About the TIP
The Transportation Improvement Program (TIP) serves as a tool to implement projects from the EMPO Metropolitan Transportation Plan, as well as a document to keep the public informed about projects in the EMPO transportation planning area. The TIP includes a four-year program of projects, and is updated on a two year cycle. Federal legislation requires that all transportation projects requesting federal transportation funding under title 23 U.S.C. or the Federal Transit Act be included in a TIP that has been determined to conform to federal air quality standards. The TIP includes improvements to highways, public transit, bikeways, pedestrian facilities, bridges, traffic signals and other aspects of transportation systems. It may also include planning and engineering studies that may lead to construction in later years. Along with an overview of the transportation planning process, the TIP provides a listing, by agency, of all federally funded highway and transit improvements that are programmed in the region.
The EMPO Policy Committee adopted the TIP for Fiscal Years 2016-2019 on May 7, 2015. It became effective on July 1, 2015, following approval by the states of Indiana and Kentucky, and the U.S. Department of Transportation.