2013 Federal Transportation
Improvement Program Approved
The Santa Barbara County Association of
Governments (SBCAG) approved the Final 2013
Federal Transportation Improvement Program
(FTIP) on September 20, 2012.
The 2013 FTIP has been submitted to the
California Department of Transportation
(Caltrans) to be included in the Statewide
Federal Transportation Improvement Program which
will subsequently be submitted to the Federal
Highway Administration (FHWA) and Federal
Transit Administration (FTA) for approval by
December 17, 2012.
Please submit any questions to Anne Jensen,
Transportation Planner, at
firstname.lastname@example.org or by telephone at
What is the
Federal Transportation Improvement Program?
the Federal Government provides states,
counties, cities and transit agencies with
funding for transportation projects throughout
the country that help improve the mobility of
The funding is received by the federal
government through federal gas taxes.
Types of projects include highway, local
roadway, public transit, pedestrian, bicycle
These federally funded projects need to
be identified in a document that allows the
public an opportunity to see what projects are
being funded, which federal funding programs are
involved, and when the projects will be
The FTIP is the document that meets this
The Santa Barbara County
Association of Governments is the
designated Metropolitan Planning Organization
County and its
incorporated cities and must carry out
transportation planning and programming
responsibilities specified in federal
Among SBCAG’s many responsibilities
includes preparation and adoption of a
multi-year FTIP once every four years.
The FTIP serves as a
short-term program for the use of anticipated
federal transportation funds to maintain,
operate and improve the region’s multi-modal
The FTIP identifies all federally funded
highway, transit and other surface
transportation projects in the county (along
with their funding sources) that are scheduled
for implementation in the following four years,
FY 12/13 to FY 15/16.
It also includes projects are subject to
federally required action or are regionally
The FTIP must be financially constrained
This means that the amount of funding
devoted to projects must not exceed the amount
of estimated funding available.
projects listed in the FTIP are eligible to
receive federal transportation funding.