The Harrisonburg-Rockingham Metropolitan Planning Organization (HRMPO) Transportation Improvement Program (TIP) is a prioritized, fiscally-constrained, multi-year list of federally funded and/or regionally significant transportation projects and improvements within the HRMPO area. The program includes projects for all modes of surface transportation including highways and streets, public transportation, and walking and bicycling. Under federal law, the TIP must cover at least a four-year program of projects and be updated at a minimum of every four years. In addition, projects in the TIP must be prioritized at the regional level and have clearly identified funding sources.
All transportation improvement projects, programs, and operations receiving federal funds in the Harrisonburg-Rockingham MPO area must be authorized through the TIP process. This includes highway projects, transit capital and operating funds, planning funds, and other federally funded projects.
The TIP authorizes the organization implementing the project to obligate federal funds for listed projects and operations over the next three federal fiscal years. A federal fund obligation commits the federal government to pay or reimburse the State or other governmental entity for the federal share of the project’s eligible costs. The first year of an approved TIP constitutes an “agreed to” list of projects for selection purposes, provided that anticipated federal funds to the region are available.
Every TIP must be reviewed by the U.S. Department of Transportation and a determination must be made that the TIP is based on a continuing, cooperative, and comprehensive planning process carried out by the State, the MPO, and the transit operator.
The HRMPO works with the Virginia Department of Transportation (VDOT) to approve the Highway portion of the TIP and the Department of Rail and Public Transportation (DRPT) to approve the Transit portion of the TIP. Each TIP is adopted only once every four years and it can be amended to account for changes in funding or project needs. The Transit TIP is amended and adopted each year however the Highway TIP is only amended and adopted as required.
Following are the links to the most recently adopted TIP's for each mode: