Transportation Improvement Program (TIP)

Federally-funded transportation improvements for the region

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.

Public comment period now open for the DRAFT 2020-2023 TIP

The Metropolitan Council’s Transportation Advisory Board is receiving public comment on the  Draft 2020-23 Transportation Improvement Program (PDF).  The program will include highway, transit, bicycle, and pedestrian projects proposed for federal funding in the Minneapolis-St. Paul urbanized planning area and the seven-county metropolitan area in the next four years.

How to comment

The Council will receive comments on the Draft Transportation Improvement Program through 5 p.m. on Friday, Aug. 9, as follows:

  • Mail: Metropolitan Council, 390 Robert St. N., St. Paul, MN 55101 
  • E-mail: 
  • Public Comment Line: 651-602-1500 

The final document will be considered at the Aug. 21 Transportation Advisory Board meeting, which begins at 12:30 p.m. The Council plans to consider final adoption of the program on Sept. 25.

The 2019-2022 TIP

Previous TIPs

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.

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