The Transportation Improvement Program (TIP) is a five-year programming document that lists all the needs of the regional transportation system. The TIP is developed annually and is subject to amendment and adjustment at any time. Each program year of the TIP coincides with the Federal Fiscal Year, October 1 through September 30.
All projects are identified by fiscal year and federal funding category and include cost. The total cost of the projects programmed in the TIP must be constrained to available funding, be consistent with the long-range Regional Transportation Plan, and include an annual element, or listing, of projects to be advertised in the first year of the TIP.