Draft Amendment 3 to the Connect SoCal – Regional Transportation Plan/ Sustainable Communities Strategy (2020 RTP/SCS or Connect SoCal 2020) and Draft 2023 Federal Transportation Improvement Program (FTIP) Consistency Amendment #23-03
NOTICE OF AVAILABILITY & PUBLIC HEARINGS
The Draft Amendment 3 to the Connect SoCal 2020 (2020-2045 Regional Transportation Plan/Sustainable Communities Strategy “2020 RTP/SCS” or “Connect SoCal 2020”) and the Draft 2023 Federal Transportation Improvement Program (FTIP) Consistency Amendment #23-03 including the associated transportation conformity analysis are available for public review and comment. Information on how to provide public comment is contained in this notice.
The Southern California Association of Governments (SCAG) has prepared the Draft Amendment 3 to the 2020 Connect SoCal in compliance with the adopted Connect SoCal 2020 and all federal and state requirements. Included as part of this public review is the 2023 FTIP Consistency Amendment #23-03. Federal requirements dictate that the FTIP must be consistent with the Regional Transportation Plan. The 2023 FTIP Consistency Amendment #23-03 fulfills this requirement.
A major component of 2020 Connect SoCal is a project list that contains thousands of individual transportation projects throughout the SCAG region. Since the initial adoption of Connect SoCal 2020, some of these transportation projects have experienced technical changes that are time-sensitive. In addition, the county transportation commissions in the SCAG region have identified new priority transportation projects, as well as projects that are no longer identified as priorities. The Draft Amendment 3 to the Connect SoCal 2020 and Draft FTIP Consistency Amendment #23-03 are needed to allow these projects to proceed in a timely manner. The 30-day public review and comment period for the Draft Amendment 3 to the Connect SoCal 2020 and Draft 2023 Consistency Amendment #23-03 begins on Jan. 6, 2023, and ends on Feb. 5, 2023, at 5 p.m.
The Draft Amendment 3 to the Connect SoCal 2020 is available at www.scag.ca.gov/post/amendment-3-0
The Draft 2023 FTIP Consistency Amendment #23-03 is available at www.scag.ca.gov/2023-proposed-amendments
Comments for the documents may be submitted to Nancy Lo email@example.com or by U.S. mail at:Southern California Association of Governments
Attention: Nancy Lo, Associate Regional Planner
900 Wilshire Blvd. Ste. 1700
Los Angeles, CA 90017
SCAG will hold a telephonic/videoconference public hearing on the Draft Amendment 3 to the Connect SoCal 2020 and Draft 2023 FTIP Consistency Amendment #23-03 on Jan. 17, 2023, from 10:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m. Given current public health directives and continuing recommendations of public health officials to limit public gatherings due to the threat of COVID-19, and in recognition of the continuing applicability of the Governor’s March 4, 2020 declaration of a state of emergency pertaining to COVID-19, the public hearing will be held telephonically and by videoconference; there will not be an opportunity to participate physically/in-person.
The purpose of the hearing is to receive public input and comments that SCAG will use to facilitate changes to the draft documents where appropriate. Upon completion of the public review period, SCAG staff will log the comments received through this process, provide responses to all comments, and finalize the documents for potential adoption. SCAG encourages interested parties to submit written comments and/or written information prior to the public hearing. Persons interested in attending the public hearing or offering their comments at the hearing may join by the following telephonic/videoconference methods:
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Meeting ID: 869 3865 0392
Questions about the Draft 2023 FTIP Consistency Amendment #23-03 may be directed to Pablo Gutierrez at firstname.lastname@example.org. Questions about the Draft Connect SoCal Amendment 3 may be directed to Nancy Lo at email@example.com. Media inquiries may be directed to Margaret de Larios at firstname.lastname@example.org.
SCAG, in accordance with the Americans with Disabilities Act and Title VI of the Civil Rights Act, is committed to providing special accommodations and translation services to those who are interested in participating in the public hearing. We ask that you provide your request for special accommodations or translation services at least 72 hours prior to the hearing so that SCAG has sufficient time to make arrangements. Please contact Nancy Lo at email@example.com.