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Transportation Improvement Program

2021 TIP
MTC approved the Final 2021 Transportation Improvement Program (TIP) and Final Transportation-Air Quality Conformity Analysis for the Amended Plan Bay Area 2040 and the 2021 TIP (Conformity Analysis) on February 24, 2021.  The Final 2021 TIP has been forwarded to the State of California to be included in the 2021 Federal State-wide Transportation Improvement Program.  The Conformity Analysis has been forwarded to the Federal Transit Administration and the Federal Highway Administration for their review and approval.  For more information, please see the Final 2021 TIP web page.

MTC released the Draft 2021 TIP and Draft Conformity Analysis for public review and comment on November 9, 2020. The review period closed on December 14, 2020. For more information, please see the Draft 2021 TIP web page.

2019 TIP
MTC approved the 2019 Transportation Improvement Program (TIP) and Transportation-Air Quality Conformity Analysis for the Amended Plan Bay Area 2040 and the 2019 TIP on September 26, 2018. The 2019 TIP is included in Caltrans’ 2019 Federal-Statewide Transportation Improvement Program (FSTIP) by reference. The 2019 FSTIP was approved by the State on November 2, 2018. FHWA and FTA approved the 2019 FSTIP on December 17, 2018.

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 Bay Area’s 2019 TIP includes more than 500 transportation projects with more than $13.6 billion in committed federal, state, and local funding for federal fiscal years 2018-19 through 2021-22, as well as over 200 projects shown for informational purposes.

Fund Management System

Search for TIP projects, generate reports and track funding.

Grouped Listings

Find TIP projects grouped by function, work type or geographical area.

Appendices to TIP

Find TIP appendices.

Visit Our Digital Library

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

Comments Received on the Draft 2019 TIP and Transportation Air Quality Conformity Analysis

Draft Transportation-Air Quality Conformity Analysis (Redetermination) for the Amended Plan Bay Area 2040 and the Amended 2019 Transportation Improvement Program

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