Transportation Improvement Program (TIP)
The Transportation Improvement Program (TIP) is a six-year capital improvement program for the Grand Junction urbanized area. The Grand Valley Metropolitan Planning Organization (MPO) is charged with carrying out continuing, comprehensive and cooperative transportation planning by:
- Coordinating projects in the urbanized area initiated by individual City, County, and State agencies;
- Defining the costs of these projects and the available financial resources;
- Prioritizing the projects to make the best use of available resources.
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 (as per Section E, of the Grand Valley Urbanized Area Memorandum of Understanding) to maintain federal funding for highways and streets within the planning area, and for federal assistance on transit programs. It is developed by the Grand Valley Regional Transportation Committee (GVRTC), acting as the MPO.