As the metropolitan planning organization for the greater Portland region, Metro prepares the Metropolitan Transportation Improvement Program, or MTIP, which documents funded transportation projects scheduled for the next four years.
The MTIP is a federally required document that helps track and manage regionally significant transportation investments. The MTIP:
- shows the list of transportation projects and programs that are scheduled to receive federal transportation money for the four-year reporting period
- demonstrates how the planned projects advance regional priorities of safety, equity, climate and mobility
- evaluates how the projects comply with federal regulations, including fiscal constraint and public involvement
- ensures scheduled federal transportation spending in the region does not exceed available federal revenues.
The MTIP is incorporated without change into the State Transportation Improvement Program, Oregon's statewide four-year transportation capital improvement program. Like the MTIP, Oregon's STIP covers a four-year construction period, and is updated every two to three years.