PURPOSE OF THE TRANSPORTATION IMPROVEMENT PROGRAM (TIP)
The Transportation Improvement Program (TIP) is a staged, four-year program of projects proposed for funding by federal, State, and local sources with the Hampton Roads Metropolitan area. The 2018-2021 TIP has been developed by the Hampton Roads Transportation Planning Organization in cooperation with local governments, the Department of Rail and Public Transportation, the Virginia Department of Transportation, and local transportation and transit agencies. Projects in the 2018-2021 TIP have been identified as priorities for the Hampton Road Region.
THE REGION DEFINED
HRTPO serves as the metropolitan planning organization (MPO) for 15 localities located in the Hampton Roads Region. We are federally mandated and federally funded transportation policy-making organization that is made up of representatives from local government and governmental transportation authorities.
Approximately 1.7 million people reside within these 15 localities and the regional economy supports more than 1,028,584 jobs. As the ethnic and cultural diversity of our region are varied, so are our mobility needs. The funding commitments documented in the TIP reflect a continuous, comprehensive and coordinated approach to transportation planning, and the transportation selection approval process involves shared decision-making.
For an overview of the TIP, including information on the TIP development process, and a regional overview, click here