Transportation Improvement Program (TIP)

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Transportation Improvement Program (TIP)

The Transportation Improvement Program (TIP) is a short-term plan that programs funding, particularly federal funding, for transportation projects. All projects within the Albuquerque Metropolitan Planning Area (AMPA) (PDF) receiving federal highway or transit funding must be in the TIP. The TIP is the region's mechanism of allocating its limited transportation resources among the various transportation needs based on a clear set of short-term transportation priorities. 

The first four years of the six year TIP constitute the "Federal TIP" and the remaining two years are considered “informational years”. Updates to the TIP are coordinated with the development of the Statewide Transportation Improvement Program (STIP). Every four years, a new TIP is developed and extends out to the next four fiscal years. The Albuquerque TIP follows the federal fiscal year which runs from October 1st through September 30th.

  1. Development
  2. Adoption
  3. Approval


The TIP is developed by MPO staff and the Transportation Program Technical Group (TPTG) utilizing the process established in the document TIP Policies and Procedures and Appendices (see above).  Projects in the TIP must conform to the area's long range transportation plan which in Albuquerque is known as the Metropolitan Transportation Plan (MTP) and undergo committee reviews and a project prioritization process.

Tip Development Process