Transportation Improvement Program

The Transportation Improvement Program (TIP) presents a set of transportation-related projects and activities to be funded in the NFRMPO area over a four year time period. The TIP includes highway, transit, bicycle, and pedestrian infrastructure and improvement projects.

The current version of the TIP, addressing Federal fiscal years (FY) 2016 through 2019, was adopted on March 5, 2015 and updated on September 3, 2015 by the NFRMPO Planning Council.  The September 3, 2015 update was done in conjunction with the development of the NFRMPO’s 2040 Regional Transportation Plan. The FY 2016-2019 TIP will be in effect until the FY 2018-2021 TIP, adopted on March 2, 2017, becomes effective. It is anticipated the FY 2018-2021 TIP will become effective in July 2017.

Fiscal Year 2016–2019 TIP

The FY 2016–2019 TIP includes transportation projects programmed from Federal FY 2016 through FY 2019 within the North Front Range Region.  Projects were selected from an approved call for projects process held in 2014. Effective March 1, 2017, TIP Amendments and Modifications will be processed according to the policy outlined in the FY 2018-2021 TIP. View the TIP Amendment Schedule for key dates in 2017. From March 1, 2017 through September 30, 2017, TIP Amendments and Modifications may be requested with either the FY 2016-2019 TIP Forms or the FY 2018-2021 TIP forms.

Most Recent FY 2016–FY 2019 TIP project tables:
Current FY 2016-2019 TIP – Updated 6/9/2017

Original FY 2016–FY 2019 TIP narrative and project tables:
TIP FY 2016–2019 Adopted 9/3/2015

TIP Amendment Schedule:
TIP Amendment Schedule for Calendar Year 2017

FY 2016–FY 2019 TIP forms:
TIP Modification Form
TIP Amendment Form

Fiscal Year 2018–2021 TIP

The FY 2018-2021 TIP was adopted on March 2, 2017 and includes transportation projects programmed from FY 2018 through FY 2021. The FY 2018-2021 TIP is anticipated to become effective in July 2017. Many of the policies from the FY 2016-2019 TIP were carried forward to the FY 2018-2021 TIP; however, changes were made to reflect the current surface transportation bill, update the Policy Amendment and Administration Modification policies, and ensure the narrative portion of the TIP reflects the desires of the NFRMPO members.

Most Recent FY 2018–2021 TIP project tables:
FY 2018-2021 TIP – Update 6/9/2017

Original FY 2018-2021 TIP narrative and project tables:
FY 2018-2021 TIP Adopted 3/2/2017

FY 2018-2021 TIP forms:
TIP Amendment Form
TIP Modification Form

TIP Amendments and Modifications

Changes to the TIP are made in the form of amendments and modifications, which are regularly completed to ensure transportation project funding accuracy. Amendments to the TIP are necessary to facilitate project implementation, identify changes in funding and scheduling, and add new or delete completed projects. The NFRMPO forwards TIP amendments to CDOT upon approval at the appropriate organizational level, as described below. Amendments approved by the Council are accompanied by a Resolution of Adoption. Subsequently, each administrative modification will be provided for informational purposes to both TAC and Planning Council. Any member may request Planning Council review of any action taken by NFRMPO staff or the TAC. The two types of TIP changes are described below.

Policy Amendments

Policy Amendments require TAC review and Planning Council approval for all CMAQ, STBG, TA funded and Air Quality Significant Projects. Examples of Air Quality Significant Projects include:

  • Adding a travel lane at least one mile in length, or completes a regional connection;
  • Adding a new intersection on principal arterials or above;
  • Adding new interchanges or grade separated intersections;
  • Major improvements to existing interchanges, excluding drainage improvements and ramp widening;
  • Regional transit projects between jurisdictions;
  • Regional transit projects on fixed guideways that offer a significant alternative to regional highway travel;
  • Addition or deletion of major bus routes with 3,000 transit patrons per day, taking into account existing service levels.

The following items require a Policy Amendment:

  1. Any project, outside of a CDOT STIP funding pool, added to the TIP using federal funds including CMAQ, STBG or TA funds, or if the project is an Air Quality Significant Project (see examples above).
  2. Any project that has all Federal funding removed or is deleted from the TIP.
  3. The addition or deletion of $5M or more in federal or state funds for any project.
  4. A change in funding sources from local/state to include any amount of federal funds.
  5. A change in the total amount of a CDOT STIP pool by $5M or more in state or federal funding due to Transportation Commission action, including a change in the Federal resource allocation.
  6. Any significant change in the scope of a project. A scope change is defined as any sponsor-directed alteration that requires a modification in a project’s activity, location, or schedule which triggers a review of the National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA) process or air quality analysis. Common scope changes are: (1) engineering change, (2) quantity change, (3) location change, and (4) schedule change. Specifically, any schedule changes that might impact the TIP’s air quality conformity as the completion date of a regionally significant project would occur in a different time frame than that modeled by APCD.

Policy Amendments will be processed according to the following schedule:

  • Amendments will be processed every other month, including January, March, May, July, September, and November.
  • The deadline to submit an Amendment request is 5:00 pm on the first business day of that month.
  • The 30-day Public Comment period for TIP Amendments will open when the next TAC meeting packet is released, one week prior to the TAC meeting.
  • TIP Amendments will go to TAC and Council once each for Action. Council adoption of the TIP Amendment will be contingent on public comments received during any portion of the 30-day Public Comment period occurring after the Council meeting.

View the TIP Amendment Schedule for Calendar Year 2017.

Administrative Modifications

  1. A change between federal funding sources.
  2. A change in project funding less than $5M of state or federal funding, and does not change the scope of the project.
  3. A transfer of funds between project years, with concurrence of Project Sponsors, and not impacting air quality conformity.
  4. A change of less than $5M in the total amount of a CDOT STIP pool in state or federal funding due to Transportation Commission action, including a change in the Federal resource allocation.
  5. Changes in the projects included in a CDOT STIP pool due to Transportation Commission action, including a change in the state resource allocation.

Administrative Modifications will be processed within two weeks of receipt. Processed Modifications are posted to the NFRMPO TIP webpage at least monthly. Each quarter, processed Modifications from the previous three months are provided to the TAC and Planning Council for informational purposes.

For amendments and modifications to the FY 2016–FY 2019 TIP, see the links below.

May 2017 TIP Amendment Approved 6/1/2017
June 2017 TIP Modification
March 2017 TIP Amendment Approved 5/4/2017
May 2017 TIP Modification
April 2017 TIP Modification
Quarter 1 2017 TIP Amendment Approved 3/2/2017
March 2017 TIP Modification
February 2017 TIP Modification
January 2017 TIP Modification
December 2016 TIP Modification
Quarter 4 2016 TIP Amendment Approved 12/1/2016
October 2016 TIP Modification
September 2016 TIP Modification
August 2016 TIP Modification
Quarter 3 2016 TIP Amendment Approved 8/4/2016
July 2016 TIP Modification
Quarter 2 2016 TIP Amendment Approved 6/2/2016
April 2016 TIP Modification
March 2016 TIP Modification
February 2016 TIP Modification
Quarter 4 2015 TIP Amendment Approved 12/3/2015
December 2015 TIP Modification
November 2015 TIP Modification
September 2015 TIP Modification
July 2015 TIP Modification

Annual Listing of Federally Obligated Projects

As required, the reports below list all transportation projects in the NFRMPO region for which federal transportation funds were obligated during the federal fiscal year (October 1 – September 30 of each year).

2016 Annual Listing of Federally Obligated Projects
2015 Annual Listing of Federally Obligated Projects
2014 Annual Listing of Federally Obligated Projects
2013 Annual Listing of Federally Obligated Projects
2012 Annual Listing of Federally Obligated Projects

Questions or Comments?

You may direct TIP related questions or comments to Medora Kealy at mkealy@nfrmpo.org or (970) 416-2293.