Transportation Improvement Program (TIP)

Federally-funded transportation improvements for the region

Comment on the draft 2017 TIP by August 3

The Metropolitan Council’s Transportation Advisory Board (TAB) is receiving public comment on the Draft 2017-20 Transportation Improvement Program. 

The draft TIP includes approximately $10.8 million in unprogrammed 2017 funds, which, along with $6.7 million in funds, which became available after passage of the federal FAST Act, will be reprogrammed by TAB at its July 20 meeting for inclusion in the final TIP.

The Council will receive comments on the Draft Transportation Improvement Program through 5 p.m., Wednesday, Aug. 3, 2016 via:

  • Mail: Metropolitan Council, 390 Robert St. N., St. Paul, MN 55101
  • E-mail: public.info@metc.state.mn.us
  • Public Comment Line: 651-602-1500 (TTY 651.291.0904)
The TAB and Council plans to consider adoption of the final Transportation Improvement Program later in 2016.

About the TIP

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 2016-2019 TIP

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