TIP Amendment

The Transportation Improvement Program (TIP) is the mechanism by which federal, state and local funds are approved for all significant surface transportation projects and programs in the region. The FY 2020-2025 TIP comprises the first six years of the Regional Transportation Plan (RTP) for the Atlanta region. As the federally recognized Metropolitan Planning Organization (MPO) for a 20-county region, ARC is responsible for developing and amending/updating the TIP and RTP to meet federal planning requirements and address local needs.

Currently, staff are compiling changes to be considered for an Amendment to the TIP/RTP.

Purpose of the FY 2020-2025 TIP Amendment #2

  1. Incorporate recommendations of the 2019 TIP project solicitation, and
  2. Address project cost estimate and programmatic changes that are of a time sensitive nature or cannot be handled administratively.

All amendments require a conformity determination from the US DOT, in consultation with the US Environmental Protection Agency (EPA). This amendment will involve a new air quality conformity determination by the United States Department of Transportation and is expected April 2021. The most recent regional emissions analysis was approved by FHWA and EPA on September 14, 2020.



  • Public Review and Comment Period – January 14, 2021 to February 11, 2021
  • Public Hearing – February 10, 2021 @ 10:30AM
  • Committee and Board Action:
    • Transportation Coordinating Committee action– March 5, 2021
    • Transportation & Air Quality Committee action – March 10, 2021
    • ARC Board action – March 10, 2021
    • GRTA Board action – March 10, 2021

Public Comments

The public comment period is now closed. A copy of the public comment report is listed above under the Components section.


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