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FFY 2023-2026 Transportation Improvement Program

FFY 2023-2026 Transportation Improvement Program

FFY 2023 - 2026 Transportation Improvement Program (TIP), Environmental Justice Summary, and Air Quality Conformity Analysis

The Transportation Improvement Program (TIP) is the regionally agreed on list of priority projects required by federal transportation legislation. It lists all transportation projects in Berks County that intend to use federal funds over the next four years (FFY 2023-2026), along with non-federally funded projects that are regionally significant. The list is multi-modal, meaning that it includes highway, bridge, and public transit projects as well as non-traditional bicycle & pedestrian projects.  

The FFY 2023-2026 TIP for Berks County contains 131 projects totaling $303.2 million for the phases to be advanced during the next four years.  It includes 105 projects valued at $241.4 million addressing the highway system and bridges and 26 projects valued at $61.9 million addressing the transit system.

There is also a statewide Interstate Management Program that is separate from the regional TIP.  There are three (3) Interstate Management Program projects located in Berks County with a value of $75.8 million.

(The following documents are in Adobe Acrobat PDF format. To view a PDF document, you must have Adobe's free Acrobat Reader.)

Entire TIP Document (18 MB file size!)

Cover Page & Table of Contents

SECTION 1: Introduction and Program Summary

  1. Introduction
  2. General Overview of the TIP
  3. Program Summary
  4. Opportunity for Review and Public Comment

SECTION 2: Highway and Bridge Projects

  1. Explanation of Project Descriptions, Maps, Codes and Abbreviations
  2. Highway, Bridge and Enhancement Projects
  3. Highway, Bridge and Enhancement Financial Plan
  4. Interstate Management Program
  5. Interstate Management Projects
  6. Project Maps

SECTION 3: Transit Projects

  1. Explanation of Maps, Project Descriptions, Codes and Abbreviations
  2. Transit Projects
  3. Transit Financial Plan


  1. Procedures for TIP Administrative Actions
  2. Financial Guidance
  3. Air Quality Conformity Documentation and Resolution
  4. MPO Organizational Structure and Self Certification Resolution
  5. Public Participation Policy and Documentation


RATS Membership

TIP Amendments/Modifications

Between the regular two-year updates to the TIP, it may become necessary to make Amendments (project additions or deletions) or Modifications (changes to project schedules or funding) based on updates to available funding levels, updated engineering and/or cost estimates, changing project schedules, or changing priorities. These changes are regulated by the Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) found in Appendix A. As these changes are approved, we will post them here. The first document will list project- or phase-specific information. The second document will be an updated spreadsheet reflecting both prior and current changes to the program. 

FFY 2023 Environmental Justice Summary
The Environmental Justice Summary reviews and identifies how the transportation planning process and transportation improvements identified in the TIP and LRTP are distributed within the region. The projects and programs are reviewed against the locations of various demographic groups throughout the county and assesses the potential effects of projects and programs. The steps used in the completion of these analyses are summarized in this report. 

Air Quality Conformity Analysis
The Air Quality Conformity Analysis is an integral part of the Transportation Improvement Program. Using the Planning Commission's Travel Demand Forecasting Model and USEPA's MOVES2014a air quality emissions model, the mix of projects and strategies shown in the TIP have been shown to conform to air quality standards for ground-level ozone set for Berks County.