State law (Revised Code of Washington [RCW] 35.77.010) requires the City to prepare and adopt a comprehensive transportation program for the ensuing six calendar years, after one or more public hearings. After it is adopted by the City Council, the City must its six-year Transportation Improvement Plan (TIP) with the Secretary of the Washington State Department of Transportation. A TIP must be consistent with the transportation element of the City's Comprehensive Plan.
A TIP must include:
Proposed road construction work
Proposed bridge construction work
Proposed construction of other transportation facilities and programs
Proposed construction of new or enhanced bicycle facilities
Proposed construction of new or enhanced pedestrian facilities (RCW 36.70A.070)
Proposed construction of new or enhanced non-motorized transit facilities
Information as to how the City will act to preserve railroad right-of-way in the event a railroad ceases to operate in its jurisdiction.
Information on projects and programs of regional significance