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​The Southern California Association of Governments (SCAG) is making available $23 million to its subregional partners for projects that would accelerate home and apartment production and help local jurisdictions meet their immediate and longer-term housing needs.
 
The funding is through SCAG’s share of the state’s Regional Early Action Program (REAP), designed to help cities, counties and regions address the critical housing shortage across California. Last week, SCAG released jurisdiction-by-jurisdiction draft allocations for the 6th Cycle Regional Housing Needs Assessment (RHNA) – a state-mandated process to ensure that jurisdictions plan for the housing needs of all residents regardless of income. 

Read the full press release here​.

 

Keywords : Housing
Posted September 29, 2020

The Southern California Association of Governments is in receipt of the 2019 Federal Transportation Improvement Program (FTIP) Amendment #19-27 for Imperial, Los Angeles, Orange, Riverside, San Bernardino, and Ventura counties. The Public Review period starts on September 29, 2020 and will conclude at 5:00 p.m. on October 8 2020.

A copy of the Project Listing is located on the SCAG FTIP website Proposed Amendment link at http://ftip.scag.ca.gov/Pages/2019/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. The public notice of public participation activities and the time established for public review of and comments on the FTIP will satisfy the pop requirements of the Section 5307 program.

Subject to revisions to address comments received during the public review period, the 2019 FTIP as revised by Proposed Amendment #19-27 will be the final program unless amended, and a final notice will not be published.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 Pablo Gutierrez at (213) 236-1929 no later than 5:00 p.m. on October 8, 2020.

Keywords : FTIP

The American Planning Association’s California Chapter has honored the Southern California Association of Governments (SCAG) for its work in establishing an active transportation database and its climate adaptation communications strategies.

The two Excellence Awards were announced Wednesday during the 2020 APA California Virtual Conference: State of Change.

Read the full press release here.

Keywords : Awards

The Mobile Source Air Pollution Reduction Review Committee (MSRC)and SCAG announced today a new match-funding program for “last mile” transportation to help goods movement providers invest in clean truck and infrastructurtechnology. 

The announcement comes as the MSRC celebrates 30 years of clean air transportation investments from its Clean Transportation Funding Program. Concurrently, SCAG adopted Connect SoCal to advance opportunities for deploying the most cutting-edge technologies to reduce emissions in the last-mile freight market. 

Read the full press release here​.

Keywords : Goods Movement

The Regional Council of Southern California Association of Governments (SCAG) on Thursday formally adopted a 25-year plan to meet the mobility needs of one of the most robust population and economic centers in the United States.

The plan, Connect SoCal, had previously been approved for conformity purposes by the Federal Highway Administration (FHWA). With Thursday’s action, the 2020-2045 Regional Transportation Plan/Sustainable Communities Strategy provides a roadmap for sensible ways to expand transportation options, improve air quality and bolster Southern California’s long-term economic viability. 

Read the full press release here​.

Keywords : rtp
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