The annual plan update schedule generally follows the schedule below. The schedule is largely driven by the air quality conformity analysis that is conducted each year. Many of the dates in the annual cycle are keyed to the date of the TPB meeting that month. (The TPB generally meets on the third Wednesday of each month.) The beginning of public comment periods normally coincide with CAC meetings.
Approximate Schedule for Annual Long-Range Plan Updates
TPB Reviews Draft Call For Projects
TPB Releases Final Call For Projects, agencies begin submissions
Deadline for project submissions
Plan and TIP project submissions released for public comment
TPB Briefed on Project Submissions
Plan and TIP public comment period ends
TPB Reviews Public Comments and is asked to Approve Project Submissions for Inclusion in the Air Quality Conformity Analysis
TPB Receives Status Report on the Draft Plan and TIP
Draft Plan and TIP released for public comment. (Public-friendly materials on the draft Plan and TIP are provided.)
TPB Briefed on the Plan and TIP
Draft Plan and TIP public comment period ends.
TPB reviews public comments and responses to comments, and is presented with the Draft Plan and TIP for adoption.