What is the TIP?

As the Pikes Peak region’s federally designated Metropolitan Planning Organization (MPO), 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 amends 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.

MPO Boundary for the TIP

This map identifies the boundary of the Metropolitan Planning Organization

The FY 2025-2029 TIP was available for public comment through Saturday, Feb. 10, 2024, with an Open House for questions and comments  held Thursday, Jan. 25, 2024. The TIP is awaiting committee recommendation and approval by the Board of Directors

FY 2023-2027 TIP

The Fiscal Year (FY) 2023-2027 Transportation Improvement Program (TIP) was approved by the PPACG Board of Directors on January 12, 2022 and will be effective from July 1, 2022, to June 20, 2026, unless superseded by a new TIP adoption.

The TIP document link includes all chapters and projects listed in the body of the document. The appendices can be found at the links below. Please note that this is a static document that will not include additional amendments to the TIP. Instead, these amendments will be included in the electronic TIP (eTIP) database at right. The eTIP is the most up-to-date list of projects and their funding sources. 

FY2022-2025 TIP

The FY2022-2025 TIP was approved by the PPACG Board of Directors during their August 11, 2021 meeting. The FY 2022-2025 TIP will be effective from August 12, 2021 to June 30, 2025, unless superseded by a new TIP adoption.

 The TIP document link includes all chapters and projects listed in the body of the document. The appendices can be found at the links below. 

Annual Listing of Federally Obligated Projects

To improve transparency of the expenditure of Federal transportation funds, Metropolitan Planning Organizations (MPOs) are required to publish an annual list of projects using Federal funds that were obligated 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 project’s eligible costs.

Obligated projects were not necessarily initiated or completed during this year. The obligated amounts reflected in this report also may not be equal to the final project cost.

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

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.  

Electronic Transportation Improvement Plan (eTIP) Database

The eTIP, linked above, is updated as needed, providing the most up-to-date projects and their funding sources for the current TIP including their descriptions, scope, total costs and impact on performance measure targets.

Projects in the TIP can be viewed via the “Projects” tab or can be selected through the “interactive map” feature on the public site.

All amendments (changes/updates) to the TIP since the original adoption are also listed on the public site. To view amendments to the current TIP, select the “Plan Revisions” tab on the public site.

Member entities can also find a link to the log-in site from this page.