2022-2027 Transportation Improvement Program (TIP)
The Transportation Improvement Program (TIP) is a multi-year program of transportation projects that implements the products of the planning process described in New Visions 2050, the Transportation Council's metropolitan transportation plan. Federal regulations require that transit, highway and other transportation improvement projects within the Capital District metropolitan area be included in this TIP if these projects are to be eligible for federal capital or operating funding from the Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act (IIJA), also known as the Bipartisan Infrastructure Law (BIL). The program should also include, for informational purposes, non-federally funded projects and New York State Thruway Authority projects located in the region.
By law, the Transportation Council must update its Transportation Improvement Program every four years as an integral element of a new Statewide Transportation Improvement Program (STIP). While the Transportation Council's practice is to maintain a five-year TIP, the STIP covers only the first four years of the period.
The Transportation Council's Current TIP document was adopted in September 2022 to cover the five year period from October 1, 2022 to September 30, 2027.
The Statewide Transportation Improvement Program (STIP) is a compilation of all MPO TIP's in the state, plus a list of all federally funded projects or project phases in non-MPO areas. By law, each MPO's TIP must be included completley in the STIP.