Transportation Improvement Program

2017-2020 TIP Call for Projects

The Southwest Washington Regional Transportation Council (RTC) invites public agencies in the Clark County region to submit applications for estimated calendar year 2020 federal urban Surface Transportation Program (STP-UL) and Congestion Mitigation and Air Quality (CMAQ) funds.

The STP-UL and CMAQ funds are allocated to the Clark County MPO area and programmed by the RTC Board of Directors. The STP-UL funds can be used for a wide range of transportation purposes within the urban area. The CMAQ funds can be used for transportation projects that will contribute to meeting the attainment of national air quality standards within the Clark County Vancouver Air Quality Maintenance Area (basically the Vancouver, Camas, and Washougal urban areas). For CMAQ funds, emphasis will be given for electric and natural gas vehicle infrastructure, diesel retrofits, and cost effective congestion mitigation activities that provide air quality benefits.

These funds require a minimum 13.5% local match. In order to receive federal funds, the applicant must have either a 'Certification Acceptance' (CA) status or have a CA agency agree to manage their project. Project applications are due to RTC on Friday, July 15, 2016. Project application, accident analysis worksheet, selection criteria, Schedule, Programming Guidebook, and the Regional Transportation Advisory Committee call for projects memo are available in the sidebar.