The New York State Department of Transportation (NYSDOT) draft Statewide Transportation Improvement Program (STIP) for federal fiscal years 2017 through 2020 is available for review at https://www.dot.ny.gov/programs/stip/draftstip. The STIP is a list of all projects in New York State proposed for federal funding that are scheduled to begin during this period.
The STIP contains the regional transportation improvement programs of the State's 14 metropolitan planning organizations (MPOs), and all other federally funded highway and transit projects from around the State. The STIP is generally updated every two to three years. All federally funded projects planned for federal fiscal years 2017 through 2020 must be included in this draft STIP update.
The draft STIP assumes the availability of approximately $12.5 billion in federal aid to address highway safety, bridge and highway infrastructure, public transportation infrastructure, and bicycle and pedestrian enhancements. Including State and local project contributions, the STIP would facilitate $33.4 billion in planned transportation projects.
NYSDOT will review and address comments received during the public comment period which ended on August 26th. These comments will be incorporated into the draft STIP submitted to the Federal Highway Administration and the Federal Transit Administration. The draft STIP is expected to be submitted in September for final approval by October 1, 2016.