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 approved 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.

Fiscal Year 2018–2021 TIP – Draft for Review

During the FY2018-2021 TIP development process, changes were made to reflect the current surface transportation bill, add funded projects from the 2016 Call for Projects process, clarify language, and ensure the description portion of the TIP reflects the desires of the NFRMPO members.

The FY2018-2021 TIP was released to the public on December 1, 2016 for a 30-day Public Comment period. Public comments were due by 5:00 p.m. on December 31, 2016. Comments were integrated in the TIP as appropriate and will be presented to the North Front Range Air Quality and Transportation Planning Council (NFRT&AQPC) on March 2, 2017.

Draft FY 2018-2021 TIP for Council Adoption Updated 2/16/2017

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.

Most Recent FY 2016–FY 2019 TIP project tables:
Current FY 2016-FY 2019 TIP – Updated 2/8/2017

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

FY 2016–FY 2019 TIP forms:
TIP Modification Form
TIP Amendment 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 are processed on a quarterly cycle and modifications are processed immediately, but reported quarterly. View the TIP Amendment Schedule.

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 amendments are described below.

Policy Amendments

Policy Amendments require TAC review and Planning Council approval for all CMAQ, STP, TAP, 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 pool, added to the TIP using federal funds including CMAQ, STPBG, or TAP funds, or if the project is an Air Quality Significant Project.
  2. Any project that has all Federal funding removed or is deleted from the TIP.
  3. A change of more than 25% or $1 Million in the federal portion of the project cost (whichever is higher).
  4. A change in funding sources from 100% local to federal funds.
  5. Any significant change in 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 that triggers a review of the National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA) process. Common scope changes are (1) engineering change, (2) quantity change, (3) location change, and (4) schedule change. Of particular interest would be any schedule changes that might affect the TIP’s air quality conformity because the completion date of a regionally significant project would occur in a different time frame than that modeled by APCD.

Administrative Modifications

  1. A change between federal funding sources.
  2. A change in project funding amount of less than 25% or $1 Million (whichever is higher) of federal funding, and which does not change the scope of the project.
  3. A transfer of funds among project years, with concurrence of Project Sponsors, and not effecting conformity.
  4. Changes in the total amounts of a STIP pool due to Transportation Commission action, a change in resource allocation, increased federal funding allocation.

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

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 or (970) 416-2293.