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File #: 2017-0696   
Type: Program Status: Passed
File created: 10/5/2017 In control: Planning and Programming Committee
On agenda: 11/15/2017 Final action: 11/30/2017
Title: APPROVE the programming of up to $481,845,000 for the 2018 Los Angeles County Regional Transportation Improvement Program (RTIP) as shown in Attachment A.
Sponsors: Planning and Programming Committee
Indexes: Budgeting, California Transportation Commission, Formula Funds, Program, Regional Transportation Improvement Program, State Transportation Improvement Program, Transportation Improvement Program
Attachments: 1. Attachment A - 2018 RTIP for Los Angeles County, 2. Attachment B - Projects Proposed for Programming, 3. Attachment C - Evaluative Criteria Framework, 4. 2018 RTIP Board Powerpoint Presentation
Related files: 2017-0808
Meeting_Body
PLANNING AND PROGRAMMING COMMITTEE
NOVEMBER 15, 2017

Subject
SUBJECT: 2018 REGIONAL TRANSPORTATION IMPROVEMENT
PROGRAM

Action
ACTION: APPROVE 2018 REGIONAL TRANSPORTATION IMPROVEMENT PROGRAM FOR LOS ANGELES COUNTY

Heading
RECOMMENDATION

Title
APPROVE the programming of up to $481,845,000 for the 2018 Los Angeles County Regional Transportation Improvement Program (RTIP) as shown in Attachment A.

Issue
ISSUE

In August 2017, the California Transportation Commission (CTC) adopted the 2018 State Transportation Improvement Program (STIP) Fund Estimate, which provides new funding capacity over the five-year STIP period from Fiscal Year (FY) 2019 through FY 2023. In September 2017, the Board approved the State and Federal Funding Evaluative Criteria Framework designed to strategically guide Metro's considerations and pursuits of state and federal discretionary and formula funding programs.

Board adoption of the 2018 Regional Transportation Improvement Program (RTIP) for Los Angeles (LA) County will help secure formula funds for projects that are less competitive for other discretionary programs and those that have a low tolerance for risk. Approving this recommendation is consistent with the Board-approved 2009 Long Range Transportation Plan priorities, and meets the State and Federal Funding Evaluative Criteria.

Discussion
DISCUSSION

Background
The STIP is a five-year capital improvement program of transportation projects on and off the State Highway System. Every two years, the CTC adopts a new STIP cycle adding two new years of funding capacity to the rolling five-year program. The last STIP was adopted by the CTC in May 2016. The 2018 STIP covers the five-year period from FY 2018-19 (FY 2019) through FY 2023. The STIP contains two portions. The first portion, the RTIP, accounts for 75% of the total STIP and is directly programmed by Regional Transportation Planning Agencies and County Transportation Commissions. The RTIP portion i...

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