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Transportation Improvement Program

2019 TIP
MTC approved the Final 2019 Transportation Improvement Program (TIP) and Final Transportation-Air Quality Conformity Analysis for the Amended Plan Bay Area 2040 and the 2019 TIP (Conformity Analysis) on September 26, 2018. The Final 2019 TIP has been forwarded to the State of California to be included in the 2019 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 2019 TIP web page.

MTC released the Draft 2019 TIP and Draft Conformity Analysis for public review and comment on June 18, 2018. The review period closed on July 19, 2018. For more information, please see the Draft 2019 TIP web page.

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

2019 FSTIP
The Draft 2019 Federal Statewide Transportation Improvement Program (FSTIP) is now available for public review at the following website:

The California Department of Transportation (Caltrans) prepares the FSTIP every two years in cooperation with metropolitan planning organizations and regional transportation planning agencies in California. The FSTIP is a federally mandated document that includes phases of capital and non-capital transportation projects prioritized to receive federal funding under Titles 23 and 49 of the United States Code during federal fiscal years 2019 through 2022. It also includes regionally significant projects regardless of the funding source.

The 14-day public comment period for the Draft 2019 FSTIP begins on October 10, 2018 and concludes on October 24, 2018. Please email comments to or send them to the address provided below by October 24, 2018:

Lima Huy Division of Transportation Programming, MS 82
California Department of Transportation, P O Box 942874
Sacramento, CA 94274-0001

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

Search for TIP projects, generate reports and track funding.

Group 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 2017 TIP and Transportation Air Quality Conformity Analysis

Follow the path of a transportation project from idea (when the project is first conceived) to implementation (when construction is completed), and identify the stages in a project's lifecycle where you can get involved!

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.