Transportation Facilities Plan

The Transportation Facilities Plan is the city’s 12-year, intermediate-range, transportation planning document. It includes high-priority projects from long-range plans (such as the Downtown Transportation Plan Update, the Transit Master Plan and the Ped-Bike Plan) and projects that address emerging needs and opportunities.

Preliminary TFP projects approved

The city is in the process of updating the current, 2016-2027 TFP. The Transportation Commission and city staff began updating the TFP in September 2017. Work includes identifying candidate projects, establishing criteria for project evaluation and developing a prioritized list of recommended projects. 

To collect feedback from the public, open houses were held at three locations in late March 2018 (news release), along with an online survey available from March 16 to April 16. A report on Public Outreach and Public Comments was completed and presented to the Transportation Commission at its April 26 meeting.

At its July 2, 2018 study session, the City Council approved the 2019-2030 TFP Preliminary project list which allows staff to proceed into the environmental analysis phase of the update. The City Council made one modification to the Transportation Commission’s recommended preliminary project list by adding TFP-158, SE 16th Street from 148th to 156th Avenues SE, back to the list after the Transportation Commission had recommended removing it from the preliminary list. The next step in the process will be the environmental analysis, which is slated to start in the fall.

Background documents on 2019-2030 TFP Update:

​Adoption of the 2019-2030 TFP is expected by the end of 2018. The TFP update process is expected to contribute to the development of the 2019-2025 Capital Improvement Program. 

For questions or comments about the TFP update, contact Michael Ingram or Kristi Oosterveen at TransportationTFP@Bellevuewa.gov

Background on TFP

Typically updated every two to three years, the Transportation Facilities Plan is a "financially constrained" plan; the identified cost of the projects in the TFP must be balanced with the city’s transportation revenue projections for the 12-year plan period. Some projects listed in the TFP include funding allocations for initial development or partial implementation only.

The Transportation Facilities Plan serves several functions:

  • It provides the first level of project prioritization necessary to identify projects for funding in the adopted, seven-year Capital Investment Program (CIP) Plan.
  • It serves as the basis for the city’s Impact Fee Program. The roadway and intersection capacity projects adopted in the TFP are used to calculate impact fees charged to new land use developments.
  • The fees cover a portion of the costs to increase transportation system capacity needed to serve the demand generated by new developments (information on impact fees).

An environmental review is conducted in conjunction with each TFP update. The environmental review considers potential, cumulative impacts to the citywide transportation system and other elements of the environment that may occur due to 12 years of projected land use growth and the implementation of the projects identified in the TFP.

Transportation Facilities Plan Documents

 

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