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Comprehensive Transportation Projects

2006 Regional Transportation Improvement Program

SANDAG, as the Metropolitan Planning Organization (MPO) and the Regional Transportation Planning Agency (RTPA), is required by state and federal laws to develop and adopt a Regional Transportation Improvement Program (RTIP) every two years. The RTIP is a $6 billion multi-year program of proposed major highway, arterial, transit, and bikeway projects including the TransNet Program of Projects. The 2006 RTIP covers Fiscal Years 2007 through 2011 and incrementally develops the Regional Transportation Plan, the long-range transportation plan for the San Diego region.

At the August 4, 2006, meeting the Board of Directors adopted the Final 2006 RTIP.  SANDAG received federal approval on October 2, 2006.

Federal Air Quality Conformity Requirements

Federal regulations also 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. The San Diego region was re-designated to attainment for the federal one-hour ozone standard (June 26, 2003 Federal Register). The 2006 RTIP includes the transportation conformity for both the 2006 RTIP and a re-determination for the 2030 RTP: 2006 Update. SANDAG received federal approval for conformity on October 2, 2006.

ProjectTrack

SANDAG implemented an online database system for the RTIP and for TransNet cash drawdown requests. ProjectTrak is designed to streamline project programming as well as TransNet payment processes. The link to ProjectTrack and its User Manual is available below under Links.

TransNet Extension Street and Road Guidelines

Beginning with FY 2009, agencies submitting projects using TransNet Local System Improvement funds are required to program at minimum 70 percent of the revenues toward Congestion Relief projects and no more than 30 percent toward maintenance projects. At its June 23, 2006, meeting, the SANDAG Board approved the final guidelines.

Annual Listing of Obligated Projects

Federal law requires SANDAG to publish an annual listing of projects obligated for federal funds. These projects include highway, transit, major local projects, and pedestrian walkways and bicycle transportation facilities. During the 2006 RTIP cycle, there are two reports for public review - Annual Obligation Report for FY 2006 (covering the period October 1, 2005 to September 30, 2006) and Annual Obligation Report FY 2007 reports (covering the period October 1, 2006 to September 30, 2007). These reports are available below in PDF format under Downloads.

Obligation refers to the federal government’s commitment to pay or reimburse the lead agency for the federal share of a project’s cost. Obligation does not indicate expenditure or project completion; only that the project has been approved for federal reimbursement.

2006 RTIP Amendments

Refer to the 2006 RTIP for requirements and types of amendments. Amendments are scheduled on a quarterly basis and scheduled for the Transportation Committee meetings held in the months of October, January, April, and July. Agencies are required to have project amendments approved by its governing body before SANDAG takes action. 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 amendment. Please refer to the updated amendment schedule for more information.

Amendment No. 1: October 27, 2006
Type: Formal
State Approval Date: November 9, 2006
Federal Approval Date: December 1, 2006

Amendment No. 2: January 19, 2007
Type: Formal
State Approval Date: February 8, 2007
Federal Approval Date: March 2, 2007

Amendment No. 3: March 23, 2007
Type: Formal
State Approval Date: April 17, 2007
Federal Approval Date: May 3, 2007

Amendment No. 4: April 20, 2007
Type: Formal
State Approval Date: April 27, 2007
Federal Approval Date: May 9, 2007

Amendment No. 5: May 4, 2007
Type: Formal
State Approval Date: May 14, 2007
Federal Approval Date: June 5, 2007

Amendment No. 6: July 20, 2007
Type: Formal
State Approval Date: July 25, 2007
Federal Approval Date: August 22, 2007

Amendment No. 7: September 21, 2007
Type: Administrative
State Approval Date: September 21, 2007
Federal Approval Date: pending

Amendment No. 9: November 30, 2007
Type: Administrative
State Approval Date: December 10, 2007
Federal Approval Date: December 10, 2007

Amendment No. 9.1 (10): December 14, 2007
Type: Administrative
State Approval Date:December 27, 2007
Federal Approval Date: N/A

Amendment No. 11: February 15, 2008
Type: Administrative
State Approval Date: February 25, 2008
Federal Approval Date: March 4, 2008

Amendment No. 12: February 15, 2008
Type: Administrative
State Approval Date: February 15, 2008
Federal Approval Date: N/A

Amendment No. 13: February 22, 2008
Type: Administrative
State Approval Date: March 14, 2008
Federal Approval Date: April 16, 2008

Amendment No. 14: April 25, 2008
Type: Administrative
State Approval Date: May 21, 2008
Federal Approval Date: May 27, 2008

Amendment No. 15: May 16, 2008
Type: Adminstrative
State Approval Date: June 20, 2008
Federal Approval Date: June 26, 2008