Federal Transportation Improvement Program (FTIP)
As the designated metropolitan planning organization for the region, Fresno COG prepares and maintains the Federal Transportation Improvement Program (FTIP). The program includes a listing of all transportation-related projects requiring federal funding or other approval by the federal transportation agencies. The FTIP also lists non-federal, regionally significant projects for information and air quality modeling purposes. Projects included in the FTIP are consistent with Fresno COG's Regional Transportation Plan and are part of the area's overall strategy for providing mobility, congestion relief and reduction of transportation-related air pollution in support of efforts to attain federal air quality standards for the region.
2015 Federal Transportation Improvement Program (FTIP)
Final 2015 FTIP--Released for 55-day Public Review and Comment on Friday, March 21, 2014
2013 Federal Transportation Improvement Program (FTIP)
FHWA Approval Letter - Amendment 4
FHWA Approval Letter- Amendment 1
The 2013 FTIP was approved by the Fresno COG Policy Board on July 26, 2012, Caltrans on November 5, 2012 and FHWA-FTA on December 14, 2012.
Active Transportation Program (ATP)
The Active Transportation Program (ATP) was created by Senate Bill 99 (Chapter 359, Statutes of 2013) and Assembly Bill 101 (Chapter 354, Statutes of 2013) to encourage increased use of active modes of transportation, such as biking and walking. The ATP consolidates various federal and state transportation programs, including the Transportation Alternatives Program , Bicycle Transportation Account, and State Safe Routes to School, into a single program with a focus to make California a national leader in active transportation.
The goals of the ATP are to:
- Increase the proportion of trips accomplished by biking and walking.
- - Increase the safety and mobility of non-motorized users.
- - Advance the active transportation efforts of regional agencies to achieve greenhouse gas reduction goals.
- - Enhance public health, including reduction of childhood obesity through the use of programs including,
- but not limited to, projects eligible for Safe Routes to School Program funding.
- - Ensure that disadvantaged communities fully share in the benefits of the program.
- - Provide a broad spectrum of projects to benefit many types of active transportation users.
State and federal law segregate program funding into three components and is distributed as follows:
- - 50% to the state for a statewide competitive program,
- - 10% to small urban and rural regions with populations of 200,000 or less for the small urban and rural
- area competitive program, and
- - 40% to Metropolitan Planning Organizations in urban areas with populations greater than 200,000 for the
- large urbanized area competitive program.
The California Transportation Commission (CTC) issued an ATP Cycle 1 Call for Projects on March 20, 2014; all applications are due to Caltrans by May 21, 2014. More information on that program can be found at http://www.catc.ca.gov/programs/ATP.htm.
Fresno COG Regional Active Transportation Program
MPOs with large urbanized areas, such as Fresno COG, have the option of either administering a regional call for projects or delegating that responsibility to the State. The Policy Board recommended that Fresno COG administer our own regional call for projects and that we develop criteria applicable to our region. Because Fresno COG is using different project selection criteria, weighting, minimum project size and a match requirement for its regional competitive ATP selection process than the state, FCOG must obtain California Transportation Commission (CTC) approval prior to administering a regional call for projects. Fresno COG Regional ATP Guidelines were adopted by the Fresno COG Policy Board on May 29, 2014 and approved by the CTC on June 25, 2014.
The Programming Subcommittee formed a new Multidisciplinary Advisory Group (MAG) to assist in the development of the guidelines, scoring criteria and to participate in the evaluation of the project applications. In forming the MAG, the Subcommittee sought participants with expertise in bicycling and pedestrian transportation, including Safe Routes to Schools type projects, and in projects benefiting disadvantaged communities. The representatives are geographically balanced representing tribal agencies, state agencies, FCOG, local jurisdictions in Fresno County, and non‐governmental organizations. The MAG will prioritize, rank the applications, and ensure that 25% of available funds are dedicated to projects and programs benefiting Disadvantaged Communities as identified in the CTC ATP guidelines and in the Fresno COG regional competitive ATP Guidelines. These final guidelines are below.
Fresno COG Regional Active Transportation Program (ATP) Workshop
Tuesday, July 29, 2014 – 10:00am to Noon
Review of and Q & A regarding the Fresno COG Regional ATP Call for Projects guidelines and application process. (Call for Projects closes August 27, 2014)
Fresno COG Regional Active Transportation Plan (ATPlan) Kickoff Meeting
Thursday, August 14, 2014 – 10:00am to Noon
Fresno COG aims to create a regional guidance document that identifies necessary bicycle and pedestrian infrastructure projects throughout the County, provides guidance on programs that educate and encourage residents to walk and bike and focuses on ways to improve and expand upon existing bicycle and pedestrian networks. Public outreach and participation is a vital piece of preparing this Plan and this meeting will be the first of many that will help staff create a great Active Transportation Plan that can benefit the community in multiple ways.
The Fresno COG Regional ATP Call for Projects was released on June 26, 2014 and applications will be accepted up until August 27, 2014 at 4:30 p.m.
- Fresno COG Regional Competitive ATP Application Instructions
- Fresno COG Regional Competitive ATP Application – Part 1
- Fresno COG Regional Competitive ATP Application – Part 2
- Fresno COG Regional Competitive ATP Supplemental Application (if project was submitted during statewide call USE THIS)
2011 Federal Transportation Improvement Program (FTIP)
The Conformity Analysis, which contains documentation to support a finding that the 2011 RTP and 2011 FTIP meet the air quality conformity requirements for carbon monoxide, ozone and particulate matter.
2011 Federal Statewide Transportation Improvement Program (FSTIP)
The Draft 2013 FSTIP is available for public review from October 8 - 29, 2012. View stakeholder memo here.
Regional Transportation Improvement Program (RTIP)
As the Regional Transportation Planning Agency, Fresno COG is required to prepare a Regional Transportation Improvement Program (RTIP) every two years. The purpose of the RTIP is to identify programming recommendations for the State Transportation Improvement Program (STIP). The STIP is comprised of two components, the Regional Improvement Program (RIP) for projects nominated by regional agencies in California, such as Fresno COG and the Interregional Improvement Program (IIP) for projects nominated by Caltrans. The STIP is adopted by the California Transportation Commission.
2014 RTIP Submittal –Fresno COG Policy Board adoption on October 24, 2013. (Until the CTC officially adopts the STIP, the project programming could change. CTC adoption expected March 2014).
2012 RTIP Submittal-Fresno COG Policy Board adoption on October 27, 2011.
2010 RTIP Submittal-Fresno COG Policy Board adoption on October 28, 2010
Final 2009 Interim TIP -Adopted July 31, 2008
Appendix I Update -Adopted December 18, 2008
2009 Amendments - Click here to see recent Amendments to the 2009 FTIP
2009 Group List
2007 FTIP Amendment #7 - SAFETEA-LU Compliance
Adopted 2007 FTIP
Annual Obligation Listings:
2013 Annual Obligation Listing - Released December 2013
2012 Annual Obligation Listing - Released December 2012