TRPC Awards $1.7 million to 8 Priority Transportation Projects
On January 5, TRPC concluded its federal funding call for projects process with the selection of regional priority transportation projects. Three projects will receive and commit a combined total of $500,000 in Surface Transportation Program grant funds in Federal Fiscal Year (FFY) 2018. The council also awarded $1,209,000 in Congestion Mitigation and Air Quality Improvement Program grant funds to five projects that will commit funding in FFYs 2018 and 2020.
*This project involves Intercity Transit, Lacey, Olympia, Tumwater, Thurston County, and WSDOT
Public Comment Period for Grant Proposals Closed
Thurston Regional Planning Council (TRPC) conducted a call for projects to award a total of $1.7 million in federal funds to eligible transportation projects and programs throughout Thurston County. Selected projects must be able to obligate for federal fiscal years 2018 and 2020. This call for projects offers funding from two grant programs administered by TRPC:
A total of 11 project proposals have been submitted. TRPC and the Transportation Policy Board will review proposals in December and January, with a final decision by TRPC on January 5, 2018.
The STP and CMAQ project application and selection processes follow the same schedule. The following dates and deadlines apply to all three programs.
TRPC Approves Call for Projects Process
TPB Briefed on Process
TRPC Status Briefing
Public Comment Period
TRPC Status Briefing
TPB Receives Proposals
TPB Proposal Review and Recommendation
TRPC Reviews and Awards Projects
TRPC is an important partner in the transportation planning process. As a council of governments comprised of elected officials from cities, the county, tribes, Intercity Transit, school districts, colleges, and a variety of local government special purpose districts, TRPC offers broad representation to decision making on regional transportation priorities.
In its role as a federally designated Metropolitan Planning Organization and a state designated Regional Transportation Planning Organization, TRPC endeavors to make its Regional Transportation Plan as inclusive and forward thinking as possible. To assist the region in fulfilling its long-range transportation planning goals in both the urban and rural areas of Thurston County, TRPC has authority to program discretionary federal funds to transportation projects, programs and services that serve local communities.
This call for projects is part of TRPC’s continuous, coordinated, and comprehensive approach to regional transportation planning.