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 region’s long-range transportation plan – Whatcom Mobility 2040.

The TIP projects are separated into three distinct groups:

  1. Projects with secured funding anticipated and are located within the Metropolitan Planning Area.
  2. Projects with secured funding but are located outside the Metropolitan Planning Area.
  3. 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
  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 2018-23 TIP

The WCOG 2018 Transportation Improvement Program is now available.

Individual projects listed for the four-year fiscally constrained program: 2018-21 TIP Projects.

TIP Amendments:

TIP Amendment 1801

TIP Amendment 1803

TIP Amendment 1805

Schedule for TIP Amendments and Administrative Modifications

Amendments – Policy Board Meeting (Public Hearing) Administrative Modifications
Deadline for Notification Project Submittal Deadline Policy Board Meeting Est. WSDOT STIP Post Project Submittal Deadline Est. WSDOT STIP Post
Dec 17 Jan 3 Jan 17 Feb 16 Jan 12 Feb 2
Feb 9 Mar 2
Feb 21 Feb 28 Mar 14 Apr 13 Mar 9 Mar 30
Apr 13 May 4
April 18 April 25 May 9 Jun 15 May 11 Jun 1
Jun 8 Jun 29
Jun 20 Jun 27 July 11 Aug 17 Jul 13 Aug 3
Aug 10 Aug 31
Sep 14 Oct 5
Sep 19 Sep 26 Oct 10 Nov 16 Oct 12 Nov 2


WCOG 2017-22 TIP

The WCOG 2017 Transportation Improvement Program is available.  Please find individual projects listed here: 2017-20 TIP Projects.

TIP Amendments:

TIP Amendment 1701

TIP Amendment 1703

TIP Amendment 1705

TIP Amendment 1706

TIP Amendment 1707

TIP Amendment 1710

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 or (360) 685-8390.