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The California Transportation Commission will be holding a public hearing on the Draft 2014 Active Transportation Program Guidelines on Wednesday, January 22, at 10:00 a.m. The public hearing will be held at:

L.A. Metro Board Room
One Gateway Plaza, 3rd Floor
Los Angeles, CA

The Draft 2014 Active Transportation Guidelines describe the policy, standards, criteria, and procedures for the development, adoption and management of the state Active Transportation Program, which was created by SB 99 and AB 101. For more information on the hearing and to download the draft guidelines, please the website of the California Transportation Commission.

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The Orange County Transportation Authority (OCTA) has requested that SCAG substitute the State Route 241 Extension project which is included as a committed transportation control measure in the South Coast Ozone SIP (FTIP Project ID: ORA052) with the State Route 241/91 Express Lanes Connector project. SCAG has released the project’s substitution report for a 30-day public review and comment period, commencing on October 28, 2016, and concluding at 5:00 p.m. on November 28, 2016. A copy of the report and public notice is available on SCAG’s Transportation Control Measures webpage, listed under “TCM Substitutions.” The proposed transportation control measure substitution is consistent with all federal requirements, including the Fixing America’s Surface Transportation Act (FAST Act) planning requirements and the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s Transportation Conformity Regulations. For additional information, please contact Rongsheng Luo at

Darin Chidsey has been appointed Chief Operating Officer for the Southern California Association of Governments (SCAG), the nation’s largest metropolitan planning organization representing six counties, 191 cities and nearly 19 million residents. Chidsey is an 11-year veteran of SCAG, most recently serving as the Director of Strategy, Policy and Public Affairs. Under his leadership, SCAG developed a successful State and Federal Legislative Program and has hosted many successful and highly regarded General Assemblies, Southern California Economic Summits, and War on Poverty Summits. As COO, Chidsey will be responsible for driving the vision and strategies of the agency, as well as leading the implementation of new Regional Council initiatives. This includes updating SCAG’s Strategic Plan to ensure that the agency continues to support its member cities and work collaboratively towards regional goals. His appointment followed a nationwide search.

For more details, download the press release.

The Riverside County Transportation Commission, in coordination with the Federal Railroad Administration and Caltrans, is studying options for providing additional intercity passenger rail services between Los Angeles and Indio. The agencies are preparing a Program Environmental Impact State (EIS)/Program Environment Impact Report (EIR) document and a Service Development Plan consistent with federal and state requirements.

Join the RCTC, FRA and Caltrans for public scoping meetingson October 12, 13, and 17 to learn more about the project and to provide feedback:

  • Wednesday, October 12, 5 - 7 pm with a brief presentation at 5:45 pm, Springbrook Clubhouse at Reid Park, 1011 N. Orange Street, Riverside, CA 92501
  • Thursday, October 13, 5 - 7 pm with a brief presentation at 5:45 pm, Indio Senior Center, 45-100 Aladdin Street, Indio, CA 92201
  • Monday, October 17, 5 - 7 pm with a brief presentation at 5:45 pm, Los Angeles County Metropolitan Transportation Authority (Metro) Headquarters, Plaza Level, 1 Gateway Plaza, Los Angeles, CA 90012

For more information, click here.

The Draft 2017 Federal Statewide Transportation Improvement Program (FSTIP) is now available for public review at the following web link:

The California Department of Transportation (Caltrans) prepares the FSTIP every two years in cooperation with metropolitan planning organizations (MPOs) and regional transportation planning agencies in California. It is a federally mandated document that includes phases of all capital and non-capital transportation projects prioritized to receive federal funding under Titles 23 and 49 of the United States Code during federal fiscal years 2016/17 through 2019/20. This document also includes regionally significant projects regardless of their funding source.

The public review and comment period for the Draft 2017 FSTIP begins on October 10, 2016 and closes on October 31, 2016. Please email comments to or send them to the address provided below by October 31, 2016:

Lima Huy
Division of Transportation Programming, MS 82
California Department of Transportation
P.O. Box 942874
Sacramento, CA 94274-0001

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