Federal regulations require an Annual Listing of projects, including investments in pedestrian walkways and bicycle facilities, for which federal transportation funds have been obligated in the preceding year to be made available for public review by the Metropolitan Planning Organization (MPO). The listing must be consistent with the funding categories identified in the Transportation Improvement Program (TIP).

To meet this requirement, the Saginaw Area Transportation Agency (SATA) staff solicits information from its transportation partners and the Michigan Department of Transportation and compiles lists of projects located in the Saginaw urbanized area for which federal transportation funds have been obligated. These obligated project lists are compiled by Federal Fiscal Year (i.e., October 1st through September 30th of the following calendar year).

An obligation is the U.S. Department of Transportation’s legal commitment to pay the federal share of a project’s cost. Projects for which funds have been obligated are not necessarily initiated or completed in a given program year, and the amount of the obligation in a single year will not necessarily equal the total cost of the project.