The Transportation Improvement Program (TIP) is a product of the ongoing transportation planning process of the Kingsport MTPO. The purpose of the TIP is to identify all transportation projects funded by Federal Title 23 and the Federal Transit Act within the Kingsport area, including streets and highways, transit service and facilities, bicycle and pedestrian facilities and transportation enhancement projects. It is also to ensure coordination of transportation improvements by local, state, and federal agencies.
Assuming more projects are submitted than there is funding available, projects will be ranked according to scoring criteria noted in the application. The highest ranked project will be funded, followed by the second, third, and so forth until the funding source is depleted. If an agency submits more than one project, the MTPO requires the agency to prioritize their projects. The projects selected for funding will be placed in the TIP for funding in Fiscal Years 2014-17 and the implementing agency commits to developing and letting selected projects in that timeframe. Unfunded projects will be listed in the appendix of the TIP as illustrative in case additional funds become available.
Click here to download a project application form.
Current FY 14-17 TIP
The TIP is the primary responsibility of the MTPO as required by the Federal Transportation Act of 2005 (SAFETEA-LU or Safe, Accountable, Flexible, Efficient Transportation Equity Act – A Legacy for Users). The TIP identifies the region’s highest priority transportation projects, develops a multi-year implementation program, and identifies necessary federal and non-federal funding. The TIP covers a four-year time period and is developed at least every four (4) years through a cooperative effort of local, state and federal agencies, including participation by the general public.
Click here to download the FY 14-17 TIP. This file is 8 MB and depending on your connection speed may take a moment to download.
Please forward any comments you may have to: MTPO Coordinator 201 West Market Street Kingsport, TN 37660
Email: MPO [at] KingsportTN [dot] gov