Transportation Improvement Program
Each year, Region 1 Planning Council (RPC), serving as the Rockford Metropolitan Planning Organization (MPO), develops a Transportation Improvement Program (TIP). The purpose of the TIP is to document infrastructure and non-infrastructure transportation projects programmed within the Rockford metropolitan planning area (MPA) for the next four fiscal years. This includes all surface transportation projects receiving Federal and State funding, projects of regional significance, and public transportation operations and/or capital.
As noted above, the TIP contains all transportation projects that receive federal and state funds and those that are regionally significant regardless of funding source that will occur over the next four fiscal years. Regionally significant projects are defined as a transportation project that is on a facility which serves regional transportation needs. This includes highway, public transit, bicycle, and pedestrian projects, as well as intelligent transportation system (ITS) and freight-related projects. While not federally-required to be included with TIP, the MPO has decided to include locally-sponsored transportation projects within the MPA in order to improve local communication, coordination, and transparency.
The currently adopted TIP, titled Transportation Improvement Program for FY 2019-2022 was approved by the MPO Policy Committee on August 23, 2018 via Resolution 2018-13.
FY 2020-2023 TIP
The MPO FY 2020-2023 Transportation Improvement Program draft document is now available for review.
Public involvement is an important component in the development and maintenance of the Transportation Improvement Program (TIP) and is welcome at all stages of the process. Comments can be directed to Sydney Turner, Metro Program Manager, at 815-319-4180 or by e-mail at email@example.com.
TIP Amendments & Administrative Modifications
Overall maintenance of the Transportation Improvement Program (TIP) is required throughout the fiscal year. In order to effectively manage a revision procedure for TIP updates, the MPO has created a process for the TIP to be formally amended and modified. The full process can be read in the “Procedure to Amend and Modify the Transportation Improvement Program”. Adopted amendments and administrative modifications to the FY 2020-2023 Transportation Improvement Program can be found below.
There are currently no adopted amendments to the FY 2020-2023 TIP.
There are currently no administrative modifications to the FY 2020-2023 TIP.
Annual Listing of Obligated Projects (ALOP)
As required for all projects receiving federal funding, the MPO cooperatively develops a listing of all projects for which any federal funds were obligated in the preceding fiscal year of its Transportation Improvement Program (TIP.)
To view older TIPs and lists of projects, please contact Jon Paul Diipla, Director of MPO, at (815) 319-4180 or by e-mail at firstname.lastname@example.org.