Transportation Improvement Program (TIP)

The TIP is the regionally agreed-upon list of priority transportation projects, as required by federal law (ISTEA, TEA-21, SAFETEA LU, MAP-21, and the FAST Act). The TIP document must list all projects that intend to use federal funds, along with all non-federally funded projects that are regionally significant. We also include all other State funded capital projects. The projects are multi-modal; that is, they include bicycle, pedestrian, ITS, and freight related projects, as well as the more traditional highway and public transit projects.


TIP Guide

DVRPC has produced a brochure providing an overview of the TIP, how it was developed, and how you can become involved.

    New Jersey TIP

    NJ TIP Cover

    The DVRPC FY2016 TIP for NJ (FY2016-2019) was adopted by the DVRPC Board on September 30, 2015, and became effective on November 20, 2015. This important document represents the latest program of transportation projects for the NJ portion of the region. This TIP will remain in effect until at least September 30, 2018.

    NJ TIP application TIP projects can be searched, mapped, and displayed interactively here

    Prior NJ TIPs

    End-of-Year Obligation Summaries

    Pennsylvania TIP

    PA TIP Cover

    The DVRPC FY2015 TIP for PA (FY2015-2018) was adopted by the DVRPC Board on July 24, 2014, and became effective October 1, 2014. This TIP will continue as the current TIP until September 30, 2016. This important document represents the latest program of transportation projects for the PA counties in the region.

    PA TIP application TIP projects can be searched, mapped, and displayed interactively here

    Prior PA TIPs

    End-of-Year Obligation Summaries

    Project Implementation

    DVRPC provides project management assistance to PennDOT and our New Jersey counties for certain federally-funded transportation projects. The PennDOT-assisted projects include multi-use trails, reconstruction/restoration of historic transportation buildings, improvements to scenic roads, pedestrian facilities, and streetscape improvements, among other types of projects. DVRPC also assists our New Jersey counties with the implementation of bridge, roadway, and intersection improvement projects funded with Urban Allocated Surface Transportation Program (STU) funds.

    Draft TIP

    In rotating years, DVRPC works with the state department of transportation and its corresponding counties in the DVRPC region to draft a TIP—referred to as the "TIP Update" or "Program Update." The process is a larger overall effort to align the entire multi-billion dollar program with regional priorities and available funding. When the TIP Update is completed but not yet adopted, a draft document is released for a 30-day public comment period so that the public may provide comments on projects or process.