CURRENT REGIONAL TRANSPORTATION ISSUES / DOCUMENTS
OTHER RELEVANT TRANSPORTATION DOCUMENTS:
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 relates directly
to the YVCOG SFY 2016 Unified Planning Work Program
(UPWP), which was approved by FHWA and FTA on June 29, 2015 and outlines in
planning tasks to be completed during a one-year cycle. The UPWP also functions
as a set
of performance measures for the planning activities reported in this document.
Congestion Mitigation and Air Quality (CMAQ) Improvement Program
2017-2020 CALL FOR PROJECTS
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
in our work program.
UPWP SFY 2016 (July 1, 2015 - June 30, 2016)
UPWP SFY 2017 (July 1, 2016 - June 30, 2017)