Transportation Improvement Program (TIP)

Federally-funded transportation improvements for the region

The Transportation Improvement Program (TIP) describes all proposed federally-funded transportation projects within the Twin Cities seven-county metropolitan, including highway, transit, bike and pedestrian enhancements.  

The TIP is required for federal funding, and is updated each year by the Transportation Advisory Board and the Council, with assistance from the Minnesota Department of Transportation (MnDOT). 

The Metropolitan Planning Organization (MPO) is required to prepare the TIP as a short-range programming document that complements its long-range transportation plan.

TIP, the Metropolitan Council and the Transportation Advisory Board

The Council prepares the TIP in cooperation with MnDOT. The TIP includes federal funds allocated through the regional solicitation process, and federal formula funds programmed by MnDOT, the Council and transit providers.
The projects contained in the TIP must be consistent with and implement the region’s transportation plan and priorities as well as the State Implementation Plan for air quality.

The TIP and TIP amendments (other than program year changes) are adopted by the Transportation Advisory Board (TAB) and sent to the Council for concurrence. The TAB's action is returned for revision only if the Council finds the TIP to be inconsistent with Council policy.

See the TIP

See the 2015-2018 Transportation Improvement Program (222 pages, 7.1 MB pdf).

 

Public comment period open for Draft 2016-2019 TIP


The Metropolitan Council’s Transportation Advisory Board (TAB) is receiving public comment on the Draft 2016-2019 Transportation Improvement Program (TIP). The program will include highway, transit, bikeway and pedestrian enhancements, and air quality projects that are proposed for federal funding in the Minneapolis-St. Paul Urbanized Area and the seven-county metropolitan area in the next four years. The program will be adopted by the TAB and approved by the Metropolitan Council.

Draft 2016-2019 TIP for Public Comment 

The public comment period starts on Monday, June 22 and concludes at 5:00 PM on Wednesday, August 5.  To comment, the public may:

  • Write to Metropolitan Council, Public Information at 390 Robert St. N., St. Paul, MN 55101
  • Email to Metropolitan Council, Public Information at public.info@metc.state.mn.us
  • Record a comment on the Public Comment Line at 651.602.1500 (TTY 651.291.0904)


The public may also attend the Transportation Advisory Board meeting at 12:30 PM on Wednesday, August 19, when the final TIP will be discussed.

More information

For more information, contact Joe Barbeau at 651.602.1705 or jospeh.barbeau@metc.state.mn.us.

The Transportation Planning and Programming Guide contains more details about TIP management and process. Transportation Planning and Programming Guide