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 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

Current TIP Amendments:

TIP Amendment 19-01

TIP Amendment 19-03

TIP Amendment 19-05

TIP Amendment 19-07

Schedule for 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
Jan 2 Jan 9 Jan 16 Feb 15 Jan 16 Feb 2
Feb 13 Mar 1
Feb 27 Mar 4 Mar 13 Apr 13 Mar 13 Mar 29
Apr 17 May 3
Apr 24 May 1 May 8 Jun 15 May 15 May 31
Jun 19 Jun 28
Jun 26 Jul 1 Jul 10 Aug 16 Jul 17 Aug 2
Aug 14 Aug 30
Sep 18 Oct 4
Sep 25 Sep 30 Oct 9 Nov 16 Oct 16 Nov 1


WCOG 2018 – 2023 TIP

Please click on WCOG 2018 TIP to access report.

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

TIP Amendments:

TIP Amendment 18-01

TIP Amendment 18-03

TIP Amendment 18-05

TIP Amendment 18-10

Annual List of Federal Funding Obligations

In accordance with United States Code 23 CFR 450.332, WCOG is required to post a 2018 WCOG Obligations Listing 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.