The Transportation Improvement Program (TIP) is a list of projects and programs scheduled to be implemented over a period of at least four years. Transportation projects must be included in the TIP to receive most types of federal funding. The TIP provides a mechanism for locally-elected officials and agency staff to review the region's capital programming. It represents a consensus among MPO members and other major transportation interests in the region as to what improvements should have priority for available funds.
Once a four-year TIP is adopted by the SJTPO Policy Board, approved by the Governor, and the State TIP is approval by the federal government, there are certain procedures established for making any changes to the TIP. These procedures are outlined in a joint Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) between the SJTPO, NJDOT, and NJ Transit.
The FY 2012 – 2021 electronic Statewide Transportation Improvement Program (e-STIP) is an application that provides current information contained in the Statewide Transportation Improvement Program for the State of New Jersey for federal fiscal years 2012 through 2021 as the program is modified and amended. The e-STIP reflects all adopted modifications and amendments to the FY 2012 – FY 2021 STIP. Thus, e-STIP is an update of the FY 2012 - 2021 STIP that was approved on November 1, 2011 by the Federal Highway Administration and the Federal Transit Administration.