Transportation Improvement Program

For almost 50 years, the Kalamazoo Area Transportation Study (KATS) has been the principal agency charged with planning for the future transportation needs of the Kalamazoo Metropolitan Area. Since its inception, KATS has worked to address current issues while also looking toward the future to craft a vision for the region in a long-range plan.

The Transportation Improvement Program (TIP) is the regionally agreed upon list of priority transportation projects, as required by federal law (ISTEA, TEA-21, SAFETEA LU, and MAP-21). The TIP document must list all projects that intend to use federal funds, along with all non-federally funded projects that are regionally significant.  The projects are multi-modal; that is, they include bicycle, pedestrian, ITS, and freight related projects, as well as the more traditional highway and public transit projects.

FY 2023-2026 Transportation Improvement Program

This is the  KATS Surface Transportation Program (STP), National Highway Performance Program (NHPP), Congestion Mitigation and Air Quality (CMAQ), and Transportation Alternatives Program (TAP) call for projects for the development of the FY 2023-2026 Transportation Improvement Program.  The deadline for submission is July 30, 2021.

Funding projections per year for FY 2024, 2025, and 2026 are:

Surface Transportation Program (STP):  $3,331,000
National Highway Performance Program (NHPP):  $450,000
Congestion Mitigation and Air Quality (CMAQ): $505,299
Transportation Alternatives Program (TAP): $240,000

Due to the lack of a federal transportation bill past FY 2021, these amounts are only estimates. Funding levels will likely change when a new bill is passed.

The project application and instructions can be found here:
TIP Application Download

Please fill out all the applicable criteria for your individual project. Please submit all applications to

If you have any questions about the application process and project submission, please let us know.

FY 2020-2023 Transportation Improvement Program

Adopted Document 5-29-2019
Application and Instructions for Transportation Improvement Program Projects
Current Project List
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Transportation Improvement Program Administrative Modification & Amendment Policy

View the Michigan Transportation Program Portal to see the MDOT Five-Year Transportation Program (5YTP), Rebuild Michigan Program (RBMP), and the State Transportation Improvement Program (STIP).

Michigan Transportation Program Portal

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