Quad Cities Metro Transportation Improvement Program (TIP) Process
The TIP (Transportation Improvement Program) is a result of the comprehensive, coordinated, and continuing (3C) transportation planning process within the Quad Cities Metropolitan Planning Area. The program includes the roadway, trail, and transit projects.
Public input opportunities are provided throughout the TIP process. All Transportation Technical and Policy Committee meetings are open to the public. Mailings for these meetings are sent to the Committee members, the Regional Transportation Advisory Group (RTAG), and the media. RTAG membership includes elected officials, DOT and Corps of Engineers representatives, public and private transit representatives, local citizens, air and rail representatives, representatives of the disabled community, representatives of the elderly, environmental and historic preservation groups, and local engineering and planning staff. Any individual who requests a meeting notice is placed on the RTAG list. In addition, an official public participation process has been adopted by the Regional Transportation Policy Committee and is closely adhered to by the Bi-State Regional Commission staff.
The Quad Cities Metro Transportation Improvement Program (TIP) is a summary of roadway, trail, public transit, and related projects that are expected to be initiated during the next four years and will be financed in whole or in part with federal funds. The four-year program is a result of requirements outlined in the Fixing America’s Surface Transportation (FAST) Act.
Also included for informational purposes are some street improvements along major roadways (collector, arterial, or freeway classification) that will be funded with state and/or local funds. The TIP is comprised of four Annual Elements that include summaries of projects to be implemented each year during the four-year period. These projects have been derived from the 2045 Quad Cities Long Range Transportation Plan, which was adopted by the Bi-State Regional Commission March 23, 2016. This plan is reaffirmed annually by the Bi-State Regional Commission. Projects have been identified through studies, conducted as part of the Congestion Management Process (CMP), which specifically considers system efficiency and less-capital-intensive solutions to transportation problems. Project priority is given to the Annual Element of the TIP. Projects in any of the annual elements can be moved from one year to another with a minor revision to this document due to changes in needs.