TIP CoverAbout the Transportation Improvement Program (TIP)


The purpose of the Transportation Improvement Program (TIP) is to provide a prioritized listing of transportation projects covering a period of five years that is consistent with the Sarasota/Manatee Metropolitan Planning Organization (MPO) Long Range Transportation Plan (LRTP).  The TIP contains all transportation projects within the Sarasota/Manatee metropolitan area to be funded by Title 23 and Title 49 funds from the U.S. Department of Transportation (USDOT), the Federal Highway Administration (FHWA), and the Federal Transit Administration (FTA)  and all regionally significant projects regardless of funding source.  This TIP is for the period beginning July 1, 2021, through June 30, 2026.  

Financial Plan

Financial Constraint:  Under federal legislation, metropolitan areas are required to develop a financially constrained TIP as a means to direct resources toward high-priority projects. Pursuant to these federal regulations, the level of authorized funding available to the state and the metropolitan area has been used as the basis for financial restraint and schedule for the projects using federal funds. Projects are financially feasible for the appropriate funding category and represent, to the maximum extent possible, the MPO’s established priorities.

TIP Implementation:  The federally funded projects identified in the TIP can be implemented using current and proposed revenue sources based on the FDOT Tentative Five Year Work Program and locally dedicated transportation revenue.  The TIP includes projects, or phases of projects, that are expected to be fully funded in the 20-year horizon of the 2040 LRTP.  Additional projects that would be included in the approved TIP if reasonable additional resources beyond those identified in the financial plan were available may be identified pursuant to s.339.175(8)(c)(3), F.S.

TIP Development:  The TIP is developed by the MPO in cooperation with FDOT and the region’s two public transit operators, Manatee County Area Transit (MCAT) and Sarasota County Area Transit (SCAT), who provide the MPO with estimates of available federal and state funds in order for the MPO to develop the financial plan. [23 C.F.R. 450.326(a) and s.339.175(8), F.S.].  It is developed through a continuing, comprehensive, and cooperative (3C) effort involving all counties, cities, and towns in the Sarasota/Manatee urbanized area as well as the Sarasota-Bradenton Airport Authority and the Manatee Port Authority.  The TIP is broadly distributed for review and comment by the public before it is recommended for approval by the MPO Citizens Advisory Network and Technical Advisory Committee, and before it is approved by the MPO Governing Board.

  About the Sarasota/Manatee MPO

The Sarasota/Manatee Metropolitan Planning Organization is the regional transportation planning entity for Sarasota and Manatee Counties. MPOs are established by state and federal laws and through interlocal agreement to provide a process for local governments within the region to coordinate with the Florida Department of Transportation (FDOT), the Federal Highway Administration (FHWA), and the Federal Transit Administration (FTA). To learn more about the Sarasota/Manatee MPO, visit http://www.mympo.org.