The Transportation Improvement Program (TIP), which the Madison Area TPB updates annually, is a coordinated listing of short-range transportation improvement projects anticipated to be undertaken in the next five-year period. The TIP is the mechanism by which the long-range transportation plan is implemented, and represents the transportation improvement priorities of the region.
Projects within the Madison Area TPB Planning Area must be included in the TIP in order to be eligible to receive federal funding assistance. Outer county area projects are also listed for information and coordination purposes. The list is multi-modal. In addition to streets/roadways, it includes transit, pedestrian and bicycle, parking, and rideshare/transportation demand management projects.
The coordinated listing of projects in the TIP is prepared as a cooperative effort by state and local implementing agencies and the staff of the Madison Area TPB, and is primarily based upon capital improvement programs and budgets. Implementing agencies submit their listings of proposed projects to TPB staff to coordinate into a comprehensive listing of proposed transportation improvements, with indications of project scope, cost timing, etc The listing is subject to review by the Madison Area TPB, Technical Coordinating Committee (TCC), Madison Area TPB, local units of government. Opportunities are also provided for public involvement and comments.
The TIP is not a final schedule of project implementation. The time frame shown in the TIP is a "best estimate" at the time of TIP development. The timing of projects can change due to lack of available federal or local funds, delays in project development activities, changes in implementation priorities, and other factors. The annual updating of the TIP allows for these adjustments to project schedules and changes in relative priorities of transportation improvement. In addition, the TIP may be amended after it is adopted in order to add or delete projects, advance a project into the first year, or accommodate cost, phasing, or scope changes to a project. These amendments are usually minor. If a major change were to be adopted, an opportunity for review and comment would be provided for the TPB, TCC, TPB Board, local governments, and the general public.
Request for 2016-2020 Projects and STP-Urban Project Applications
The Madison Area Transportation Planning Board – An MPO is requesting state, county, and local units of government to submit transportation projects for inclusion in the TIP. The MPO is also accepting project applications for Surface Transportation Program (STP) – Urban funding for the 2016-2020 program cycle.
TIP Projects and STP – Urban Applications Request Letter (PDF)
WisDOT STP – Urban Program Application Form (Word)
WisDOT Application Form Instructions (PDF)
MPO Application Form Supplement (Word)
MPO Application Form Supplement 2 (for Bicycle/Pedestrian Projects Only) (Word)
For more information on the TIP and the selection process for STP – Urban projects, see the following draft document which will be on the MPO Board’s May 6 meeting agenda for action:
STP – Urban Transportation Projects Selection Process [DRAFT]
2015-2019 Transportation Improvement Program (PDF) (18 MB)
2015-2019 Transportation Improvement Program Interactive Map
List 0f 2014 Obligated Projects with Federal Funding (PDF)
List of 2013 Obligated Projects with Federal Funding (PDF)
List of 2012 Obligated Projects with Federal Funding (PDF)