the LRTP for the Genesee-Finger Lakes Region 2045 and the 2023-2027 TIP is also available for public review and comment.

The TIP is a federally required product that identifies the timing and funding of highway, bridge, transit, bicycle, pedestrian, and other surface transportation projects using federal transportation funds. GTC conducts a joint process with the New York State Department of Transportation (NYSDOT) – Region 4 to solicit and evaluate projects in Genesee, Livingston, Monroe, Ontario, Orleans, Wayne, and Wyoming Counties scheduled for implementation over the next five years.

Transportation Conformity is the process by which metropolitan planning organizations like GTC ensure transportation investments included in the region’s TIP conform to the Federal Clean Air Act and demonstrate that a proposed plan of projects will not negatively affect a region’s ability to meet or maintain federal air quality standards.

People can visit publicinput.com/NewGTCTIP to review the list of committed projects rolling over from current TIP, a list of new projects recommended for funding, and a list of projects submitted for consideration but not able to be funded within the available balance of funding. get more information and submit comments. Hard copies are available upon request. The deadline to submit comments is August 15.

People can also participate by:

  • Submit comments/take survey on the website publicinput.com/NewGTCTIP
  • Send email to NewTIPPublicReview@PublicInput.com
  • Text tipcomment to 73224 to launch a short survey by text message
  • Call 855-925-2801 and enter code: 2941 to record a voice message in any language
  • Mail written comments to Genesee Transportation Council, 50 West Main Street, Suite 8112, Rochester, NY 14614
  • Attend one of three public meetings in-person or virtually, or view a recording afterward

 

During the review period, GTC and NYSDOT will conduct three public meetings to review the program and the process:

 

  • Wednesday, July 27 from 4 to 6 p.m. Hybrid Format
    Location:  CityPlace Building, 50 West Main Street, Rochester, NY 14617 in the Business Center on the first floor. Served by RTS Routes 16, 17, 18, 19 and 23. Closest bus stops inbound: Main & Fitzhugh Stop ID: 2442; outbound: Main and Montgomery Stop ID: 2471. This meeting will be livestreamed to allow remote participation.

 

 

During the live events, people can view and/or listen to the meetings by visiting publicinput.com/NewGTCTIP with a computer or mobile device. People may also call toll-free to 855-925-2801 and enter Meeting Code 2941 to listen to the audio and may opt to join the speaker queue. Each meeting will be recorded and posted online.

The TIP aims to reflect the priorities and strategic direction identified for the region. The projects recommended for funding are to be consistent with the goals and objectives identified in the current Long Range Transportation Plan (LRTP). The Genesee-Finger Lakes Region 2045 Plan lists five key themes including Health and Safety; Access and Equity; System Management and Maintenance; Sustainability and Resilience; and Economic Development.

GTC and NYSDOT-Region 4 solicited project applications from municipalities across a seven-county region. A committee consisting of representatives from transportation agencies across the region evaluated roughly 160 submissions requesting approximately $750 million federal funds.

Approximately $460 million of federal aid will fund 133 new and continuing projects on the regional, multi-modal transportation system over the next five years. The full value of investments, including matches by state and local government agencies totals nearly $580 million.

Upon adoption, the 2023-2027 TIP will replace the existing 2020-2024 TIP, which included federal funding for more than $400 million worth of projects to improve the region’s transportation system.

GTC will provide accommodations for anybody who wishes to participate in this opportunity despite disability or proficiency in English. Please contact GTC at (585) 232-6240 or send email to contactgtc@gtcmpo.org to make other arrangements to access this information and participate in this process. Learn more about the TIP at www.gtcmpo.org.

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