Southwest Washington Regional Transportation Council

RTC’s 2018 Call for Projects

RTC invites member agencies in the Clark County region to submit applications for available 2018 federal Surface Transportation Program (STP) and Congestion Mitigation and Air Quality (CMAQ) funds. Additional information on this call for projects is available here.

The STP and CMAQ funds are allocated to the Clark County Metropolitan Planning Area and programmed by the RTC Board of Directors. The STP funds can be used for a wide range of transportation purposes. 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 (the Vancouver, Camas, and Washougal urban areas). These federal funds all 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. Also, projects are required to meet Project Screening Criteria. Project applications are due to RTC on Friday, July 25, 2014.

Funding Levels

Available funding for this call for projects is approximately $9.1 million. For the current FY 2018 project selection process, RTC projects the following funding levels:

  • Urban Surface Transportation Program (STP-TMA) - $5.0 million
  • Rural Surface Transportation Program (STP-R) - $1.6 million
  • Congestion Mitigation and Air Quality (CMAQ) - $3.1 million

Development Schedule

Friday, June 13, 2014 Call for Projects
Friday, July 25, 2014 Project Applications Due to RTC
Tuesday, October 7, 2014 RTC Board Project Selection

Development Process

The three step project selection process includes the following steps:

  • Projects will be screened for consistency with local and regional policies;
  • Projects will be evaluated and ranked based on the adopted selection criteria; and
  • Projects will be selected and programmed based on their ranking.

Project Screening Criteria

All applications must meet the following project screening criteria:

  • Project is consistent with the Regional Transportation Plan (RTP) and Local Comprehensive Plans. All projects that add capacity for single occupancy vehicles must be listed in the RTP.
  • Road projects must be on a federally classified facility of an urban collector or a rural major collector; or a higher classification to use STP funds.
  • Projects competing for STP and/or CMAQ funds must be a capital improvement-type project. STP and CMAQ funds are not to be used for maintenance.
  • STP and CMAQ funds are limited to $4 million per mile (PE - $0.75 M, RW- $1.25 M, and remaining for CN), $4 Million for shorter high cost projects, $1 million per intersection, and $2 million for high volume intersections (20,000 entering vehicles).
  • Submitted projects should be ready to proceed and have a reasonable timeline for implementation.
  • All operational improvement projects must follow the Regional Transportation System Management and Operations (TSMO) Plan guidance.

Submittal Process

Project Application submittals must include a completed RTC Project Application and required attachment. Completed application and attachments are submitted electronically by the end of the day on Friday, July 25, 2014. If you have questions contact Dale Robins at 360-397-6067 x5212.

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