The Metropolitan Transportation Commission released the Draft 2019 Transportation Improvement Program (TIP) and Draft Transportation-Air Quality Conformity Analysis for the Amended Plan Bay Area 2040 and the Draft 2019 TIP for public review and comment on June 18, 2018. The review period closed on July 19, 2018. At its September 12, 2018, Programming and Allocations Committee meeting, MTC is scheduled to consider public comments received by the end of the review period. MTC is expected to approve the final transportation-air quality conformity analysis and the 2019 TIP on Wednesday, September 26, 2018, during its regularly scheduled Commission meeting. For more information, see below.
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, roadway maintenance projects, planning efforts and minor sidewalk or intersection improvements are generally not included in the TIP.
The Bay Area’s Draft 2019 TIP includes more than 500 transportation projects with more than $13.2 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 only.
MTC has developed the Draft 2019 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), the Amended Plan Bay Area 2040. Per federal conformity regulations, the Draft 2019 TIP, along with the Amended Plan Bay Area 2040, 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 and fine particulate matter. It also includes a discussion of how investments described in the TIP make progress towards achieving the region’s federally-required performance targets.
Draft 2019 TIP Documents
- Guide to the TIP
- Draft 2019 TIP Table of Contents
- Volume I:
- Volume II and III: Appendices
- Public Notifications