Regional Solicitation of Federal Transportation Projects
Every two years the Metropolitan Council’s Transportation Advisory Board (TAB) solicits applications for federal transportation funds and evaluates the proposed projects based on criteria that reflect federal and regional transportation priorities and mobility goals. The regional solicitation process includes projects from several federal funding programs: the Surface Transportation Program (STP), Transportation Enhancements (TE), and Congestion Mitigation Air Quality (CMAQ). The TAB selects projects to receive funding. The projects are then programmed into the region’s Transportation Improvement Program (TIP). The TAB adopts the TIP, and the Metropolitan Council concurs with their adoption.
Local officials in the metro area and others who apply for federal transportation funds have until next year to prepare their applications. The 2013 regional solicitation process for local transportation projects, originally scheduled for May, has been pushed back to early 2014 while the Metropolitan Council, Transportation Advisory Board (TAB) and other transportation officials review the process and criteria for evaluating applications for funding.
See newsletter article for more information about the regional solicitation changes in 2013.
Heidi Schallberg at 651.602.1721 or email@example.com,
2013 Regional Program Year Policy (PDF 154 KB)
2011 STP Criteria
2011 CMAQ Criteria
2011 TE Criteria
See the 2011 Regional Solicitation Results
See the 2009 Regional Solicitation Results
See the 2007 Regional Solicitation Results
See the 2005 Regional Solicitation Results
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