NACOG partners with ADOT and local government jurisdictions to improve Aizona's transportation infrastructure. This is accomplished through various planning activities, research and analysis, and collaboration amongst multiple partner to assure the region competes in and benefits from the global marketplace.
Transportation Investment Plan
The TIP is a multi-year capital investment program to plan and implement transportation improvements. TIP-funded improvements may include state highways, local roadways, public transit, intercity rail, pedestrian and bicycle facilities, and intermocal facilities, etc. The TIP requires regional collaboration to ensure resources are shared, maximized and maintained for the benefit of greater northern Arizona.
ADOT’s planning efforts include developing a Five-Year Transportation Facilities Construction Program. The 5 year programs serves as a blueprint for future projects and designates quantity of local, state and federal funding allocated for projects. The program focuses on multimodal forms of transportation, with funding generated by the users of transportation services,.
The program begins with a long-range visioning process, moves into a more realistic 20-year plan and finally yields each Five-Year Program. The program is developed by working closely with local planning organizations and community leaders to identify ready-to-construct or design projects. A potential project goes through several levels of review to become part of the tentative program before being presented to the State Transportation Board for consideration and approval. A public comment period and public hearings are also part of the process. The board considers all public comments before voting to approve the Five-Year Program.