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) Draft
The WCOG 2015 Transportation Improvement Program draft is available for public review. A public hearing will be held at the Transportation Policy Board Meeting on Oct. 8, 2014 at 3:30 pm in the WCOG conference room.
WCOG 2014 TIP
The WCOG 2014 TIP is available for download.
Tentative 2014 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|
|Jan 10||Jan 31|
|Feb 14||Mar 7|
|Feb 19, 2014||Feb 24||Mar 12||Apr 17||Mar 14||Apr 4|
|Apr 11||May 2|
|Apr 23. 2014||Apr 28||May 14||Jun 12||May 9||May 30|
|Jun 13||Jul 4|
|Jun 18, 2014||Jun 23||Jul 9||Aug 14||Jul 11||Aug 1|
|Aug 8||Sep 5|
|Sep 12||Oct 3|
|Sep 17, 2014||Sep 22||Oct 8||Nov 13||Oct 10||Oct 31|
Note: Definitions of Formal Amendment and Administrative Modification are available here.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org or(360) 676-6974.