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The Southern California Association of Governments (SCAG) has prepared the Draft 2019 Federal Transportation Improvement Program (Draft 2019 FTIP) in compliance with the adopted 2016- 2040 Regional Transportation Plan/Sustainable Communities Strategy (2016-2040 RTP/SCS) and all federal and state requirements, including those set forth in the Fixing America’s Surface Transportation Act (FAST ACT) and metropolitan planning regulations. SCAG has also prepared the Draft Amendment No. 3 to the 2016-2040 RTP/SCS to reflect additions or changes to a number of critical transportation projects that are ready to move forward toward the implementation phase.

On July 9, 2018, the SCAG Executive Administration Committee approved release of the Draft 2019 FTIP and Draft Amendment No. 3 to the 2016 – 2040 RTP/SCS for a 30-day public review and comment period, which concludes on August 8, 2018. The Draft 2019 FTIP is comprised of transportation projects for the six-county SCAG region: Imperial, Los Angeles, Orange, Riverside, San Bernardino, and Ventura. The Draft 2019 FTIP consists of three (3) volumes: (I) Executive Summary, (II) Technical Appendix, and (III) Project Listing part A and part B (consistent with the 2016 RTP/SCS). The Technical Appendix includes the federally required conformity analysis for the Draft 2019 FTIP. The Draft Amendment No. 3 to the 2016 – 2040 RTP/SCS is comprised of regionally significant transportation project changes for the same six-county region, and consists of a single document.

Included in the public review and public hearings of the Draft 2019 FTIP and Draft Amendment No. 3 to the 2016 – 2040 RTP/SCS are the Federal Program of Projects for Fiscal Years 2018/2019- 2021/2022 that are funded with Federal Transit Administration (FTA) Section 5307 and 5339 funds for all urbanized areas in the SCAG six-county region. The applicable urbanized areas are: Camarillo, El Centro–Calexico, Hemet, Indio–Cathedral City, Lancaster–Palmdale, Los Angeles– Long Beach–Anaheim, Mission Viejo–Lake Forest–San Clemente, Murrieta–Temecula–Menifee, Oxnard, Riverside–San Bernardino, Santa Clarita, Simi Valley, Thousand Oaks, Victorville– Hesperia, and Yuma AZ – CA* (*Imperial County Portion). This public notice of availability and associated public participation activities as well as the time established for public review and comments on the Draft 2019 FTIP will satisfy the public involvement requirements for the Program of Projects (POP) of the Section 5307 Program. Subsequent to public review, involvement and adoption, the final 2019 FTIP will function as the final program for the region, unless amended, and a final notice is not published. The projects are listed by each respective county in Volume III of the Draft 2019 FTIP.

The Draft 2019 FTIP and Draft Amendment No. 3 to the 2016 – 2040 RTP/SCS are available for public review on the SCAG website at http://ftip.scag.ca.gov/Pages/2019/draft.aspx and http://scagrtpscs.net/Pages/Draft2016RTPSCSAmend03.aspx. Copies are also available for public review at SCAG’s main office in Los Angeles and its regional offices (Imperial, Orange, Riverside, San Bernardino, and Ventura). Copies of the Draft 2019 FTIP can also be found at public libraries throughout the region (library listing is available on the SCAG website). SCAG’s Regional Council as the agency’s governing board is tentatively scheduled to consider approval of the final 2019 FTIP and Amendment No. 3 to the 2016 – 2040 RTP/SCS on September 6, 2018.

SCAG will be holding two (2) public hearings regarding the Draft 2019 FTIP and Draft Amendment No. 3 to the 2016 – 2040 RTP/SCS on the following dates, times and locations:

(1) Tuesday, July 17, 2018 @ 10:00 AM - SCAG Los Angeles Office 900 Wilshire Blvd., Suite 1700 Los Angeles, CA 90017

To participate via web on July 17, the following is the audio conference details:

To join the meeting:
https://zoom.us/j/614311435
Conference Number: 1 (669) 900-6833
Meeting ID: 614 311 435

(2) Thursday, July 26, 2018 @ 3:00 PM - SCAG Los Angeles Office 900 Wilshire Blvd., Suite 1700 Los Angeles, CA 90017

To participate via web on July 26, the following is the audio conference details:

To join the meeting:
https://zoom.us/j/811812784
Conference Number: 1 (669) 558-8656
Meeting ID: 811 812 784

One may also participate in the public hearings via their web browser or video conference. Please visit our website for the public hearing procedures, web browser instructions and video conference locations at http://ftip.scag.ca.gov.

The purpose of the hearings is to receive public input and comments regarding the Draft 2019 FTIP and Draft Amendment No. 3 to the 2016 – 2040 RTP/SCS, which may be used to facilitate changes where appropriate. SCAG encourages the public and all interested parties to submit comments and/or information, verbal or written, at the public hearings by no later than the close of the public comment period. Written comments will be accepted until 5:00 PM on August 8, 2018 and may be submitted electronically to gutierre@scag.ca.gov, or by U.S. mail as follows:

Southern California Association of Governments
Attention: Pablo Gutierrez
900 Wilshire Blvd., Suite 1700
Los Angeles, CA 90017

Keywords : FTIP

LOS ANGELES – Hasan Ikhrata, executive director of the Southern California Association of Governments (SCAG) for the past 10 years, has accepted the position of executive director of the San Diego Association of Governments (SANDAG). His employment agreement was approved by the SANDAG board today.

Said SCAG President Alan D. Wapner, “We are extremely grateful for Hasan’s leadership and accomplishments at SCAG as our executive director over the past decade. Southern California has become a leader in the innovation economy, an even stronger global force in goods movement and international trade, and a national model for regional planning.

“The groundwork for much of this was laid during Hasan’s tenure as executive director and we wish him tremendous success in his new role with SANDAG.  We also look forward to working even more closely with SANDAG for the benefit of all of Southern California.”

SCAG is the nation’s largest metropolitan planning organization, representing 191 cities, six counties and nearly 19 million residents.

Ikhrata expressed gratitude to SCAG’s staff and leadership team for their support, commitment and professionalism during his tenure.

“Our staff, our senior leadership and board are well prepared to build upon our successes, and continue making Southern California a model for other regions to follow,” Ikhrata said. “As I’ve said many times, our incredible team of professionals has the highest reputation in the nation, and I have been so proud to serve as their executive director.”

Full press release available here.

The Southern California Association of Governments (SCAG) is now accepting applications for the 2018 Sustainable Communities Program. 

Application Deadline: November 15, 2018

For many years, SCAG has provided technical assistance and resources at no cost to local jurisdictions that support local planning and implementation of the Regional Transportation Plan/Sustainable Communities Strategy (RTP/SCS) under the banner of the Compass Blueprint Program and later the Sustainability Planning Grant program. The program recognizes sustainable solutions to local growth challenges and has resulted in local plans that promote sustainability through the integration of transportation and land use. 

The guidelines, applications, and submission forms are available at http://sustain.scag.ca.gov/Pages/DemoProjApplication.aspx.

A workshop and webinar will be held on Tuesday, October 2, 2018 from 2:30 p.m. – 4:00 p.m. at the SCAG Offices (900 Wilshire Blvd, Suite 1700; Los Angeles, CA 90017). Attendees can also attend via webinar. More details will be provided next week.

Contact Caitlin Sims, sims@scag.ca.gov, with any questions.  

 

Culver City, Calif. – The City of Culver City and the Southern California Association of Governments (SCAG) Go Human campaign invite residents and visitors to bike, walk, skate or roll to Experience Elenda, a free community event to be held on Saturday, September 15, from 11:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. The goal of the event is to allow residents and visitors to test out and provide feedback to the City on planned street improvements proposed in the La Ballona Safe Routes to School Project.

Experience Elenda will showcase street improvements on Elenda Street between Washington and Culver Boulevards in Culver City that will make it safer for students and families walking or biking to La Ballona Elementary School and for people connecting to local bike routes including the Ballona Creek Bike Path.

Read the full press release here.

As millions of students in Los Angeles County prepare to return to school, the Southern California Association of Governments (SCAG) is encouraging drivers to slow down and look out for people and children walking and biking. City officials, parents and children gathered at a special press conference at La Ballona Elementary School in Culver City on Monday, August 13 to raise awareness about the need for drivers to slow down and be alert as students return to school over the next several weeks.

Read the full press release here.

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