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.    

GVMC Beginning Development of the Transportation Improvement Program 2020-2023

GVMC will begin developing the FY2020-2023 Transportation Improvement Program (TIP) in early December, 2018. Transportation Programming Study Group meetings are scheduled for Monday, December 3 and Wednesday, December 5, and transportation projects will be selected at these meetings. Both meetings will take place at 9:00 am at GVMC. The TIP document describes transportation projects from 2020-2023 within Kent and Eastern Ottawa Counties. Please see below for maps of deficient transportation facilities that will be considered for improvement during the TIP development process, and stay tuned for information on upcoming public meetings, public comment opportunities, and updates, which will be posted as they occur. You can also view our press release for additional information.

If you have any questions about the TIP process, please email Laurel Joseph, Transportation Planner, or call (616) 776-7610.

Individuals with disabilities requiring auxiliary aids for services and persons requesting translation or interpretation assistance should email Andrea Faber or call (616) 776-7603.

Draft TIP 2020-2023 Deficiencies Interactive Map Viewer

Draft TIP 2020-2023 Deficiencies Interactive Map Viewer


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
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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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