MTC approved the 2017 Transportation Improvement Program (TIP) and Transportation-Air Quality Conformity Analysis for Plan Bay Area and the 2017 TIP on September 28, 2016. The 2017 TIP is included in Caltrans’ 2017 Federal-Statewide Transportation Improvement Program (FSTIP) by reference. The 2017 FSTIP was approved by the State on November 16, 2016. FHWA and FTA approved the 2017 FSTIP on December 16, 2016.
The Transportation Improvement Program, or TIP, is a comprehensive four-year regional spending plan — and required by federal law.
But this just begins to tell the tale of the TIP. Here are nine more facts:
- MTC must adopt a new TIP at least once every four years; and the California Department of Transportation (Caltrans) requires our region to update its TIP every two years.
- The Federal Highway Administration and the Federal Transit Administration must approve the TIP.
- The TIP lists all transportation projects and programs for which any action by a federal agency is expected — not just funding.
- The TIP includes major regional projects funded with local or state dollars, even those with no federal money.
- The TIP covers all modes — transit, highways, bridges, local streets and roads, bicycle, pedestrian, and freight movement projects.
- The TIP shows estimated project costs and schedules.
- All TIP projects must be covered by funds reasonably expected to be available in the four-year TIP period.
- Inclusion in the TIP does not guarantee that construction on a project will begin; and does not represent an allocation or obligation of funds.
- MTC encourages public comment on the TIP and any proposed revisions.
The TIP is frequently changed after adoption, with projects added or deleted; accelerated or delayed; re-scoped or re-phased.
The current 2017 TIP covers fiscal 2016-17 through 2019-20. It contains approximately 700 projects totaling about $6.3 billion over the four-year period.
Search for TIP projects, generate reports and track funding.
Find TIP projects grouped by function, work type or geographical area.
Find TIP appendices.
Previous TIPs are archived in our online Digital Library. Just enter the key word TIP.
Follow the path of a transportation project from idea (when the project is first conceived) to implementation (when construction is completed), and identify the stages in a project's lifecycle where you can get involved!
The Federal Highway Administration in 2011 issued new procedures for revising the TIP. These provisions are in effect as of the date hereof and are subject to amendment from time to time.