The transportation funding program identifies which projects, programs, or services developed in the TSP process will be funded based on existing and anticipated revenue sources and the projected costs of proposed projects and programs (See Step 6: Funding Program). The outcome of the funding program is a list of preferred transportation projects/programs based on prioritization of alternatives into constrained and unconstrainted project lists (See Step 5: Alternatives Development and Evaluation). Jurisdictions can select projects from this list to include in their local capital improvement plans or programs. Typically, these are short-range plans (usually 4 to 10 years) that identify capital projects and that allocate capital funds as approved by the jurisdiction's elected officials. In addition, cities and counties in metropolitan areas and Metro may be required to conduct additional analysis to demonstrate that there will be no increase in vehicle miles traveled per capita if specific roadway projects are included in the constrained project list (See Enhanced Review of Select Roadway Projects).
The Statewide Transportation Improvement Program, or STIP, is ODOT's capital improvement program for state and federally funded projects. Local projects on state highways or other projects that require state or federal funding must be selected and approved in the STIP before they can be constructed. Information on the STIP development and project selection processes can be found on the STIP website.
If a TSP project is federally or regionally significant and is located within a metropolitan area, it needs to be programmed for inclusion in a Metropolitan Transportation Improvement Program. All Metropolitan Transportation Improvement Programs are incorporated by reference into the STIP. Information on Metropolitan Transportation Improvement Program project selection procedures, including timelines and criteria, can be accessed through the respective MPO.