Statewide Transportation Improvement Program

The Statewide Transportation Improvement Program, or STIP, is Virginia’s federally required four-year program that identifies the transportation projects (highway, passenger rail, freight, public transit, bicycle and pedestrian) that will utilize federal transportation funding or require approval from either the Federal Highway or Federal Transit Administration.

The STIP must include all projects in an urbanized area that are included in an MPO’s TIP (Metropolitan Planning Organization Transportation Improvement Program) as well as federally funded projects in the rural areas of Virginia.  Currently there are fifteen MPO areas.  For more information about each MPO’s TIP, please click the corresponding link for the area.

Federal regulations require each state produce a STIP at least once every four years; however VDOT updates their STIP every three years to ensure the program never lapses.  Federal regulations require that the STIP demonstrate fiscal constraint to show that the state is not scheduling more transportation projects for construction than it has funding for.

Virginia provides many opportunities for the public to provide input on transportation projects and priorities as part of the continuing transportation planning process for the development of the STIP and the state required Six Year Improvement Program.  These opportunities include federally required public involvement for each MPO’s TIP, Fall Transportation Meetings and Spring Public Hearings.  The FFY 2015-2018 DRAFT STIP is now available for public review and comment.  Comments will be received until July 16, 2014.  You may comment in the following ways:

Mail VDOT project comments to:

Programming Director
Virginia Department of Transportation
1401 East Broad St.
Richmond, VA 23219


Email your comments to

Helpful Links pdfs

FFY 2012 – 2015 STIP


Page last modified: June 17, 2014