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 2015 Transportation Improvement Program (TIP)

The approved  WCOG 2015 Transportation Improvement Program is available for download.

2015 – Amendment #1 (pdf) 

2015 – Amendment #2 (pdf)

2015 – Amendment #3 (pdf)

2015 – Administrative Modficiation #1 (pdf)

2015 – Administrative Modification #2 (pdf)

2015 – Administrative Modification #3 (pdf)

2015 – Administrative Modification #4 (pdf)

2015 – Administrative Modification #5 (pdf)

Tentative 2015 TIP Amendment Schedule

Formal Amendment Schedule

Administrative Modification Schedule

Deadline for notifying WCOG that a Formal Amendment is needed Deadline for Submitting Formal Amendment Projects to WCOG Whatcom Transportation Policy Board Meeting – Public Hearing Estimated Date Formal Amendments are posted to WSDOT STIP Website Deadline for Submitting Administrative Modification Projects to WCOG Estimated Date Administrative Modifications are Posted to WSDOT STIP Website
 Dec 31, 2014  Jan 5, 2015  Jan 21  Feb 12 Jan 9 Jan 30
Feb 13 Mar 6
Feb 18 Feb 23 Mar 11 Apr 16 Mar 13 Apr 3
Apr 10 May 1
Apr 22 Apr 27 May 13 Jun 18 May 15 Jun 6
Jun 12 Jul 3
Jun 17 Jun 22 Jul 8 Aug 13 Jul 10 Jul 31
Aug 14 Sep 11
Sep 11 Oct 2
Sep 23 Sep 28 Oct 14 Nov 12 Oct 9 Oct 30

Note: Definitions of Formal Amendment and Administrative Modification are available here.


The WCOG 2014 TIP is available for download.

2014 – Amendment #1 (pdf)

2014 – Amendment #2 (pdf)

2014 – Amendment #3 (pdf)

2014 – Amendment #4 (pdf)

2014 – Administrative Modification #2 (pdf)

2014 – Administrative Modification #3 (pdf)

2014 – Administrative Modification #4 (pdf)

2014 – Administrative Modification #5 (pdf)

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 on WCOG’s TIP, please contact Lethal Coe at lethal@wcog.org or(360) 676-6974.