The Annual Obligation Report (AOR) includes all projects and strategies listed in the Transportation Improvement Program (TIP) for which Federal funds were obligated during the immediately preceding program year. In accordance with federal regulations, the AOR must be made available to the public within 90 calendar days following the end of the federal fiscal year, which runs from October 1 through September 30. Use the links below to view the latest AOR.
FY 2018 Annual Obligation Report (updated January 2019)
Program Year - The year for which project obligations are reported - in this case, the Federal fiscal year.
Obligated - An obligation is the Federal government's legal commitment to pay the Federal share of a project's cost. An obligated project is one that has been authorized by the Federal agency and for which funds have been committed. Projects for which funds have been obligated are not necessarily initiated or completed during the program year, and the amount of the obligation will not necessarily equal the total cost of the project. For projects under the auspices of the Federal Transit Administration (FTA), obligation occurs when the FTA grant is awarded. For projects under the auspices of the Federal Highway Administration (FHWA), obligation occurs when a project agreement is executed and the State/grantee requests that the funds be obligated.
Released - An obligation removed from a project, usually as the result of a decrease in the cost estimate, a project awarded for a lesser amount than originally authorized at advertisement, or a Federal Highway Administration Financial Integrity Review and Evaluation (FIRE) project level review.
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