The Metropolitan Transportation Commission has released the Draft 2017 Transportation Improvement Program (TIP) and Draft Transportation-Air Quality Conformity Analysis for Plan Bay Area and the Draft 2017 TIP for public review and comment.
View and comment
- Online (See below for Draft 2017 TIP documents)
- At MTC at 375 Beale Street in San Francisco, at the 7th ﬂoor reception area
- Sent to major public libraries throughout the Bay Area upon request
For more information, call MTC’s Public Information Ofﬁce at 415.778.6757, or visit the above mentioned link. The review and comment period started Friday, June 24, 2016, and closes on Thursday, July 28, 2016, at 5:00 p.m.
A public hearing to receive testimony on the Draft 2017 TIP and Draft Transportation-Air Quality Conformity Analysis is scheduled to take place during MTC’s Programming & Allocations Committee meeting on Wednesday, July 13, 2016, at 9:40 a.m., or immediately following MTC’s Administration Committee meeting, whichever occurs later, at 375 Beale Street, San Francisco.
Written comments may be submitted to MTC’s Public Information Office at: 375 Beale Street, Suite 800, San Francisco, CA 94105, faxed to MTC at 415-563-9800 or sent via e-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org. Written comments are due by 5:00 p.m. on Thursday, July 28, 2016. For more information, call MTC’s Public Information Office at 415-778-6757.
The TIP lists the near-term transportation projects, programs and investment priorities of the region’s surface transportation system that have a federal interest — meaning projects or programs for which federal funds or actions by federal agencies are anticipated — along with locally and state-funded projects that are regionally significant. A regionally significant project, generally large scale, changes travel patterns over a relatively large geographic area. The TIP signifies the start of implementation of the programs and policies approved in the Bay Area’s long-range transportation plan. It does this by identifying specific projects over a four-year timeframe that will help move the region toward its transportation vision. Locally funded transit operations and pavement maintenance are generally not included in the TIP.
The Bay Area’s Draft 2017 TIP includes approximately 700 transportation projects, and a total of approximately $6.6 billion in committed federal, state and local funding over the four-year TIP period through fiscal year 2020.
MTC has developed the Draft 2017 TIP and Draft 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 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. Per federal conformity regulations, the Draft 2017 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.
Draft 2017 TIP Documents
- Guide to the TIP
- 2017 TIP Table of Contents
- Volume I:
- Volume II: Appendices A-01 to A-35
- Volume III: Appendices A-36 to A-75
- Public Notifications and Hearings