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Active Transportation Program

2015 Active Transportation Program (Cycle 2)

Updates

  1. The 2014 ATP (Cycle 1) Program Information has been archived.
  2. The California Transportation Commission is developing Guidelines for the 2015 ATP (Cycle 2), expected to be adopted on March 26, 2015.The draft (PDF) released on January 22, 2015 is available for download.
  3. MTC is developing Guidelines for the 2015 Regional Competitive ATP (Cycle 2), expected to be adopted on February 25, 2015 and approved by CTC on March 26, 2015.The draft Guidelines (PDF) are now available for review.

Background

In September 2013, the Governor signed Senate Bill 99 (Chapter 359, Statutes 2013) and Assembly Bill 101 (Chapter 254, Statutes 2013) into law, creating the Active Transportation Program (ATP). The State envisions the ATP to consolidate a number of other funding sources intended to promote active transportation, such as the Bicycle Transportation Account and Transportation Alternatives Program, into one program.

State and federal law segregate ATP funds into three main components, with funding distributed as follows:

  • 50% to the state for a statewide competitive program
  • 10% to the small urban and rural area competitive program to be managed by the state
  • 40% to the large urbanized area competitive program, with funding distributed by population and managed by the Metropolitan Planning Organization (MPO) – also known as the Regional Competitive ATP

The California Transportation Commission (CTC) develops guidelines for the ATP. The CTC Guidelines lay out the programming policies, procedures, and project selection criteria for the statewide competitive program, as well as for the small urban/rural and large MPO regional competitive programs. Large MPOs, such as MTC, have the option of developing their own policies, procedures, and project selection criteria that differ from those adopted by CTC, provided they are approved by CTC.


Regional Competitive ATP

Funding

The 2015 Regional ATP (Cycle 2) is expected to have about $30 million over three fiscal years (FY 2016-17, FY 2017-18, and FY 2018-19).

Schedule

February 25, 2015
  • MTC adopts Regional ATP Guidelines
March 26, 2015
  • CTC approves MTC’s Regional ATP Guidelines
  • MTC releases Regional Competitive ATP Call for Projects
June 1, 2015
  • Regional ATP Applications Due to MTC
October 14, 2015
  • MTC Programming and Allocations Committee scheduled consideration of recommended Regional ATP projects
October 28, 2015
  • MTC Commission scheduled adoption of final Regional ATP list of projects
December 10, 2015
  • CTC scheduled approval of Regional ATP list of projects (location: Riverside)
February 1, 2016
  • Deadline for successful ATP sponsors to submit amendment for the 2015 Transportation Improvement Program (TIP) via the Fund Management System (FMS) [http://fms.mtc.ca.gov]
May 31, 2016
  • Expected approval of ATP amendments to the 2015 TIP

 

Regional Guidelines

The 2015 Regional ATP (Cycle 2) Guidelines are now available in draft format. See the link under “Updates” at the top of this page.

Regional Resources


Statewide Competitive ATP

Funding

The 2015 Statewide ATP (Cycle 2) is expected to have about $180 million over three fiscal years (FY 2016-17, FY 2017-18, and FY 2018-19).

Schedule

December 2, 2014
  • CTC holds first ATP Guidelines workshop (location: Sacramento)
January 8, 2015
  • CTC holds second ATP Guidelines workshop (location: Los Angeles)
March 26, 2015
  • CTC approves Statewide ATP Guidelines
  • CTC releases Statewide ATP Call for Projects
June 1, 2015
  • Statewide ATP Applications Due to CTC/Caltrans
September 15, 2015
  • CTC releases staff recommendations for the Statewide ATP list of projects
October 22, 2015
  • CTC scheduled adoption of final Statewide ATP list of projects
February 1, 2016
  • Deadline for successful ATP sponsors to submit amendment for the 2015 Transportation Improvement Program (TIP) via the Fund Management System (FMS) [http://fms.mtc.ca.gov]
May 31, 2016
  • Expected approval of ATP amendments to the 2015 TIP

Statewide Guidelines

CTC released a draft of the proposed 2015 Statewide ATP (Cycle 2) Guidelines, which is available through the link under “Updates” at the top of this page. CTC will post updates on the CTC ATP website: www.catc.ca.gov/programs/ATP.htm.

State Resources


Additional Contact Information

Guidelines, programming, and delivery
Kenneth Kao
(510) 817-5768
kkao@mtc.ca.gov

Application, evaluation panel, and scoring
Sean Co
(510) 817-5748
sco@mtc.ca.gov

Transportation Improvement Program
Adam Crenshaw
(510) 817-5794
acrenshaw@mtc.ca.gov


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