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Transportation Improvement Program

The Transportation Improvement Program (TIP) is a listing of federally funded transportation projects proposed to be carried out by State and local governments over the next four years.

2023-2026 Transportation Improvement Program

The TIP indicates the transportation system improvement priorities of State and local governments in Southeastern Wisconsin by their programming of projects to be undertaken in each of the next four years. Transit, arterial highway, and other improvement projects proposed to be implemented in the next four years with federal funding from the U.S. Department of Transportation must be listed in the TIP.

Details on all projects included in the current 2023-2026 TIP as amended can be accessed through the eTIP.

Explore the eTIP


TIP Amendments

The TIP may need to be amended from time-to-time when project scope, funding, and or timing are substantially modified. These amendments may occur monthly and are noted on the Commission’s website. Amendments are reviewed by the TIP Committees prior to approval by the Commission.

The TIP may also be administratively modified to correct errors or make small changes to project scope, timing, and funding sources. The TIP Committees and the Commission are not required to approve such modifications to the TIP.

The Commission posts all TIP amendments and modifications on this webpage upon their completion.


TIP Development Process

Commission staff compiled the 2023-2026 TIP by contacting local engineers, planners, and transit operators within the Region. The Commission approved the TIP in December 2022, following review of the TIP and public comment by the Commission’s Advisory Committees for Transportation System Planning and Programming. Information on the TIP development process and the TIP review and approval process can be found in the links below.

The Commission is involved in the prioritization and selection of projects to receive certain types of Federal Highway Administration (FHWA) and Federal Transit Administration (FTA) funding, which are then programmed into the TIP:

  • Congestion Mitigation and Air Quality Improvement Program (CMAQ): FHWA provides CMAQ funding on a biennial basis for surface transportation projects and other efforts that provide congestion relief and improve air quality. Learn more on the CMAQ Funding page.
  • Section 5310 Program: FTA Section 5310 program funding aims to enhance the mobility for seniors and people with disabilities. Learn more on the Section 5310 Funding page.
  • Surface Transportation Block Grant Program – Milwaukee Urbanized Area (STP-M): FHWA provides STP funding to preserve and improve federal-aid highways, bridge and tunnel projects on any public road, pedestrian and bicycle infrastructure, and transit capital projects. Learn more on the STP-M Funding page.
  • Transportation Alternatives Program (TAP): FHWA TAP funding supports transportation alternatives such as pedestrian and bicycle facilities, recreational trails, and safe routes to school programs. Learn more on the TAP Funding page.


TIP Investment Breakdown

The 2023-2026 TIP includes a total potential investment of $3.2 billion in transportation improvements and services over the next four years. The investment breakdown is below.

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Highway Improvement

Projects that preserve the highway system and add capacity to address congestion.

30% of total investment

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Transit Preservation

Projects that preserve the extent and level of service of the existing transit system.

22% of total investment

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Bike & Pedestrian

Bicycle and pedestrian facility projects.

1% of total investment

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Other projects, including highway safety and environmental enhancement.

3% of total investment

Obligated Projects Listing

Related to the TIP, federal law requires an MPO to post for public access an annual listing of projects for which the FHWA and FTA have obligated funds in the preceding program year. The obligated project listing for the current and recent TIPs can be found on the right side of this webpage.

Stay Informed

Proposed amendments and modifications can be found on the right sidebar of this page under “Proposed Amendments.” If you would like to receive notification of future proposed amendments to the TIP via email, please provide your name and email address below:

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