Transportation Improvement Plan (TIP)

The Transportation Improvement Program (TIP) document is required under federal transportation legislation. This publication lists all federally funded transportation and transportation-related projects to be undertaken within the transportation study area by implementing agencies over the next five years. NWARPC develops the Northwest Arkansas Regional Transportation Study (NARTS) TIP, in cooperation with the Arkansas Highway and Transportation Department (AHTD).

The FFY 2016 – 2020 TIP includes all transportation improvements planned or programmed within the MPA that will utilize federal funding for all or part of their implementation costs. The purpose of the TIP is to assist in coordinating the use of these funds for area-wide transportation improvements and to ensure that the projects that are the recipients of these federal funds are in conformance with the 2040 NWA Metropolitan Transportation Plan (MTP) adopted on March 23, 2016.

The projects that are contained in the FFY 2016 – 2020 TIP have been selected by and coordinated with local units of governments within the MPA and with AHTD and MoDOT.

They have been reviewed for consistency with the 2040 MTP, responsiveness to local and regional needs, and for the availability of federal funds and non-federal matching funds.

The 2016-2020 Transportation Improvement Plan (TIP) was approved by the Regional Planning Commission/Policy Committee on March 23, 2016.

On June 17, 2016 the TAC and RPC/Policy Committee voted via BALLOT unanimously to approve Amendment # 1 to include various Arkansas Statewide Sealing Projects.

On October 20, 2016 the TAC approved Amendment #2 and RPC/Policy Committee voted to approve the amendment on October 26, 2016. Amendment #2 includes projects based on data included in the Missouri Department of Transportation Statewide Transportation Improvement Program (STIP).

On January 25, 2017, RPC/Policy Committee approved Amendment #3 which includes addition of various Federal Land Access Program (FLAP) type projects in Arkansas and removes system preservation funding from one AHTD job and program a new AHTD job in Benton County.

The current TIP document can be found below.

FFY 2016-2020 Transportation Improvement Program (TIP) Document