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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, Statues of 2013)  to encourage increased use of active modes of transportation, such as biking and walking. Senate Bill 1 (Chapter 2031, Statues of 2017) directs additional funding from the Road Maintenance and Rehabilitation Account to the ATP. The goals of the ATP include, but are not limited to, increasing the proportion of trips accomplished by walking and biking, increasing the safety and mobility of non-motorized users, advancing efforts of regional agencies to achieve greenhouse gas reduction goals, enhancing public health, and providing a broad spectrum of projects to benefit many types of users including disadvantaged communities. 


Active Transportation Program (ATP) funds are separated into three main components: the statewide competitive program that is managed by the California Transportation Commission (CTC), the small urban and rural area competitive program, also managed by the CTC, and the large urbanized area competitive program managed by the Metropolitan Planning Organizations (MPO), Fresno COG, which is also referred to as the Regional ATP.


2023 Cycle 6 Regional Active Transportation Program Information


FCOG 2023 ATP Cycle 6 Guidelines and Supplemental Application Packet


Please send comments to Simran Jhutti at or 559-233-4148 ext. 241.

Tentative Timeline


Project Milestones

Revised Schedule

Commission approves or rejects MPO guidelines

 June 29-30, 2022

Statewide project applications due  

 June 15, 2022

Commission staff recommendations for statewide and small urban and rural components and quick-build pilot program

 October 21, 2022

Regional project application copies and resolutions due to FCOG

 November 18, 2022

Commission adopts statewide and small urban and rural portions of the program

 December 7-8, 2022

Projects not programmed distributed to large MPOs based on location

 December 2022

FCOG MAG reviews and Scores regional projects

 January 11, 2023**

FCOG project recommendations to TTC/PAC for approval

 February 10, 2023

Deadline for MPO Draft project programming recommendations to the Commission

 February 20, 2023

FCOG project recommendations to Policy Board for adoption

 February 23, 2023

Deadline for MPO Final project programming recommendations to the Commission

 April 21, 2023

Commission adopts MPO selected projects

 June 2023*

021 Active Transportation Program Cycle 5 Information

Statewide Competitive Program


For statewide guidelines, applications, scoring rubrics and
additional ATP information please visit the CTC website at

FCOG Regional ATP Cycle 5 Information

FCOG Regional ATP Cycle 5 Project Recommendations

Amended FCOG 2021 Regional ATP Guidelines (Tracked Changes Accepted) July 2020

Amended FCOG 2021 Regional ATP Guidelines (Tracked Changes Shown) June 2020

Regional ATP Cycle 5 Supplemental Application

2021 Multidisciplinary Advisory Group Member List

If you have any questions, please contact Simran Jhutti at or via phone at 559-233-4148 ext. 241.


Statewide ATP Cycle 5 Materials
Refer to the Caltrans ATP web page for the electronic statewide ATP application and additional program material.  Statewide guidelines can be found on the CTC website.


2019 Active Transportation Cycle 4 Information


Regional Competitive Active Transportation Program

2019 ATP Cycle 4 MPO Project Recommendations

Final Adopted 2019 ATP Guidelines

Multi-disciplinary Advisory Group (MAG)

Summary of Cycle 4 Regional Guidelines Changes


If you have any questions, please contact Simran Jhutti at or via phone at 559-233-4148 ext. 241.


Statewide Competitive Program

For statewide guidelines, applications, scoring rubrics and additional ATP information please visit the CTC website at


Previous ATP Cycle Information:

Fresno COG’s Active Transportation Program (ATP) Cycle 3 Regional Call for Projects took place from July 1, 2016, through September 15, 2016.  Six applications were submitted directly to the Regional Call for Projects for a total funding request of $1.51 million.  However, per program guidelines, the Fresno County applications not selected through the Statewide Call for Projects, which was open by the California Transportation Commission (CTC) from April 15, 2016, through June 15, 2016, were also considered and evaluated as part of the Regional Call for Projects. For Cycle 3, Fresno COG will receive $1,338,000 for each fiscal year (2019/20 and 2020/21) to award to local projects. Per the ATP legislation, at least 25% of the program funds must benefit projects in disadvantaged communities.


The scoring committee, consisting of ATP Multidisciplinary Advisory Group (MAG) members, convened on November 2, 2016, to score and deliberate on the project applications submitted. The draft recommended program of projects can be found below.


ATP Cycle 3 MPO Draft Project Recommendations


Fresno COG staff anticipates proposing a recommendation of approval for the ATP program of projects at the January 13, 2017, Transportation Technical Committee (TTC) and Policy Advisory Committee (PAC) meetings, as well as the January 26, 2017, Policy Board meeting. The deadline for Fresno COG to submit the Regional ATP Cycle 3 program of projects to the CTC is January 27, 2017.  CTC plans to adopt the various MPO Program of Projects at their March 2017 meeting.  Subsequently, Fresno COG’s 2017 FTIP will be amended during the summer of 2017 to incorporate the approved Cycle 3 ATP projects. Project proponents and members of the public are welcome to attend any of these meetings and speak on behalf of the projects.


If you have any questions, please feel free to contact Kristine Cai). The final Regional Guidelines, final CTC Statewide Guidelines, and other relevant attachments are also available below.


FINAL Fresno COG Regional Competitive ATP Guidelines
Summary of Cycle 3 Regional Competitive Guidelines Changes
Final CTC Statewide ATP Cycle 3 Guidelines
Caltrans ATP Guidelines
Caltrans ATP NI Guidance
CTC Cycle 3 Scoring Rubrics

ATP Cycle 3 Electronic Application form
ATP Cycle 3 Application Instructions
ATP Question 1 Census Tract Instructions


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