Comprehensive Transportation Projects
2014 Regional Transportation Improvement Program
SANDAG, as the Metropolitan Planning Organization and the Regional Transportation Planning Agency, is required by state and federal laws to develop and adopt a Regional Transportation Improvement Program (RTIP).
The RTIP is a multi-billion dollar, multi-year program of proposed projects for major transportation projects in the San Diego Region. Transportation projects funded with federal, state and San Diego transportation sales tax program (TransNet) must be included in an approved RTIP. The programming of locally funded projects may also be included at the discretion of the agency.
The RTIP covers five fiscal years and incrementally implements the Regional Transportation Plan (RTP), the long-range transportation plan for the San Diego region. The current plan - San Diego Forward: The Regional Plan - was approved by the SANDAG Board of Directors at its meeting on October 9, 2015.
At its meeting on September 26, 2014, the SANDAG Board of Directors adopted the final 2014 RTIP. The 2014 RTIP/2015 FSTIP received federal approval on December 15, 2014.
View the 2014 Final RTIP.
RTIP Public Website
ProjectTrak is an online application used by member agencies to propose changes to the RTIP. Through ProjectTrak, a public website has been developed which will allow users to view and search the most up to date versions of federally approved projects included in the SANDAG RTIP. This website allows users to search projects by agency, fund source, project type, etc., and download the information into an excel format for further analysis. View the RTIP public website.
Group Project Listing (Lump Sum Listing)
Federal regulations allow MPOs to group or combine projects that are not considered to be of appropriate scale for individual listing. Such projects may be grouped by function, work type, or geographical area and must be consistent with the exempt project classification contained in EPA’s “Transportation Conformity Regulations (40 CFR part 93).” These grouped projects are often referred to as “Lump Sum Projects Listings.” Once grouped, the MPO is required to maintain outside of the TIP a detail list of the projects contained in each group. The 2014 RTIP Grouped Project Listings can be found here.
Federal Air Quality Conformity Requirements
Federal regulations require SANDAG to conduct an air quality conformity analysis of all regionally significant projects that increase the transportation system capacity. All regionally significant capacity increasing transportation projects regardless of funding sources must be included in the RTIP. Additional information on conformity can be found on the Conformity Working Group web page.
On September 26, 2014, the SANDAG Board of Directors adopted the final 2014 RTIP (see Chapter 5 and Appendix A-6) and its conformity determination and redetermination of conformity for the 2050 Regional Transportation Plan. The U.S. DOT, in consultation with U.S. EPA, made its conformity determination on December 15, 2014. On October 16, 2015, the SANDAG Board of Directors ratified the 2014 RTIP Amendment No. 7 and its conformity analysis. The U.S. DOT issued its conformity finding for the 2014 RTIP through Amendment No. 8 on December 2, 2015.
Congestion Management Process
Local agencies seeking federal funding for Single Occupant Vehicle (SOV) capacity increasing projects are required to perform a multimodal alternative and non-SOV analysis prior to submitting the projects for inclusion in the RTIP. Agencies are required to submit the analysis as part of the project submittal either as an upload in ProjectTrak or in a CD format. Additional information regarding this process can be found in Appendix A-7 of the 2050 RTP or on the Congestion Management Process web page.
2014 RTIP Amendments
Please refer to Chapter 2 of the 2014 RTIP for requirements and types of amendments SANDAG processes. Amendments are generally scheduled on a quarterly basis at SANDAG Transportation Committee meetings. Please see the Amendment Schedule posted below under Downloads.
Note: For TransNet funded local street improvement projects, agencies are required to have the proposed project amendments approved by its governing body before SANDAG takes action in the form of a signed resolution.
The due dates are final; no late submittals will be accepted. If SANDAG does not have the proper documentation that the projects were approved by its governing body, including a signed resolution, the project(s) will NOT be included in the final amendment approved by the Transportation Committee. A resolution template that includes all of the required clauses also is posted below under Downloads. Please check this web page for any updates to the resolution template.
Michelle Smith, Senior Project Control Analyst
Phone: (619) 595-5608, Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
For media inquiries, please contact Helen Gao at (619) 699-1950 or email@example.com.
- TransNet Extension Street & Road Congestion Relief and Maintenance (70/30) Guidelines [PDF, 154 KB]
- Board Policy No. 025 - Public Participation Policy (January 2010) [PDF, 50 KB]
- Board Policy No. 031 - TransNet Ordinance and Expenditure Plan Rules (October 2013) [PDF, 111 KB]
- Estimated TransNet Revenue Forecast for FY 2017 to FY 2021 [PDF, 70 KB]
- FFY 2015 Annual List of Obligations [PDF, 197 KB]
- 2014 RTIP Memo to Agencies [PDF, 636 KB]
- 2014 RTIP Amendment Schedule [PDF, 27 KB]
- FFY 2014 Annual List of Obligations [PDF, 184 KB]
- Estimated TransNet Revenue Forecast for FY 2016 to FY 2020 [PDF, 52 KB]
- TransNet Signage Specifications [PDF, 2764 KB]
- 2014 Workshop All Presentations [PDF, 3432 KB]
- Draft FY 2015 – FY 2019 TransNet Revenue Forecast [PDF, 54 KB]
- TransNet Resolution Template [DOCX, 23 KB]
- FFY 2013 Annual List of Obligations [PDF, 232 KB]
- FFY 2012 Annual List of Obligations [PDF, 99 KB]