Transportation Improvement Program

Oct 23, 2013

Transportation Improvement Program (TIP)

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 five 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 ON TO 2050

Public Comment

The CMAP Transportation Committee has released separate conformity amendments to the FFY 2019-24 Transportation Improvement Program (TIP). These amendments are open for public comment from January 18, 2019 to February 18, 2019. Conformity analysis is part of the transportation modeling process that evaluates the impact on air quality of projects in ON TO 2050 and the FFY 2019-24 TIP, as amended. On-road vehicle emissions are reviewed to determine that the region will reach national ambient air quality goals. Please review the ON TO 2050/TIP Conformity Analysis & TIP Amendment 19-04 and the ON TO 2050 Regionally Significant Project (RSP) Conformity Analysis and TIP Amendment 19-04.1. Comments regarding the individual TIP conformity amendments may be submitted to CMAP by mail, e-mail, or phone (312-454-0400).

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, Obligation Reports, and state and federal approval documentation.

TIP Programmer Resources includes forms, instructions, and other resources for programming and implementing agencies

TIP Schedules and Approvals includes the current TIP Schedule and Approvals. Documentation of past TIP program approvals is found in the TIP Archives.

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