The Bellevue Transportation Commission invites citizens who live or work in Bellevue and other interested people to a public hearing concerning the city’s proposed 2008-2013 Transportation Improvement Program (TIP).
The hearing is set for 6:30 p.m., Thursday, May 10, at the Theatre at Crossroads Community Center, 16000 NE 10th St.
A list of all roadway projects Bellevue would implement over a six-year time frame if funding were available, the TIP is updated every year. To be submitted to the state by the end of June, the 2008-2013 TIP will replace the 2007-2012 TIP currently in effect.
Required by state law, city TIPs serve as draft work plans for the development of local transportation systems. TIPs include both funded projects likely to be implemented and unfunded projects, which may never be pursued.
The primary importance of the TIP to Bellevue is that, in most instances, projects must be included to be eligible for state and federal grants. Unlike the city’s Capital Investment Program Plan and 12-year Transportation Facilities Plan, the local TIP includes unfunded projects and is not prioritized in any way.
The public hearing presents the opportunity for the Transportation Commission to hear the community’s input and opinions on what projects should be implemented if funding becomes available. Following the public hearing, the Commission will forward a TIP update recommendation to the City Council, which is scheduled to review the program in June.
For more details about Bellevue’s TIP, go to the TIP page on the city’s website.
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