Public Comment Period Open: Draft Transportation Improvement Program (TIP) for HRTPO

April 27, 2016
Public Comment Period Open: Draft Transportation Improvement Program (TIP) for HRTPO

The Heartland Regional Transportation Planning Organization (HRTPO) is seeking comments from the public on the Draft Transportation Improvement Program (TIP) for Fiscal Years 2016/2017 – 2020/2021.  The Transportation Improvement Program (TIP) is a comprehensive list of federal and state funded transportation projects through 2021. All modes of transportation are included in the TIP. This includes transit, roadways, bridges, aviation, seaport, rail and commuter rail, bicycle facilities, pedestrian provisions, and enhancement projects like landscaping and greenways. Produced annually, the TIP is known as a short-range plan because it allocates resources and dollars over each upcoming 5-year period by project phase.

View the draft plan here:

The comment period for the Draft TIP begins on April 27, 2016 and comments will be accepted through May 27, 2016. After the comment period closes and all input has been considered, the Draft TIP will be presented for final adoption to the HRTPO Board on June 22, 2016 with at least seven (7) days public notice. The documents may be found at  Anyone interested in submitting a comment may do so by contacting Marybeth Soderstrom, Community Engagement Manager by email, mail to 555 East Church Street, Bartow, FL 33830, or call (863) 534-7130 x 134.

About the HRTPO
The Heartland Regional TPO is a federally mandated transportation policy-making organization that coordinates transportation plans for the Heartland region including the six counties of DeSoto, Glades, Hardee, Hendry, Highlands and Okeechobee and the urbanized area of Highlands County including the cities of Sebring and Avon Park. The HRTPO does not discriminate against any person with respect to a HRTPO program, activity or service and adheres to the Federal non-discrimination requirements under Title VI and other related regulations and statutes. The HRTPO strives to ensure full and fair participation by all potentially affected individuals, groups and communities in the transportation decision-making process. To learn more about the HRTPO, visit our website at