19 Feb עופר איתן Says: Draft Alaska Statewide Transportation Improvement Program O
Draft Alaska Statewide Transportation Improvement Program Out for Comment
Public Comments Accepted Through March 20 at 5 p.m.
February 19, 2020
(SitNews) Juneau, Alaska – The Alaska Department of Transportation & Public Facilities is currently accepting public comments on the 2020-2023 draft Statewide Transportation Improvement Program (STIP). The STIP is a fiscally constrained, four-year plan for the state’s surface transportation improvements receiving partial or full federal aid funding.
The draft Statewide Transportation Improvement Program contains proposed road, bridge, marine highway, and transit projects open to public travel, and is required by the Fixing America’s Surface Transportation (FAST) Act sothe state can receive federal highway and transit funding.
According to a news release, the draft Statewide Transportation Improvement Program is developed by DOT&PF, in cooperation with federal, state, local, and tribal transportation agencies, as well as regional metropolitan planning organizations.
Current federal funding for the State of Alaska, as laid out in the FAST Act, is close to $500 million annually for Alaska transportation priorities. Projects in the Statewide Transportation Improvement Program are primarily federally funded, but require an approximate 9% match from the State of Alaska to leverage that federal funding.
At of February 18, 2020, these public meetings are scheduled to discuss the draft STIP and receive comments. Additional meetings may be added, these will be announced as they are finalized.
- Fairbanks, Tuesday, Feb. 18, Fairbanks City Hall, 5:30-7:30 p.m.
- Juneau, Thursday, March 5, Valley Public Library, 5-7 p.m.
Public comments can also be submitted through Friday, March 20 at 5 p.m. by phone at (907) 465-4070, email to [email protected], fax (907) 465-6984, or mail Alaska Department of Transportation & Public Facilities, Division of Program Development, STIP Office, PO BOX 112500, Juneau, AK 99811-2500
On the Web:
To view the draft 2020-2023 STIP go to http://www.dot.alaska.gov/stip
Edited By Mary Kauffman, SitNews
Source of News:
Alaska Department of Transportation & Public Facilities
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