Prepared annually, the Transportation Improvement Program (TIP) includes all anticipated federal and state aids for highway, transit, and other transportation projects in the urbanized area, as a prerequisite for funding approval. The TIP process uses the prioritization procedures for Surface Transportation Program (STP)-Urban projects submitted by the local municipalities. This process allows for full consideration of non-highway transportation projects, and rewards highway projects for including accommodations for alternative transportation modes. Projects considered for STP-Urban funding must be included in the community’s capital improvement program.
It has been developed by the East Central Wisconsin Regional Planning Commission as the designated Metropolitan Planning Organization (MPO) for these areas in cooperation and coordination with the Wisconsin Department of Transportation (WisDOT), which is responsible for preparing a State Transportation Improvement Program (STIP) programming federally-assisted transportation projects statewide. The federal funding assistance to be programmed is provided by the Moving Ahead for Progress in the 21 st Century Act (MAP-21) administered by the Federal Highway Administration (FHWA) and the Federal Transit Administration (FTA).
In preparing TIP reports, East Central has worked with WisDOT Northeast Region, transit operators, and local governmental jurisdictions to compile a list of projects from their capital improvement programs and budgets for the five-year period from 2013 to 2017. These lists of programmed candidate projects were then reviewed, prioritized, and recommended by Technical Advisory Committees (TACs) for each urbanized area. TAC recommendations were in turn reviewed by the standing Transportation Committee of the Commission and final action was taken by the Commission as the MPO recommending these projects to the Governor for inclusion in the TIP.
TIP information for the Fond du Lac Urbanized Area is available at fdlmpo.org.
TIP information for the Fox Cities and Oshkosh Urbanized Areas is available at fcompo.org.