The District of Columbia Statewide Transportation Improvement Program (DC STIP) is a federally required multi-year listing of all upcoming projects that will be funded with federal dollars. The most recent update to the DC STIP was completed in March of 2018 and has a program period of the fiscal years from 2018-2022. It is continuously revised to reflect the District’s evolving needs. The next update to the DC STIP will be the 2021-2026 version that will be produced during the 2020 fiscal year.
The DC STIP is a key tool that demonstrates how the vision of moveDC, the District’s Long-Range Multimodal Transportation Plan, is being achieved. The DC STIP tracks federally funded and regionally-significant projects that directly address the transportation needs of the District. DDOT commits to serving the public, achieving moveDC goals, and meeting federal regulations by adhering to this program.
DDOT prepares the DC STIP, in cooperation with other local and regional agencies, and with a wide range of stakeholder and public input.
As the first step of each DC STIP update, DDOT identifies programs and projects to be funded with federal dollars. This includes projects currently being funded and new projects that DDOT identifies from an internal Call for Projects.
Next, DDOT evaluates and prioritizes all projects to develop a draft list that best aligns with the moveDC vision to provide exceptional travel choices and aligns with federal funding program requirements.
After considering public input, DDOT finalizes the list for inclusion in the DC STIP and submits the document to the Mayor, the Federal Highway Administration (FHWA) and the Federal Transit Administration (FTA) for approval.
The DC STIP process also includes coordination with regional partners. Projects that are regionally significant are included in both the DC STIP and in the region’s six-year Transportation Improvement Program (TIP). The TIP is prepared by the Metropolitan Washington Council of Governments (MWCOG) National Capital Region Transportation Planning Board (TPB).
The public comment period for the current STIP has closed. Appendix D contains a summary of all the public feedback that was gathered during this process. Appendix E provides all of the content that was delivered to the public during public meetings shows the feedback that DDOT received during the public participation process. Follow @wemovedc on Twitter to hear about the upcoming update to the DC STIP in 2020.