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 2016-19 Transportation Improvement Program (TIP)

The WCOG 2016 Transportation Improvement Program is available.

Current Amendments and Administrative Modifications:

WCOG TIP Amendment 1601

WCOG TIP Administrative Modification 1601

2016 TIP Amendment Schedule

WCOG Formal Amendment Schedule


Administrative Modification Schedule

Deadline  Notification for an Amendment Deadline Submittal for Amendment Project Policy Board Meeting – Public Hearing Estimated Date Amendment posted to WSDOT STIP Website Deadline Submital for Admin. Mod. Project Estimated Date Admin. Mod. posted to WSDOT STIP Website
Dec 30, 2015 Jan 4 Jan 20 Feb 19 Jan 15 Feb 5
  Feb 12 Mar 4
Feb 17 Feb 22 Mar 9 Apr 15 Mar 11 Apr 1
  Apr 15 May 6
Apr 20 Apr 25 May 11 Jun 17 May 13 Jun 3
  Jun 10 Jul 1
Jun 22 Jun 27 July 13 Aug 19 Jul 15 Aug 5
  Aug 12 Sep 2
  Sep 9 Sep 30
Sep 21 Sep 26 Oct 12 Nov 18 Oct 14 Nov 4

Note: Definitions of Formal Amendment and Administrative Modification are available here.


The approved  WCOG 2015 Transportation Improvement Program is available for download.

2015 – Amendment #1 (pdf) 

2015 – Amendment #2 (pdf)

2015 – Amendment #3 (pdf)

2015 – Amendment #4 (pdf)

2015 – Amendment #5 (pdf)

2015 – Administrative Modficiation #1 (pdf)

2015 – Administrative Modification #2 (pdf)

2015 – Administrative Modification #3 (pdf)

2015 – Administrative Modification #4 (pdf)

2015 – Administrative Modification #5 (pdf)

2015 – Administrative Modification #6 (pdf)

2015 – Administrative Modification #7 (pdf)

2015 – Administrative Modification #8 (pdf)

2015 – Administrative Modification #9 (pdf)

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.