What is the TIP?

As the Pikes Peak region’s federally designated Metropolitan Planning Organization, PPACG is responsible for managing state, local, and federal transportation and transit funds through a document called the Transportation Improvement Program (TIP).

The TIP is a four year plan that implements the long-range Regional Transportation Plan’s goals, and identifies the specific transportation and transit projects for which the region will allocate its federal, state, and local funds. PPACG oversees the TIP’s development and amendmends it as conditions change.

The long-range plan and the TIP go hand-in-hand: the long-range plan looks 20 years into the future, identifying goals for the regional transportation system and likely funding sources. The TIP ensures that short-term actions are consistent with the region’s long-term vision. Both plans help local and state agencies coordinate their goals and projects.

FFY 2019-2022 TIP

The FFY 2019-2022 TIP was approved by the PPACG Board of Directors on April 11, 2018 and became effective July 1, 2018.

This application allows you to view planned and programmed transportation projects contained in the current 2019-2022 TIP and includes the most up to date TIP amendments and administrative changes for the Colorado Springs metro area.

The full TIP document includes all chapters and appendices which explain TIP regulations and PPACG policies.

The current TIP table includes the most up to date TIP amendments and administrative changes.

FFY 2021-2024 TIP

The FFY 2021-2024 TIP is planned to be adopted by the PPACG Board of directors in April, 2020 and will go into effect July 1, 2020.

To view the FY 2021-2024 Draft TIP, please click the button below. The public comment period was held from January 9, 2020 through February 7, 2020. During this time, the public was able to review and comment on the draft plan and attend the Open House.

This notice serves to meet the Federal Highway Administration’s (FHWA)  and Federal Transit Authority’s (FTA) public participation requirements for PPACG and MMT’s federally funded projects.

Planned adoption schedule:



  • Call for projects (CFP) opens 10/1


  • CFP ends 11/1
  • TAC workshop – project prioritization – 11/6
  • Coordination with MMT for programming transit funds in TIP


  • TIP draft for committee review



  • TIP Draft Public Comment Period

February –

  • TIP Draft with Public Comments – Committee Review

March –

  • TIP Draft with Public Comments – Committee Review

April – BOD

  • TIP Final Approval

The Transportation Improvement Program Policies and Procedures are intended to provide clarity and consistency to the transportation planning and programming process in the Pikes Peak region. The policies provide a platform for the decision-making process so that every jurisdiction and mode of transportation is treated consistently. These procedures describe the process by which the region will conduct the planning & programming process so that there is transparency for the PPACG member jurisdictions and the public.

TIP Project Implementation Requirements and Process – Working with CDOT Region 2 Local Agency Division

The links below provide information on project implementation processes and requirements for federally funded local agency TIP projects. The local agency site details this process in the CDOT Local Agency Manual as well as flow charts. These documents are particularly useful for project engineers and managers who would like to know more about the federal administration and construction requirements. Though, it is also helpful for planners who assist in this process.  

Annual Listing of Federally Obligated Projects

On December 4, 2015, President Obama signed into law Public Law 114-94, the Fixing America’s Surface Transportation Act (FAST Act).

To improve transparency of the expenditure of Federal transportation funds, the FAST Act requires Metropolitan Planning Organizations (MPOs) to annually publish a list of projects that obligated Federal funds during the year. The Federal Highway Administration (FHWA) defines “obligation” as “the federal government’s legal commitment to pay or reimburse the States or other entities for the Federal share of a projects eligible costs.”

Below are the published annual listings of federally obligated projects categorized by fiscal year.