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Transportation Improvement Program

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

Q&A Session: What does it mean for a project to be included in the CMAP TIP?

CMAP staff is frequently asked by local governments and project implementers that are seeking grants or responding to funding opportunities what exactly it means for a project to be included in the CMAP TIP.  On Tuesday, April 13, 2021 CMAP hosted a virtual Q&A session to answer this and other frequently asked questions about the TIP.  View the video recording of the event.

Public Comment: ON TO 2050 Plan Update/FFY 2023-28 TIP Conformity Analysis and Plan Amendment

Concurrent with the ON TO 2050 Update, CMAP is seeking your input on the conformity analysis and corresponding Transportation Improvement Program (TIP) amendment (23-01). The analysis and amendment include additions, deletions, and changes to both existing projects TIP projects and projects proposed to be designated as ON TO 2050 Regionally Significant Projects. Please review the cover memo and list of conformity amendments. Comments may be submitted to CMAP by maile-mail, or phone (312-454-0400) through August 13, 2022.

Public Comment: FFY 2023 – 2028 Transportation Improvement Program

Concurrent with the ON TO 2050 Update, CMAP is seeking your input on the Federal Fiscal Year (FFY) 2023 – 2028 Transportation Improvement Program (TIP).  The FFY 2023 – 2028 TIP includes discussion of how the projects within the TIP implement the recommendations of the ON TO 2050 Update, describes the federal, state, and local resources available to the region, and discusses the processes for selecting projects to be included in the TIP.  Comments may be submitted to CMAP by maile-mail, or phone (312-454-0400) through August 13, 2022.

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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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

Q&A Session: What does it mean for a project to be included in the CMAP TIP?

CMAP staff is frequently asked by local governments and project implementers that are seeking grants or responding to funding opportunities what exactly it means for a project to be included in the CMAP TIP.  On Tuesday, April 13, 2021 CMAP hosted a virtual Q&A session to answer this and other frequently asked questions about the TIP.  View the video recording of the event.

Public Comment: ON TO 2050 Plan Update/FFY 2023-28 TIP Conformity Analysis and Plan Amendment

Concurrent with the ON TO 2050 Update, CMAP is seeking your input on the conformity analysis and corresponding Transportation Improvement Program (TIP) amendment (23-01). The analysis and amendment include additions, deletions, and changes to both existing projects TIP projects and projects proposed to be designated as ON TO 2050 Regionally Significant Projects. Please review the cover memo and list of conformity amendments. Comments may be submitted to CMAP by maile-mail, or phone (312-454-0400) through August 13, 2022.

Public Comment: FFY 2023 – 2028 Transportation Improvement Program

Concurrent with the ON TO 2050 Update, CMAP is seeking your input on the Federal Fiscal Year (FFY) 2023 – 2028 Transportation Improvement Program (TIP).  The FFY 2023 – 2028 TIP includes discussion of how the projects within the TIP implement the recommendations of the ON TO 2050 Update, describes the federal, state, and local resources available to the region, and discusses the processes for selecting projects to be included in the TIP.  Comments may be submitted to CMAP by maile-mail, or phone (312-454-0400) through August 13, 2022.

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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