Request for Proposals

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RFP ButtonThe Skagit Council of Governments is seeking professional services proposals for a locally developed coordinated public transit-human services transportation plan. Proposals are due April 30, 2014.

Please contact Mark Hamilton at markh@scog.net or (360) 416-7876 with any questions.

Submitted questions about the RFP with responses are located here.

STP Project Selection

The Regional Transportation Planning Organization (RTPO) Policy Board selected projects to received Surface Transportation Program (STP) funding at yesterday’s meeting. The projects were selected using a competitive process and had to be able to obligate funding by July 31st, 2014 to ensure the RTPO meets its annual obligation target. The selected projects were:

  • Skagit Transit – Passenger Information System – $56,000
  • Burlington – Fairhaven Intersection Reconstruction – $86,500
  • Sedro-Woolley – Jameson Arterial Extension – $225,000
  • Concrete – Secondary Access Road – $80,000
  • Skagit County – Josh Wilson Road – $285,450

SCOG anticipates making another call for STP projects this summer to include in the 2015-2018 Regional Transportation Improvement Program, which will be adopted in October.

Draft 2015 Unified Planning Work Program

The Draft 2015 Skagit-Island Unified Planing Work Program (UPWP) is available for public review. It is anticipated that this document will be approved by the Skagit Metropolitan Planning Organization Policy Board and the Island Sub-Regional Transportation Planning Organization Policy Board at their respective May meetings.

Through federal legislation, Metropolitan Planning Organizations (MPOs) exist throughout the United States in all urbanized areas with populations greater than 50,000 people. MPOs are given the authority to prioritize, plan and program transportation projects for federal funding in metropolitan areas. The UPWP highlights the expected transportation planning activities of the Skagit MPO and Skagit-Island Regional Transportation Planning Organization (SIRTPO) and their associated budgets for state fiscal year 2015 (July 1, 2014 through June 30, 2015).

To comment on the work activities highlighted in the UPWP, simply leave a comment on this post or contact the SCOG office or Island County public works.

Transportation Alternatives Program Project Selection

At yesterday’s Skagit-Island Regional Transportation Planning Organization (SIRTPO) Policy Board meeting the Transportation Alternatives Program (TAP) project selection was finalized. The following list of projects, and their associated award amounts, will be included in the six-year funding of the Regional Transportation Improvement Program: