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 2021 – 2026 TIP

The Whatcom Transportation Policy Board (WTPB) adopted the WCOG 2021 TIP on October 14, 2020.  The following report and appendix are available:

TIP Document

TIP Appendix


Coming Soon  2021 Schedule for Amendments and Administrative Modifications:

Amendments – Policy Board Meeting (Public Hearing)

Administrative Modifications

Deadline for Notification Project Submittal Deadline Policy Board Meeting WSDOT STIP Post Project Submittal Deadline WSDOT STIP Post

WCOG 2020 – 2025 TIP

The Whatcom Transportation Policy Board adopted the WCOG 2020 TIP on October 9, 2019:

TIP Document

TIP Appendix: Funding Secured Projects Submittal to 2020 Statewide Transportation Improvement Program

Current Amendments:

TIP Amendment 20-10

TIP Amendment 20-07

TIP Amendment 20-05

TIP Amendment 20-03

TIP Amendment 20-01

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

2019 TIP Amendments:

TIP Amendment 19-01

TIP Amendment 19-03

TIP Amendment 19-05

TIP Amendment 19-07

TIP Amendment 19-10

WCOG Surface Transportation Block Grant and Transportation Alternatives Programs

With guidance from the WCOG Transportation Policy Board (WTPB) and Transportation Technical Advisory Group (TTAG), WCOG staff facilitates a selection process to award annually allocated Federal Surface Transportation Block Grant (STBG) and Transportation Alternatives (TA) programs funds to qualifying projects.  The biennial process is continuously and collaboratively assessed for consistency with Whatcom Mobility 2040 goals and federal performance management standards.  Projects are scored and prioritized by TTAG members through a qualitative and quantitative application process, and are finalized and awarded by the WTPB.

Annual List of Federal Funding Obligations

In accordance with United States Code 23 CFR 450.332.  The WCOG 2019 Obligations Report lists the 2019 projects that obligated in the Whatcom Metropolitan Planning Area.


For more information please contact Lethal Coe, Senior Planner, at or (360) 685-8390.