The Transportation Improvement Program (TIP) allocates federal funds for use in construction of the highest-priority transportation projects in the near term of the Regional Transportation Plan (RTP). The TIP must be consistent with the long-range objectives of the RTP and must be financially balanced.
FY 2012-2017 TIP
The FY 2012-2017 Transportation Improvement Program is the $7.6 billion TIP for the Atlanta region under the PLAN 2040 Regional Transportation Plan. Adoption by the ARC Board of the FY 2012-2017 TIP occurred on July 27, 2011, with GRTA Board approval on August 18, 2011. ARC received a conformity determination from the US DOT on September 6, 2011.
FY 2012-2017 TIP Amendment #3
Amendment #3 to FY 2012-2017 Transportation Improvement Program (TIP) of PLAN 2040 was adopted by the ARC Board on August 28, 2013. The purposes of the amendment were to: 1) commit new federal funds to an existing project to construct the Skip Spann Connector in Cobb County; 2) increase federal funds for projects on SR 20 in Forsyth County and US 23 in Gwinnett County to reflect the most recent cost estimates; 3) program two federally funded bridge replacement projects on Elliott Road and Blackhall Road in Henry County; and 4) program a new federally funded stormwater management project on Ponce de Leon Avenue in DeKalb County.
Planning Action Amendments do not impact financial constraint of the TIP or RTP, as any increase in federal funds will be drawn from existing program balances, as verified by the Georgia Department of Transportation. There are also no changes to the scope or schedule of any non-exempt status project, as defined in 40 Code of Federal Regulations Part 93, which would require updating the regional emissions analysis. The most recent regional emissions analysis was approved by FHWA and EPA on December 14, 2012.
Please visit the TIP Amendment #3 website for more information.