Regional Capacity Projects List and Approval Process

The process to develop the draft Regional Transportation Plan to 2050 is underway.  Please refer here for more information.

Information on the current plan adopted in 2018 may be found below, along with background information on the project list and the Approval process.  Note that the existing Regional Capacity Project List will remain in effect until the new plan is adopted, and all projects will still be subject to the board approval process as described below.

Definitions and Resources

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

Projects are required to be either in the financially constrained plan or in the “Unprogrammed” portion of the plan.

Prioritization Measures

The application includes questions related to the Regional Transportation Plan prioritization measures.  Guidance materials are provided below to help sponsors respond to these questions and explain the scores for each measure.  Information on every project will be provided to PSRC’s boards in summer 2021, at which time they will review available financial resources and regional policy to determine whether projects are included in the financially constrained or unprogrammed portion of the plan.

Note that the existing Regional Capacity Project List will remain in effect until the new plan is adopted, and all projects will still be subject to the board approval process as described in the Resources to the right.

Regional Transportation Plan 2018

Approval process