Six-Year Transportation Improvement Program (TIP)
The City of Richland uses the Six-Year Transportation Improvement Program (TIP) as a planning tool to identify the expenditure of funds to improve City transportation facilities. Although this is not a budget document, budgets are prepared using the information contained in this document. The TIP is prepared in late spring of each year and is adopted by City Council after one or more public hearings. State law requires that the City adopt the TIP prior to July 1st of each year.
Each project in the TIP has a brief explanation of the needed improvements, sources of funding, project cost, phasing and schedule. As needs change throughout the street network and as funds become available, projects listed in the TIP change.
Many of the projects listed are grant dependent. If grants for each project are not received, the project will be delayed until funding becomes available. Once funds become available, projects will be listed in the appropriate budgeting documents.
Citywide Transportation Plan
The Citywide Transportation Plan was adopted by Council in January 2005. It is the first formal, multi-modal plan for the City's transportation system. The plan examines and addresses vehicular, bike and pedestrian facility needs within the city. Also included, are discussions on air, rail and ports. This document serves as a guide for transportation project selection, development and funding within the city.