Transportation Improvement Program (TIP)
MTC adopted the 2011 TIP on October 27, 2010.
The federally required Transportation Improvement Program (TIP) is a comprehensive listing of surface transportation capital projects for the nine-county San Francisco Bay Area that receive federal funds or are subject to a federally required action or are regionally significant. The MTC, as the federally designated Metropolitan Planning Organization (MPO) for the San Francisco Bay Area region, prepares and adopts the TIP at least once every four years. The TIP covers a four-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 2011 TIP includes projects “programmed” in four fiscal years: FY 2010-11, FY 2011-12, FY 2012-13 and FY 2013-14. The TIP must include a financial plan that demonstrates the programmed projects can be implemented, and must be accompanied by transportation-air quality conformity analysis.
MTC has developed the 2011 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), the Transportation 2035 Plan for the San Francisco Bay Area.
Per federal conformity regulations, the TIP, along with the Transportation 2035 Plan, 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 2011 TIP contains approximately 966 projects totaling about 11.1 billion dollars ($11.1 billion). The TIP is also financially constrained – meaning that the amount of funding programmed does not exceed the amount of funding reasonably expected to be available. Please find below the TIP and conformity documentation.
Copies of the 2011 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 2011 TIP programs transportation funding
from a wide variety of sources. The fund
sources can be categorized as
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 ObligationsFederal 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)
The 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.
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