GNRC assists the Tennessee Advisory Commission on Intergovernmental Relations, or TACIR, with the development of the region’s Public Infrastructure Needs Inventory (PINI). In this role, GNRC works with local governments to identify and track upgrades or expansions to area schools, transportation systems, government buildings, and other public infrastructure. GNRC also provides support to communities interested in optimizing their local capital planning process or those needing assistance to identify and apply for funding made available through a variety of state and federal grants.
Transportation Improvement Program
As part of the implementation of the Regional Transportation Plan, GNRC prepares and manages the Transportation Improvement Program (TIP). This is a four-year work program that lists all regionally significant and federally-funded transportation projects and services in the MPO planning area expected to be implemented in the short-term horizon of the RTP.
The program includes projects for all modes of surface transportation including highways and streets, public transportation, and walking and bicycling. Additionally, the TIP must be fiscally constrained by estimated revenues, or have funding mechanisms currently in place to pay for the anticipated work. Though the TIP is adopted only once every three or four years, it can be amended to account for changes in funding or project needs.