CALL FOR PUBLIC COMMENTS
Yakima Valley Conference of Governments
Contact the YVCOG with any comments related this TIP Amendment.
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.
OTHER RELEVANT TRANSPORTATION DOCUMENTS:
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)
MTIP AMENDMENT SCHEDULE for 2015 CAN BE FOUND HERE (Updated 01/23/15)
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.
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).
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