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The Southern California Association of Governments is in receipt of the 2015 Federal Transportation Improvement Program (FTIP) Amendment #15-19 for Imperial, Los Angeles, Orange, Riverside, San Bernardino, Various, and Ventura Counties. The Public Review period starts on May 23, 2016 and will conclude at 5:00 p.m. on June 1, 2016.

A copy of the Project Listing is located on the SCAG FTIP website Proposed Amendment link at http://ftip.scag.ca.gov/Pages/2015/proposed.aspx.

Please note that some of the changes or project additions may be for projects funded with Federal Transit Administration (FTA) Section 5307 funds. This public involvement opportunity is provided to meet the public involvement requirements for the program of projects.

SCAG is relying on the public participation process for the FTIP to satisfy FTA public participation requirements for the transit program of projects.

Subject to revisions to address comments received during the public review period, the 2015 FTIP as revised by Proposed Amendment #15-19 will be the final program unless amended, and a final notice will not be published.

If you have any questions or comments concerning this amendment, contact Maria I. Lopez at (213) 236-1806 no later than 5:00 p.m. on June 1, 2016.

SCAG is seeking an innovative strategist for the position of Chief Operating Officer. The COO will provide the vision, leadership, and management necessary to ensure that SCAG is well positioned for continued success by identifying new opportunities to build on the organization’s values and shared vision.

Download the Chief Operating Officer flyer.

SCAG is seeking an experienced and innovative Records Manager to take our Records Information and Management (RIM) program to the next level. The successful candidate will join SCAG’s management team as our first Records Manager. This new manager wil leverage a recent consultant study as a starting point to launch and implement our RIM program. The Records Manager will lead the development of a modern, innovative records management program in our soon-to-be, state-of-the-art downtown Los Angeles office. Join us!

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Posted May 04, 2016

See the six-county SCAG region at-a-glance, featuring transit statistics and demographic projections, in the new SCAG Pocket Guide.

Download the Pocket Guide.

On April 19, 2016, the Federal Transit Administration announced the grant awards for the Low and No-Emission Vehicle Deployment Program, known as Low-No. Seven transit providers in five states will receive a share of $22.5 million toward transit buses and related facilities that utilize battery-electric, fuel cell, and other innovative technologies to reduce harmful greenhouse gas emissions and improve operating efficiency. With SCAG as the Lead Applicant, Foothill Transit and the Los Angeles County Transportation Metropolitan Authority (Metro) have been selected for awards. A total of $5,585,000 will be awarded for the SCAG region, which is the largest amount awarded to the SCAG region for the second consecutive cycle in a row and over 25% of the total national funding amount. Please find details of the awarded projects below along with a link for the full list below.

  • Metro - The Los Angeles County Metropolitan Transportation Authority (LACMTA) will receive $4,275,000 toward five battery-electric zero-emission buses, as well as eight charging stations. This electric bus infrastructure will serve the Metro Orange Line bus rapid transit corridor in the City of Los Angeles. LACMTA will also partner with the Southern California Regional Transit Training Consortium to include workforce development in support of zero-emission technology.
  • Foothill Transit - Foothill Transit will receive $1,310,000 toward electric charging facilities that will support the agency's ongoing electric bus program, which includes an electric-only bus line. This program will help expand Foothill Transit's electric bus capabilities.

The program is a highly competitive national grant program that receives numerous proposal requests that go far beyond the available amount of funding. The program focuses on commercializing the cleanest and most energy-efficient U.S.-made transit buses to help reduce emissions such as carbon dioxide and carbon monoxide. The FAST Act also made the Low-No program, previously funded and managed under FTA’s research programs, a subset of the larger competitive Section 5339 bus program. Interested parties currently have the opportunity to apply for $55 million in FY2016 Low-No funding, for which the application period closes on May 13, 2016.

Click to view FY15 LoNo Selected Projects

Click to view Press Release

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