California Department of Transportation - District 2

Caltrans Office of Advance Planning (STIP) – District 2

Tom Balkow - (Acting) Chief Office of STIP Management District 2
(530) 225-3481

  • The office of Advance Planning STIP & Local Development
    • Prepares scoping documents for State Transportation Improvement Program (STIP) projects.
      • The programming document for STIP projects (capacity increasing state highway projects) and local development projects is a Project Study Report (PSR) which spells out scope (what is to be done), schedule, and an estimate of the costs of a project.
    • Works with local agencies and consultants on the design and oversight for complex locally funded state highway projects. 
    • Functions as the District 2 Native American Liaison Office.

STIP is a four-year capital improvement program of projects funded from the State Highway Account and other resources on and off the State Highway System.  Projects are programmed and allocated funds by the nine-member California Transportation Commission (CTC).

STIP is a biennial document adopted in even numbered years. The STIP funds are divided into two broad funds; the Regional Transportation Improvement Program (RTIP) - Counties and Metropolitan Planning Organizations (MPOs) receiving 75% of the STIP funds and the remainder goes to the Interregional Transportation Improvement Program (ITIP) - Caltrans.

Caltrans Headquarters STIP information