Transportation Improvement Program Amendments

Approved by the MPO on February 8, 2017.

  • FPN# 4344161 – Bus and Bus Facilities Program Section 5339 Program Grant. The Pasco County Public Transportation (PCPT) has received an FY 2016/17 allocation of $263,938 in Federal Transit Administration (FTA) Section 5339 grant funds.  Pinellas County functions as a “designated recipient” for transit-related funds for the portion of Pasco County in the Tampa-St. Petersburg Urbanized Area. The grant funds provide capital funding to purchase buses and/or related equipment and facilities.  The TIP amendment is needed to satisfy plan consistency requirements and to receive federal authorization of the funds.  The funding source is the FTA Section 5339, Bus and Bus Facilities Program.
  • FPN# 4394581 – Median Modification on CR 752/Tampa Road from Sandpiper Court to Cornerstone Center. This proposed amendment adds $274,735 in FY 2016/17 for the construction phase of a safety improvement project involving median modifications on CR 752/Tampa Road from Sandpiper Court to Cornerstone Center.  The funding source for this project is FDOT’s Highway Safety Program (HSP). Map attached.

Approved by the MPO on November 9, 2016

  • FPN# 439429-1 – Honeymoon Island State Park. This amendment adds $771,791 in FY 2016/17 for FDOT to conduct a feasibility study for construction of a shared use trail within Honeymoon Island State Park.  The trail will connect to the existing trail on the Dunedin Causeway, which connects to the Pinellas Trail Loop.  The Pinellas Trail Loop will connect to a still larger Coast to Coast Connector Trail, which is a multi-use trail approximately from the City of St. Petersburg on the east coast to the City of Titusville on the west coast.

Approved by the MPO on September 13, 2016

  • Annual Roll Forward Amendment.  The purpose of this amendment is to reconcile differences between the fiscal year (FY) 2016/17 – 2020/21 TIP and the Florida Department of Transportation (FDOT) Adopted Five Year Work Program. The FY 2016/17 through 2020/21 TIP will take effect on October 1, 2016. Until then, the FY 2015/16 through 2019/20 TIP will be used by FHWA and FTA for authorization of funds. This is a routine, annual process to assist Forward Pinellas in identifying projects that were not committed in the previous Fiscal Year (2015/16) and have automatically rolled into FY 2017 of the FDOT Work Program. This amendment ensures that year one of the TIP, adopted by the Board on June 8, 2016, matches year one of the FDOT Work Program.

Approved by the MPO on May 11, 2016

  • FPN# 4343041 – PSTA Section 5339 Capital Activities. The Pinellas Suncoast Transit Authority (PSTA) received a $1.4 million Federal Transit Administration Section 5339 funding allocation for FY 2015/16. Section 5339 provides funds for capital purchases to replace, rehabilitate and acquire buses and/or related equipment and facilities. The amendment allows PSTA to receive federal authorization of the funds.
  • FPN# 4245012 – I-275 from south of Gandy Boulevard to north of 4th Street. The amendment reflects a cost increase in the project from approximately $70 million to $99 million, and a change in the description of its location.  In addition, the amendment advances the construction of the project from FY 2019/20 to 2016/17. The project was previously shown as extending from south of 118th Avenue to south of 4th Street. The location identified in the amendment is from south of Gandy Boulevard to north of 4th Street. The project is “segment 2” of the Tampa Bay Express I-275 improvements, which include the addition of two lanes from south of Gandy Boulevard to north of Bruce B. Downs Boulevard in Tampa.

Approved by the MPO on February 10, 2016

  • FPN# 4390041 – State of Good Repair Grant. This amendment schedules $16,571 of State of Good Repair (SGR) grant funds from the Federal Transit Administration. The funds will be utilized by the Pinellas Suncoast Transit Authority (PSTA) for facility maintenance. The SGR Program makes Federal funding available specifically for rehabilitating and replacing public transportation assets to keep systems in a state of good repair.
  • I-175/4th Street Interchange Modification. This project calls for an interchange modification on I-175 in St. Petersburg to allow north bound traffic on 4th Street to access the Interstate in a west bound direction. This is intended to improve the circulation of local traffic in the area, particularly as it affects access to All Children’s Hospital. A TIP amendment was necessary to add the project to the Surface Transportation Program priority list and to allow Federal and State funding to be secured for the project.

Approved by the MPO on November 18, 2015

  • FPN# 434416-1 – Bus and Bus Facilities Section 5339 Program Grant. Pasco County Public Transportation (PCPT) received a $287,600 grant in FY 2015/16 to provide capital funding to replace, rehabilitate and purchase buses and related equipment and facilities. Because the Pinellas County MPO is the “designated recipient for Section 5339 funds, the funds need to be included in the current Pinellas County TIP in order to receive federal authorization. The funding source is a Bus and Bus Facilities Section 5339 Program grant from the Federal Transit Administration.
  • FPN# 437538-1 – Dunedin Causeway Bridge Replacement Study. duncswyThis amendment adds $1,000 in FY 2015/16 to provide for FDOT’s coordination and oversight of the Environmental Assessment (EA) document being produced by Pinellas County during its Project Development and Environmental (PD&E) Study for this bridge replacement. The EA will ultimately be sent by FDOT to the Federal Highway Administration for approval. The Dunedin Causeway Bridge spans are 52 years old and do not meet current design standards for pedestrians and bicyclists. Therefore, the bridge is considered to be functionally obsolete. The funding source for the project is the Surface Transportation Program.
  • FPN# 437622-1 – San Martin Bridge Replacement Study. sanmartinbridgeAs with the Dunedin Causeway project, this amendment adds $1,000 in FY 2015/16 to provide for FDOT’s coordination and oversight of the EA document being produced by the County during its PD&E Study for the bridge replacement. The EA will also be sent by FDOT to FHWA for approval. The San Martin Bridge extends over Riviera Bay in northeastern St. Petersburg. The bridge is 53 years old and does not meet current design standards for pedestrians and bicyclists and is, therefore, functionally obsolete. The funding source is the Surface Transportation Program.
  • FPN# 437571-1 – Courtney Campbell Trail Overpass. cctrailThis amendment adds $91,942 in FY 2015/16 for FDOT to conduct a feasibility study for construction of a pedestrian overpass at Bayshore Boulevard and Gulf-to-Bay Boulevard (S.R. 60). The overpass is part of the Pinellas County portion of the Courtney Campbell Causeway Trail from Bayshore Boulevard to east of Tampa Bay Bridge #138. The Courtney Campbell Causeway Trail extends from Clearwater to Tampa. The MPO added this pedestrian overpass to the Transportation Alternatives (TA) Program priority list due to a safety concern. People reaching the western end of the Trail who wish to continue to the Ream Wilson Trail to the north must cross Gulf-to- Bay Boulevard at grade. This section of Gulf-to-Bay Boulevard is a six-lane road carrying 50,000 vehicles a day.

Administrative Amendment, July 28, 2015

Approved by the MPO on July 8, 2015