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Transportation Improvement Program (TIP)

2013 TIP


MTC adopted the 2013 TIP on July 18, 2013.
FHWA/FTA approved the 2013 TIP on August 12, 2013


The federally required Transportation Improvement Program (TIP) is a comprehensive listing of Bay Area surface transportation projects that are to receive federal funding or are subject to a federally required action, or are considered regionally significant for air quality conformity purposes. The TIP covers a six-year period and must be financially constrained by year, meaning that the amount of dollars committed to the projects (also referred as “programmed”) must not exceed the amount of dollars estimated to be available. The 2013 TIP includes projects “programmed” in six fiscal years: FY 2012-13, FY 2013-14, FY 2014-15, FY 2015-16, FY 2016-17 and FY 2017-18. The 2013 TIP and accompanying Transportation-Air Quality Conformity Analysis were adopted by the Commission on July 18, 2013.  The Federal Transit Administration (FTA) and the Federal Highway Administration (FHWA) approved them on August 12, 2013

The Draft 2013 TIP and accompanying Transportation-Air Quality Conformity Analysis were released for public review and comment on June 22, 2012, with a public hearing held on July 11, 2012. Responding to comments in September 2012, MTC postponed the final adoption of the new TIP to more closely align with development and adoption of Plan Bay Area.  A revised Draft 2013 TIP was released for public review and comment on March 29, 2013.  MTC held nine public hearings throughout the Bay Area and the comment period closed on May 3, 2013.

cover of final 2013 TIP

MTC has developed the 2013 TIP and Conformity Analysis in cooperation with the county Congestion Management Agencies, California Department of Transportation (Caltrans), individual cities, counties, transit operators, and other project sponsors, and in consultation with the Federal Highway Administration (FHWA), Federal Transit Administration (FTA) and U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA). All projects included in the TIP are consistent with the long-range Regional Transportation Plan (RTP), Plan Bay Area.

Per federal conformity regulations, the TIP, along with Plan Bay Area, was analyzed by MTC to determine if it is consistent with or conforms to the approved federal State Implementation Plan (SIP), or meets other emissions tests for criteria pollutants and precursors for which the Bay Area air basin is designated as a nonattainment or maintenance area. This includes ground-level ozone, carbon monoxide and fine particulate matter.

The 2013 TIP contains approximately 880 projects totaling about $16.9 billion. The TIP is also financially constrained. Please find below the TIP and conformity documentation.

Copies of the 2013 TIP and Transportation-Air Quality Conformity Analysis are available for public review at the MTC-ABAG Library, 101 Eighth Street, Oakland, and at major public libraries (PDF) in each of the nine Bay Area counties.

Fund Sources Programmed in the TIP

The 2013 TIP programs transportation funding from a wide variety of sources. The fund sources can be categorized as

  • Federal Highway Administration (FHWA) Programs
  • Federal Transit Administration (FTA) Programs
  • State, Regional, and Local Programs

The detailed list of funding sources is listed below:

Grouped Listing or Lump Sum Project Lists

Federal regulations allow MPOs to group or combine projects that are not considered to be of appropriate scale for individual listing. Such projects may be grouped by function, work type or geographical area and must be consistent with the exempt project classification contained in EPA’s “Transportation Conformity Regulations (40 CFR part 93).” Such grouped projects are often referred to as “Lump Sum Projects Listings.” Once grouped, the MPO is required to maintain outside of the TIP, a detail list of the projects contained in each group.

Federal Funding Obligations

Federal funding obligation details are listed by year, and by federal funding source. The list also includes bicycle and pedestrian facilities in compliance with the SAFETEA requirements.

Fund Management System (FMS)

ENTER MTC FMSThe Fund Management System (FMS) is an online application that allows the public and MTC partners to search for projects based on different search criteria. The FMS application also allows MTC partners to propose modifications to existing projects or to propose new projects for inclusion into the regional Transportation Improvement Program (TIP).

Title VI Complaint Procedure

As a recipient of federal dollars, MTC is required to comply with Title VI of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 and ensure that services and benefits are provided on a non-discriminatory basis. MTC has in place a Title VI Complaint Procedure that outlines a process for local disposition of Title VI complaints.

Procedimiento de queja conforme al Título VI

Como beneficiario de fondos federales, la MTC se ve obligada a cumplir con el Título VI de la Ley de Derechos Civiles de 1964 y garantizar que los servicios y los beneficios sean proporcionados libres de discriminación.  La MTC ha puesto en marcha un Procedimiento de Queja conforme al Título VI que explica un proceso para la resolución local de las quejas conforme al Título VI.

Archived TIPs