Adopted Final Connect SoCal 2020

Overview

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.

Connect SoCal is available for download by chapter or as one file. Please note that some files are large and may take longer to download depending on individual connection speeds. We strongly recommend that you first download it onto your computer before opening the file. All files are in Adobe Acrobat PDF format.

*Please note: The Project List Technical Report is intended to provide the public with a comprehensive list of projects anticipated to be initiated or completed through Connect SoCal’s horizon year of 2045. For the most updated and accurate information on Federal Transportation Improvement Program (FTIP) projects, please see SCAG’s FTIP webpage.

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Amendment #1

Including the 2021 Federal Transportation Improvement Program Consistency Amendment #21-05

The purpose of the amendment is to allow for the 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 technical 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 July 1, 2021, the Regional Council released the Draft Connect SoCal Amendment #1 and 2021 FTIP Consistency Amendment #21-05 for a 30-day public review and comment period from July 1, 2021 through July 31, 2021. In addition, a public hearing was held on July 15, 2021. SCAG received 3 comments; 1 general and 2 project specific. SCAG staff worked closely with the CTCs and SCAG Legal staff to address the comments. All minor and technical changes to projects have been addressed in the Final Connect SoCal Amendment #1 and 2021 FTIP Consistency Amendment #21-05.

Amendment #1 to the Connect SoCal was approved by the SCAG Regional Council on November 4, 2021.

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Amendment #2

Including the Proposed Final 2023 Federal Transportation Improvement Program

***Subject to Regional Council approval at the October 6, 2022 meeting.***

The purpose of the amendment is to allow for the 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 July 7, 2022, the Regional Council released the Draft Connect SoCal Amendment 2 and Draft 2023 Federal Transportation Improvement Program for a 30-day public review and comment period from July 8, 2022 through August 8, 2022. In addition, SCAG held two telephonic/videoconference public hearings on July 19, 2022 and July 28, 2022. Over the 30-day public review and comment period, SCAG received a total of 0 comments on Amendment 2.

On September 1, 2022, the Transportation Committee recommended that the Regional Council approve the Proposed Final Connect SoCal Amendment 2 and 2023 FTIP, including the associated transportation conformity, at its October 6, 2022 meeting.

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