Transportation Improvement Program (TIP)
The Transportation Improvement Program (TIP) is a subset of the Long Range Transportation Plan (LRTP). It is a document that covers a 4-year timespan that outlines the transportation projects within the region. The projects varies from region to region, but can include, but not limited to, highway or roadways, sidewalks, bikeways, bridges, and/or public transportation services or facilities. Like the LRTP, the TIP must be financially constrained.
East Tennessee Human Resource Agency (ETHRA) relies on its coordination with the LAMTPO public participation process outlined in the PPP to ensure public awareness and outreach of the agency's Program of Projects (POP). LAMTPO's public involvement activities, public notices, and public comment periods on the TIP will satisfy the POP requirement of the Urbanized Area Formula Program (Section 5307 and 5339) administered by FTA.
Public notices of the TIP will state: "Public involvement activities and time established for public review and comment on the TIP will satisfy the Program of Projects requirement for the Federal Transit Administration Urbanized Area Formula Program."