Transportation Improvement Program (TIP)
Federally-funded transportation improvements for the region
Draft 2021-2024 Public Comment Period
The Metropolitan Council’s Transportation Advisory Board (TAB) is receiving public comment on the Draft 2021-24 Transportation Improvement Program (TIP). The program includes highway, transit, bicycle, and pedestrian projects that are proposed for federal funding in the Twin Cities metropolitan area in the next four years. Draft 2021-2024 Transportation Improvement Program (PDF).
The Met Council will receive comments on the Draft Transportation Improvement Program through 5 p.m. on August 10, 2020 as follows:
- Mail: Metropolitan Council, 390 Robert St. N., St. Paul, MN 55101
- E-mail: email@example.com
- Public Comment Line: 651-602-1500 (TTY 651.291.0904)
The TAB and Council plan to consider adoption of the final TIP later in 2020.
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 Met 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 2020-2023 TIP
For older Transportation Improvement Programs, see Previous TIPs.
Annual Obligated Projects Reports
Every year, dating to 2015, the Council prepares an annual listing of projects obligated from the TIP in the previous fiscal year.