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


Administrative Modifications

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:

TIP Amendment 1601

TIP Amendment 1603

TIP Amendment 1605

TIP Amendment 1607

TIP Amendment 1610

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 lethal@wcog.org or (360) 685-8390.