Grand Valley Metro Council

Transportation Improvement Program

Transportation Improvement Program

The Transportation Improvement Program (TIP) identifies proposed projects developed by local agencies in accordance with the joint regulations of the Federal Highway Administration (FHWA) and the Federal Transit Administration (FTA). These regulations establish the TIP as the programming phase of the overall continuing, comprehensive, and cooperative (3C) planning process. This planning process includes local jurisdictions, transit agencies, and state and federal transportation officials. All federal monies returned to the Grand Rapids metro area from the federal fuel tax are distributed through this process. 

Public notice of public participation activities and time established for public review of and comments on the TIP will satisfy the Program of Projects (POP) requirements for Section 5307 public involvement.    

FY2020-2023 TIP Development Updates

DRAFT FY2020-2023 TIP UPDATE: The draft FY2020-2023 TIP is complete and open for public comment.

There will be opportunities for the public to comment on the TIP at the following meetings:

Technical Committee Meeting
Wednesday, May 1
9:30 am
Kent County Road Commission
1500 Scribner Ave. NW
Grand Rapids, Michigan

Policy Committee Meeting
Wednesday, May 15
9:30 am
Kent County Road Commission
1500 Scribner Ave. NW
Grand Rapids, Michigan

GVMC Board Meeting
Thursday, June 6
8:30 am
Kent County Commission Chambers
300 Monroe Ave NW, Room 310
Grand Rapids, Michigan

Individuals with disabilities requiring auxiliary aids or services and those requiring interpreter or translation assistance should contact GVMC at least four working days before the scheduled meetings.

The draft TIP document describes transportation priorities for the next four years and includes feedback received from the consultation and public involvement processes and information regarding the Environmental Justice (EJ) analysis. 

If you wish to comment on the draft document but are unable to attend one of these meetings, comments will be accepted up until GVMC’s Board meeting on Thursday, June 6. Links to the draft document, appendices, project lists, and an interactive map are available below. Hard copies of the document are available upon request at GVMC’s offices, located at 678 Front Avenue NW, Suite 200, Grand Rapids, MI, 49504. If you would like more information about the TIP document, or to submit comments about it, please contact Laurel Joseph by phone at (616) 776-7610, e-mail, or mail your correspondence to GVMC’s office (see address above). Comments can also be submitted by using the “Submit a Comment” button above.


GVMC Transportation Improvement Program 2014-2017

To view the list of deficient projects considered for improvement during the TIP development process, please click here. To view the list in map form, please click here
* available upon request

All comments should be sent to Laurel Joseph.

Federally-Obligated Projects

Federal transportation legislation requires an annual listing from urban areas detailing what projects received federal transportation funds the previous year. The list, linked below, encompasses all federally-obligated projects for the Grand Rapids metropolitan area for the year. Contact Laurel Joseph, Transportation Planner, if you have any questions on this list.

Click here for archived TIP documents

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