STIP Project Proposal

State of Hawaii
Department of Transportation
Highways Division

Statewide Transportation Improvement Program – Project Proposals

This website provides information regarding project proposals for the Statewide Transportation Improvement Program (STIP) for the Federal Fiscal Years (FFY) 2019 to 2024, identified as FFY 2019 – 2022 (+2).

The STIP is a statewide prioritized list of Federal Highway Administration (FHWA) and Federal Transit Administration (FTA) funded transportation projects, and regionally significant projects on the federal-aid system. Projects utilizing FHWA or FTA funds or are on the federal-aid system of regional significance must be on the STIP.

STIP projects being proposed must be consistent with the Statewide Transportation Plan and the regional transportation plans; should originate from a transportation program or management system; and be reasonably funded and completed in the time estimated for the entire planned project.

In addition, the STIP must be financially constrained each year for FFY 2019 – 2022. These four years will be approved for federal funding assistance by the FHWA and FTA. The subsequent two years, FFY 2023 – 2024 are not financially constrained and will not be approved for federal funding assistance through this 2019 – 2022 (+2) STIP. These two years are informational, and also used for programming and STIP management purposes. FTA funded projects are not required to be submitted for this two year span.

The proposed STIP projects for your agency shall be submitted in the provided FFY 2019 – 2022 (+2) STIP format. The STIP format is provided below

County STIP Program Template

For the consideration of available FHWA funds, use the State’s annual estimate of $180 million with a regional average yearly distribution of, Oahu – 55%, Hawaii – 16%, Maui – 14%, Kauai – 7%, Statewide efforts – 8%. These distributions include both State and County projects for the region. Additionally, to assist with the development of your agency’s STIP spreadsheet, refer to the currently approved STIP and STIP information on the Department’s STIP public website.

To ensure a comprehensive and federally compliant STIP is developed, project proposals to be submitted to our department must include a completed Project Programming Request (PPR) form. The PPR and PPR instructions file is provided below

PPR and PPR Instructions (State)

PPR and PPR Instructions (County)

Key STIP Development Milestones schedule include:

February 9, 2018 Hawaii Island, Molokai, Lanai, and Kauai projects due to State Highways Division, Planning Branch.
April/May 2018 Statewide and Countywide Planning Process meetings to coordinate development of the draft 2019-22 (+2) STIP. Including project eligibility, readiness, and priority.
May 2018 Public outreach meetings on Hawaii Island and Kauai on the draft 2019 – 2022 STIP.
June/July 2018 Statewide and Countywide Planning Process meetings to coordinate development of the Final fiscally constrained 2019- 2022 (+2) STIP.
August 2018 Public outreach meetings on Hawaii and Kauai on the Final fiscally constrained 2019-2022 (+2) STIP.
September 3, 2018 Submit Final STIP to FHWA/FTA for review and approval
October 1, 2018 Anticipated federal approval

For information on the development of the 19-22 (+2) Oahu and Maui TIPs, please see the following websites.

Oahu Metropolitan Planning Organization

Maui Metropolitan Planning Organization