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LOS ANGELES – Several hundred regional leaders, planners and economic experts will gather in Los Angeles on Monday to discuss that alarming trend and what is being done in the areas of education, training, job growth and state policies to address the “new normal.”

View the press release here.

A public listening session is scheduled for Tuesday, April 3, 2018 to receive input on how to improve the transportation planning process within Southern California.

The Federal Highway Administration (FHWA) and the Federal Transit Administration (FTA) will conduct the 2018 certification review and evaluation of the Southern California Association of Governments’ (SCAG) regional transportation planning process as carried out by SCAG and its partners. The FHWA and the FTA jointly conduct this process every four years and invites the public to comment on SCAG’s transportation planning process at the following public listening session:

April 3, 2018
5:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m.
Southern California Association of Governments
900 Wilshire Blvd., Ste. 1700
Los Angeles, CA 90017

People may also participate in the public listening session via videoconference from SCAG's regional offices, including:

  • SCAG Imperial County Office: 1405 North Imperial Avenue, Suite 1, El Centro, CA 92243
  • SCAG Orange County Office: 600 South Main Street, Suite 906, Orange, CA 92868
  • SCAG Riverside County Office: 3403 10th Street, Suite 805, Riverside, CA 92501
  • SCAG San Bernardino Office: 1170 West 3rd Street, Suite 140, San Bernardino, CA 92410
  • SCAG Ventura County Office: 950 County Square Drive, Suite 101, Ventura, CA 93003

Register online at

Oral and written comments may be presented at the meeting. Written comments will be accepted by email and can be sent to, or by regular mail to:

Mr. Michael Morris
FHWA Cal-South Office
888 S. Figueroa, Suite 440
Los Angeles, CA 90017


Mr. Adam Stephenson
FTA Region IX LA Metro
888 S. Figueroa, Suite 440
Los Angeles, CA 90017

Written public comments will be accepted through Friday, April 27, 2018. For additional information about the SCAG federal certification process, or the April 3, 2018 public listening session, dial (213) 894-4014.

Posted February 21, 2018

We’re pleased to invite the public to review and comment on our new Draft 2018 Public Participation Plan, which guides SCAG's public outreach and engagement practices. SCAG's planning work serves a large and diverse region, and we rely on public participation as an essential component of our planning process – please share your input!


SCAG's Active Transportation Working and Public Health Working Groups provide opportunities for input on the implementation of the 2016-2040 Regional Transportation Plan/Sustainable Communities Strategy (RTP/SCS), and in the early stages of development for the 2020 RTP/SCS.

Additionally, the working groups explore ways to collaborate on planning, funding and implementation of regional active transportation solutions and public health initiatives. (Working Group Website)

The working groups will meet on Feb. 15 from 1:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m., with a webinar option available:

To join the meeting:
Conference Number: 1 669 900 6833 or 1 646 558 8656
Meeting ID: 504 251 5339

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