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Statewide and Metropolitan Transportation Programming

PROGRAM AREA: Transportation Planning
Web-based Training (WBT)Web-based Training (WBT)
Calendar Year
3 Hours
0.3 Units
$0 Per Participant



Statewide and Metropolitan Transportation Programming is a Web-based Training (WBT) course offered by NHI, the authoritative source in transportation training.

This web-based course is intended to provide introductory-level information for transportation planning and programming staffs on the process and requirements for developing and implementing metropolitan Transportation Improvement Programs (TIPs) and Statewide Transportation Improvement Programs (STIPs). The course highlights the FHWA/FTA requirements for statewide, non-metropolitan, and metropolitan transportation planning and programming processes; as well as describes the relationships, roles, and responsibilities of key partners and stakeholders in informed transportation decision-making.

Learners will explore the connections between long-range transportation planning and how projects are prioritized for funding and subsequent implementation within metropolitan TIPs and STIPs as part of an informed transportation decision-making process.

The course provides an overview of the process and requirements for developing and implementing metropolitan TIPs and STIPs, including connections to public involvement, financial planning/fiscal constraint, performance-based planning and programming (PBPP), TIP/STIP administrative modifications and amendments, and FHWA/FTA review and approval of responsibilities/actions.


Upon completion of the course, participants will be able to:

  • Recall terms, concepts, and acronyms.
  • Recognize how metropolitan areas and States reach decisions on transportation policies, plans, and programs.
  • Identify major funding sources and the flexibility to use funds in addressing metropolitan and statewide transportation needs.
  • Recognize the relationship between transportation planning and public involvement.
  • Identify the role of key documents in transportation decision making.
  • Define the concept of fiscal constraint in relation to financial planning and programming.
  • Identify how projects are selected and programmed in the STIP/TIP.
  • Identify processes related to transportation program approval and implementation.


The target audience for this course consists of Metropolitan Planning Organizations (MPOs), State Departments of Transportation (State DOTs), transit agencies, Regional Transportation Planning Organizations (RTPOs) or affected metropolitan transportation officials with responsibility for transportation planning, Federal Highway Administration (FHWA) and Federal Transit Administration (FTA) planning staffs, and transportation planning/programming/project development staff working or participating in the statewide or metropolitan transportation planning process.

If you have questions about this NHI training, please contact NHI at or 877.558.6873.

The National Highway Institute (NHI) has been accredited as an Accredited Provider by the International Accreditation for Continuing Education and Training (IACET). In obtaining this accreditation, NHI has demonstrated that it complies with the ANSI/IACET Standard which is recognized internationally as a standard of good practice. As a result of their Accredited Provider status, NHI is authorized to offer IACET CEUs for its programs that qualify under the ANSI/IACET Standard.


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