Transportation Improvement Program (TIP)
What is the TIP?
The Transportation Improvement Program (TIP) is a compilation of significant surface transportation improvements scheduled for implementation in the Fargo-Moorhead metropolitan area during the next four fiscal years. The fiscal year (FY) begins October 1st and ends September 30th of the following year. The TIP provides a staged, multiyear, intermodal program of transportation projects, which is consistent with the most current Metro COG Metropolitan Transportation Plan (MTP).
Metro COG, as part of the metropolitan area’s comprehensive, coordinated, and continuous transportation planning process (3-C process), develops the TIP annually. It is also developed in cooperation with the multiple Metro COG planning partners; the Minnesota Department of Transportation (MnDOT), the North Dakota of Department of Transportation (NDDOT), Metro Area Transit (MATBUS) of Fargo-Moorhead, local municipal and county jurisdictions, and other organizations and agencies eligible for project sponsorship.
The TIP includes an Annual Element component for projects implemented during the first year of the TIP. Projects included in the Annual Listing of Obligated Projects constitute the agreed-to listing of Federal-Aid and Regionally Significant improvements approved by the Metro COG Policy Board.
Two additional public meetings will be held during the public comment period. The dates, times, and locations of those meetings will be placed in a legal notice in the Forum, sent out via Metro COG's Public Participation Plan distribution lists, and listed digitally on Metro COG's website.
The purpose of these meetings is to provide the public an opportunity to participate in the development of the Final Metro COG 2020-2023 TIP for the Fargo-Moorhead Metropolitan Area (FM Area). The TIP Coordinates and schedules transportation projects (i.e. highway, street, bikeway, pedestrian, transit, safety, enhancement, and other transportation-related improvements) in the FM Area over the next four years, thereby making these projects eligible for federal assistance.