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.

FY 2022-2025 TIP Draft

The draft FY2022-2025 TIP was available for public comment May 12, 2021 through June 11, 2021. All comments received will be provided to the PPACG committees and Boards for consideration before final adoption. 


The proposed adoption of the ‘Fiscal Year (FY) 2022-2025 Transportation Improvement Program (TIP) will also be provided to the PPACG Board of Directors for initial review during a public hearing at their regular meeting July 14, 2021, at 9:00 a.m. Any interested member of the public within the PPACG region may review and make comments on the proposed plan during the public hearing. Final approval by the PPACG Board of Directors will be requested at their August 11, 2021 meeting, after all public comments and submissions have been considered. 


The FY 2022-2025 TIP is planned for approval by the PPACG Board of Directors on August 11, 2021 and will be effective from August 11, 2021 to June 30, 2025 unless superseded by a new TIP adoption.


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

FY 2021-2024 TIP

The FY 2021-2024 TIP was adopted by the PPACG Board of directors on April 8, 2020 and went into effect July 1, 2020.

The TIP draft document includes all chapters and projects listing. The appendices can be found at the links below.

This database provides the most up to date projects and their funding sources for the FY21-24 TIP including their descriptions, scope, total costs and impact on performance measure targets. All amendments (changes) to the TIP since the adoption are also listed on the public site. There is also a link to the log-in site for member entities.

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.

FY 2023-2027 TIP Call for Projects

The FY2023-2027 TIP will include funding priorities for federal fiscal years 2023 through 2027. In the current adopted TIP FY2021-2024 and the soon to be adopted TIP FY2022-2025, funds for FY 2022, 2023 and 2024 have been programmed and will be made current by moving into the new TIP document. Therefore, the new TIP will be adding three new funding years with a call for projects for FY 2025, 2026 and 2027. The call for projects will address unprogrammed dollars in regional STP-Metro and TAP funding categories. The Call for Projects documents were emailed to all PPACG TAC members and are also available at the links below.

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.