Transportation Improvement Program (TIP)

Federally-funded transportation improvements for the region

TIP Amendment Public Comment Period

The Metropolitan Council’s Transportation Advisory Board (TAB) is receiving public comment on a proposed amendment to the 2017-20 Transportation Improvement Program (TIP). The amendment would change several elements of the installation of an interchange on U.S. Highway 169 at County Highway 78 and State Highway 41 in Scott County, including extension of the project’s length, construction of frontage roads, bridges, and installation of related signals.

See the proposed TIP amendment (pdf)
You may contact the Metropolitan Council via any of the means below to receive a copy of the amendment.
The Council will receive comments on the draft amendment to the Transportation Improvement Program through 5 p.m., Monday, April 10, 2017 as follows:

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

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 2017-2020 TIP

Previous TIPs

For older Transportation Improvement Programs, go to 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.  You can find these reports here.

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