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2015 Call for Projects

2015 Call for Projects Preliminary Recommendations

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.

Every other year, Metro accepts 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.

The tabs above provide the LOA and FA boilerplate agreements and necessary attachments, contact information and other reference documents.