Transportation Improvement Program
What is the Transportation Improvement Program (TIP)?
The Transportation Improvement Program (TIP) is a programming document that details a four-year budget for transportation improvement projects within the metropolitan area for all surface transportation modes, including street and highway, transit, bicycle, and pedestrian. The TIP provides the opportunity to select projects from the LRTP most suitable to the region’s current or short-term needs. The agencies represented on the TTAC and Policy Board work through a cooperative process, including public involvement, to create the TIP document.
Who can apply for the TIP?
All eligible entities within the MPO Planning Area Boundary (sponsors), regardless of dues-paying status, can submit applications to the MPO. Sponsors complete the TIP application for projects or portions of projects included in the Fiscally Constrained Plan.The schedule for the FFY 25 - 29 TIP is as follows:
|October 3, 2023||Transportation Improvement Program (TIP) Applications Open|
|December 17, 2023||TIP Application Submission Deadline|
|January||Applications Reviewed by all of the Corridor MPO's Boards, Committees, and the Iowa Department of Transportation|
|February||The Corridor MPO's Transportation Technical Advisory Committee Provides Technical Analysis of Projects|
|February||First Open House for the Public to Review all Projects Eligible for Funding|
|March||Corridor MPO's Transportation Technical Advisory Committee, Executive Committee, and Policy Board|
|April||Second Open House Held for the Public to Review Projects Selected to be Awarded Funding|
|May||Adoption of the draft FFY 25 - 29 Transportation Improvement Program|
|June||The Iowa Department of Transportation reviews the Draft FFY 25 -29 TIP|
|July||Adoption of the FFY 25 - 29 TIP|
Federal Fiscal Year 2025 - 2029 Transportation Improvement Program Applications
Below are the applications for the FFY 25 - 29 Transportation Improvement Program. These applications are based on the funding programs available through the Corridor MPO. Applications must be submitted to Elizabeth Burke at firstname.lastname@example.org and Roman Kiefer at email@example.com by December 17, 2023, at Midnight.
Surface Transportation Block Grant (STBG) Funding Application
The federal government established the Surface Transportation Block Grant program to assist local jurisdictions with road and bridge funding. As well as provide funding for transit capital improvements. These funds are allocated from the federal government to the Iowa DOT and then to MPOs. Eligible projects can be located in the 2045 Long-Range Transportation Plan.
- Total: $11.9 million
- Roadway projects: $6.6 million
- Trail projects: $3.8 million
- Transit projects: $1.5 million
- Surface Transportation Block Grant (STBG) Notice of Funding Opportunity (NOFO)
- STBG Funding Application
The Carbon Reduction program was created when the Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act was passed by the United States of America's Congress in 2021. This program is intended to fund projects that reduce carbon emissions within the transportation sector. The Corridor MPO is utilizing these funds for transit projects. These projects were identified in the 2045 Long-Range Transportation Plan.
Funding Available: $1.8 million
Application with supporting materials:
Transportation Alternatives Set-Aside (TASA) Funding Application
The Transportation Alternatives Set-Aside (TA Set-Aside) program is what was formerly known as the Transportation Alternatives Program (TAP). These programs are intended to provide funding for projects that provide alternatives to roadway transportation. Eligible projects for this funding at the Corridor MPO are trail projects found within the 2045 Long-Range Transportation Plan.
Funding Available: $2 million
Application with supporting materials:
- Transportation Alternatives Set-Aside (TASA) Notice of Funding Opportunity (NOFO)
- TASA Funding Application (Parts A through F)
- Application Checklist and Certification (Part G)
- Corridor MPO Criteria (Part H)
- Form 105101 Minority Impact Statement
There may be certain materials that will help applicants fill out the FFY 25 - 29 TIP Applications. Below are resources that MPO staff believe will help improve the application process for applicants.
Transportation Alternatives Set Aside Guidance
Surface Transportation Block Grant Overview
Carbon Reduction Funding Guidance
Corridor MPO's 2045 Long-Range Transportation Plan (Fiscally Constrained Plan located on pg. 180)
Often after the development and subsequent adoption of the Transportation Improvement Program (TIP), changes need to be made to the list of programmed projects. Amendments are major changes involving the following:
- Project cost - changes that increase federal aid by more than 30% or increase total federal aid by more than $2 million from the original amount
- Schedule changes - projects added or deleted from the TIP
- Funding sources – projects receiving additional federal funding sources
- Scope changes – changing the project termini, the amount of through traffic lanes, type of work from an overlay to reconstruction or a change to include widening of the roadway
List of TIP Amendments (Showing Rolling Year)
|Date||Member Community||Project Related to TIP Amendment|
|September 20, 2023||City of Cedar Rapids||Lindale Connector Trail|
|September 5, 2023||City of Cedar Rapids||Williams Boulevard Project|
|March 3, 2023||City of Cedar Rapids||West Willow/ Taft Safe Routes to School Project|
|January 11, 2023||Iowa Department of Transportation||I-380 Bridge Rehabilitation|
|January 11, 2023||City of Cedar Rapids||Edgewood Road Trail Project|
FFY 24-27 Transportation Improvement Program
FFY 23-26 Transportation Improvement Program
FFY 22-25 Transportation Improvement Program