Near-Term Action – Implement the Regional Transportation Improvement Program (RTIP)

The Regional Transportation Improvement Program (RTIP) is a multi-billion dollar, multi-year program of proposed transportation projects included in the San Diego region’s long-term transportation plan called San Diego Forward: The Regional Plan. Projects included in the RTIP are funded with federal, state, and local funds, including TransNet, the region’s half-cent sales tax for transportation projects and programs.

The 2016 RTIP covers five fiscal years (2017-2021 ). It details specific projects and expenditures to be carried out by SANDAG and agency partners in the near term, and therefore it incrementally implements San Diego Forward: The Regional Plan. The RTIP is developed every other year with updates (amendments) processed on a quarterly schedule. Typically, RTIP amendments include changes to project descriptions, funding sources, schedules, and funding.

SANDAG is moving forward with implementation of the projects included in the Regional Plan. Progress continues to be made on several key near-term projects such as the Mid-Coast Trolley, Interstate 5 North Coast Corridor, South Bay Rapid, COASTER Double Tracking, Interstate 805 improvements, and several bike and pedestrian improvement projects. iCommute and Intelligent Transportation System programs and projects also continue to be implemented.

The RTIP has been amended through Amendment No. 12. Quarterly reports on TransNet  spending for local projects are reviewed by ITOC.

All amendments can be found at

A direct link to the 2016 RTIP can be found through the following link: