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            Call for Public Comments

      Yakima Valley Conference of Governments (YVCOG)
announces the release of the Draft Public Participation Plan

The YVCOG has released the 2014 Metropolitan and Regional Obligation and Closure Report.  The report will be available for public comment until March 24, 2015.  The report can be viewed in person at the YVCOG office, the Yakima Regional Library (Downtown), and the Sunnyside Library.

FINAL February 2015 TIP Amendment is available here.

MTIP Amendment Schedule for 2015-2018 (updated 01/23/15)

Transportation Improvement Program

The Yakima Valley Metropolitan and Regional Transportation Improvement Program (MTIP/RTIP)

is a three year programming document derived from the more comprehensive six year Transportation

Improvement Program developed and adopted annually by local agencies.  This three year document

is available here. (FINAL 01/23/2015)


Be sure to also review all the information located in the original Regional Transportation

Long Range Plan (RTP Update) for related documents and additional information.

Annual Reporting:

The Annual Report details how the Yakima Valley Metropolitan Planning Organization (MPO)

and the Yakima Valley Regional Transportation Planning Organization (RTPO) uses state and

federal transportation planning funds.

The current report provides this information for State Fiscal Year 2014(updated 10/21/2014)

Congestion Mitigation and Air Quality (CMAQ) Improvement Program

CMAQ funds are intended to improve air quality and funds must be spent in non-attainment

or maintenance areas.  A non attainment area is an  area formally designated by the EPA as

not meeting the National Ambient Air Quality Standards (NAAQS) as listed in the Clean Air Act.

A maintenance area is a location that was previously a non-attainment area but has since become

in compliance with the NAAQS and has officially been re-designated to an attainment area by the EPA.

The metropolitan Yakima Valley area, in and around the cities of Selah, Yakima, and Union Gap, are

currently designated maintenance areas for both Carbon Monoxide (CO) and particulates of 10 micrometers

or less (PM10).  Below are Links to documents pertinent to the CMAQ Improvement Program.


Unified Planning Work Program (UPWP)


The Unified Planning Work Program outlines how state and federal funds will be used for

transportation planning purposes by the Yakima Valley Metropolitan Planning Organization (MPO)

and the Yakima Valley Regional Transportation Planning Organization (RTPO).  Each year the

Washington State Department of Transportation (WSDOT), Federal Highways Administration,

and Federal Transit Administration, have emphasized areas they would like to see included

in our work program.  The UPWP for 2013-2014 is available here(Updated 3/27/2014).

Please select this button / link if you wish to review the Regional Transportation Long Range Plan (RTP Update) as published on the previous YVCOG website.



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