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.