SOLICITATIONS FOR NEW PROJECTS
FOR THE 2010-15 TIP UPDATE
Evaluation & Selection
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CDTC is soliciting for project candidates for the 2010-2015 Transportation Improvement Program (TIP).
provides important information related to this solicitation including available
funding, the application process and the
2010-15 TIP Update schedule.
To apply for federal funds, a project sponsor must provide a confirmation letter and a completed
Project Justification Package, available here in
formats, for each project proposal.
The submission deadline is 5:00 PM on November 9, 2009 at the
Only mailed, faxed or hand delivered submissions will be accepted. Potential project sponsors are encouraged to
attend any one of the four
(see below) scheduled the week of September 21, 2009.
At these workshops, CDTC staff will be available to review and answer technical questions about the CDTC TIP
process and the Project Justification Package. By September 21, 2009, CDTC staff will post federal aid project
eligibility requirements, project screening and merit evaluation criteria and CDTC unit cost information for use by
project applicants. For questions regarding this solicitation, please contact David Jukins, Deputy Director or
Glenn Posca, Senior Transportation Planner of the CDTC staff at (518) 458-2161 or by email firstname.lastname@example.org.
PJP Workshops (All meetings are at 3:30PM)
- September 21, 2009 – Saratoga County Office Building., 50 West High Street, Ballston Spa, NY (Cornell Cooperative Extension Building)
- September 22, 2009 – Rensselaer County Office Building, Conference Room A – 5th Floor, 1600 7th Ave, Troy NY
- September 23, 2009 – CDTC Offices, One Park Place, Albany, NY
- September 24, 2009 – Schenectady County Public Library Main Branch, McChesney Room, 99 Clinton Street, Schenectady, NY
Candidate Project Evaluation and Selection Process
In order to apply for federal funds, project sponsors are required to complete the
Project Justification Package (PJP). An
of a completed PJP is provided for your information. Sponsors should attempt to use
federal aid unit costs
in their project cost estimates, if a cost estimate is provided.
In step 1 of the evaluation process, the information provided by sponsors is used by CDTC staff
to determine if the project is
federal aid eligible.
CDTC maintains a list of
local federal aid roads
in the Capital Region, along with their condition scores, and the conditions of state roads in the
2008 State Pavement Data Report.
The project then must meet CDTC’s
additional screening criteria.
Every project is required to meet all of the screening requirements before progressing to the next step.
If a project passes the screening test, it is then categorized according to type, following the
general organization of the budget categories in the New Visions 2030 Metropolitan
Transportation Plan, namely:
Community Compatibility/Economic Development
Bicycle and Pedestrian
The projects are then evaluated for merit. The results of the
are provided to CDTC’s Planning Committee to
program new projects.
CDTA had provided the following reference material:
CDTA Route Performance.
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