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Transportation Improvement Program (TIP)  

The 2020-2024 TIP

The 2020-2024 TIP update was approved by the ITCTC Planning and Policy Committees on June 18, 2019;

it becomes effective October 1, 2019.

View the 2020-2024 TIP document.


 2017-2021 TIP 

original version adopted by the ITCTC Policy Committee on June 21, 2016

(Effective October 1, 2016 to September 30, 2021)


2017-2021 TIP UPDATES

The TIP is updated throughout the life of the document.

The original 2017-2021TIP document is linked above; listed below are the most recent updates by section.  

 2017-2021 TIP Text & Summary Charts and Tables. (as of 4/18/2019)

small red diamond 2017-2021 TIP Project Tables (as of 4/16/2019)

small red diamond 2017-2021 TIP Federal Transit Tables (as of 12/31/2018)



The Transportation Improvement Program (TIP) is the agreed-upon five-year list of specific projects for which federal funds are anticipated. Required by federal law, the TIP represents the transportation improvement priorities of the Tompkins County Transportation Area. The list of projects is multi-modal and includes highway and public transit projects, as well as bicycle, pedestrian, and freight-related projects.

The TIP also represents the translation of recommendations from the ITCTC Long-Range Transportation Plan (LRP) and UPWP into a short-term program of tangible transportation improvements. All TIP projects are evaluated to assure consistency with the community goals and objectives established in the LRP. The majority of projects in the TIP are aimed at increasing the efficiency and safety of the existing transportation system, rather than construction of new facilities.

In addition, all TIP projects must be in conformance with air quality requirements. Representing the culmination of the transportation planning process, the TIP signifies a consensus among local, state and regional officials as to what improvements to pursue, thereby establishing eligibility for federal funding.

2017 - 2020 STIP 

The Statewide Transportation Improvement Program, otherwise known as the "STIP", is the federally required, four-year, statewide multimodal program or list of transportation projects proposed for federal transportation funding.



TIP Guidebook for Municipalities

The Guidebook provides general information on the TIP: What is the TIP? What types of projects should be included in the TIP? How are projects selected for the TIP?

It also provides step-by-step information on the TIP and the Statewide Transportation Improvement Program (STIP) Development Process (e.g., soliciting project proposals, preparing and submitting project proposals, project evaluation, committee review and recommendations, and public involvement).