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TRANSPORTATION IMPROVEMENT PROGRAM

 
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Contact Andrea Strach, Transportation Program Implementation Manager, for information on the TIP. 

What is the Transportation Improvement Program?

Our transportation options and quality of infrastructure impact more than just mobility. They influence how we attract talent, create community places, drive economic development, and prioritize connectivity and accessibility for all who live, work, and play in the Greater Lansing region.

 

This is why the projects included in our Transportation Improvement Program, or TIP for short, represent more than just an investment into our transportation system – they are an investment into our region’s prosperity and success.

 

The TIP is the region’s short-range capital improvements program for roads, bicycle and pedestrian pathways, public transit, and other transportation enhancements in Greater Lansing's tri-county region. It includes a list of the federally funded projects planned within Clinton, Eaton, and Ingham counties over the next four years, as well as background information and statutory regulations that guide regional transportation planning across the country.

 

The TIP is a living document - changes to projects, including adding new ones, adjusting timelines for construction, removing projects, and changings costs and other information are made throughout the year at meetings of our technical advisory committee and Board of Commissioners. Previous amendments may be viewed in past meeting materials.

What else should you know to better understand the TIP? Watch the video below or learn more here

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View the latest list - and an interactive map - of planned transportation projects in the region for 2020-2023. 

 

TIP amendments and project changes, annual listings of projects that have received funding, and other program information, like the amendment schedule and revision policies, are also available.

We have kicked off development of the TIP for fiscal years 2023-2026!

 

Learn how projects will be scored and prioritized and view program information, including the development schedule, the project submission form for local agencies, our investment strategy, and more.

With development of the FY 2023-2026 TIP underway, we want to hear from you as we plan transportation projects in the coming years!

 

Stay tuned for opportunities to comment on potential projects, see how they could impact our natural and social environments, and review the draft document.  

 

FY 2020-2023 Transportation Improvement Program

View recent project amendments and the complete project list, or navigate the different layers of our interactive map, to view transportation projects happening from 2019 to 2023 throughout Greater Lansing's tri-county area. Explore projects by year or type, or view the full listing by expanding the arrow at the bottom of the interactive project map. 

 

Our fiscal year 2020-2023 Transportation Improvement Program, which runs from October 2019 through September 2023, includes a variety of projects to improve our roads, non-motorized facilities, operations, system safety, and bridges.

 

FY 2023-2026 Transportation Improvement Program

Development of the TIP for projects planned in fiscal years 2023 through 2026 is underway! This updated TIP is anticipated to be adopted by Tri-County's Board in May 2022. Navigate the document gallery below to view major milestones and program information.

Documents will be added as materials are made available for use and review by local agencies, the public, and regional stakeholders.

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Transportation planning affects all of us. It influences the roads that are repaired, the systems that are implemented, and even the goods, services, and businesses that come into the area. 

 

View the projects in the 2023-2026 TIP on our interactive map that helps you visualize upcoming transportation improvements! A full listing of projects is available in the gallery above.

Meanwhile, you're welcome to submit a general comment online or at a meeting.

 
 

What Else Should I Know?

As the Metropolitan Planning Organization (MPO) for the region, Tri-County channels all federal funding for transportation projects into our local communities. The TIP, which plans for these projects, is developed through a cooperative, collaborative process with area road departments, the region's public transit providers, and local, state, and federal government agencies.

 

The TIP's list of projects is "fiscally constrained," which means that only projects with confirmed funding are listed (it is not a "wish list" of projects). Though funding may come from a variety of sources, the term "obligated" references the federal government's legal commitment to pay their share of a project cost.

The TIP is the short-range implementation arm of the Metropolitan Transportation Plan, and each TIP project must work toward achieving the goals and objectives listed in the Plan and meeting performance measures. The TIP is one of the ways we implement the long-term vision of the Plan, in addition to policy priorities and planning initiatives.

What Types of Projects are Included in the TIP?

Road Improvements

  • Funding is used to improve the condition of the roads and highways.

Transit Capital

  • Funding for capital improvements, including public transportation facilities and bus purchases.

Bridge Work

  • Funding is used to repair and replace state and local bridges.

Safety Improvements

  • Funding is used to contribute to the improved safety of the transportation network by working to reduce fatalities and injuries of both drivers and bicyclists/pedestrians.

Non-Motorized Facilities

  • Funding is used to maintain or improve bicycle and pedestrian connections and infrastructure, including trails.​

Administration and Planning

  • Funding is used for collecting data and coordinating studies for improvements for the transportation system, including reducing congestion, improving access and system connectivity, and other mobility enhancements.