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Transportation Improvement Program (TIP)

2013 TIP

Update: MTC adopted the 2013 TIP on July 18, 2013

Background

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) are expected to approve them soon.

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.

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 review at the MTC-ABAG Library, 101 Eighth Street, Oakland, California. For more information, or for the location of the library closest to you, call MTC’s Public Information Office at 510-817-5757.