The Transportation Improvement Program (TIP) is a financially constrained program for addressing short-term transportation priorities that are consistent with the Jackson Urbanized Area’s Long Range Transportation Plan (LRTP). The TIP allocates the limited transportation resources available among the various capital and operating needs of the area, based on the locally developed priorities included in the LRTP. The TIP provides the opportunity to select projects through a competitive application process that will implement the transportation planning goals expressed in the LRTP. In order for a project to be eligible to receive Surface Transportation Block Grant (STBG) or Transportation Alternatives (TA) funds and be included in the TIP, it must be included in the LRTP’s list of priority projects.
All projects for which federal transportation funds have been committed, along with non-federally funded projects that are regionally significant, are included in the TIP. The TIP lists all project phases and the anticipated implementation schedule for those phases for each included project. Project phases can include preliminary engineering, design, environmental review, right-of-way acquisition, and construction.
The TIP is regional in scope and does not represent projects statewide. Therefore, each MPO’s TIP is incorporated into the Statewide Transportation Improvement Program (STIP). The STIP lists all projects across the state including those identified in each MPO’s TIP.
The current TIP for fiscal years 2017-2020 was adopted by the Metropolitan Planning Policy Committee on August 10, 2016 and is available below in both PDF and RTF formats. Additionally, the Jackson MPO has developed an Interactive TIP Viewer that can be used to view individual projects included in the TIP. The viewer provides features that make it possible to search for projects in the Jackson MPO Planning Area by location and project type. To access the TIP viewer click on the link below.
For more information about the Transportation Improvement Program (TIP) please contact Jackson MPO Staff, by email at firstname.lastname@example.org or by phone at (601)-981-1511.