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Transportation Improvement Program (TIP)

The Lower Connecticut River Valley Council of Governments (RiverCOG) is the Metropolitan Planning Organization (MPO) for the Lower Connecticut River Valley Planning Region. The COG serves the municipalities of Chester, Clinton, Cromwell, Deep River, Durham, East Haddam, East Hampton, Essex, Haddam, Killingworth, Lyme, Middlefield, Middletown, Old Lyme, Old Saybrook, Portland and Westbrook. As an MPO, the LCRVCOG is required to complete a Transportation Improvement Program (TIP) and to certify that the program is based on an endorsed Regional Transportation Plan, and in conformity with the Clean Air Act Amendments of 1990 (CAAA). A new TIP is typically prepared bi-annually and amended on an ongoing basis.

The TIP is a list of federally funded transportation projects to maintain and enhance the transportation network of the region. All projects in the TIP are scheduled to receive funding within the next four fiscal years. Projects for future TIPs can be found in the “Mid-Range Element” and “Long Range Element” sections of the Regional Transportation Plan. To be in conformity with the Clean Air Act Amendments of 1990, projects listed in the TIP must not increase emissions.