The FY 2009-2014 Transportation Improvement Program
The FY 2009-2014 TIP was approved by the TPB at their meeting on November 19, 2008.
Preparatory work on the 2008 CLRP and FY 2009-2014 TIP began in the fall 2007.
However, in February 2008, nine days after the TPB approved the major projects
submitted for inclusion in the air quality conformity assessment for the CLRP and TIP
with Northern Virginia Transportation Authority (NVTA) funded projects, the Virginia
Supreme Court declared that the taxing ability of the NVTA was unconstitutional. The
TPB decided to proceeded with two versions of the draft 2008 CLRP and TIP (with and
without NVTA funded projects), and the related conformity assessments.
In June, two versions of the CLRP and TIP were released for public comment.
Because the special session of the Virginia General Assembly did not act to restore the
NVTA funding for the projects in the 2008 CLRP and TIP, the TPB on July 16 approved
a TIP without NVTA funded projects. Without the NVTA funding, the TPB did not adopt
the 2008 CLRP and the full FY 2009 -2014 TIP since certain projects were delayed or
Between July and October, a new air quality conformity analysis was conducted for the
2008 CLRP and the amended FY 2009-2014 TIP with the NVTA funded projects
delayed or removed, but with all other projects approved by the TPB in February
included. This conformity analysis, plan and TIP were approved by the TPB on
November 19, 2008.