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 Metropolitan Transportation Plan (MTP). 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 Metropolitan Transportation Plan. The TIP provides the opportunity to select projects through a competitive application process that will implement the transportation planning goals expressed in the long range plan. In order for a project to be eligible to receive Surface Transportation Block Grant (STBG) or Transportation Alternatives (TA) funds through the MPO and be included in the TIP, it must be included in the Metropolitan Transportation Plan’s list of priority projects.
All projects that have received a commitment of federal transportation funds, 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.
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.