Transportation Improvement Program (TIP)

What is the TIP?


The Transportation Improvement Program (TIP) outlines Pierce County's future plans for transportation improvement projects and programs. The TIP is the plan for building transportation improvement projects in Pierce County for the next six years. This document is updated yearly per the Revised Code of Washington (RCW) Chapters 36.54 and 36.81

Adopted: 2022-2027 TIP and Fourteen-Year Ferry Program


Pierce County 2022-2027 TIP Cover

Milestones

  • October 20, 2021: Date of Publication of Notice of Public Hearing.
  • November 23, 2021: The Pierce County Council voted unanimously (7-0) to adopt Ordinance 2021-94s2.
  • December 1, 2021: The Pierce County Executive, Bruce F. Dammeier, approved Ordinance 2021-94s2.
  • December 11, 2021: Effective date of Ordinance 2021-94s2.

Draft: 2023-2028 Transportation Improvement Program and Fourteen-Year Ferry Program

2023-2028 TIP Cover 9-7-2022

Milestones

  • August 9th, 2022:  Notice printed in the Tacoma News Tribune of the public hearing before the Pierce County Planning Commission.  This notice meets the requirement for providing public notice under RCW 36.70.
  • August 23, 2022:  A public hearing was held to present the Draft 2023-2028 TIP and Fourteen-Year Ferry Program to the Planning Commission.  The Planning Commission reviewed the Draft and voted (3 to 0, and 1 abstention) to recommend approval of the Draft 2023-2028 TIP and Fourteen-Year Ferry Program, which they have now referred to the County Council.
  • September 7, 2022: Submitted to the County Executive and County Council.
  • October 11, 2022: Economic and Infrastructure Development Meeting (EIDC) – Presentation of the 2023-2028 Six-Year Transportation Improvement Program and 2023-2036 Fourteen-Year Ferry Program.
  • October 20, 2022: A Special Meeting of the Pierce County Council Economic and Infrastructure Development Committee (EIDC) to consider the TIP and Ferry Program and open to the public.
  • October 31, 2022: A Special Meeting of the Pierce County Council Economic and Infrastructure Development Committee (EIDC) to consider the TIP and Ferry Program and open to the public. The Committee voted to recommend approval of the TIP and Ferry Program as substituted. 
  • November 15, 2022: Council Meeting for final consideration of the TIP and Ferry Program and open to the public. Committee Recommendation: Do Pass as Substituted at the Council Economic and Infrastructure Development Committee on October 31, 2022.  The TIP and Ferry Program was continued to November 22, 2022, for final consideration.

Upcoming Milestones

  • November 22, 2022: Date of Final Hearing for the 2023-2028 Six-Year Transportation Improvement Program and 2023-2036 Fourteen-Year Ferry Program (Ordinance No. 2022-65s).
     

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