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).
FY2016 Transportation Improvement Program – Call for Projects
Applications for Transportaion Alternatives Program (TAP) funding are being accepted until 4:30pm on January 9th, 2015. Application materials and guidance can be found by selectiong "TAP-MAPA Project Selection" from the list below.
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:
To request an Amendment or Administrative Modification to the FY2015 TIP, please complete the form below and return to Michael Felschow.
Applications for STP-MAPA funding are not being accepted as a part of the development of the FY2016 Tranpsortation Improvement Program (TIP). Application materials from previous funding cycles can be found below.
Past Policy Guidance
The applicaiton for Transportation Alternatives Program (TAP) funding is available as a Microsoft Excel file at the link below. Formal guidance about application requirements and the evaluation of projects is included in the TAP Policy Guide.
Applications must be received by MAPA no later than 4:30pm on January 9th, 2015 in order to be evaluated. Please review the checklist at the end of the application to ensure that your agency submits a complete application.
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.
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.
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: