On July 6, 2017, SCAG’s Regional Council adopted the 2016 RTP/SCS Amendment #2 and the 2017 FTIP Consistency Amendment #17-07, including the associated transportation conformity determination. The amendment was developed as a response to project changes in the 2016 RTP/SCS largely as a result of the approval of the Los Angeles County Metropolitan Transportation Authority’s (Metro’s) sales tax ballot measure, Measure M. The majority of changes included updates to project completion years, as well as minor modifications to project scopes, costs, and/or funding. In addition, several new transportation improvements were incorporated as part of this amendment. On August 1, 2017, SCAG received its federal conformity determination letter from the Federal Highway Administration/Federal Transit Administration (FHWA/FTA) indicating that all air quality requirements under this amendment had been met.
SCAG hosted a public hearing regarding Amendment #2 on April 25, 2017.