Transportation Improvement Program (TIP)

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TIP_coverIf the long-range transportation plan is the blueprint showing where the region's transportation system will go over the next 20 years, the Transportation Improvement Program (TIP) is the tool for implementing the plan.

The TIP:

  • Includes all federally funded projects and regionally significant, non-federally funded transportation projects to be implemented in NOACA's five counties over the next four fiscal years
  • Budgets, prioritizes and schedules federal-aid highway, transit and transportation alternatives projects
  • Assists the transportation community and the public track the use of state, local and federal transportation funds
  • Accounts for the region's immediate transportation system expenditures
  • Has a four-year time frame
  • Is updated every two years by NOACA (and is amended quarterly by the Board of Directors)

TIP projects are proposed by local communities, county engineers, the Ohio Department of Transportation (ODOT), transit operators and other sponsors. Projects can range from road resurfacing and reconstruction to transit and bicycle facilities to traffic calming and traffic signal upgrade projects.


Project Sponsors:

If you are requesting funding modifications for a project financed with NOACA administered funds, complete this form and submit electronically to

Funds Management Request Form

If you are requesting a proposed project for amendment to the NOACA TIP or a project currently programmed on the TIP to be modified, complete and submit this TIP Project Amendment and Modification Form.

NOACA will NO LONGER process project applications for NOACA-administered Surface Transportation Block Grant (STBG) or Transportation Alternative (TA) funds for amendment to the NOACA Long Range Transportation Plan (Plan) or Transportation Improvement Program (TIP) on a quarterly basis.

NOACA will amend the Plan annually for new projects and update the TIP with new projects every two years.

NOACA will only process proposed TIP amendments or projects eligible for concurrent Plan and TIP amendment as described Section IV of NOACA’s Regional Transportation Improvement Policy

NOACA will identify transportation system deficiencies and needs over the 20-year Plan by coordinating with transportation system owners and providers and using available system management tools and processes to review identified regional needs. Identified needs will be incorporated into the Plan in an optimum year to address the targeted deficiency. Once a need is on the Plan, staff will work with sponsors to develop complete projects that address the identified system need.

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