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Preparing for the 2020 RTP/SCS: Local Input & Envisioning Process

Southern California will be facing new challenges in the development of the 2020 Regional Transportation Plan and Sustainable Communities Strategy (RTP/SCS) - principally transformational technologies in the transportation and employment sectors, new greenhouse gas (GHG) reduction targets from the California Air Resources Board (CARB), new Federal Highway Administration planning requirements, MAP 21 performance metrics/goals, and a concurrent Regional Housing Needs Assessment (RHNA) cycle. Given these factors, it will be important to establish a solid baseline of existing policies and plans to understand how Southern California can accommodate future growth and thrive in the coming decades. Devising approaches for the upcoming Plan will also require a great deal of collaboration amongst regional stakeholders and resource support for local jurisdictions.

Attend this upcoming Toolbox Tuesday to learn about SCAG’s Bottom-Up Local Input and Envisioning Process, which will guide participation from local jurisdictions, elected officials, and other stakeholders in the formulation of Southern California’s next RTP/SCS. This training is aimed at staff from local jurisdictions and will provide background information on the process - including an overview of the base information that will undergo review from cities, towns, and counties; instructions on using SCAG’s Scenario Planning Model – Data Management Site; resource support for local jurisdictions; and, opportunities to get involved in collaborative scenario planning that will be underway later in the Plan development cycle. Staff can attend in person, at SCAG’s video conferencing sites, or remotely through webinar. Sign up today!

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SCAG is in the process of updating our Public Participation Plan, and we would like to hear from you to help us refine our public engagement processes and identify areas for improvement. SCAG’s planning work serves a large and diverse region, and relies on public participation as an essential component of our planning process. SCAG’s Public Participation Plan was last updated in March 2014, and as we prepare for the development of the 2020 Regional Transportation Plan/Sustainable Communities Strategy, we want to ensure that our approach to public engagement is effective and inclusive.

As a regional stakeholder, we would like your feedback on the SCAG’s outreach efforts and public participation processes. Please take a moment to help us by filling out a brief survey. The survey should take no more than 10 minutes to complete. Thank you in advance for your participation. If you have any questions, please contact Margaret de Larios at delarios@scag.ca.gov.

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Posted December 14, 2017

Effective Monday, December 18, 2017, the Southern California Association of Governments (SCAG) will relocate its headquarters in Downtown Los Angeles. Only our mailing address will change, while all staff phone numbers, email addresses and our website will remain the same. SCAG offices will be closed on Friday, Dec. 15, 2017.

Please update your records to reflect our new Downtown Los Angeles address: strong>
Southern California Association of Governments
900 Wilshire Blvd., Ste. 1700
Los Angeles, CA 90017

If you have any questions, please contact Jeff Liu, Manager of Communications, at liuj@scag.ca.gov.

Benefit-cost analysis monetizes the value of benefits over the life of transportation projects and compares against project costs to assess cost-effectiveness, and is increasingly being utilized for project evaluation and selection—from TIGER and INFRA grants funded by USDOT to the programs funded under Senate Bill 1 (Road Repair and Accountability Act of 2017), including the Active Transportation Program, the Local Partnership Program, the Trade Corridor Enhancement Program, and the Solutions for Congested Corridors Program. If you are applying for project funding, including a benefit-cost analysis in your proposal may give your project an advantage.

To assist prospective funding applicants, the California Department of Transportation (Caltrans) will conduct two upcoming training sessions on the California Life-Cycle Benefit/Cost Analysis (Cal B/C). The first session will be held on Dec. 21, from 9:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m., at Caltrans Headquarters. This traning will be webcast live at http://ctmedia.dot.ca.gov/webcast/live/live_event.asp?stream=calsta.

A second session is planned for Jan. 16, 2018, from 9:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m., at Caltrans District 7. For more information, contact Rose Agacer at (916) 651-6014.

Project Applications due to California Transportation Commission January 30, 2018.

The California Transportation Commission (CTC), in adopting Final Guidelines for the Trade Corridor Enhancement Program, has announced availability of approximately $1.3 billion in federal and state funds for corridor-based freight projects nominated by local agencies and the State. As noted in the guidelines, project applications for the 2018 Trade Corridor Enhancement Program are due to the CTC by Tuesday, January 30, 2018. The guidelines also specify that SCAG (in its role as a Metropolitan Planning Organization) is responsible for compiling project nominations from eligible agencies in Imperial, Los Angeles, Orange, Riverside, San Bernardino, and Ventura counties and confirming consistency with the 2016 Regional Transportation Plan/Sustainable Communities Strategy. As such, SCAG prepared a 2018 TCEP nomination form with further guidance on the application process for project nominations from the SCAG region.

Download the Cal BC / SB1 Workshop Flyer.

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