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.

2025 Cycle 7 Regional Active Transportation Program Information

Statewide Competitive Program

For statewide guidelines, applications, scoring rubrics and additional ATP information please visit the CTC website at Active Transportation Program (ATP) | CTC (ca.gov).

FCOG Regional ATP Cycle 7 Information

FCOG Regional ATP Cycle 7 Guidelines

2023 Cycle 6 Regional Active Transportation Program Information

Statewide Competitive Program

For statewide guidelines, applications, scoring rubrics and additional ATP information please visit the CTC website at Active Transportation Program (ATP) | CTC (ca.gov).

FCOG Regional ATP Cycle 5 Information
FCOG Regional ATP 2023 Project Recommendation
FCOG 2023 ATP Cycle 6 Guidelines and Supplemental Application Packet
Cycle 6 Multi-disciplinary Advisory Group (Scoring Committee)

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

Statewide ATP Cycle 6 Materials

Refer to the CTC ATP website for the electronic statewide ATP application and additional program material. 2023 Active Transportation Program Guidelines (ca.gov).

Please send comments to Robert Phipps at rphipps@fresnocog.org or 559-233-4148, 210 or Simran Jhutti at jhutti@fresnocog.org, 559-233-4148 ext 241.

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 http://catc.ca.gov/programs/atp/.

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 jhutti@fresnocog.org 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 jhutti@fresnocog.org 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 http://catc.ca.gov/programs/atp/.

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
ATP Application Webinar Recording