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INDOT > Resources > State Transportation Improvement Program (STIP) State Transportation Improvement Program (STIP)

What is a STIP?

The STIP is Indiana’s four-year transportation improvement program. It is prepared in cooperation with local government entities throughout Indiana, including Transportation Planning Regions (TPRs), Metropolitan Planning Organizations (MPOs), and Regional Planning Organizations (RPOs). The STIP identifies the funding and the scheduling of transportation projects and programs by fiscal year (July 1 through June 30). It includes all state and local transportation projects funded with federal highway and/or federal transit funding along with 100 percent% state funded transportation projects (including highway, passenger rail, freight, public transit, bicycle and pedestrian), and projects in the national parks.

How is the STIP Developed?

Indiana has both a decentralized and centralized programming process. Projects are submitted by the six INDOT districts and selected through an agency-wide, statewide asset management process in coordination with MPOs, local public agencies, and transit coordinators. Stakeholder and public input is collected by the MPOs, RPOs, and INDOT at various points within the STIP development process. The STIP is approved by the Federal Highway Authority (FHWA) and the Federal Transit Authority (FTA). The STIP is developed on a two-year cycle and amended monthly.

How is the STIP Amended?

Once a STIP is approved by FHWA and FTA, major changes to federally funded projects must be approved through a formal amendment process by FHWA/FTA. Lesser changes or the correction of incorrect information in the STIP can be accomplished through the Administrative Modification process, which does not require federal approval. INDOT has developed a specific guidelines to define requirements for STIP amendments and modifications.

How to Get Involved?

Proactive public involvement is a key component of the state's transportation planning processes. There are multiple opportunities along the way for the public and stakeholders to have a voice in the STIP process. You can attend annual district public meetings, contact your respective INDOT district office regarding transportation facility needs, attend MPO meetings in your area of interest, and participate in the STIP public comment period. For more information on the STIP, please view our STIP Public Primer Document.


INDOT’s Statewide Transportation Improvement Program (STIP) which covers state fiscal years 2016-2019. STIP is a four-year planning document that lists all projects expected to be funded in those four years with Federal funds and those state-funded projects that have been deemed as Regionally Significant. This page also includes publications relating to the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act (ARRA).

STIP FY 2016-2019 (Current STIP)

STIP FY 2018-2021 - Under Development

The Draft INDOT STIP FY 2018-2021 is on the INDOT STIP Public Comment page gather public input and comments on proposed initiatives until May 1, 2017. 

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Contact Information

Michael McNeil
STIP Director
Indiana Department of Transportation
100 North Senate Ave, IGCN 955
Indianapolis, IN  46204