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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.

Amendment No. 1: January 23, 2015
State Approval Date: February 6, 2015
Federal Approval Date: April 8, 2015

Amendment No. 2: March 27, 2015
State Approval Date: April 6, 2015
Federal Approval Date: May 12, 2015

Amendment No. 3: April 24, 2015
State Approval Date: May 6, 2015
Federal Approval Date: June 2, 2015

Amendment No. 4: May 22, 2015
State Approval Date: May 26, 2015
Federal Approval Date: N/A

Amendment No. 5: July 24, 2015
State Approval Date: July 29, 2015
Federal Approval Date: August 26, 2015

Amendment No. 6: September 11, 2015
State Approval Date: September 18, 2015
Federal Approval Date: N/A

Amendment No. 7: October 23, 2015
State Approval Date: November 2, 2015
Federal Approval Date: December 2, 2015

Amendment No. 8: October 23, 2015
State Approval Date: November 4, 2015
Federal Approval Date: December 2, 2015

Amendment No. 9: January 22, 2016
State Approval Date: January 28, 2016
Federal Approval Date: March 1, 2016

Amendment No. 10: April 22, 2016
State Approval Date: April 26, 2016
Federal Approval Date: May 2, 2016

Amendment No. 11: April 22, 2016
State Approval Date: April 29, 2016
Federal Approval Date: May 23, 2016

Amendment No. 12: May 27, 2016
State Approval Date: May 31, 2016
Federal Approval Date: N/A

Amendment No. 13: July 22, 2016
State Approval Date: August 4, 2016
Federal Approval Date: September 7, 2016

Amendment No. 14: June 24, 2016
State Approval Date: June 27, 2016
Federal Approval Date: N/A

Project Manager

Michelle Smith, Senior Project Control Analyst
Phone: (619) 595-5608, Email: michelle.smith@sandag.org

For media inquiries, please contact Helen Gao at (619) 699-1950 or helen.gao@sandag.org.