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Transportation Improvement Program (TIP)

2015 TIP


MTC adopted the 2015 TIP on September 24, 2014.
FHWA/FTA approved the 2015 TIP on December 15, 2014.


The federally required TIP is a comprehensive listing of surface transportation projects for the nine-county San Francisco Bay Area that are to receive federal funds or are subject to a federally required action or are considered regionally significant for air quality conformity purposes.

As the federally designated Metropolitan Planning Organization (MPO) for the San Francisco Bay Area region, MTC is required by the State to prepare and adopt an updated TIP every two years. The 2013 TIP was adopted by the Commission on July 18, 2013, and approved by the Federal Transit Administration (FTA) and the Federal Highway Administration (FHWA) on August 12, 2013. To align with the state-wide schedule for TIP updates, MTC developed the 2015 TIP.

The 2015 TIP contains 1,004 projects totaling about $9.5 billion over the four-year period from fiscal year 2014-15 to 2017-18. The 2015 TIP is financially constrained by year, meaning that the amount of dollars committed to the projects (also referred to as “programmed”) must not exceed the amount of dollars estimated to be available. The TIP also includes a financial plan that demonstrates the programmed projects can be implemented.

2015 TIPPer federal conformity regulations, the 2015 TIP, along with Plan Bay Area, was analyzed by MTC to determine if it is consistent with (“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. This conformity analysis was also approved on December 15, 2014.

MTC developed the 2015 TIP and Transportation-Air Quality Conformity Analysis on Plan Bay Area and the 2015 TIP 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 FHWA, FTA and the 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.

In accordance with MTC’s public participation plan the 2015 TIP and accompanying Transportation-Air Quality Conformity Analysis were released for public review and comment from June 26, 2014 to July 31, 2014. A public hearing was held on July 9, 2014 to receive verbal comments.

Please find the TIP and conformity documentation below.

Copies of the 2015 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 2015 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.

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