Metro Call for Projects
Metro’s Call for Projects program was a competitive process that distributed discretionary capital transportation funds to regionally significant projects.
Metro is responsible for allocating discretionary federal, state and local transportation funds to improve all modes of surface transportation. Metro also prepares the Los Angeles County Transportation Improvement Program (TIP). A key component of TIP is the Call for Projects program, a competitive process that distributes discretionary capital transportation funds to regionally significant projects.
In the past, Metro accepted Call for Projects applications in eight modal categories. Local jurisdictions, transit operators, and other public agencies are encouraged to submit applications proposing projects for funding.
Metro staff ranks eligible projects and presents preliminary scores to Metro’s Technical Advisory Committee (TAC) and the Metro Board of Directors for review. Upon approval, the TIP is developed and formally transmitted to the regional and state transportation planning agencies. The TIP then becomes part of the five-year program of projects scheduled for implementation in Los Angeles County.
Project sponsors are required to either execute a Letter of Agreement (LOA) for projects being funded with State or Federal funds, a Transit LOA, or a Funding Agreement (FA) for those funded with local sales tax dollars.
The LOA or FA must be executed in the first year that funds are available and prior to starting any work on the project. They include a general description of the project and the specific work elements to be completed, the source of all funds that will be used to complete the project and the project’s cash flow.
Past Call for Projects
2015 Call for Projects Application
Guidelines and Manuals
AASHTO Guide for the Development of Bicycle Facilities, 4th Edition
Association of Pedestrian and Bicycle Professionals
Caltrans Highway Design Manual Chapter 1000, MUTCD FHWA (Manual of Uniform Traffic Control Devices)
Metro Funding Recipient Communication Guidelines
FHWA Guidebook on Methods to Estimate Non-Motorized Travel: Overview of Methods
FHWA Guidebook on Methods to Estimate Non-Motorized Travel: Supporting Documentation
Implementing Agencies Responsibilities on State Highway Projects
Local Assistance Procedures Manual
Manual of Uniform Traffic Control Devices
Model Design Manual for Living Streets
NACTO Urban Bikeway Design Guide
Pedestrian and Bicycle Information Center
Station Wayfinding Signage Guidelines for Use by Local Jurisdictions
Metro Active Transportation Strategic Plan
Metro’s Intelligent Transportation Systems Policy (ITS)
Metro Right-of-Way Preservation Guidelines
Metro State and Federal Lapsing Policies
NACTO Urban Street Design Guide
Project Study Report Equivalent Guidelines (PSRE)
SCAG/Metro Conducting Bicycle and Pedestrian Counts Manual
Sustainable Design Requirements
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Depending on the modal category, please contact the appropriate lead for your project:
Regional Surface Transportation Improvements
Signal Synchronization and Bus Speed Improvement
Transportation Demand Management
Transportation Enhancement Activities