Benton Harbor-St. Joseph MPO (TwinCATS) 2017-2020 TIP

2017-2020 TIP 

The approved 2017-2020 TIP document  is now available by clicking here. 

 The Most current approved list of projects/budget (efile) is available by clicking here


Amendment Policy (New March 2018)

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The Transportation Improvement Program (TIP) is the agreed upon list of federal and state funded transportation projects within TwinCATS.  Under federal law the TIP document must list all transportation projects that intend to use federal funds, along with all non-federally funded projects that are regionally significant. This includes Road, transit, and non-motorized projects which provide for the maintenance and improvement of travel throughout the region for all residents in the TwinCATS area.  


Between 2017 and 2020, TwinCATS is estimated to receive $871,925 in Surface Trans portion Block Grant (STBG) funds per year. This is the largest block of funds that TwinCATS receives to do road improvement projects such as resurfacing and reconstruction. STBG funds may also be spent on pedestrian, bicycle, transit infrastructure and Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) improvements as well as certain streetscape projects. The projects must be on a federal-aid eligible road as shown on this map: . A full list of eligible activities is available here:

In addition, dedicated public transit funds and other funding sources will be programmed through this process. The Michigan Department of Transportation will also be using its own funds to program projects on the routes that it owns. 


I am a citizen who is interested in transportation. What can I do to participate in this important process? 


We welcome you to attend the and participate in the TwinCATS monthly meetings.

A week before each meeting we post an agenda with all proposed amendments to the TIP. You are encouraged to ask questions and make comments on these amendments as well as attend meeting to speak to the MPO committees about transportation issues. 

please direct questions and comments to Brandon Kovnat at