As part of the development of the next MTP, WAMPO will issue a call for projects to member jurisdictions and planning partners in mid-2019. These projects will be evaluated using project selection criteria that reflect the vision, goals, and investment strategy developed as part of the MTP process. During the call for projects, WAMPO would like to work more cooperatively with local and state transportation agencies to help identify and scope regional transportation projects so that they better align and are responsive to the project selection criteria (and ultimately, better reflect the MTP vision, goals, and investment strategy). However, there would not be sufficient time during the project solicitation period for WAMPO staff to work closely with every potential project sponsor. Therefore, WAMPO would like to augment its staff capacity with consultant assistance. WAMPO staff and consultants would assist project sponsors in identifying regionally significant projects that best fit with the goals and objectives of the 2020 Metropolitan Transportation Plan (MTP) for submission in response to the planâ€™s call for projects. The end result will be the submittal of projects that have the best possible chance of being selected because they are responsive to selection criteria and line up with the MTP vision, goals, and investment strategy.
Potentially activities would include:
Reviewing member jurisdictionsâ€™ comprehensive plans and CIPs for projects that align with the MTPâ€™s goals, objectives, and selection criteria
Brainstorming project ideas with sponsors that fit the goals and objectives of the MTP
Narrowing down project ideas to pursue
Providing information in response to the project selection criteria