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.