Statewide Transportation Improvement Program (STIP)
2021-2024 STIP Development
The draft 2021-2024 Ohio STIP is available to view here. The official comment period was March 30 to April 10, 2020. The draft STIP is now being finalized and will be submitted for U.S. DOT review and approval before May 1st. Final approval of the 2021-2024 STIP by the U.S. DOT is anticipated by July 1st, 2020.
What is the STIP?
The Statewide Transportation Improvement Program, or STIP, is Ohio’s four-year transportation planning document. It serves two main purposes. First, it presents the fiscally balanced, multimodal transportation program for the state of Ohio which includes both federally and state funded projects scheduled for some phase of implementation within the four-year period. Second, it serves as the reference document required by the Federal Highway Administration (FHWA) and the Federal Transit Administration (FTA) for use in approving federal funds for transportation projects in Ohio.
Who develops the STIP?
The Ohio Department of Transportation, Office of Program Management, develops the STIP in cooperation with the Metropolitan Planning Organizations (MPOs) and in consultation with the Rural Transportation Planning Organizations (RTPOs) and non-metropolitan local officials. The STIP begins as a compilation of the MPOs' and RTPOs' regional Transportation Improvement Programs (TIPs) and evolves into a comprehensive list of all highway and transit projects that are federally funded. The STIP is approved jointly by FHWA and FTA.
When is the STIP updated or revised?
The Ohio STIP is scheduled to be updated every two years and is amended on a quarterly basis (July 1, October 1, January 1, and April 1) to reflect the latest program and project information. Approved STIP amendments are incorporated into the STIP document and may also be found on the Related Links & Documents page.
The current approved 2018-2021 STIP
The 2018-2021 STIP was approved by USDOT effective July 1, 2017. Click here or on the image to the right to access the current STIP which includes the most current updates and amendments. The US DOT approval letter along with the originally approved July 1, 2017, STIP may be accessed on the Related Links & Documents page.
Documents for prior STIPs may be viewed on the Archived STIP page.
2019 Rural Consultation
Rural Consultation is a first step to STIP Development. The Ohio 2019 Rural Consultation for the 2021-2024 STIP Development period was held September 3 to October 18, 2019. This was a time for non-metropolitan local officials to collaborate on scheduled projects along with transportation concerns. The 2019 Rural Consultation meeting schedule and ODOT's Rural Consultation Guidance may be found on the Statewide Planning RTPO webpage.