FFY 2024-2029 Transportation Improvement Program (TIP) Development

TIP Call for Projects 2024-2029

TIP Development Call for Projects

The Mid-Region Metropolitan Planning Organization (MRMPO) has begun the development of the FFY 2024-2029 Transportation Improvement Program (TIP) for the Albuquerque Metropolitan Planning Area (AMPA). This notification serves as the formal call for transportation project proposals. 

Any surface transportation project within the metro area (NMDOT District 3), which receives Federal funding must be included in the TIP. Also, any transportation project of regional significance (such as projects on arterial roadways, fixed-guideway transit, etc.) with state or local funds must also be included in the TIP. Tribal Transportation Program funds (TTP funds) must be listed in the TIP & STIP per federal regulations. The use of these funds is under the control of the tribal government which only needs to inform MRMPO of the project(s) utilizing these funds.

Submitting New Project Proposals

At this time, please review your agency’s projects planned for implementation in the 2024-2029 time periods. If your agency is proposing to utilize any Federal funds, you will need to propose the project for nomination to receive Federal funding. Nominating a project does not guarantee the project will receive Federal funding. Projects will be recommended for programming to receive funds based on review by committees and the Metropolitan Transportation Board of the metropolitan planning organization. Each agency will be able to discuss and advocate for its project(s).

If you are not sure of a project's eligibility, nominate the project and submit it for consideration; MRMPO staff will review all projects for eligibility. You are also more than welcome to schedule a time to meet with MPO staff as needed to discuss project proposals and questions regarding the TIP development process.

Projects Programmed in the Current FFY 2020-2025 TIP

At this time, please review your programmed projects in the existing 2020-2025 TIP (See current TIP) and determine if all project development phases have been accounted for (i.e. design, utilities, ROW, and Construction). Also, please review projects to determine if your agency has accounted for enough spacing between project development phases and sufficient funding. Now, is an ideal time for your agency to reconsider if a particular project development phase needs to be delayed or phased due to increased project costs. Please note, MRMPO will NOT allow for design, ROW, Utilities, and Construction development phases to all be programmed within the same Federal Fiscal Year.

TIP Policies and Procedures Update

The TIP Policies and Procedures document has been slightly modified to conform to Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act also know as the Bipartisan Infrastructure Law (BIL). Other minor revisions include the incorporation of NMDOT STIP Procedures manual guidance. Further information is available in the TIP Policies and Procedures which establishes the process and schedule for the development and management of the TIP.

View TIP Policies and Procedures

Evaluation Criteria

As in most metropolitan areas, the need for transportation investment in the AMPA exceeds the funds available. Therefore, policy makers must carefully choose which projects move forward, prioritizing those that are likely to have the greatest impact on the overall transportation system. The Project Selection Process (PSP) is a process developed by the MRMPO that is used to evaluate transportation project submittals from member agencies for federal transportation funding.

Funds available through the TIP are limited and the process for receiving those funds is competitive. The PSP clarifies the selection process by providing objective scores for each proposed project and highlighting the projects that best meet regional goals identified in the MTP as well as National Performance Goals. It should be made clear that the PSP is an important tool in project selection but is not the only determining factor. Other qualitative considerations, such as the benefit of the project to the local community and the project's cost and timeframe for completion, are also important factors. Ultimately, the PSP helps guide the development of the TIP and lead to allocation of federal dollars in the most productive and meaningful method possible.

Learn more about PSP

Project Submittal

Member agencies must complete a two-step process to submit a project for consideration in the TIP. This process occurs on MRMPO’s new online Project Selection Process (PSP) Portal. There is a project narrative component that is submitted via the Project Submittal Form, and a project location component that is submitted via the Project Map. The PSP Portal contains all the information needed to understand the PSP, including how to submit a project and how projects are evaluated and scored.

The Project Submittal Form prompts member agencies to describe the project and how it meets national and regional goals. It provides an opportunity to document the various transportation strategies included with the project that will be beneficial to the region. The Project Submittal Form also gathers contact information from member agencies.

The Project Map on the PSP Portal prompts member agencies to submit their project’s location to identify how projects relate to critical transportation networks and other geographic features that have been prioritized for investment, for example, top congested corridors or regional activity centers. Projects that provide key connections between targeted destinations or address issues on critical transportation corridors will be prioritized for implementation.

View PSP Portal

TIP Development Workshops

A series of workshops have been scheduled in November and December to review the TIP Development process, to help with project submittals, and to assist with MRMPO TIP Project Proposal and Revision Forms and the revised MRMPO Project Selection Process. Additional assistance is available through this office upon request.

November 2022

DateTimePlaceFormat
Monday, November 7, 2022
9:00 AM - 12:00 PM
MRCOG Boardroom
809 Copper Ave. NW
Albuquerque NM 87102
In-person only
Wednesday, November 9, 2022
9:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Valencia County at City of Belen Council Chambers
100 S. Main St.
Belen, NM 87002 
In-person only
Thursday, November 10, 2022 
9:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Sandoval County, Building D
2nd Floor Training Room
1500 Idalia Rd
Bernalillo, NM 87004 
In-person only

December 2022

DateTimePlaceFormat
Tuesday, December 6, 2022
1:00 PM - 4:00 PM
MRCOG Boardroom
809 Copper Ave. NW
Albuquerque NM 87102
In-person only
Wednesday, December 7, 2022
1:00 PM - 4:00 PM
City of Rio Rancho
City Hall Council Overflow Room
3200 Civic Center Cir NE
Rio Rancho, NM 87144
In-person only
Tuesday, December 13, 2022
1:00 PM - 4:00 PM
MRCOG Boardroom
809 Copper Ave NW
Albuquerque NM 87102
In-person only
Wednesday, December 14, 2022
9:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Valencia County Village of Los Lunas Council Chambers
660 Main St. SW
Los Lunas, NM 87031
In-person only
Tuesday, December 20, 2022
1:00 PM - 4:00 PM
MRCOG Boardroom
809 Copper Ave. NW
Albuquerque NM 87102
In-person only
Wednesday, December 21, 20221:30 PM - 4:30 PM
Last Call - TBD
In-person only

Download 2022 Workshop Schedule