SW ATP-8 Schedule
- Solicitation of enhancement projects
- ATP Meeting - kick off meeting
- Enhancement project ratings
- Solicitation of city and county projects
- City and county road & bridge project ratings
- HSIP ratings
- ATP Meeting - review potential projects
- ATP Meeting - approval of Draft ATIP
- Public review and comment on Draft ATIP
- ATP Meeting - approve ATIP
- Submit ATIP to Mn/DOT Central Office
- ATP Meeting - adjust and finalize the draft STIP
- STIP approval by the Commissioner of Transportation
For Mn/DOT District 8, the ATP is known as ATP-8 and has the same boundaries as the District 8 State Aid Boundaries, which includes the counties of Chippewa, Kandiyohi, Lac qui Parle, Lincoln, Lyon, McLeod, Meeker, Murray, Pipestone, Redwood, Renville and Yellow Medicine. The ATP-8 area includes 12 counties and the three Regional Development Commissions (RDCs).
ATP-8's primary role is to bring together the transportation improvement recommendations of local units of government and the Minnesota Department of Transportation (Mn/DOT) and other transportation partners into an integrated and prioritized list of transportation investments called the Area Transportation Improvement Program (ATIP). In addition, ATP-8 is expected to review, comment, and approve its portion of the draft State Transportation Improvement Plan (STIP). It is the task and responsibility of ATP members to approach investment from a jurisdiction-blind position on the candidate projects.
ATP-8 receives federal target funding based on a State Target Formula for each district. Currently, ATP-8 funding allocation represents roughly 5.6% of the overall state allocation, which is based on the district's system size and usage.
ATIP / STIP Requirements
The Federal requirements state that the development of an Area Transportation Improvement Program for ATIP / STIP must include the following:
- Be consistent with the policy statements and directions established in the Statewide Transportation Plan.
- Include capital and non-capital transportation projects proposed for funding under Title 23 United States Code (USC) (Highways) and Title 49 USC (Transits)
- Contain all regionally significant transportation projects that require an action by the Federal Highway Administration (FHWA) or the Federal Transit Authority (FTA), regardless of jurisdiction, mode, or source of funding.
- Include a priority list of transportation projects for a four-year time frame.
- Be financially constrained by year and must indicate whether the transportation system is being adequately operated and maintained.
- Include sufficient financial information to demonstrate which projects are to be implemented using current revenues.
- Include public involvement as a mandatory component of the transportation planning process under TEA-21. (Guidance on implementing public involvement programs can be found in Mn/DOT's "Hear Every Voice-A Guide to Public Involvement at Mn/DOT".)
- Have a 20% non-federal match with the exception of STP Safety projects (Hazard Elimination and Rail-Highway Crossing).
- Be sponsored by a state agency, county,a city with a population greater than 5,000 or tribal government within ATP-8 boundaries.. Smaller cities, townships, tribal nations, and other organizations must have their project sponsored by an eligible entity.