Federal Transportation Improvement Program

MCAG is the federally designated Metropolitan Planning Organization (MPO) for the Merced region. In that capacity, MCAG is required by federal law to prepare a Federal Transportation Improvement Program (FTIP) to indicate how the Regional Transportation Plan (RTP) will be implemented. With the enactment of the Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act (IIJA) aka, Bipartisan Infrastructure Law (BIL), the FTIP is subject to provisions for project selection and funding. The FTIP is a four-year list of financially-constrained projects, which are programmed for Federal funding or are regionally significant. The FTIP identifies projects programmed regionally for funding under several programs:

  • Interregional Improvement Program (IIP)
  • Regional Improvement Program (RIP)
  • State Highway Operation and Protection Program (SHOPP)
  • Congestion Mitigation / Air Quality Program (CMAQ)
  • Highway Bridge Program (HBP)
  • Highway Safety Improvement Program (HSIP)
  • Federal Transit Administration Section 5307, 5311, 5311(f), 5339 Programs
  • Active Transportation Program (ATP)
  • Federal Lands Access Program (FLAP)
  • Federal Lands Transportation Program (FLTP)
  • Other federal transportation funding programs

Regional Surface Transportation Program (RSTP) are federally-apportioned regional funds. However, since MCAG annually exchanges RSTP for State-Only dollars, these projects do not require programming in the FTIP.

2023 FTIP

Per federal and state requirements, the federally-designated Metropolitan Planning Organization (MPO) must update the FTIP. The 2023 FTIP corresponds to projects and funding for the quadrennial period, FFY’s 2022/23 – 2025/26. Accompanying the 2023 FTIP is the Air Quality Conformity Analysis. The MPO will also need to perform an air quality conformity analysis and make a conformity finding for the FTIP based on air quality conformity regulations. Subsequently, the United States Department of Transportation must approve a conformity analysis and/or finding on the FTIP. Failure to meet air quality requirements could result in a lapse of federal funding.

2023 FTIp AmeNdments

The 2023 FTIP programs financially-constrained projects and funding for the MCAG region for the quadrennial period FFY's 2022/23 through 2025/26. As a projects are added or changed, the FTIP will require amendments. For this FTIP amendment process, the MCAG Public Participation Plan will be adhere to. 

Cost-Effectiveness Documentation

The following is a link to the CMAQ website, which has the cost-effectiveness documentation.

Group Project Listing

The following are Grouped Projects Listings:

Obligation Reports for Federal Fiscal Years (FFY)

23 CFR 450.334 requires MPOs to develop listings of projects (including investments in pedestrian walkways and bicycle transportation facilities) for which federal funds were obligated in the preceding program year within 90 calendar days following the end of the program year.

Below is the federal obligation information for the projects.