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As the Southern California Association of Governments (SCAG) prepares to develop the 2016–2040 Regional Transportation Plan/Sustainable Communities Strategy, the agency is updating its Public Participation Plan and invites your input.

Consistent with federal and state requirements, SCAG regularly reviews and evaluates its public participation and outreach activities to ensure that the public and interested parties are given early, meaningful and substantive opportunities to be involved in SCAG’s decision-making. To that end, SCAG released the 2014 Draft Public Participation Plan on January 22, 2014 for a mandatory 45–day public review and comment period, which ends at 5:00 p.m. on March 7, 2014.

SCAG invites your review and comments on the draft plan.

READ THE DRAFT PLAN HERE.

HOW TO SUBMIT COMMENTS ON SCAG’S 2014 DRAFT PUBLIC PARTICIPATION PLAN:
SCAG provides a variety of ways for you to submit your comments on the 2014 Draft Public Participation Plan. Choose the method most convenient for you:

  • Complete the Public Participation Comment form at: www.scag.ca.gov/participate/Pages/PublicComment.aspx
  • Email your comments to: contactus@scag.ca.gov
  • Fax your comments to: 213-236-1961 – ATTENTION: Media & Public Affairs
  • Mail or drop off your written comments at any SCAG Office:
    • Main Office
      818 W. 7th Street, 12th Floor, Los Angeles, CA 90017
    • Imperial County Office:
      1405 N. Imperial Avenue, Suite 1, El Centro, CA 92243
    • Orange County Office
      600 S. Main Street, Suite 906, Orange, CA 92863
    • Riverside County Office
      3403 10th Street, Suite 805, Riverside, CA 92501
    • San Bernardino County Office
      1170 W. 3rd Street, Suite 140, San Bernardino, CA 92410
    • Ventura County Office
      950 County Square Drive, Suite 101, Ventura, CA 93003

WHAT HAPPENS NEXT?
At the conclusion of the comment period, staff will review, address and incorporate as appropriate all comments received into a final, draft Public Participation Plan that will be presented to SCAG’s Legislative/Communications & Membership Committee (LCMC) at its meeting on March 18, 2014. Upon approval by the LCMC, staff will present the 2014 Final Public Participation Plan to the SCAG Regional Council for adoption on April 3, 2014.

Questions? Please contact Angela Rushen Ross, Manager of Media & Public Affairs at ross@scag.ca.gov or call 213-236-1809.

We value and appreciate your input!

LOS ANGELES – The Southern California Association of Governments (SCAG) Thursday approved more than $40 million in funding for active transportation projects in the six-county region.

The funding, part of the $100 million a year being directed specifically to active transportation across California as part of Senate Bill 1, provides another major boost to local efforts to increase safety and access for people walking and biking. The SB1 funding nearly doubles the amount available for active transportation investments, and its quick disbursement will allow projects originally scheduled to start as late as 2021 to commence construction later this year.

Under the plan approved Thursday by SCAG’s Regional Council, $38.6 million will go to implement active transportation projects in the six counties during the 2017/2018 and 2018/2019 fiscal years. An additional $1.8 million will be used to help fund the planning of new projects.

Download the Press Release.

Keywords : active transportation

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Preparing for the 2020 RTP/SCS: Local Input & Envisioning Process

Southern California will be facing new challenges in the development of the 2020 Regional Transportation Plan and Sustainable Communities Strategy (RTP/SCS) - principally transformational technologies in the transportation and employment sectors, new greenhouse gas (GHG) reduction targets from the California Air Resources Board (CARB), new Federal Highway Administration planning requirements, MAP 21 performance metrics/goals, and a concurrent Regional Housing Needs Assessment (RHNA) cycle. Given these factors, it will be important to establish a solid baseline of existing policies and plans to understand how Southern California can accommodate future growth and thrive in the coming decades. Devising approaches for the upcoming Plan will also require a great deal of collaboration amongst regional stakeholders and resource support for local jurisdictions.

Attend this upcoming Toolbox Tuesday to learn about SCAG’s Bottom-Up Local Input and Envisioning Process, which will guide participation from local jurisdictions, elected officials, and other stakeholders in the formulation of Southern California’s next RTP/SCS. This training is aimed at staff from local jurisdictions and will provide background information on the process - including an overview of the base information that will undergo review from cities, towns, and counties; instructions on using SCAG’s Scenario Planning Model – Data Management Site; resource support for local jurisdictions; and, opportunities to get involved in collaborative scenario planning that will be underway later in the Plan development cycle. Staff can attend in person, at SCAG’s video conferencing sites, or remotely through webinar. Sign up today!

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Posted August 15, 2017

The Southern California Association of Governments is in receipt of the 2017 Federal Transportation Improvement Program (FTIP) Amendment #17-11 for Imperial, Los Angeles, Orange, Riverside, San Bernardino, and Ventura Counties. The Public Review period starts on August 15, 2017 and will conclude at 5:00 p.m. on August 24, 2017.

A copy of the Project Listing is located on the SCAG FTIP website Proposed Amendment link at http://ftip.scag.ca.gov/Pages/2017/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.

Subject to revisions to address comments received during the public review period, the 2017 FTIP as revised by Proposed Amendment #17-11 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 August 24, 2017.

Keywords : FTIP
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