WMATA’s Capital Improvement Program (CIP) is a six-year program that identifies the funding required for capital projects to rehabilitate the bus and rail system, address ridership and capacity needs, and expand the system. WMATA develops this CIP with the input of the agency’s member jurisdictions.
Projects in the CIP use funding from the federal government, and from state and local jurisdictions. Every year, as part of the annual budget process, WMATA’s general manager submits a proposed six-year CIP to the WMATA Board of Directors. After approval, the projects in this CIP are then submitted for inclusion in the Regional Transportation Improvement Program (TIP), which are approved by the TPB.