State law (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(6)),
- 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. In addition, and
- Set forth projects and programs of regional significance.