DVRPC Transportation Improvement Program (TIP) Handbook

DVRPC Transportation Improvement Program (TIP) Handbook

Product No.: 17065
Date Published: 07/2017

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The Transportation Improvement Program (TIP) Handbook provides an overview of the Pennsylvania TIP and the New Jersey TIP, including how they are developed and maintained, and how citizens can participate in the process. The TIP lists all transportation projects in the Delaware Valley Regional Planning Commission region that intend to use federal funds, along with non-federally funded projects that are regionally significant. The TIP represents the transportation improvement priorities of the region and is required by federal law, currently the Fixing America's Surface Transportation Act. The projects in the TIP are multimodal; in addition to the more traditional highway and public transit projects, bicycle, pedestrian, and freight-related projects are also included.

Geographic Area Covered: The nine-county DVRPC Planning Area, which covers the counties of Bucks, Chester, Delaware, Montgomery, and Philadelphia in Pennsylvania; and Burlington, Camden, Gloucester, and Mercer in New Jersey.

Key Words: Air Quality, Amendments, Citizens, Clean Air Act, Conformity, DRPA/PATCO, DVRPC, Environmental Justice, Fixing America's Surface Transportation (FAST) Act, Federally Funded Projects, Funding, Highways, Long-Range Plan, Moving Ahead for Progress in the 21st Century Act, MAP-21, Municipal Organizations, New Jersey Department of Transportation, NJ TRANSIT, Pennsylvania Department of Transportation, Project Development, Public Involvement, Public Participation, Regional Consensus, Regional Transportation Committee, SEPTA, Transportation Improvement Program, TIP, TIP Development, TIP Process, TIP Projects, TIP Schedule, Title VI of the 1964 Civil Rights Act, Transit, Transportation

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Title VI Statement

The Delaware Valley Regional Planning Commission (DVRPC) fully complies with Title VI of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, the Civil Rights Restoration Act of 1987, Executive Order 12898 on Environmental Justice, and related nondiscrimination mandates in all programs and activities. DVRPC's website,, may be translated into multiple languages. Publications and other public documents can usually be made available in alternative languages and formats, if requested. DVRPC’s public meetings are always held in ADA-accessible facilities, and held in transit-accessible locations whenever possible. Translation, interpretation, or other auxiliary services can be provided to individuals who submit a request at least seven days prior to a public meeting. Translation and interpretation services for DVRPC’s projects, products, and planning processes are available, generally free of charge, by calling (215) 592-1800. All requests will be accommodated to the greatest extent possible.

Any person who believes they have been aggrieved by an unlawful discriminatory practice by DVRPC under Title VI and/or ADA has a right to file a formal complaint. Any such complaint must be in writing and filed with DVRPC's Title VI Compliance Manager, Alison Hastings, and/or the appropriate state or federal agency within 180 days of the alleged discriminatory occurrence. For more information on DVRPC's Title VI program or to obtain a Title VI Complaint Form, please visit:, call (215) 592-1800, or email

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