TIP Program Delivery

It is critical that transportation projects in the Atlanta region are built on schedule. Delays in the planning and construction of projects can result in continued traffic congestion, increased costs, and worse air quality. While the Atlanta Regional Commission is responsible for developing the Atlanta region’s short-range Transportation Improvement Program (TIP), most projects are implemented by various state and local governments that serve as project sponsors. ARC encourages the prompt delivery of transportation projects through reporting efforts such as Breaking Ground.

Project Delivery Task Force

In response to federal legislation setting accelerated project delivery as a new National Goal (sections 1301-1323), as well as the unacceptable Breaking Ground Report performance statistics, the ARC Board adopted a resolution  to create the Project Delivery Task Force.

The task force aimed to identify and document major barriers to successful project implementation and develop possible improvements to delivery processes. These findings have been incorporated into an Action Plan . The Action Plan includes recommendations that will need to be incorporated into a future TIP Blueprint  update. The task force includes several subcommittees. In these subcommittees, participants discuss in further detail the action steps outlined in the plan.

Meeting Summaries & Handouts


October 19, 2018


October 21, 2016 (PDF)

December 11, 2015 (PDF)

August 7, 2015 (PDF)

April 17, 2015 (PDF)

Breaking Ground

The annual Breaking Ground report is published by ARC to keep citizens and policymakers informed on the implementation status of transportation projects programmed to receive funds in the most recently completed fiscal year. The report also fulfills the TIP project implementation mandates currently prescribed by the TIP/RTP Blueprint.


List of Projects with FY 2018 Federal Funds Obligated

List of Projects with FY 2019 Federal Funds Obligated

Project Risk Assessment Tool