Transport Investment Online (TIO) is the web-based system Waka Kotahi and our investment partners use to capture and manage all activities for inclusion in the National Land Transport Programme (NLTP).
This page provides guidance for people who need to use TIO, including:
Watch these short videos for a high-level introduction to what TIO is and how to use it, and the land transport investment lifecycle.
Introducing Transport Investment Online (TIO)
The investment lifecycle
These user guides will help you complete specific tasks in TIO. They are supplementary to the help text within TIO, which guides you on what to enter into each field.
User guides for routine tasks in TIO, such as claims and end-of-year returns, are available within the TIO system at the bottom of every page.
Our drop-in sessions introduce users to specific aspects of using TIO to develop their activities and programmes for the 2024–27 NLTP. These video recordings include an introduction, a step-through of the relevant template, and questions and answers. New videos will appear here shortly after the drop-in sessions are held.
Maintenance, operations and renewals
Road safety promotion
Activity management plans
Public transport continuous programmes
Low-cost, low risk programmes
Geospatial module functionality
Benefits and measures
If you’re creating or updating a Waka Kotahi project that will be submitted for the NLTP, the initial project set-up starts in SAP PPM (systems, applications and products portfolio and project management). Once the project is created in SAP PPM, the project will automatically (overnight) be created as well in TIO as SAP and TIO are connected via the interface between the two systems.
Once a project is added in TIO some additional fields need to be completed before funding can be approved. These fields aren’t included in SAP and focus on economic costs and benefits, and the assessment of the project against our priorities. TIO is also where you attach supporting documentation as you go through the project life cycle.
Forecasting and accruals for Waka Kotahi projects also take place in SAP PPM. Invoice approval and processing take place in AIP.
SAP user guides are available on the Highways Information Portal.
TIO is used throughout the NLTP investment lifecycle. Find out more about the NLTP and related processes and information on our website at the following links:
If the guidance on this page doesn’t answer your TIO question, or you need more help: