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Overview

As a metropolitan planning organization – the largest in the nation – SCAG is responsible for developing long-range transportation plans and a Sustainable Communities Strategy for a vast and varied region, which includes the counties of Imperial, Los Angeles, Orange, Riverside, San Bernardino and Ventura.

Connect SoCal is an important planning document for the region, allowing public agencies who implement transportation projects to do so in a coordinated manner, while qualifying for federal and state funding. SCAG is required by federal law to prepare and update a long-range regional transportation plan, keep up with Clean Air Act requirements, monitor system performance, and develop a sustainable communities strategy to achieve greenhouse gas reduction targets set by the California Air Resources Board (ARB).

The plan details the challenges we face, specifies our shared transportation and land use goals, and identifies strategies to realize a more sustainable region.

Overview

Adopted Final Connect SoCal

On September 3, 2020, SCAG’s Regional Council unanimously voted to approve and fully adopt Connect SoCal (2020–2045 Regional Transportation Plan/Sustainable Communities Strategy), and the addendum to the Connect SoCal Program Environmental Impact Report.

Connect SoCal is a long-range visioning plan that builds upon and expands land use and transportation strategies established over several planning cycles to increase mobility options and achieve a more sustainable growth pattern. It charts a path toward a more mobile, sustainable and prosperous region by making connections between transportation networks, between planning strategies and between the people whose collaboration can improve the quality of life for Southern Californians.

Connect SoCal outlines more than $638 billion in transportation system investments through 2045. It was prepared through a collaborative, continuous, and comprehensive process with input from local governments, county transportation commissions, tribal governments, non-profit organizations, businesses and local stakeholders within the counties of Imperial, Los Angeles, Orange, Riverside, San Bernardino and Ventura.

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Certified Final Connect SoCal PEIR

The Southern California Association of Governments (SCAG), as Lead Agency, has prepared a Program Environmental Impact Report (PEIR) (SCH#2019011061) in accordance with the California Environmental Quality Act (CEQA) for Connect SoCal (2020-2045 Regional Transportation Plan/Sustainable Communities Strategy). The PEIR serves as a programmatic document that conducts a region-wide assessment of potential significant environmental effects of Connect SoCal.

The Draft PEIR was released December 9, 2019 for a 45-day public review and comment period, which ended January 24, 2020. A public workshop took place at SCAG’s Los Angeles Office located at 900 Wilshire Blvd., Suite 1700, Los Angeles, CA 90017 on Thursday, January 9, 2020 from 2:00 p.m. to 3:30 p.m.

Following a cooperative and comprehensive planning process with stakeholders, SCAG has made available a Proposed Final Program Environmental Impact Report (PEIR). SCAG sincerely thanks everyone who provided feedback during this process. Public input was incorporated into the proposed Final PEIR through corrections and additions and all comments were responded to. The proposed Final PEIR is a continuation to the Draft PEIR and is comprised of the following: Complete Draft PEIR, Chapter 8.0, Introduction, Chapter 9.0, Response to Comments, and Chapter 10.0, Corrections and Additions, and Appendices.

The complete Connect SoCal PEIR is available for download by chapter or as one file. Please note that due to the large file size of the complete report, we strongly recommend that you download it onto your computer before opening the file. All files are in the PDF format.

The Final PEIR was certified on May 7, 2020 by the Regional Council.