Transportation Improvement Program (TIP)
The FFY 2014-19 Transportation Improvement Program (TIP) is one of the short-term implementation tools for the GO TO 2040 Plan update. The TIP consists of projects to be accomplished, and a document outlining the region's programming processes used to develop the proposed projects, as well as a short-term fiscal plan for accomplishing them.
The Transportation Improvement Program (TIP) is metropolitan Chicago's agenda of surface transportation projects. The TIP lists all federally funded projects and regionally significant, non-federally funded projects programmed for implementation in the next four years. The TIP is updated and amended regularly through the CMAP Transportation Committee. Amendments are posted on the committee minutes page for public comment one week prior to committee consideration. Major project changes with the potential to affect the region's air quality undergo a conformity analysis, and are approved by the MPO Policy Committee.
The TIP helps both the transportation community and the general public track the use of local, state, and federal transportation funds. The TIP also helps MPO members, other transportation implementers, and planning organizations establish a transportation program that implements the goals of GO TO 2040.
The CMAP Transportation Committee has released a conformity amendment to the FFY 2014-19 Transportation Improvement Program (TIP). This amendment is open for a public comment, from January 16, 2015 to February 16, 2015. Conformity analysis is part of the transportation modeling process that evaluates the impact on air quality of projects in GO TO 2040 and the FFY 2014-19 TIP as amended. On-road vehicle emissions are reviewed in certain years to determine that the region will reach national air quality goals. Please review the cover memo and list of conformity amendments. To make comments regarding the TIP amendment in writing, please write to the address below, ATTN TIP amendments. Comments can also be made via e-mail or phone (312) 454-0400.
TIP Related Pages
For more information about the TIP and individual projects, see these related pages:
TIP Data includes the online TIP database, interactive mapping tools and data summaries.
TIP Documentation includes the full text of the TIP, summary text, Obligation Reports, and state and federal approval documentation.
TIP Programmer Resources includes forms, instructions, and other resources for programming and implementing agencies
TIP Archives includes documentation of past TIP programs.