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 region’s long-range transportation plan – Whatcom Mobility 2040.
The TIP projects are separated into three distinct groups:
- Projects with secured funding anticipated and are located within the Metropolitan Planning Area.
- Projects with secured funding but are located outside the Metropolitan Planning Area.
- Unfunded projects, projects without secured funding, regardless of location.
The TIP serves as a schedule of accountability to the Federal Highway Administration (FHWA) and the Federal Transit Administration (FTA), who annually review and certify the TIP to ensure the continuation of federal financial assistance for transportation improvements in the region.
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.
To view current WCOG-managed federal program projects please visit the WCOG Interactive Map.
To view Washington State Department of Transportation (WSDOT) managed projects in the Whatcom region please visit WSDOT Local Project Search.
WCOG 2019 – 2024 TIP
The Whatcom Transportation Policy Board adopted the TIP on October 10, 2018. Please click on WCOG 2019 TIP to access report.
To access the individual projects listed for the four-year fiscally constrained federal program, please click on WCOG 2019-2022 TIP Projects
TIP Amendments and Administrative Modifications preliminary schedule:
Amendments – Policy Board Meeting (Public Hearing)
|Deadline for Notification||Project Submittal Deadline||Policy Board Meeting||Est. WSDOT STIP Post||Project Submittal Deadline||Est. WSDOT STIP Post|
|Jan 2||Jan 9||Jan 16||Feb 15||Jan 16||Feb 2|
|Feb 13||Mar 1|
|Feb 27||Mar 6||Mar 13||Apr 13||Mar 13||Mar 29|
|Apr 17||May 3|
|Apr 24||May 1||May 8||Jun 15||May 15||May 31|
|Jun 19||Jun 28|
|Jun 26||Jul 3||Jul 10||Aug 16||Jul 17||Aug 2|
|Aug 14||Aug 30|
|Sep 18||Oct 4|
|Sep 25||Oct 2||Oct 9||Nov 16||Oct 16||Nov 1|
WCOG 2018 – 2023 TIP
Please click on WCOG 2018 TIP to access report.
Individual projects listed for the four-year fiscally constrained program: 2018-21 TIP Projects.
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 Obligations for the previous calendar year for projects within the Metropolitan Planning Area.
For more information please contact Lethal Coe, Senior Planner, at email@example.com or (360) 685-8390.