CURRENT REGIONAL TRANSPORTATION ISSUES / DOCUMENTS
Yakima Valley Conference of Governments (YVCOG)
announces the release of the
Draft Public Participation Plan
Transportation Improvement Program
The Yakima Valley
Metropolitan and Regional Transportation Improvement
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
MTIP AMENDMENT SCHEDULE for 2015 CAN BE FOUND
Be sure to also review all the information located in the original
Long Range Plan (RTP
Update) for related documents and additional information.
The Annual Report details how the Yakima Valley Metropolitan Planning
and the Yakima Valley Regional Transportation Planning
Organization (RTPO) uses state and
federal transportation planning
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
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.
area is a location that was previously a non-attainment area but has since
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
maintenance areas for both Carbon Monoxide (CO) and particulates of 10
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
The UPWP for 2013-2014 is
available here. (Updated 3/27/2014).
this button / link if you wish to review the Regional Transportation Long Range
Plan (RTP Update) as published on the previous YVCOG website.