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 Transportation Improvement Program (TIP)


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A Transportation Improvement Program (TIP) identifies all federally funded transportation projects in the Denver region over a six-year period. It is prepared by DRCOG every four years, and must show that it meets air quality requirements.

TRIPS Database

The Transportation Regional Improvement Projects and Survey (TRIPS) database allows users to view planned and programmed transportation projects within the nine-county Denver metro area and Southwest Weld County. Click here to begin.

2016-2021 TIP Development

DRCOG has begun the development of the 2016-2021 TIP process. The first step is to discuss, develop, and adopt a new TIP Policy document.

The TIP schedule is anticipated to be the following:

  • Early 2014 – Adopt TIP Policy Document which outlines policies and procedures for project selection
  • Summer 2014 – Solicit call for projects; sponsors complete applications
  • Fall 2014 – Evaluate project submittals
  • Winter 2014/15 – Select projects to fund; approve the TIP
2012-2017 TIP Amendments and Updates

A TIP is a dynamic document. As more project implementation details are known, the TIP is amended to modify current projects or to add new ones. Amendments are categorized as administrative, processed monthly, or policy, requiring approval by the DRCOG Board and processed quarterly.

The policy for amending the TIP and the forms (and instructions) to be used to amend existing projects or submit new projects, are contained in the following links.

2012-2017 TIP Amendment Policy

2012-2017 TIP Amendment Request Forms (excel format)

2012-2017 TIP Policy and Administrative Amendments

As amendments are approved, key elements of the TIP are updated. Click on the links below to view these up-to-date elements of the TIP.

Lookup List
Project Descriptions
Project Funding Summary

2012-2017 TIP
(As Originally Adopted March 2011)


The 2012-2017 TIP, as originally adopted, is available. The project location map is provided separately:

2012-2017 TIP (single file)
Figure 2 (project location map - updated October 2013)

Air Quality Conformity
The air quality conformity documents associated with the 2012-2017 TIP, including the DRCOG CO and PM10 Conformity Determination and 8-Hour Ozone Conformity Determination, were also adopted by the DRCOG Board on March 16, 2011.

Policy on TIP Preparation
The DRCOG Board adopted the Policy on TIP Preparation, which defines the TIP development process, on July 21, 2010. It was last amended on May 15, 2013.

TIP Regional Funding Pools
The DRCOG TIP also funds several pools. These typically hold their own call for projects at separate times, along with unique scoring criteria. Please select the link below for additional information.

Traffic Signal System Improvement Program (TSSIP)
Travel Demand Management Program (TDM)
Intelligent Transportation Systems (ITS)
FTA 5310 Program (Enhanced Mobility for Seniors and Individuals with Disabilities)
Station Area and Urban Center Studies

Previous TIPs

The 2008-2013 TIP, 2007-2012 TIP, 2005-2010 TIP, and 2003-2008 TIP are still available for viewing:

2008-2013 TIP
2007-2012 TIP
2005-2010 TIP
2003-2008 TIP

Annual Listing of Federally Obligated Projects

The current Annual Listing of Federally Obligated Projects report includes all projects in the Denver region that received federal obligation in 2013 (October 1, 2012 through September 30, 2013). Obligated projects are those that have been approved by the federal government for reimbursement.

The fiscal year 2012, 2011, 2010, 2009, 2008, 2007, 2006, 2005, and 2004 listings are also available.

Staff Contact:

Todd Cottrell
Senior Transportation Planner

Section Highlights

Transportation Short Course
Want to learn more about transportation planning in the Denver region? View the powerpoint presentation given at the transportation short course.

Selected Downloads

2012-2017 TIP Project Lookup Lists (April 10)

2012-2017 TIP Project Descriptions (April 10)

2012-2017 TIP Funding Summary (April 10)

Rollover List (April 2013)

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External Links

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