Indianapolis Regional Transportation Improvement Program

About the IRTIP

The IRTIP identifies and includes transportation projects proposed by government and transportation agencies in the Indianapolis Metropolitan Planning Area (MPA) over a four year period. The IRTIP allocates the region’s limited transportation resources among the various capital and operating needs of the Indianapolis MPA based on regional priorities and cooperative input. The IRTIP serves as a schedule of coordinated project implementation among regional agencies; a guide for implementation of other short and long-range plans; and a source of public information about federally funded transportation projects in the MPA. The 2022-2025 IRTIP was approved by the IMPO Policy Committee in the fall of 2021 and received the Governor’s signature in spring 2022.

All projects in the 2022-2025 IRTIP can be viewed on the Indianapolis MPO’s online TIP database, MiTIP (http://mitip.indympo.org). Information from the TIP database may also be provided in other formats and languages for viewing online or in-person at our offices. For more information contact staff at info@indympo.org or 317-227-5108 or visit our offices at 200 East Washington Street, Suite 2322, Indianapolis, IN 46204.

The IRTIP is updated at least every two years, is fiscally constrained (not just a “wish list”), conforms with the State Implementation Plan (SIP) for air quality, is approved by the MPO and the Governor, and is incorporated, without change, in INDOT’s Statewide Transportation Improvement Program (STIP). Quarterly amendments for the current 2022-2025 IRTIP can be viewed on this page under "Approved IRTIP Amendments." The most current information about IRTIP amendments can be found under MITIP's "IRTIP Amendments" tab. To review a quick summary of the current IRTIP, click here.


Funding Program Updates

Federal Fund Exchange Program

In August of 2020, the Indianapolis Metropolitan Planning Organization (IMPO) signed an agreement with the Indiana Department of Transportation (INDOT) to exchange the IMPO’s annual allocation of Federal transportation program funds for State funds to fund regionally significant transportation projects in the Indianapolis Regional Transportation Improvement Program (IRTIP). The IRTIP documents the Federally funded transportation improvements proposed for the Indianapolis Metropolitan Planning Area (MPA) over a four-year period. This program is known as the Federal Funds Exchange Program and its policies will affect all future project calls for the IRTIP.

Local public agencies may learn more about the Federal Funds Exchange Program by viewing the program’s guidance document. The guidance document outlines the policies and procedures required for participation in the program in relation to the ITRIP call-for-projects including our quarterly tracking policy. The policies and procedures are the result of collaboration between the IMPO, the Transportation Technical and Policy Committees, INDOT, and feedback from local public agencies.

LPAs may also wish to review a short overview presentation of the guidance document. Recordings of the guidance document training held in August 2021 are also available. LPAs may view the full training recording or view sections of the training including a program overview, application requirements, project costs, project management, and the Q&A session.

Coronavirus, Response, and Relief Supplemental Appropriations Act (CRRSAA)

On February 24, 2021 the U.S. Department of Transportation issued implementation guidance on the $9.8 billion in supplemental Highway Infrastructure Program (HIP) funds apportioned to state departments of transportation by the Coronavirus, Response, and Relief Supplemental Appropriations Act (CRRSAA). The legislation provided additional funds through the Federal Highway Administration (FHWA) to address the significant impacts of COVID-19 on the nation’s transportation systems.

The State of Indiana was allocated $236,385,835 in CRRSAA funds and the Indianapolis MPO’s urbanized area was allocated $13,398,652 of those funds. These funds are available for obligation immediately and are available for obligation until September 30, 2024.

On June 2, 2021 the IMPO Transportation Policy Committee adopted Resolution #21-IMPO-011 directing the MPO to apply the region’s allocation of CRRSAA funds to existing infrastructure projects scheduled for State fiscal year 2022. State fiscal year 2022 is heavily programmed with transportation projects and, therefore, this application of CRRSAA funds will allow more projects to be funded without delays. This application of CRRSAA funds is also intended to meet INDOT’s guidelines and promptly obligate funds to construction. IMPO staff will review funding availability in fiscal year 2022 after the completion of quarterly project tracking and project lettings. Staff will be able to provide a list of projects that will use CRRSAA funds once that is known.

Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act (IIJA)

On November 15, 2021, the Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act (IIJA) was signed into law. The Act reauthorizes several surface transportation programs for FY2023-FY2026 including the federal-aid highway program, transit programs, and highway-safety programs. The Act includes increased funding for existing programs including the core STBG, CMAQ, HSIP, and TAP federal transportation funding programs managed through the Transportation Improvement Program. The Act also expands project eligibility for some funding sources and includes new funding sources for a variety of project types that may be available to local public agencies. The IMPO will work with the IMPO Technical, Policy, and Executive Committees to determine the best use of the increased funding available. The IMPO will also monitor additional funding opportunities created by the Act and communicate opportunities to local public agencies.

Partner Resources
FHWA Bipartisan Infrastructure Law landing page
FTA Bipartisan Infrastructure Law landing page
EPA Bipartisan Infrastructure Law landing page
Transportation for America IIJA Presentation to IMPO and landing page
Guidebook to the Bipartisan Infrastructure Law for State and Local Governments
Fact Sheet: Competitive Infrastructure Funding Opportunities for Local Governments

Other Resources
NACO Legislative Analysis for Counties
AASHTO Comprehensive Analysis of the Bipartisan Infrastructure Bill
Full text - H.R.3684 - Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act

MiTIP

The Metropolitan Indianapolis Transportation Improvement Program (MiTIP) allows the public to view programmed transportation projects contained in the IRTIP online. MiTIP represents the most current version of the IRTIP at any given time. Information from the TIP database may also be provided in other formats and languages for viewing online or in-person at our offices. For more information contact staff at info@indympo.org or 317-227-5108 or visit our offices at 200 East Washington Street, Suite 2322, Indianapolis, IN 46204.

Learn more about MiTIP (2016 AMPO Conference presentation)

MiTIP

Check out the MPO's interactive MiTIP portal for information on, and maps of, federally funded transportation projects.

Visit MiTIP

Annual Call for Project Applications

The IMPO holds an annual call for projects at which time local public agencies can apply for IMPO-managed funding. This year's call for projects opened on September 1. This call is accepting applications under the Federal Fund Exchange (FFE) program for projects in SFY 2026 that will go to a local letting no later than June 2026. This call for projects anticipates awarding approximately $47.5M for construction and construction inspection. Applications are submitted via MiTIP and are due by October 28th at 5:00pm.

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Proposed IRTIP Amendments

Amendments will be considered by the IMPO's Transportation Policy Committee at their October 19 meeting. Check the IMPO meeting calendar for more information.

Annual List of Obligated Projects (ALOP)

In accordance with Federal requirements, the MPO publishes its “Annual List of Obligated Projects” (ALOP) based on information provided by INDOT. The purpose of the report is to provide to the public, as well as State and local officials, information regarding federal spending on transportation projects within the Indianapolis region, along with a progress report and disclosure of project delivery occurring over a shorter planning period of only one year.

Helpful Resources for Local Engineers and Planners

Check out our clearing house for information and resources needed by local public agencies (LPA), including INDOT's ADA and Title VI information.