2022-2025 Superior Area TIP (under development)

Transportation projects proposed to receive federal funding for the next four years

The Draft 2022-2025 Superior Area Transportation Improvement Program, or TIP, is open for public review and input from August 27 through September 25, 2021. 

Every MPO, including the MIC, is required to develop a TIP—a comprehensive listing of the area’s regionally significant, federally funded, transportation improvements planned for the short range (4 years).  The Draft TIP lists all projects being proposed to use federal funds in the greater Superior, WI area for the next four years.

To comment:

  • See “Public Involvement” tab, below, to attend online meetings to give input and get more info about proposed projects
  • Email TIP Coordinator Sheldon Johnson or call (715) 635-2197.


Virtual Open House for the Draft 2022-2025 Superior TIP
Date & Time
12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

Members of the public are invited and encouraged to join in this online meeting for information about the 2022-2025 Superior TIP, ask questions and give comments.

Microsoft Teams meeting: Join on your computer or mobile app: Click here to join the meeting

Or call in (audio only): +1 218-302-4275, Phone Conference ID: 887 982 847#

Information about he draft TIP can be viewed in the attachments, below.

Draft 2022-2025 Superior Area TIP Open for 30-Day Public Comment

At its August 25, 2021 meeting the MIC Policy Board approved the release of the draft 2022-2025 Superior Area TIP for the required 30 day public comment period, effective August 27 through September 25, 2021.

Superior TIP Project Solicitation

Correspondence was sent to eligible agencies and jurisdictions soliciting CY 2025 multi-modal transportation projects, resulting in the following new project additions: 

  • 3 Roadway Projects
    • 1 – 2023 $9,332,400
    • 1 – 2024 $1,200,000
    • 2 – 2025 $1,312,500
  • 2 Rail Projects
    • 2 – 2025 $200,000
  • Transit
    • 2025 Regular Route & STRIDE – $1,786,782

Funded Projects

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Draft 2022-2025 Superior Area TIP - Open for Public Comment August 27 - Sept. 25


Map of 2022-2025 Superior TIP Projects


The projects proposed for federal funding are the heart of the TIP document. Click link, above, to view the PDF.

Programming federally funded infrastructure projects for the next four years

It is part of the MIC’s role as an MPO to work with state and local agencies to prioritize and program the region’s transportation projects and services that will receive anticipated federal funds.

Before any surface transportation project can be built in the Superior area using federal funds, it must be included in a current Transportation Improvement Program (TIP) that has been approved by the MIC Policy Board.

TIP Development

TIP development involves a series of sequential steps to reach the project approval stage. It is a cooperative effort between the MPO, WisDOT, FTA, FHWA, transit operators and local agencies responsible for implementing transportation projects.*

Coordination with State and Regional Processes

We work with local communities to determine how our increasingly scarce share of federal transportation dollars are spent. The TIP is developed with the guidance of the MIC’s Transportation Advisory Committee and Policy Board, and prepared in cooperation with WisDOT, local transit providers and area jurisdictions as required by federal surface transportation law (FAST Act). It is made available for public comment, and submitted to the Federal Highway Administration (FHWA) and the Federal Transit Administration (FTA).

The TIP development schedule, below, reflects coordination among announcements on the availability of funds, WisDOT program development, local capital improvement budget processes, MPO public involvement requirements, air quality conformity determination (where applicable) and the STIP development process.
Important schedule milestones include:

1. Project solicitation – MPO begins in May or June
2. Draft TIP creation – June/July/August (including conformity justification if required)
3. MPO-driven Draft TIP Public Involvement and WisDOT Draft review – August/September
4. MPO Policy Board action on final TIP – September/October
5. Adopted TIP and approval materials submitted to WisDOT – November 1
6. Federal review and action – November 1 – 30
7. Incorporation into next year’s draft STIP by WisDOT – December
8. Approved by reference in the federally approved STIP – January

*Eligible agencies and jurisdictions include the state of Wisconsin (WisDOT), Douglas County, the City of Superior and the Duluth Transit Authority (DTA).
How are TIP projects selected?
All projects must be identified in the MIC’s current 25-year Long Range Transportation Plan in support of the Duluth-Superior area’s goals and transportation system needs. In addition, the MIC evaluates and prioritizes each proposal based on the following criteria:
Regional Benefit: What are the project’s merits/benefits and intended effect upon the regional transportation network and what are the project’s estimated benefits relative to its cost?
Mobility: How will the project improve the mobility of people and goods?
Planning Support: How will the project incorporate the MIC’s Long Range Transportation Plan, other MIC studies and related plans and studies?
Multimodal Connectivity: How does the project encompass multiple modes of travel?
Environmental Impacts: Where is the project’s location and what potential environmental and community impacts does it potentially pose?
Public Participation: What level of public participation has been undertaken or will take place for the proposed project?


Projects may be amended into the current, approved TIP throughout the year.  Amendments usually modify existing projects as changes to the scope, cost or timeline for programmed projects occur. Sometimes new projects may be added if new funding becomes available. The formal processes for developing and amending a TIP are specified in the MIC’s Public Involvement Plan.

Performance Management

MAP-21 and FAST ACT require incorporation of Performance-Based Planning and Programming (PBPP) for use in the development of the MPO’s Transportation Improvement Plans.

The TIP includes a description of the anticipated effect of the TIP toward achieving the 23 C.F.R. 490 performance measure targets identified in the metropolitan transportation plan, linking investment priorities to those performance targets.