The majority of highway, bicycle, and pedestrian projects contained in the CMAP TIP are accomplished through the IDOT state letting process. As such, the regular schedule for amending the TIP is derived to meet deadlines associated with the state’s schedule. The state letting schedule, a master schedule of meetings and due dates, and a calendar of TIP amendment actions for each FFY are posted on the TIP Programmer Resources page.
Each formal amendment period requires the submittal of new TIP projects and changes to existing projects ten days prior to CMAP’s Transportation Committee. TIP changes associated with the semi-annual conformity determination are due a minimum of three months prior to the MPO Policy Committee meeting at which approval will be sought. Once reviewed by the public, and approved by either the Transportation Committee or MPO Policy Committee, the approval is entered into the eTIP database, and IDOT, FHWA, and FTA are notified of the approval. Following IDOT review for inclusion in the STIP, their approval is entered into eTIP, and FHWA and FTA are notified that the amendment is available for federal review. Upon FHWA approval in eTIP, all reviewing parties and CMAP receive this notice:
CMAP Formal Amendment [number] has been approved by [name], FHWA on [date]. FHWA can now consider project authorization requests related to this TIP amendment.
Upon FTA approval in eTIP, the same parties receive this notice:
CMAP Formal Amendment [number] has been approved by [name], FTA on [date]. The public transportation projects listed in the TIP amendment report provided are eligible for FTA funding.
These federal approvals establish the new approved TIP project list. The approval dates for all amendments are reported on the Amendments tab of the eTIP public website. Notes from reviewers may also be displayed.
Prior to May 2018, approval letters for each TIP amendment were issued by FHWA and FTA. The section below contains links to those approvals.