Congestion Mitigation and Air Quality (CMAQ) Program

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Congestion Mitigation and Air Quality (CMAQ) Program

The Congestion Mitigation and Air Quality Improvement (CMAQ) program is to fund transportation projects or programs that will contribute to attainment or maintenance of the national ambient air quality standards (NAAQS). Funding can be expended on projects to reduce ozone precursor emissions (including nitrogen oxides (NOx) and volatile organic compounds (VOC), carbon monoxide (CO), and particulate matter (PM) emissions or PM precursor (e.g. NOx) emissions from transportation.

 

2019 CMAQ Information – Call-For-Projects is now OPEN!

 

CMAQ guidelines and applications packet were presented to the Fresno COG Policy Board on September 26, 2019 for approval. Upon Policy Board approval the call for projects was initiated. For further information on eligible projects, submittal of applications or other questions related to the CMAQ program, please contact Braden Duran at (559) 233-4148 ext. 217 or bduran@fresnocog.org

 

2019-20 CMAQ Guidelines

2019-20 CMAQ Application Packet (please note, final application is in Microsoft Word format, please contact Braden Duran for a copy of the document)

 

2019 CMAQ Tentative Timeline

Programming subcommittee convenes to review scoring criteria and call information July – August 2019
Guidelines, criteria and application packet to TTC/PAC for approval September 13, 2019
Guidelines, criteria and application packet to COG Policy Board for adoption/initiates call for projects September 26, 2019
Call for Projects Workshop for member agencies October 2, 2019
Regional bid project submittals DUE November 15, 2019
CMAQ scoring committee convenes February 19, 2020
Lifeline project submittals DUE February 28, 2020
COG Policy Board approves recommended projects March 26, 2020
2021 FTIP submittal to Caltrans and approval process October – December 2020

 

General Program Guidelines
Includes summary information and guidelines regarding the Federal CMAQ program.

 

Emission Calculation Guidelines
All projects funded through the CMAQ program must demonstrate a positive air quality benefit. This section summarizes the methods used to calculate the cost-effectiveness and emission benefits of CMAQ projects.

 

CMAQ Cost-Effectiveness Policy Documentation
Includes documentation for each FTIP

 

Annual Reports
All agencies receiving CMAQ funds must provide an annual report to Caltrans and the Federal Highways Administration on the funding and emission reductions achieved in that year.

 

For further information on eligible projects, submittal of applications or other questions related to the CMAQ program, please contact Braden Duran at (559) 233-4148 ext. 217 or bduran@fresnocog.org

2019 Fresno Regional Transportation Innovations Summit & Awards

October 23, 2019
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The Summit is a joint production of Fresno State's Transportation Institute and Fresno Council of Governments, designed to provide an opportunity for hundreds of residents, professionals and stakeholders to become familiar with the latest in advanced, clean transportation technology through an up-close and personal experience. It also brings together businesses and individuals that have invested in cleaner transportation technology, to share their successes and challenges with the community.

Register for the Summit here!