The Transportation Improvement Program (TIP) is a list of programs and projects that transportation funds will be allocated to in the near-term (4 years).   The TIP is how the 2040 Metropolitan Transportation Plan (MTP) is implemented.

The TIP covers a 4-year period and outlines the scope of the project, what phases will receive funding and the estimated cost. The TIP is updated every 4 years.

While estimated implementation dates are given for projects in the TIP, both projects development and the TIP are dynamic. The TIP is not as much a construction timeline as it is a financial program for scheduling and obligating federal funds and represents the intent to construct or implement a specific project. As projects and programs are developed, amendments and modifications to the TIP are often necessary to allow the document and program funds to adjust to changing conditions, costs and schedules. An amendment and modification process is provided to facilitate these changes. Major changes are accommodated through an “Amendment” process. Minor changes are accommodated through an “Administrative Modification.”


The MPO is currently holding a 15-day public review period (ending on August 31) for Amendment #1 to the TIP and Amendment #3 to the MTP.  The purpose of the amendment is to adjust the TIP to reflect the Kentucky Transportation Cabinet (KYTC) committing federal Surface Transportation Program (STP) funds towards the design phase of the Liberty Road (KY 1927) widening project – Graftons Mill Lane to New Circle Road and improvement of  intersection with New Circle Road (see Table 2; page 28).  The Amendment also updates the cost estimates for future phases of the project (see Table 4; page 33).

Written comments on Amendment #1 may be submitted to the MPO at LFUCG Division of Planning, 101 East Vine Street, Ste 700, Lexington, KY 40507.  They may also be submitted digitally to (SUBJECT: TIP amendment #1 / MTP amendment #3).

If you are a person with a disability and require assistance to participate in the review process (large print, audio material) or if you would like a translated copy in another language please contact Kenzie Gleason at 859-258-3605 or at the email address above.


View our current FY 2017-2020 Transportation Improvement Program (TIP) including (all approved) amendments and modifications.

FY 2017-2020 TIP – Summary of Administrative Modifications lists the modifications that have been made to the TIP since the initial TIP was adopted in August 2016.


Annual List of Federal Obligations

Each year the MPO provides a listing of all projects and programs which received federal funds from the Federal Highway Administration and the Federal Transit Administration during the prior federal fiscal year (October 1 through September 30).

FY 2016 Annual List of Obligations