Transportation Improvement Program

Improvements Coming in the Near Future

The Transportation Improvement Program (TIP) allocates federal funds for use in the construction of the highest-priority projects in the Regional Transportation Plan (RTP), the long-term transportation vision for the 20-county region. Projects included in the TIP must be fully funded.

The Atlanta Regional Commission, the federally designated Metropolitan Planning Organization for the 20-county Atlanta region, is responsible for developing and updating the TIP and RTP to meet federal planning requirements and address local needs.

The TIP covers the first six years of the RTP, and is the means by which federal, state and local funds are approved for all significant surface transportation projects and programs in the 20-county Atlanta region.

Search TIP Projects

ARC provides a range of useful tools that offer detailed information about TIP projects across region:

TIP Project Solicitations 

The 2017 Project Solicitation application window has now closed. Applications are currently under review and evaluation under the Project Evaluation Framework.  For more information and schedule, please visit the Project Solicitation page.

TIP Modifications & Amendments

Public Comment for the RTP Amendment/FY 2018-2023 TIP Update is now open and will close on Thursday, July 20. ARC will be holding two open house sessions on June 22nd for the public to learn more. A public hearing will be held on Thursday, July 13th at 10:30am. Please visit the Amendment page for more information on the proposed project list and schedule.

Administrative modifications are made to the TIP on a quarterly basis as the schedules and budgets of projects change.

More significant alterations, called amendments, are made on occasion by vote of ARC’s Transportation & Air Quality Committee. This committee includes a representative from every county in the region, as well as from many partner agencies.

Administrative Modifications & Amendments FAQs 

2017 Administrative Modifications

2nd Quarter 2017 TIP Administrative Modifications Change List

1st Quarter 2017

  • Processed March 17th

2nd Quarter 2017

  • Processed May 12th

3rd Quarter 2017

  • Due August 18th
  • Process September 8th

4th Quarter 2017

  • Due November 17th
  • Process December 8th

Review modifications and amendments made prior to 2017.

Regional Transportation Plan

ARC’s Regional Transportation Plan is a long-range document that maps out the transportation projects that will be most useful to the region through 2040. The RTP is the transportation component of the Atlanta Region’s Plan and is based on the amount of funding we think will be available during that time.