What is the Transportation Improvement Program?
The Transportation Improvement Program (TIP) describes and prioritizes the surface transportation programs and projects that the OahuMPO Policy Committee has selected for implementation during the program period. The TIP is the adopted list of public transit, highway, bicycle, and pedestrian projects that will receive federal transportation funds in the near future. The TIP is financially constrained; that is, there must be a reasonable expectation that the projects that are identified will have the necessary federal and local funding.
The TIP covers a period of four years and contains two additional years for information only. The TIP will be updated at least every four years, and revised as needed. The TIP, as approved by the OahuMPO Policy Committee and Governor (or her designee), is the Oahu element of the Statewide TIP (STIP).
The following types of projects are included in the TIP:
- Surface transportation projects that are proposed to be funded with federal funds;
- Regionally-significant projects that require action by the Federal Highway Administration (FHWA) or the Federal Transit Administration (FTA), regardless of whether or not they are funded with federal funds; and
- Regionally-significant projects that are proposed to be funded with non-federal funds or with federal funds other than those administered by the FHWA or the FTA, such as congressional earmarks. These projects are included on the TIP for informational purposes.