Transportation Improvement Program

Overview The Transportation Improvement Program (TIP), developed and produced annually by the Bismarck-Mandan MPO, identifies federally funded transportation improvements in the area over a four year time frame. Federal regulations require each MPO to develop a TIP for projects using Federal transportation funding sources. The TIP is developed on an annual basis in cooperation with the MPO area member jurisdictions, transit provider, and the North Dakota Department of Transportation.

The TIP may be modified at any time consistent with the procedures established in the Bismarck-Mandan MPO Public Participation Plan. Projects included within the TIP must be consistent with the current Long Range Transportation Plan.

Active TIP

The 2019-2022 Transportation Improvement Program has been developed, reviewed, and approved. It was adopted by the Bismarck-Mandan Metropolitan Planning Organization on September 18, 2018.  Additional mapping information for the list of projects contained in the active TIP is available HERE.

Occasionally it becomes necessary to modify the Active TIP to ensure it is consistent with the North Dakota Department of Transportation's STIP (State Transportation Improvement Program).  If the modification is significant, an amendment will be developed and will be advertised for a 15-day public comment period which will include a public hearing for the amendment.  The amendment must be formally approved by the MPO Policy Board to be incorporated into the Active TIP.  Modifications which are not of a significant nature, which typically involve minor scope changes or minor cost changes (increases or decreases of generally less than 10% of the total cost of the subject TIP year), are presented as administrative modifications.  Administrative modifications are presented to the MPO Policy Board for informational purposes but do not require any formal approval.  Public notification is not required for an administrative modification.  


Amendments to the Active TIP

 I-94 Bridge Deck Overlay Project Year 2019

Performance Management Compliance

TAM Compliance 

Proposed Amendments to the Active TIP

There are no proposed amendments to the Active TIP at this time.

Administrative Modifications

2019-2022 TIP Administrative Modifications, approved January 2019
2019-2022 TIP Administrative Modifications, approved February 2019

2019-2022 TIP Administrative Modification, April 2019

Draft 2020-2023 TIP

The draft 2020-2023 TIP has been developed and will be available to the public to review and provide comments through Monday, August 19, 2019.  The Draft 2020-2023 TIP will be available for the public beginning Friday, August 2 2019, online or at the MPO office located in the Community Development Department, 221 N. 5th Street, Bismarck, ND.  Written comments will be accepted until 9:00 am, Monday, August 19, 2019, after which time a public hearing will be held in conjunction with the regular monthly Technical Advisory Committee meeting in the Training Room of the Bis-Man Transit Building at 3750 E. Rosser Avenue, where additional public can be made.

Written comments should be identified as public input on the Draft TIP and directed to Rachel Drewlow, Transportation Planner, Bismarck-Mandan MPO, PO Box 5503, Bismarck, ND  58506-5503 or faxed to 701.222.6450. Contact Rachel at 701.355.1852 for more information. 

TIP Development Process

Adopted in 2010 and updated in 2014, the TIP Development Guide identifies the processes and associated time frames involved in the annual TIP development. Generally, the TIP is comprised of projects/programs funded through a variety of federal transportation funding sources for roadway, bicycle and pedestrian, and transit improvements.

The Urban Roads Program is one of the federal transportation funding sources used to fund transportation projects identified in the TIP. A dedicated amount of Urban Roads Program funds are provided to the MPO area each year and are restricted to the urbanized areas of Bismarck and Mandan defined by the US Census Bureau. The MPO Policy Board has adopted a process to prioritize projects seeking Urban Roads Program funds. The Urban Roads Application Form is used by jurisdictions in the MPO area to apply for Urban Roads Program funds. A group of nine individuals endorsed by the MPO Policy Board reviews the applications and provides a recommendation for candidate project priorities to the MPO TAC and Policy Board. The MPO TAC and Policy Board reserve the right to prioritize projects at their discretion.