Transportation Improvement Program

Federal transportation legislation requires MAPA to create and maintain a fiscally-constrained Transportation Improvement Program (TIP) that lists all federally funded and "regionally significant" transportation projects programmed for at least the next four fiscal years. The TIP includes federally funded projects for roadways and trails, public transit, and aviation. It also shows locally funded projects for informational purposes.

The TIP includes basic project information such as the anticipated cost estimates, proposed funding sources, and schedule for each phase of federally funded projects. Non-federal projects are shown with less-detailed listings that provide basic project information.

The projects listed in the TIP must be financially realistic and achievable. Therefore, the TIP is a fiscally constrained program for 2015 through 2018. Projects listed in 2019 and 2020 are considered "illustrative," indicating that there are long-term plans to move forward with the projects, but they are not part of the four-year, fiscally constrained program.

The TIP is developed in cooperation with state and local governments and public transit operators. There is a 30-day public comment period to review the TIP, although comments may be submitted on an ongoing basis. After approval by the MAPA Board of Directors, the TIP is approved by the governors of Iowa and Nebraska. The TIP is also reviewed and approved by the Federal Highway and Transit Administrations (FHWA/FTA).

FY2015 Transportation Improvement Program (TIP) Documents

MAPA developed the FY2015 Transportation Improvement Program (TIP) which went into effect on October 1, 2014. Final documents and project selection results are available at the links below:

pdf Final FY2015 Transportation Improvement Program (TIP)

pdf FY2015 Regional Project Selection Results

Amendments Administrative Modifications
pdf FY2015 TIP Amendment 1 - October A list of Adminstrative Modifications to the FY2015 TIP is available here.


The FY2014 Transportation Improvement Program (TIP) went into effect on October 1, 2013, and ended on September 30, 2014. The final TIP document and all applicable amendments and modifications are available below:

pdf Final FY2014 Transportation Improvement Program (TIP)

Amendments Administrative Modifications
A list of Adminstrative Modifications to the FY2014 TIP is available here.

pdf FY2014 TIP Amendment 7 - May

pdf FY2014 TIP Amendment 8 - June
pdf FY2014 TIP Amendment 9 - July


To request an amendment or administrative modification to the TIP, please complete the form below and return to  This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it .

pdf MAPA Programming Request Form

pdf FY2014 TAP-MAPA Policy Guide

docx FY2014 TAP Application

pdf FY2014 TAP Scoring Rubric

The Tranpsortation Alternatives Program Committee (TAP-C) makes recommendations about TAP funded projects to the Transportation Technical Advisory Committee. The bylaws for the TAP-C can be found below.

pdf Transportation Alternatives Program Committee Bylaws - December 2013

Information about the Section 5310 Program and project selection can be found on the Coordinated Transit Committee page here.