The MPO develops a new Indianapolis Regional Transportation Improvement Program (IRTIP) for approval every other year to ensure the program remains on the same schedule as the statewide TIP. The IRTIP is a four-year schedule of transportation projects proposed by government and transportation agencies in the Indianapolis region using Federal Highway Administration (FHWA) funds, Federal Transit Administration (FTA) funds, or Indiana Department of Transportation (INDOT) funds. In addition, other projects that are considered regionally significant (for air quality conformity purposes) are included, regardless of the funding source.
A key objective of the IRTIP is to assist local governments in providing a coordinated transportation system for citizens in this area by ensuring that the limited federal funds available to the area are spent on projects that provide the greatest benefit consistent with the Long Range Transportation Plan (LRTP).
- Winter 2016 MiTIP Call for Projects
- Spring 2017 Send Draft IRTIP Recommendations to IRTC
- Spring 2017 Draft IRTIP Public Comment Period
- Late Spring 2017 IRTC Policy Committee Approval / Public Hearing
- Summer 2017 FHWA Approval of Indianapolis MPO IRTIP (In Progress)
Primary opportunities for public input into the draft IRTIP includes:
- Submit draft recommendations to the Indianapolis Regional Transportation Council (IRTC) in Spring 2017
- A 30-day public comment period in Spring 2017
- A public hearing at a regularly scheduled IRTC meeting in Late Spring 2017
MiTIP Call for Projects
During the Winter 2016 Call for Projects, the Indianapolis MPO recieved 69 project applications from 20 Local Pulbic Agencies (cities/towns/counties who are members of the IRTC) requesting a total of $201 million in project funding.
Draft IRTIP Public Comment Period
From March 23, 2017 through April 21, 2017, the Indianapolis MPO offered a DRAFT of the 2018-2021 Indianapolis Regional Transportation Improvement Program (IRTIP) for public review and comment.
The IRTIP, which is prepared bi-annually and amended quarterly as needed, documents the federally funded transportation improvements proposed for the Indianapolis Metropolitan Planning Area. The 2035 Long-Range Transportation Plan provides the planning support for the projects programmed in the IRTIP. A key objective of the IRTIP is to assist local governments in providing a coordinated transportation system for citizens in this area by ensuring that the limited federal funds available to the area are spent on projects that provide the greatest benefit consistent with the Long-Range Transportation Plan. The MPO’s most recent update of the Long-Range Transportation Plan dated February 22, 2017 is available on the MPO’s website.
Indianapolis MPO staff will consider and incorporate as apporpriate the comments recieved on the DRAFT 2018-2021 IRTIP.
IRTC Policy Committee Approval / Public Hearing
A public hearing will take place during the May 24, 2017 meeting of the Indianapolis Regional Transportation Council (IRTC). The IRTC will take into account comments made prior to and during the hearing as they consider whether to approve the DRAFT of the 2018-2021 IRTIP.