Transportation Improvement Program (TIP)
Many city transportation projects are funded in part with federal dollars, which are generally distributed through the regional Transportation Improvement Program (TIP).
The Regional Transportation Improvement Program (TIP)
DRCOG Funding Process
To comply with federal requirements, the Denver Regional Council of Governments (DRCOG) prepares plans and programs, including the Regional Transportation Plan (RTP) and the Transportation Improvements Program (TIP), that will help create an intermodal transportation system.
The RTP is a long-range transportation plan for the Denver metro region and is implemented through the TIP. The TIP is prepared every four years by the DRCOG, in cooperation with the Colorado Department of Transportation (CDOT) and the Regional Transportation District (RTD), to distribute funding for transportation projects in the region.
Eligible project categories include street reconstruction and enhancement , such as bicycle and pedestrian underpasses.
To learn about how projects are selected for inclusion in the TIP, read the DRCOG Policy on Transportation Improvement Program (TIP) Preparation.
The City of Boulder's TIP Development Process
The city generally uses the following steps when developing potential projects for the TIP.
- City staff requests project ideas from various city departments and partner agencies.
- Initial project ideas are evaluated and developed as concepts, public input is sought, and revised ideas are presented to the Transportation Advisory Board (TAB) during a public hearing. The TAB analyzes the potential projects and approves a list of projects for further development.
- City staff develops conceptual designs and cost estimates for each of the proposed projects. The TAB hosts another public hearing and then recommends a set of projects to City Council for submission to the DRCOG.
- City staff presents the proposed projects and the TAB recommendation to City Council at a public hearing.
- If a project is funded through the TIP, it is also included in the city's Capital Improvement Program (CIP) for additional funding. The city continues to develop the project's design and seek community input through public meetings.
The next TIP application process will occur in 2014.
City Projects Awarded Funding Through the Federally Funded TIP
In October 2010, the City of Boulder submitted eight project proposals to DRCOG for the 2012-2017 TIP. For more detail, see the Nov. 10, 2010 Boulder City Council Information Packet memo.
Seven of the of the eight projects that were submitted by the City of Boulder received federal funds:
For more information, contact the Transportation Division at 303-441-3266.
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