Transportation Improvement Program (TIP)


The Transportation Improvement Program (TIP) is a four-year work program that lists all regionally significant and federally-funded transportation projects and services in the MPO planning area. The Federal funding programs are found in Titles 23 and 49 of the United States Code (USC). The TIP includes projects for all modes of surface transportation, including highways and streets, public transportation, and walking and bicycling. All projects in the TIP are derived from the Johnson City MTPO 2045 Metropolitan Transportation Plan (MTP), which is a plan that is required to cover at least a twenty (20) year timeframe of planning for projects in the future.  Additionally, the TIP must be fiscally constrained by including a financial plan that demonstrates how the program of projects can be implemented.  This includes identifying eligible federal, state, and local funding sources and the fiscal year in which each project's phases are to be funded.

The current Fiscal Years (FY) 2020-2023 TIP was adopted by the Executive Board and Executive Staff on December 20, 2019. It is due to be approved by FHWA and FTA in January 2020. It runs from October 1, 2019 through September 30, 2023.

Johnson City MTPO FY 2020-2023 TIP, as adjusted and amended below. (PDF) (HTML)

Interactive Electronic TIP, a version with a map


List of Changes to the FY 2020-2023 TIP

Though the TIP is adopted once every four years, it can be amended or modified to account for changes in funding, phases or project needs. These amendments and administrative modifications (adjustments) to the FY 2020-2023 TIP are listed below.

Pending Amendments

There are no amendments pending at this time.


List of Approved Amendments

List of Administrative Modifications


Draft of the FY 2023 - 2026 TIP

Notice of Public Comment Period
The Johnson City Metropolitan Transportation Planning Organization (MTPO) presents the draft Fiscal Years 2023-2026 Transportation Improvement Program (TIP) for a 14-day public comment period. Comments are due by Wednesday, November 16, 2022. The TIP describes and lists capital projects approved for funding for the fiscal years indicated within the Johnson City MTPO Metropolitan Planning Area, which includes the municipalities of Bluff City, Elizabethton, Johnson City, Jonesborough, Unicoi, and Watauga, along with unincorporated areas in Carter, Washington, and a portion of Sullivan Counties. There are several types of projects within the TIP. These projects include: highways, public transportation, bicycle/pedestrian facilities, traffic signalization, and intersection improvements. The projects in the TIP are derived from the 2045 Metropolitan Transportation Plan (MTP) and draft 2050 MTP.

Public involvement activities and time established for public review and comment on the TIP will satisfy the Program of Projects requirement for the Federal Transit Administration Urbanized Area Formula Program.

Please use this opportunity to share with us your comments regarding the draft TIP. You may view the TIP and make comments at our website at Copies of the TIP are also available at the Johnson City MTPO offices, located in the Johnson City Transit Center.

If you have any questions, comments, or would like more information, please call (423) 434-6272.



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