The Major Streets Transportation Improvement Program (MSTIP) is our innovative, proactive road improvement program. MSTIP funding improves our transportation system for bicyclists, pedestrians, drivers and transit passengers.
The MSTIP Opportunity Fund leverages other local, state and federal funds. We use it for projects that improve travel for those who walk, bike, roll and take public transportation. Learn more
Countywide property taxes fund MSTIP, which paid for more than 150 projects totaling $900 million since 1986. The Washington County Coordinating Committee recommends projects. The Board of Commissioners then approves funding amounts and projects on five-year cycles.
Most of the money goes back into our local economy. Private-sector planning, engineering firms and construction contractors build MSTIP project under our supervision. These businesses are selected on a competitive-bid basis.
Projects eligible for MSTIP must:
- Improve safety
- Improve traffic flow or relieve congestion
- Be on a major road used by many travelers
- Address needs for all travelers