Whatcom Transportation Improvement Program
As the designated Metropolitan Planning Organization (MPO) and Regional Transportation Planning Organization (RTPO) for Whatcom County, WCOG is required to prepare a Transportation Improvement Program (TIP) every year in cooperation with WCOG’s members and the Washington State Department of Transportation. The TIP provides a comprehensive six-year listing of transportation improvements within the county that are included on the regional transportation network as defined by the Whatcom Transportation Plan. It also includes projects utilizing federal transportation funds regardless of their location.
The TIP projects are separated into three distinct groups. Projects with anticipated start dates within the first four years that have secured funding and are located within the Metropolitan Planning Area are contained in the “MPO” section of the TIP. Projects with start dates within the first four years with secured funding but located outside the Metropolitan Planning Area are in the “Non-MPO” section. Finally, projects without secured funding, regardless of location or anticipated start date, are in the “Unfunded” section.
The TIP serves as a schedule of accountability to the Federal Highway Administration and the Federal Transit Administration, which annually review and certify the TIP to ensure the continuation of federal financial assistance for transportation improvements in Whatcom County.
This document is updated at least every two years and is incorporated into the State
Transportation Improvement Program (STIP). Placement on the STIP is required for
most transportation projects that receive federal funding.
WCOG 2016-19 Transportation Improvement Program (TIP)
The WCOG 2016 Transportation Improvement Program is available.
Current Amendments and Administrative Modifications:
2016 TIP Amendment Schedule
WCOG Formal Amendment Schedule
Administrative Modification Schedule
|Deadline Notification for an Amendment||Deadline Submittal for Amendment Project||Policy Board Meeting – Public Hearing||Estimated Date Amendment posted to WSDOT STIP Website||Deadline Submital for Admin. Mod. Project||Estimated Date Admin. Mod. posted to WSDOT STIP Website|
|Dec 30, 2015||Jan 4||Jan 20||Feb 19||Jan 15||Feb 5|
|Feb 12||Mar 4|
|Feb 17||Feb 22||Mar 9||Apr 15||Mar 11||Apr 1|
|Apr 15||May 6|
|Apr 20||Apr 25||May 11||Jun 17||May 13||Jun 3|
|Jun 10||Jul 1|
|Jun 22||Jun 27||July 13||Aug 19||Jul 15||Aug 5|
|Aug 12||Sep 2|
|Sep 9||Sep 30|
|Sep 21||Sep 26||Oct 12||Nov 18||Oct 14||Nov 4|
Note: Definitions of Formal Amendment and Administrative Modification are available here.
WCOG 2015 TIP
The approved WCOG 2015 Transportation Improvement Program is available for download.
Annual List of Federal Funding Obligations
In accordance with United States Code 23 CFR 450.332, WCOG is required to post a List of Federal Funding Obligations for the previous calendar year for projects within the Metropolitan Planning Area.
For more information please contact Lethal Coe, Senior Planner, at firstname.lastname@example.org or (360) 685-8390.