Regional Capacity Projects List and Approval Process

NEW!  The Limited Call for Project Updates to the current Regional Transportation Plan is now open.  All sponsors must complete and submit an application by December 30, 2019. This opportunity is the mid-cycle amendment process prior to the next full plan update, scheduled for adoption in 2022.  As a reminder, this call will be for a limited set of project updates or new project admissions: 

• Refinements to existing projects may be submitted, but new projects – or projects requesting to be moved from the Unprogrammed list to the Constrained list - should only be submitted if work on the project is expected to begin prior to 2022.  

• All project requests will be evaluated on a case by case basis to determine consistency with the plan’s financial strategy and regional policy.

Background information may be found below, including the thresholds for Regional Capacity Projects, a web map of projects in the current plan, an explanation of project status, etc.

Applications may be accessed here, and are due December 30, 2019.  Agencies will use their existing Regional TIP web application username and password.

The following materials are provided to assist in completed the Regional Transportation Plan Prioritization questions:

Guidance Document

Web Map

It is anticipated the board will take action on this amendment in February 2020.  Please contact Mitch Koch if you have questions at or (206) 464-7537.


Regional Transportation Plan 2018

Larger scale regional investments planned through 2040 are included in the Regional Transportation Plan on the “Regional Capacity Projects” list. 

Definition of a regional capacity project

Regional Capacity Projects are those projects adding capacity to the regional system above a pre-determined threshold, and include roadway, transit, bicycle/pedestrian and other project types. Projects meeting this threshold must be approved on the list before proceeding towards funding and implementation. Projects that are below this threshold are considered “programmatic” in the plan and are able to pursue funding and implementation with no further actions.

Project status

As part of the update, projects are requested to be either in the financially constrained plan or in the “Unprogrammed” portion of the plan.  

Approval process