Regional Solicitation

Allocating federal funds to local transportation projects

Every two years, the Regional Solicitation process allocates federal transportation funds to locally-initiated projects to meet regional transportation needs. As the region’s federally-designated Metropolitan Planning Organization, the Council works with the Transportation Advisory Board to review and allocate these funds, using an objective, data-driven, transparent process that includes

  1. Reviewing criteria and process

  2. Soliciting projects

  3. Qualifying and scoring

  4. Awarding funds

Applying for funds

Application materials are currently being developed and will be available in October 2014.

Program changes

The  Council recently completed an extensive evaluation of the Regional Solicitation process, and is reorganizing applications by transportation mode rather than by funding program.  The 3 primary categories are now

  • Roadways including multimodal elements

  • Bicycle and Pedestrian Facilities

  • Transit and Travel Demand Management