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 adopted 2020-23 IRTIP document was approved in May, 2019. To review a quick summary of the current IRTIP, click here. The proposed 2022-2025 IRTIP is expected to have final review and approval in fall 2021. All projects in the 2022-2025 IRTIP can be viewed on the Indianapolis MPO’s online TIP database, MiTIP (http://mitip.indympo.org).

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 2020-2023 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.


2021 Annual Call for Projects

The IMPO will have an open call for projects for SFY 2025-2026 between August 20, 2021 and October 15, 2021. During the call for projects Local Public Agencies may submit applications for regional transportation projects, such as transit, bike/pedestrian and road/bridge improvements utilizing MPO administered funding. This will be the first call for projects under the federal fund exchange program. The call for projects application packet, federal fund exchange program guidance document, and reference materials are available below under the Annual Call for Project Applications heading.

If you have any questions, please contact Steve Cunningham or Kristyn Sanchez.

Annual Call for Project Applications

The SFY 2025-26 Call for Projects (CFP) is open from 8/20/2021 - 10/15/2021. Resources used to assist with the CFP are available below.

Supporting Application Documents:
SFY 2025-26 Call for Projects Application Packet
IRTIP Scoring Criteria - Adopted May 2018

Reference Materials:
Federal Exchange Program Guidance Document
Cost Estimating Scoping Form (scoping form instructions)
Cost Estimating Tool
CMAQ Emissions Calculator
Guide to Road Safety Audits
High Crash Intersection Study and Safety Study Map
Functional Classification Map
2050 Metropolitan Transportation Plan Project List
2016 Regional Freight Plan
State Transportation Improvement Program (STIP)
StreetLight Data & Access Requests
Federal Fund Exchange Program Overview Presentation
Federal Fund Exchange Program Training Video

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. 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.

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.

MiTIP

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

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Proposed IRTIP Amendments

None at this time.

IRTIP Annual Lists of Obligated Projects

In accordance with Federal requirements, the MPO publishes its “Annual Listing of Federally Obligated Transportation Projects” 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.