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 the Whatcom 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.
WCOG 2017-22 Transportation Improvement Program (TIP)
The WCOG 2017 Transportation Improvement Program is available.
2017 TIP Amendment Schedule Draft
WCOG Formal Amendments -Policy Board Meeting
|Deadline for Notification||Deadline Submittal for Projects||Policy Board – Public Hearing||Estimated Date posted to WSDOT STIP Website||Deadline Submital for Projects||Estimated Date posted to WSDOT STIP Website|
|Dec 28, 2015||Jan 2||Jan 20||Feb 17||Jan 13||Feb 3|
|Feb 10||Mar 3|
|Feb 15||Feb 20||Mar 8||Apr 14||Mar 10||Mar 31|
|Apr 14||May 5|
|Apr 19||Apr 24||May 10||Jun 16||May 12||Jun 2|
|Jun 9||Jun 30|
|Jun 21||Jun 26||July 12||Aug 18||Jul 14||Aug 4|
|Aug 11||Sep 1|
|Sep 8||Sep 29|
|Sep 20||Sep 25||Oct 11||Nov 17||Oct 13||Nov 3|
Note: Definitions of Formal Amendment and Administrative Modification are available here.
WCOG 2016-21 Transportation Improvement Program (TIP)
The WCOG 2016 Transportation Improvement Program is available.
List of Amendments and Administrative Modifications:
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.