The Transportation Improvement Program (TIP) is a planning tool used as a schedule of intended transportation improvements that either use federal funds or are regionally significant over a 4 year period.
PROCESS TO SUBMIT PROJECTS
- Fill out the Project Submittal or Request for an Extension Form (below)
- Once completed, you will be emailed a customized link. This link will give you and only you, access to a google drive excel worksheet where you can enter all project details.
- Staff will check that all fields are complete and pull information directly from the google excel sheet; you will receive an email confirming your projects were received and asking you to double check that all information is accurate.
- Once projects have been submitted it is the sponsor’s responsibility to ensure that all project information is accurately reflected in the Draft TIP that will be submitted for final approval. An error can result in a delay in funding.
TIP Project Submittal (New Projects and Amendments)
Request An Extension (Current Projects that only need a FY extension)
A TIP Workshop was held August 31st, 2017 for project sponsors. If you were unable to attend, you can access the presentation here. For a refresher on what information is needed when submitting financial information, please reference our example spreadsheet.
Updates occur every year, beginning with a Call for Projects in January; the final adoption in July. Amendments may be made to the TIP for qualifying projects twice a year and will be approved at the March and September board meetings. If a project existing in the approved and adopted TIP needs adjustment to the timeline, scope or funding agencies may complete the TIP Project Submittal form. If for example, unexpected funding becomes available for a project in between TIP updates, agencies may request the addition of their project through an emergency amendment. Amendments on average can take 3 months to incorporate into the TIP if approved and should not be used as a replacement for updating projects during the TIP update cycle.
If you have any questions, need help applying or require hard copies please contact staff. For a complete timeline of the FY2018-2021 update timeline, click here. Additionally, staff is updating its internal evaluation of TIP projects. Below is a draft of the TIP criteria that will be used to evaluate submitted projects for the FY2018-2021 TIP.
To access the FY2018-2021 TIP, click here or reference the map below for physical projects (does not include transit operating or supply).
TIP Amendment #1 (September Cycle): This was presented at the September 14th Technical Committee meeting and approved for public release. Public comments will be take for seven (7) days and can be submitted by either contacting staff directly or by submitting comments via our online portal. To view the amendment summary, click 2018-2021 TIP Amendment Summary.
To access previous FY’s TIPs, click here.
ANNUAL LISTING OF OBLIGATED PROJECTS (ALOP)
The Fixing America’s Surface Transportation Act (FAST) transportation legislation enacted by Congress in December 2015 requires that:
“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.” 23 CFR 134(j)(7)(8)
As required, this report lists all transportation projects authorized or revised to increase obligations of federal transportation funds in the St. Joseph metropolitan region during the MPO program year 2016 (July 1st, 2015 – June 1st, 2016). The federal government obligates, or commits, funds to a project only after the completion of the required project development process and all local, state, and federal approvals have been obtained.