CUUATS Technical and Policy Committee Meeting News Items for December 2023

CUUATS Technical and Policy Committee Meeting News Items for December 2023

Thirteen Transportation Improvement Program (TIP) Amendments Proposed

The Illinois Department of Transportation, City of Urbana, Champaign-Urbana Mass Transit District, Champaign County, and the City of Champaign submitted 13 amendments to the Transportation Improvement Program FY 2023-2028 which will be presented for approval at the CUUATS Technical and Policy Committee meetings on December 6 and December 13, respectively, at 10:30AM in the John Dimit Conference Room at the Brookens Administrative Center.

Champaign-Urbana Urban Area Human Service Transportation Plan (HSTP) Final Approval Proposed

The purpose of the Human Service Transportation Plan (HSTP) is to evaluate existing transportation services, identify the transportation needs of individuals with disabilities, older adults, and people with low incomes, and establish goals and strategies for meeting these needs within the Champaign-Urbana Urban Area. The HSTP program was originally instated to meet coordination requirements set forth in the Safe, Accountable, Flexible, Efficient Transportation Equity Act: A Legacy for Users (SAFETEA-LU). HSTPs must be updated every five years as required by federal statute.

At the December 6 and December 13 CUUATS Technical and Policy Committee meetings, the final plan will be presented for approval, incorporating comments received.

Federal Highway Safety Performance Measure (PM1) Targets for 2023

Federal legislation requires state DOTs and MPOs to establish targets for three highway performance measures: Highway Safety (PM1), Pavement and Bridge Condition (PM2), and System Performance (PM3). IDOT sets annual targets for PM1 every year. MPOs have 180 days after DOTs adopt statewide targets to accept the DOT’s targets or to set their own targets for the metropolitan planning area (MPA). IDOT evaluates progress toward the targets every year for PM1 and every two years. After evaluation, IDOT and the MPOs have an opportunity to adjust the future targets. The suggested PM1 targets will be presented for review and approval at the CUUATS Technical Committee meeting on Wednesday December 6 and the CUUATS Policy Committee meeting on Wednesday December 13.

Additional information regarding the federal performance measures can be found on the CUUATS Federal Performance Measure Report Card (Link: Welcome to Champaign County Regional Planning Commission (

Long Range Transportation Plan 2045 Report Card Updates Approval

The Annual Report Card for the LRTP 2045 includes information and data corresponding to the performance measures established for each of the five overarching LRTP 2045 Goals: Safety, Multimodal Connectivity, Equity, Economy, and Environment. The report card tracks progress toward achieving these goals through ratings for each performance measure indicating positive, negative, or neutral progress toward the LRTP 2045 goals as measured against the 2020 baseline.  

Approval of the remaining two (of 27) LRTP 2045 performance measures will be proposed at the December 6 and December 13 CUUATS Technical and Policy Committee meetings, respectively.