AAMPO's mission is to provide a comprehensive, coordinated, and continuous (3C) transportation planning process for the safe and efficient movement of people and goods, consistent with the region's overall economic, social and environmental goals. AAMPO’s Policy 3 provides guidance for programming projects in AAMPO’s long-range Metropolitan Transportation Plan (MTP) and the short-range Transportation Improvement Program (TIP). The MTP outlines AAMPO’s Transportation Policy Board’s vision and goals for the next two decades. These vision and goals are one factor to assist with project selection for the TIP. The TIP is the short-range document that programs all projects awarded federal funds during a project call. The categories listed below reflect the types of projects and considerations given during the development of the MTP and TIP as well as overall regional planning efforts.