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Transportation Improvement Program (TIP)

2023-2027 TIP UPDATE

The Ithaca-Tompkins County Transportation Council (ITCTC) announces that a draft program of projects for the 2023-2027 Transportation Improvement Program (TIP) is available for public review and comment.  right pointing blue arrow View the draft 2023-2027 TIP here. 

The TIP represents the five-year program of capital surface transportation projects for Tompkins County that utilize federal funds. The program was developed in collaboration with the New York State Department of Transportation utilizing regional goals and project screening criteria. The draft program being reviewed includes ten (10) projects continuing from the current TIP plus four (4) new projects. Total program funding is $31,897,000 over five years.

A Public Meeting will take place online on Tuesday, June 28, 2022 from 6:00 to 7:30 pm to review, discuss, and accept comments on that document. Use this link to access the Zoom public meeting: ; Passcode: 307644.

Please submit questions or comments in writing by July 7, 2022 to: Fernando de Aragón, Executive Director, Ithaca-Tompkins County Transportation Council, 121 East Court Street, Ithaca, NY 14850 or email:


2020-2024 TIP (the current TIP)

Adopted June 18, 2019 

(Effective October 1, 2019 to September 30, 2024)



2020-2024 TIP UPDATES

The TIP is updated throughout the life of the document.

The original 2020-2024 TIP document is linked above; the latest updated TIP will be posted below. 

 2020-2024 TIP, updated as of 5/17/2022



The Transportation Improvement Program (TIP) is the agreed-upon five-year list of specific projects for which federal funds are anticipated. Required by federal law, the TIP represents the transportation improvement priorities of the Tompkins County Transportation Area. The list of projects is multi-modal and includes highway and public transit projects, as well as bicycle, pedestrian, and freight-related projects.

The TIP also represents the translation of recommendations from the ITCTC Long-Range Transportation Plan (LRP) and UPWP into a short-term program of tangible transportation improvements. All TIP projects are evaluated to assure consistency with the community goals and objectives established in the LRP. The majority of projects in the TIP are aimed at increasing the efficiency and safety of the existing transportation system, rather than construction of new facilities.

In addition, all TIP projects must be in conformance with air quality requirements. Representing the culmination of the transportation planning process, the TIP signifies a consensus among local, state and regional officials as to what improvements to pursue, thereby establishing eligibility for federal funding.

2020-2023 STIP 

The Statewide Transportation Improvement Program, otherwise known as the "STIP", is the federally required, four-year, statewide multimodal program or list of transportation projects proposed for federal transportation funding.