On April 7, 2016, SCAG’s Regional Council adopted the 2016-2040 Regional Transportation Plan/ Sustainable Communities Strategy (2016 RTP/SCS or Plan). The Plan is a long-range visioning plan that balances future mobility and housing needs with economic, environmental and public health goals. The Plan charts a course for closely integrating land use and transportation – so that the region can grow smartly and sustainably. It outlines more than $556.5 billion in transportation system investments through 2040. The Plan 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. For an overview of the Plan, please start with the Executive Summary.
In June 2016, SCAG received its conformity determination from the Federal Highway Administration (FHWA) and the Federal Transit Administration (FTA) indicating that all air quality conformity requirements for the 2016 RTP/SCS and associated 2015 FTIP Consistency Amendment through Amendment 15-12 have been met.
The 2016 RTP/SCS 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 Appendix is intended to provide the public with a comprehensive list of projects anticipated to be initiated or completed through the Plan’s horizon year of 2040. For the most updated and accurate information on Federal Transportation Improvement Program (FTIP) projects, please see the SCAG’s FTIP website.
On April 6, 2017, SCAG’s Regional Council adopted the 2016 RTP/SCS Amendment #1 and the 2017 FTIP Consistency Amendment #17-03, including the associated transportation conformity determination. The Amendment was developed as a response to changes to projects in the 2016 RTP/SCS. The majority of the changes made in the Amendment were minor in nature, and included changes to completion years, as well as minor modifications to project scopes, costs, and/or funding. On May 12, 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.
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.
On September 6, 2018, SCAG’s Regional Council adopted the 2016 RTP/SCS Amendment #3 including the associated transportation conformity determination which serves as a consistency amendment to the 2019 Federal Transportation Improvement Program (FTIP) allowing for changes to long range RTP/SCS projects, in addition to FTIP state highway and transit projects. For a full listing of all FTIP projects including local highway projects please see the link below. The purpose of the amendment is to allow for project sponsors to update regionally significant transportation projects currently in the 2016 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 in addition to projects that are no longer priorities.