Surface Transportation Program

Dec 6, 2017

Surface Transportation Program

Resources for Project Sponsors

Local agencies that wish to participate in the local STP must do so through their designated subregional council, according to the methodology of that council.  A list of municipalities belonging to each council can be downloaded here. The following links lead to the current STP project selection criteria for each of the subregional councils:

North Shore

Central

DuPage

McHenry

Northwest

Southwest

Kane/Kendall

Will

North Central

South

Lake

 

A matrix comparing eligible costs and match percentages by council is available.  Please click here.

For a memo on Surface Transportation Program eligible projects, please click here.

IDOT Agreement Process for Federally Funded Projects (D1PIPDF1) or State Funded Projects (D1PIPDF2).

Resources for Councils

Programming

STP programming authority is delegated to the regional Councils of Mayors and City of Chicago by the MPO Policy Committee.  The distribution of funding and programming procedures are outlined in an agreement between the Council of Mayors and City of Chicago.  Due to recent changes to federal requirements in MAP-21 and the FAST Act, the agreement was updated and endorsed by the MPO Policy Committee and CMAP Board on October 11, 2017.  This new agreement calls for establishing a shared fund for accomplishing large regional projects, and making changes to the local council and City of Chicago distribution of funding and programming methodologies to place more emphasis on Performance Based Programming decisions and accomplishment of the goals of GO TO 2040 and ON TO 2050.  The provisions of the agreement will be phased-in during federal fiscal years 2018 through 2021.  During the phase-in period, previously programmed project phases will continue to be implemented.

A new STP Project Selection Committee is also called for in the agreement.  An initial committee meeting is scheduled for December 12, 2017 to establish committee procedures, review committee responsibilities, and establish a meeting calendar for 2018.  Click here for the meeting agenda.

Expenditures

The STP-L expenditure report shows a summary of project accomplishments for the local STP funds programmed by Councils.

Letting Schedule

The current IDOT letting schedule includes the federal authorization date for projects.  It is important to note these dates because once a project is authorized by USDOT it is safe from rescissions.  

Federal Aid Designation

CMAP has prepared a workbook to assist municipalities and council of mayors in having a route redesignated to obtain federal aid status.  This workbook and other federal-aid route information is available by clicking here.

Updated:  October 16, 2017