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 (TAB) 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 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.
The 2015-2018 TIP
The Draft 2016-2019 TIP
The draft TIP was approved by TAB On August 19. It will be presented to the Council's Transportation Committee and the Council on Sept 14 and Sept 29, respectively, for concurrence. It will be officially enacted once approved by the U.S. Dept. of Transportaiton later in the fall.