Bylaws & Cooperative Agreement

The DSATS Procedures provide staff and committee members guidance on conforming to all rules and regulations for Federal and State Agencies who provide grant funding for DSATS, and local city procedures.



2023 By-Laws



Cooperative Agreement

2020 Cooperative Agreement



Primary Transportation Program


Metropolitan Transportation Plan (MTP)

The MTP is a guiding document that details how transportation systems in the MPA are expected to evolve over the next 20 years and documents the collaborative efforts determined by the MPO to meet resulting needs.

2045 Metropolitan Transportation Plan



Public Participation Plan (PPP)

The PPP serves as official documentation of the program of policies, activities, and opportunities for public input during the MPO transportation planning process.

2021 Public Participation Plan



Transportation Improvement Program (TIP)
The TIP documents transportation projects anticipated to be performed within the MPA over the next five years in support of the goals, objectives, and recommendations documented in the MTP. The TIP must include projects receiving federal funding and other regionally significant projects, and serves as MPO authorization for projects to proceed. This document is updated annually in consultation with member agencies and IDOT and is designed to receive modifications throughout the year based on project needs.

DSATS TIP SFY 2024-2028

DSATS TIP Narrative
Appendix A: Highway Projects 2024-06-11
Appendix B: Public Transit Projects 2024-04-01
Appendix C: List of TIP Revisions v.06
Appendix D: Procedures for DSATS TIP Modifications
Appendix E: DSATS STBG Project Selection Criteria
Appendix F: MPO Planning Process Certification
Appendix G: MPO Adoption
Appendix H: Acronyms and Definitions










Highway TIP (as of 07-05-2019)
Highway TIP Revision 12 (Approved 07-05-2019)
Highway TIP (as of 06-12-2019)
Highway TIP Revision (Approved 06-12-2019)
Highway TIP (as of 05-03-2019)
Highway TIP Revision 10 (Approved 05-16-2019)
Highway TIP (as of 04-30-2019)
Highway TIP Revision 9 (Approved 04-30-2019)
Highway TIP (as of 04-11-2019)
Highway TIP Revision 8 (Approve 04-11-2019)
Highway TIP (as of 04-03-2019)
Highway TIP Revision 7 (Approved 04-03-2019)
Highway TIP (as of 03-12-2019)
Highway TIP Revision 6 (Approved 03-12-2019)
Highway TIP Revision 5 (Approved 01-28-2019)
Highway TIP (12-13-2018)
Highway TIP Amendment 3 (Approved 12-12-2018)
Highway TIP (as of 11-16-2018)
Highway TIP Amendment 2 (Approved 11-14-2018)
Highway TIP Revision 4 (Approved 11-08-2018)
Highway TIP Revision 3 (Approved 08-30-2018)
Highway TIP Revision 2 (Approved 07-25-2019)
Transit TIP Revision 1 (Approved 07-24-2018)
Highway TIP  -Amendment 1 (Approved 07-12-2018)
Transit TIP  (Adopted 06-11-2018)
Highway TIP  (Adopted 06-11-2018)
Transportation Improvement Program (TIP) Document (Approved 05-09-2018, Adopted 06-11-2018)


Unified Planning Work Program (UPWP)


Other Transportation Program


Active Transportation Plan

DSATS is committed to improving all forms of transportation, including transit, biking, pedestrians, and other forms of transportation. The Bike-Pedestrian-Alternative Transportation Plans are updated on a 5-year cycle.

2019 Active Transportation Plan



Human Services Transportation Plan (HSTP)

Often referred to as the Coordinated Plan, this document identifies regional transportation needs of individuals with a disability, older adults, and people with low-incomes and, working with the public and regional stakeholders, identifies strategies to meet their needs.

2009 Human Service Transportation Plan



Intelligent Transportation Systems (ITS) Plan

Intelligent Transportation Systems (ITS) are the integrated application of various technologies and management strategies to provide traveler information to increase the safety and efficiency of the surface transportation system both private and public transportation.

2006 Intelligent Transportation Systems Plan
2006 Executive Summary


Obligation Report

When the federal government published its SAFETEA-LU transportation bill it mandated an Annual Listing of projects, including investments in pedestrian walkways and bicycle transportation facilities, for which Federal funds have been obligated in the preceding year shall be published or otherwise made available by the cooperative effort of the State, transit operator, and metropolitan planning organization for public review. The listing shall be consistent with the funding categories identified in each metropolitan transportation improvement program (TIP).

2023 Obligation Report



Title VI Program

The MPO Title VI Program includes information on how Title VI and Environmental Justice considerations are reflected in the planning activities of the MPO, including the formulation of the MTP, TIP, UPWP, publications, communication, and public involvement efforts. Concurrent to policies and procedures identified to ensure compliance, the document also includes direction from the PPP and goals for reaching limited-English proficiency households.

2021 Title VI Program



Transit Studies

DeKalb Sycamore Area Transportation Study (DSATS) tries to conduct a comprehensive transit analysis every 5 years, usually in conjunction with the Long Range Transportation Plan update.

2017 Transit Development Plan



Other Studies/Reports


Annual Reports

Each year, DeKalb Sycamore Area Transportation Study (DSATS) staff submits an annual report which identifies all the accomplishments achieved in the recently completed fiscal year.

*2014 through current Annual Reports are included as part of the Unified Planning Work Program (available above).

2013 Annual Report



Eastern Corridor Study 2009

This study identified possible alignment alternatives for an approximately 9-mile eastern transportation corridor linking Sycamore to Cortland.

2009 Eastern Corridor Study
Table of Contents
Exhibit 1
Exhibits 2-6
Exhibit 7a
Exhibit 7b
Exhibits 8-12
Exhibits 13-17
Exhibits 18-22
Exhibit 23
Exhibit 24
Exhibit 25
Exhibit 26
Exhibits 27a-27c


Freight Rail Study

The DeKalb Sycamore Area Transportation Study (DSATS) hired Fehr-Graham and Associates to perform a freight rail study to identify whether the rail lines traveling through the region could support spurs where businesses in the region could ship products and supplies in and out of the area by rail.

2011 Freight Rail Study


Pavement Conditions Study

This study reports the conditions of roads within the DSATS are which are classified as Collectors or Arterials.

2022 Pavement Conditions Study

2013 Pavement Conditions Study
2013 Appendix


Traffic Count Studies



For other reports and studies, please contact the DSATS office.