Shelton: 6 Year Transportation Plan Up For Approval
Per RCW 35.77, the purpose of the 6-Year Transportation Program (TIP) is “to assure that each city and town shall perpetually have available advanced plans looking to the future for not less than six years as a guide in carrying out a coordinated transportation program.” It is a plan only, because there is no funding available for the projects listed.
The TIP is used by several state and federal agencies, and serves multiple purposes. It is for:
- Local agencies to prioritize their transportation projects anticipated to be done during the next six years;
- For the Washington State Department of Transportation (WSDOT) to know what projects are anticipated;
- To list those projects that have federal and/or state funding secured;
- To identify those projects that are anticipating state or federal funding that is not yet secured;
- To allow WSDOT to create a list of projects for the Statewide Transportation Improvement Program (STIP).
Federally funded projects must be incorporated into the STIP before money will be disbursed to a local agency. The 6-Year TIP is required to be updated annually and adopted each year. The city is mandated to submit the plan to WSDOT within 30 days of adoption and preliminary data is due to WSDOT in August.
City staff recommended the City of Shelton Commission approve the 2016—2021, 6-Year Transportation Improvement Program by adopting Resolution 1084-0815 and putting it on the Aug 10, 2015 Consent Agenda for final action.
Community Correspondent, Jerry Eckenrode – KMAS Newsradio, August 4, 2015