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Draft TIP Revision 2017-14 and Draft Transportation-Air Quality Conformity Analysis: Draft Plan Bay Area 2040 and Amended 2017 TIP

The Metropolitan Transportation Commission has released the Draft Transportation Improvement Program (TIP) Amendment 2017-14 and Draft Transportation-Air Quality Conformity Analysis: Draft Plan Bay Area 2040 and Amended 2017 TIP for public review and comment.  The Draft TIP Amendment 2017-14 serves to conform the 2017 TIP to the Draft Plan Bay Area 2040.  In total, this amendment proposes to add, revise or remove 61 projects with a net increase in funding of approximately $3.8 billion.  This amendment also includes a supplemental report that identifies Plan Bay Area 2040 projects that the remaining projects in the 2017 TIP rely on to be consistent with the Plan. Details of the amendment can be found on our website at mtc.ca.gov/our-work/fund-invest/tip/tip-revisions-and-amendments.

MTC has also prepared a Draft Transportation-Air Quality Conformity Analysis: Draft Plan Bay Area 2040 and Amended 2017 TIP.  This Draft Transportation-Air Quality Conformity Analysis demonstrates that the TIP and Plan are consistent with ("conform to") the federal air quality plan known as the State Implementation Plan (SIP).  The Conformity Analysis document may be found on our website at 2040.planbayarea.org/reports.

Written comments may be submitted to MTC’s Public Information Office at 375 Beale St, Suite 800, San Francisco, CA 94105 or faxed to MTC at 415-536-9800 or sent via e-mail to info@mtc.ca.gov.  Written comments are due by 4:00 p.m. on Thursday June 1, 2017. For more information, call MTC’s Public Information Office at 415-778-6757.

2017 TIP
MTC approved the 2017 Transportation Improvement Program (TIP) and Transportation-Air Quality Conformity Analysis for Plan Bay Area and the 2017 TIP on September 28, 2016.  The 2017 TIP is included in Caltrans’ 2017 Federal-Statewide Transportation Improvement Program (FSTIP) by reference.  The 2017 FSTIP was approved by the State on November 16, 2016.  FHWA and FTA approved the 2017 FSTIP on December 16, 2016.

The Transportation Improvement Program, or TIP, is a comprehensive four-year regional spending plan — and required by federal law.

But this just begins to tell the tale of the TIP. Here are nine more facts:

  1. MTC must adopt a new TIP at least once every four years; and the  California Department of Transportation (Caltrans) requires our region to update its TIP every two years.
  2. The Federal Highway Administration and the Federal Transit Administration must approve the TIP.
  3. The TIP lists all transportation projects and programs for which any action by a federal agency is expected — not just funding.
  4. The TIP includes major regional projects funded with local or state dollars, even those with no federal money.
  5. The TIP covers all modes — transit, highways, bridges, local streets and roads, bicycle, pedestrian, and freight movement projects.
  6. The TIP shows estimated project costs and schedules.
  7. All TIP projects must be covered by funds reasonably expected to be available in the four-year TIP period.
  8. Inclusion in the TIP does not guarantee that construction on a project will begin; and does not represent an allocation or obligation of funds.
  9. MTC encourages public comment on the TIP and any proposed revisions.

TIP Revisions

The TIP is frequently changed after adoption, with projects added or deleted; accelerated or delayed; re-scoped or re-phased.

The current 2017 TIP covers fiscal 2016-17 through 2019-20.  It contains approximately 700 projects totaling about $6.3 billion over the four-year period.

Fund Management System

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Group Listings

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Appendices to TIP

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Visit Our Digital Library

Previous TIPs are archived in our online Digital Library. Just enter the key word TIP.

Comments Received on the Draft 2017 TIP and Transportation Air Quality Conformity Analysis

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The Federal Highway Administration in 2011 issued new procedures for revising the TIP. These provisions are in effect as of the date hereof and are subject to amendment from time to time.