Funding Projects and Programs from 2019 to 2022
YORK, PA – It’s construction season and you may be wondering who decides which roads PennDOT should pave and which bridges they should fix.
In York County, the York Area Metropolitan Planning Organization, or YAMPO, is the group that approves four-year plans for transportation funding, called Transportation Improvement Programs, or TIPs. For the next month, you have the opportunity to let YAMPO know what you think of the draft plan for 2019-2022.
What is YAMPO funding?
The draft 2019-2022 TIP has funding for 72 projects in York County. Residents can expect to see road crews out for 53 of those projects. For the remaining 19 projects, engineers will do the planning work in the next four years and construction will occur after 2022.
York County is home to almost 900 bridges, more than 3,800 miles of road, and nearly 100 rabbittransit vehicles. Keeping those assets in acceptable condition is a priority for YAMPO. To that end, the draft TIP assigns $49 million to maintain 56 bridges around York County, $88 million for 12 road projects, and $5 million to replace outdated buses. Approximately $100 million is planned to go to resurfacing and widening Interstate 83 from East Market Street to the North George Street interchange.
Additionally, the draft TIP dedicates more than $9 million to improving unsafe roads and intersections in York County, and almost $1 million to alternatives to driving: bike lanes and rail trails.
Besides construction projects, the draft TIP funds seven ongoing programs. These range from approximately $1 million for Commuter Services of Pennsylvania, $10 million to assist local municipalities with congestion, and $42 million that the federal and state governments allocate to operating rabbittransit.
Where does the funding come from?
In total, the draft 2019-2022 TIP distributes more than $330 million of projects and programs. That money is a combination of funding from Congress, the Commonwealth, and local governments. Roughly $221 million, or two-thirds of the funding, is from federal taxes. One-third, or $107 million, is from state taxes. Local taxes fund the remaining one percent of the draft TIP, about $2 million.
How can you participate?
The entire draft TIP is available for review at YAMPO.org and at the offices below. Each of these locations has comment forms to complete. Staff at these offices will send any comments to YAMPO.
- York County Planning Commission – 28 East Market Street, York, PA 17401
- rabbittransit – 415 Zarfoss Dr, York, PA 17404
- District Office, Sen. Richard Alloway – 118 Carlisle St, Hanover, PA 17331
- District Office, Rep. Keith Gillespie – 4188 Lincoln Highway, York, PA 17406
- District Office, Rep. Seth Grove – 1954 Carlisle Rd, York, PA 17408
- District Office, Rep Carol Hill-Evans, 53 E North St, York, PA 17401
- District Office, Rep. Dawn Keefer – 12 N Baltimore St, Dillsburg, PA 17019
- District Office, Rep. Kate Klunk – 118 Carlisle St, Hanover, PA 17331
- District Office, Rep. Kristin Phillips-Hill – 6872 Susquehanna Trail South, Jacobus, PA 17407
- District Office, Sen. Mike Regan – 2151 Market St, Camp Hill, PA 17019
- District Office, Rep. Stan Saylor – 15 S Main St, Red Lion, PA 17356
- District Office, Sen. Scott Wagner – 218 N George St, York, PA 17401
Anyone with comments, questions, or concerns about the draft TIP can also email YAMPO at TransportationPlanningChief@ycpc.org or call (717) 771-9870.
The YAMPO Technical Committee will meet on June 7, 2018 at 9:00 AM at the York County Administrative Center (28 East Market Street, York, PA 17401). The public will have an opportunity to provide comment about the draft TIP at that meeting.
YAMPO will receive public comments until June 12, 2018. The YAMPO Coordinating Committee will review all public comments and vote on the draft TIP at its meeting on June 28, 2018 at 9:00 AM at the York County Administrative Center.