Transportation Improvement Program (TIP)

Federally-funded transportation improvements for the region

Public Comment Period for the Draft 2019-2022 Transportation Improvement Program

The Metropolitan Council’s Transportation Advisory Board (TAB) is receiving public comment on the Draft 2019-2022 Transportation Improvement Program (TIP). The program will include highway, transit, bicycle, and pedestrian projects that are proposed for federal funding in the Minneapolis-St. Paul Urbanized Area and the seven-county metropolitan area in the next four years. The program will be adopted by the TAB and approved by the Metropolitan Council.

See the draft 2019-2022 TIP (pdf). 

Public comment will be received until 5 p.m., Tuesday, August 7.  To comment:

  • Write to Metropolitan Council, Public Information at 390 Robert St. N., St. Paul, MN 55101
  • Email to Metropolitan Council, Public Information at
  • Record a comment on the Public Comment Line at 651.602.1500 (TTY 651.291.0904)

The final TIP will be considered at the August 15 Transportation Advisory Board meeting, which begins at 12:30 p.m.

For more information, contact Joe Barbeau, senior planner at the Metropolitan Council at 651.602.1705 or  

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 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 2018-2021 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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