The Transportation Improvement Program (TIP) is a federally required, short-range plan that provides information regarding the schedule of multimodal transportation projects that are federally funded or deemed regionally significant in the MACOG region. Projects listed are developed in cooperation with the Indiana Department of Transportation (INDOT), regional transit providers, member jurisdictions, and the public.
Development of a TIP is a federal requirement as defined by the current highway bill, Fixing America’s Surface Transportation Act (FAST Act). The TIP is required to be cooperatively develop every two years, compatible with the Statewide Transportation Improvement Program (STIP).
MACOG works with local jurisdictions, INDOT, and the public to identify projects that will be included in the program. The program must be fiscally constrained, meaning only the amount of funding that can be reasonably anticipated is programmed, and relates to the Michiana on the Move: 2040 Transportation Plan.
Updated SFY 2016-2019 TIP
The approved TIP can be amended or modified to add or delete projects and adjust for changes in scope, cost, or timeframe. Amendments are required to go through Policy Board approval and subject for public review, while minor changes can be made by Administrative Modifications.
Following is the current TIP, which has been updated to include any changes that have been made since the TIP was approved. Additionally, a list of each change can be found in the following table.
MACOG employs a transparent decision-making process to select quality transportation projects that can benefit the region. MACOG’s project selection process is designed to evaluate and prioritize projects to receive federal funding and then are included in the fiscally constrained TIP. Below is the MACOG Project Selection Process, which provides an overview of how projects are chosen for inclusion in the TIP.Project Selection Process
Request Issued: November 8, 2017
Application Due: December 13, 2017
Staff Review: December - January
Recommendations: February 14, 2018
The annual listing of obligated projects is consistent with the project listing in the TIP. This includes project name and identification numbers, project location, project description, as well as the amount of funds programmed in the TIP. Funds obligated are a measure of the progress being made on a project. As such, the Annual Listing of Obligated Projects report is prepared at the end of the state fiscal year to tell what actually happened with TIP federal project funding during the fiscal year.
Projects for which funds have been obligated are not necessarily initiated or completed in the program year, and the amount of the obligation will not necessarily equal the total cost of the project. It is possible that obligated funds exceed the amount estimated in the TIP. It is also possible that unused funds may be credited back when not needed at the completion of a project phase resulting in a negative obligation.