The Indiana Department of Transportation invites the public to comment on the Statewide Transportation Improvement Program (STIP). As part of INDOT’s commitment to public outreach and engagement, a public open house is scheduled to raise awareness of the STIP and solicit input from Hoosiers on Wednesday, May 1, at Northwood High School, 1300 N. Main St., Nappanee, 46550, from 5-7 p.m.
The STIP is a federally mandated four-year funding and scheduling document for surface transportation projects in Indiana. Project types involving pavement and bridge facilities, projects addressing safety, congestion, mobility and emergency response can be found in the STIP. In addition, this document includes investment in various modes of transportation including transit, pedestrian trails, and bicycle facilities. Only projects in which construction and operating funds can reasonably be expected to be available, are included.
During the open houses, INDOT team members will be available to engage in conversation, address questions and solicit input related to a variety of topics including project selection, multimodal, highway safety, economic opportunity, Americans with Disabilities (ADA) programs, Local Public Agency (LPA) programs, public involvement, district construction, maintenance, traffic operations and transportation planning.
States are required to update STIPs every two years and do so in coordination with the Federal Highway Administration (FHWA), Federal Transit Administration (FTA), Metropolitan Planning Organizations (MPO’s), and local governments in non-metropolitan areas. The current STIP document covers fiscal years 2020 through 2024.
For more information about the STIP, to view the document, and submit public comment online, visit http://www.in.gov/indot/2348.htm.
About the Indiana Department of Transportation
INDOT empowers businesses to deliver Indiana to the world and bring the world to Indiana by providing a transportation network that is second to none. The agency builds and maintains more than 28,000 lane miles of highway and 5,600 bridges, and provides oversight for 117 public aviation facilities and more than 4,000 miles of active rail lines. Indiana ranked as the #1 state in the U.S. for infrastructure in CNBC’s 2016 “Top States for Business” ranking. Learn more about INDOT at in.gov/indot.