Transportation Improvement Program (TIP)
The Transportation Improvement Program (TIP) keeps track of major local and state projects as well as federally funded projects over a four-year period following the state fiscal year (July 1 through June 30). The projects found within the TIP help increase safety for those driving, walking, biking, or taking transit. These projects help reduce traffic congestion, improve air quality, enhance efficiency, keep the existing system in good shape, and create mode choices for the overall transportation system. The public, local planning partners, and policy boards are asked to review the projects and provide feedback on a regular basis.
The TIP encompases projects only within the Grand Valley Metropolitan Planning Organization (MPO) boundary which covers a majority of the urban areas in Mesa County; encompassing Grand Junction, Fruita, Palisade, and the urban portions of unincorporated Mesa County.
The TIP serves not only the need in this area for an efficient transportation system, but also satisfies regulations jointly issued by the Federal Transit Administration (FTA) and Federal Highway Administration (FHWA), regarding the content and purpose of the program. Amendments to an approved TIP are necessary to maintain federal funding for highways and streets, and for federal assistance on transit programs. The TIP is approved by the Grand Valley Regional Transportation Committee (GVRTC), acting as the MPO.
2023-2026 TIP (In effect July 1, 2022 - June 30, 2023)
Drafts for Public Comment
The Mesa County Regional Transportation Planning Office (RTPO) is seeking public input. The public comment period for the proposed drafts will end on Monday, September 26, 2022. The Grand Valley Regional Transportation Committee will conduct a public hearing and vote on adoption of this draft at its regularly scheduled meeting on Monday, September 26, 2022.
Questions or comments prior to or on Monday, September 26, 2022 may be referred to Rachel Peterson at 970-623-8479, emailed to email@example.com, or mailed to Mesa County RTPO, P.O. Box 20,000, Department 5093, Grand Junction, Colorado 81502-5001.
2022-2025 (In effect July 1, 2021 - June 30, 2022)
TIP Amendment Process
Amendments to an approved TIP help maintain federal funding for roadways within the planning area and for federal assistance on transit programs. Amendments to the TIP are required when there are major changes in the cost of a project or when there are additions or deletions of projects within the TIP. Flexibility is required to allow for construction cost changes or for the allocation of additional federal or state funds.