The purpose of the amendment is to allow for project sponsors to update regionally significant transportation projects currently in the Connect SoCal – 2020 RTP/SCS Project List. Since the Plan’s adoption, some of these projects have experienced changes that are time-sensitive. In addition, County Transportation Commissions (CTCs) have also identified new project priorities and projects that are no longer priorities.
On January 5, 2023, the Regional Council released the Draft Connect SoCal 2020 Amendment #3 and 2023 FTIP Consistency Amendment #23-03 for a 30-day public review and comment period from January 6, 2023, until 5:00 p.m., February 5, 2023.
During that period, SCAG held one telephonic/videoconference public hearing on January 17, 2023. As a precautionary measure, revisions to the draft were shared for another 15-day public review period from April 26, 2023, until 5:00p.m., May 11, 2023. Over the comment periods, SCAG received eight (8) comments.
Amendment #3 to the Connect SoCal 2020 was approved by the SCAG Regional Council on June 1, 2023.
SCAG received federal approval of the transportation conformity determination on June 9, 2023.