Close of Comment Period on Draft Connect SoCal Plan


SCAG recently completed the public input period for the Draft Connect SoCal plan, the 2020-2045 Regional Transportation Plan and Sustainable Communities Strategy. The draft plan was released for public comment and review starting on Nov. 14.

During the 10-week comment period SCAG held three public hearings, a webinar and a tele-town hall, welcoming anyone to learn more and provide comments regarding the draft plan. SCAG also hosted a series of 21 briefings for local elected officials throughout the region. These meetings were designed to inform elected officials, stakeholders and interested citizens on the key investments and strategies in the draft plan and solicit feedback.

Upon closing the comment period on Jan. 24, SCAG had received more than 1,000 comments on the draft plan. Our sincere thanks to the residents and stakeholders from throughout the counties of Imperial, Los Angeles, Orange, Riverside, San Bernardino and Ventura who shared their comments and questions. The public review and comment period caps off more than three years of dialogue and consultation on this planning effort.

A report summarizing the entirety of comments will be presented to the Regional Council at their March meeting, and a document summarizing all comments and staff responses will be available online shortly thereafter. Consideration of a Proposed Final Connect SoCal plan is anticipated in April.