Programming and Finance


As the designated Metropolitan Planning Organization for the Maricopa region, MAG plans and finances the regional transportation system.

  • Transportation Improvement Program (TIP)

    The Transportation Improvement Program (TIP) is a five year schedule of near term implementation of Regional Transportation Plan that will be constructed across the region.
  • Arterial Life Cycle Program (ALCP)

    This program provides management and oversight for the street projects in the Regional Transportation Plan (RTP), including location, regional funding, year and type of work, status of the project and the lead agency.

  • Congestion Mitigation and Air Quality Improvement Project Evaluations

    The purpose of the Congestion Mitigation and Air Quality Improvement (CMAQ) Program is to provide federal funding to projects and programs designed to assist nonattainment and maintenance areas in complying with air quality standards. MAG conducts a project evaluation to estimate the emissions reductions and cost-effectiveness of proposed CMAQ projects. The CMAQ Methodologies are utilized to calculate the estimated emissions reductions and cost-effectiveness. The project evaluations assist technical and modal committees in the review process prior to recommending projects for addition to the Transportation Improvement Program.
  • Transit Programming

    MAG coordinates with our member agencies and the MAG Transit Committee to program Federal Transit Administration funds. This process is guided by the policies approved by the MAG Regional Council. The program funds projects in the Transit Life Cycle Program, Preventive Maintenance, Job Access and Reverse Commute and additional regional needs, funding permitting.