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.
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.
- Final 2023 FTIP
- Final Conformity Analysis for 2023 FTIP and 2022 RTP
- Performance Management Targets Workbook
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.
- 2023 FTIP Administrative Modification 1 (YARTS FTA 5311f, SHOPP Collision Reduction, HBP) : Approved 1/17/2023
- 2023 FTIP Formal Amendment 2 (CMAQ) : Approved 2/16/2023
- 2023 FTIP Formal Amendment 3 / 2022 RTP Amendment 1 (Updates to regional projects-scopes, cost, and open-to-traffic dates) : Approved 3/16/2023
- 2023 FTIP Administrative Modification 4 (SHOPP Minor) : Approved 2/14/2023
- 2023 FTIP Administrative Modification 5 (YARTS FTA 5311f, TJPA FTA 5307 & ARPA FTA 5311) : Approved 3/20/2023
- Formal Amendment 6 (HSIP): Approved 4/20/2023
- 2023 FTIP Administrative Modification 7 (HBP) : Approved 4/4/2023
- 2023 FTIP Administrative Modification 8 (YARTS FTA 5311f & FY 2023 Transit Infrastructure Grands CPF/CDS) : Approved 5/15/2023
- 2023 FTIP Administrative Modification 9 (Technical Correction) : Approved 5/19/2023
- 2023 FTIP Administrative Modification 10 (SHOPP Minor) : Approved 6/28/2023
- 2023 FTIP Formal Amendment 11 (Grouped Projects for Capital Improvement Projects for Fleet – FTA 5339): Approved 8/17/2023
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.
- Obligation Report for FFY 2021/22
- Obligation Report for FFY 2020/21
- Obligation Report for FFY 2019/20
- Obligation Report for FFY 2018/19
- Obligation Report for FFY 2017/18