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Transportation Improvement Program 

What is the TIP?

The Transportation Improvement Program (TIP) is a fiscally constrained financial plan of transportation projects approved to receive federal funding over the next four-years. Projects selected for the TIP are priorities for the region in all surface transportation areas including transit, roadway and highways, bicycle and pedestrian, preventative maintenance, rehabilitation and transportation operations.

The Houston-Galveston Area Council, the Metropolitan Planning Organization (MPO) for the eight-county Transportation Management Area, develops the TIP in a collaborative effort with local governments, transit and transportation agencies and the Texas Department of Transportation (TxDOT).

The Statewide Transportation Improvement Program (STIP) is a staged, multi-year, statewide, intermodal program of transportation projects, consistent with the statewide transportation plan and planning processes as well as metropolitan plans, transportation improvement programs (TIPs) and processes. The STIP is a compilation of TIPs and evolves into one comprehensive list of all highway and transit projects statewide. The TIP/STIP update and amendment processes are organized in such a manner because Federal funds are allocated to the State of Texas on a statewide basis rather than to individual communities, counties or regions.  

Who Approves the TIP?

H-GAC is responsible for ensuring the successful regional coordination of planning efforts. The Transportation Policy Council (TPC) oversees and provides guidance in this coordination effort. The current 2011-2014 TIP was approved by the TPC on June 25, 2010.

In all public notices and public materials regarding the TIP, H-GAC will list the region's transit providers. H-GAC will provide an opportunity for the public to comment on each provider's program of projects in the TIP. Comments on transit projects received during the TIP public comment period will be provided to the appropriate transit provider and will be included as part of the record of public comments for each provider. This is an essential element of the public participation plan for the region's transit providers.

Public Comments

H-GAC provides an opportunity for the public to comment on each provider's program of projects identified in the TIP. Comments on transit projects received during the TIP public comment period will be provided to the appropriate transit provider and will be included as part of the record of public comments for each provider. This is an essential element of the public participation plan for the region's transit providers. In all public notices and public materials regarding the TIP, H-GAC will list the region's transit providers. 

The public is encouraged to participate and provide comments to H-GAC.  All written comments may be submitted to Transportation Public Information, Houston-Galveston Area Council, P.O. Box 22777, Houston, TX 77227-2777, emailed to publiccomments@h-gac.com, or faxed to 713-993-4508.

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