Statewide Transportation Improvement Program (STIP)
What is the STIP?
The Statewide Transportation Improvement Program (STIP) is Ohio’s four year planning document as required by Title 23 and Title 49 of the United States Code. The STIP identifies all state and local transportation federal highway or federal transit funded projects as well as state funded projects scheduled for some phase of implementation during the fiscal (July 1 to June 30) four-year period. Types of projects include highway, public transit, rail, freight, bicycle and pedestrian.
Who Develops and Approves the STIP?
ODOT develops the STIP in cooperation with the Metropolitan Planning Organizations (MPOs) and in consultation with the Regional Transportation Planning Organizations (RTPOs), non-metropolitan local officials and transit authorities as part of a comprehensive planning process during the STIP development period. The STIP is approved jointly by the Federal Highway Administration and the Federal Transit Administration.
When is the STIP updated or revised?
The Ohio STIP is scheduled to be updated every two years and is formally amended on a quarterly basis (July 1, October 1, January 1, and April 1). Revisions either by formal amendment or administratively (administrative modifications) are incorporated into the STIP document. Draft and approved amendments along with the guidelines on amendments and administrative modifications can be found on the Related Links & Documents page.
How to Get Involved?
Public involvement is an integral part of the planning process. There are multiple opportunities along the way for the public and stakeholders to participate in the transportation planning process. You can contact your respective ODOT District with your transportation questions and concerns or contact your respective MPO, RTPO, County, or City and participate in a regional meeting of your interest. You can also participate in the STIP public involvement period biennially and STIP amendment quarterly updates.