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The Southern California Association of Governments (SCAG) has prepared the Draft 2019 Federal Transportation Improvement Program (Draft 2019 FTIP) in compliance with the adopted 2016- 2040 Regional Transportation Plan/Sustainable Communities Strategy (2016-2040 RTP/SCS) and all federal and state requirements, including those set forth in the Fixing America’s Surface Transportation Act (FAST ACT) and metropolitan planning regulations. SCAG has also prepared the Draft Amendment No. 3 to the 2016-2040 RTP/SCS to reflect additions or changes to a number of critical transportation projects that are ready to move forward toward the implementation phase.

On July 9, 2018, the SCAG Executive Administration Committee approved release of the Draft 2019 FTIP and Draft Amendment No. 3 to the 2016 – 2040 RTP/SCS for a 30-day public review and comment period, which concludes on August 8, 2018. The Draft 2019 FTIP is comprised of transportation projects for the six-county SCAG region: Imperial, Los Angeles, Orange, Riverside, San Bernardino, and Ventura. The Draft 2019 FTIP consists of three (3) volumes: (I) Executive Summary, (II) Technical Appendix, and (III) Project Listing part A and part B (consistent with the 2016 RTP/SCS). The Technical Appendix includes the federally required conformity analysis for the Draft 2019 FTIP. The Draft Amendment No. 3 to the 2016 – 2040 RTP/SCS is comprised of regionally significant transportation project changes for the same six-county region, and consists of a single document.

Included in the public review and public hearings of the Draft 2019 FTIP and Draft Amendment No. 3 to the 2016 – 2040 RTP/SCS are the Federal Program of Projects for Fiscal Years 2018/2019- 2021/2022 that are funded with Federal Transit Administration (FTA) Section 5307 and 5339 funds for all urbanized areas in the SCAG six-county region. The applicable urbanized areas are: Camarillo, El Centro–Calexico, Hemet, Indio–Cathedral City, Lancaster–Palmdale, Los Angeles– Long Beach–Anaheim, Mission Viejo–Lake Forest–San Clemente, Murrieta–Temecula–Menifee, Oxnard, Riverside–San Bernardino, Santa Clarita, Simi Valley, Thousand Oaks, Victorville– Hesperia, and Yuma AZ – CA* (*Imperial County Portion). This public notice of availability and associated public participation activities as well as the time established for public review and comments on the Draft 2019 FTIP will satisfy the public involvement requirements for the Program of Projects (POP) of the Section 5307 Program. Subsequent to public review, involvement and adoption, the final 2019 FTIP will function as the final program for the region, unless amended, and a final notice is not published. The projects are listed by each respective county in Volume III of the Draft 2019 FTIP.

The Draft 2019 FTIP and Draft Amendment No. 3 to the 2016 – 2040 RTP/SCS are available for public review on the SCAG website at http://ftip.scag.ca.gov/Pages/2019/draft.aspx and http://scagrtpscs.net/Pages/Draft2016RTPSCSAmend03.aspx. Copies are also available for public review at SCAG’s main office in Los Angeles and its regional offices (Imperial, Orange, Riverside, San Bernardino, and Ventura). Copies of the Draft 2019 FTIP can also be found at public libraries throughout the region (library listing is available on the SCAG website). SCAG’s Regional Council as the agency’s governing board is tentatively scheduled to consider approval of the final 2019 FTIP and Amendment No. 3 to the 2016 – 2040 RTP/SCS on September 6, 2018.

SCAG will be holding two (2) public hearings regarding the Draft 2019 FTIP and Draft Amendment No. 3 to the 2016 – 2040 RTP/SCS on the following dates, times and locations:

(1) Tuesday, July 17, 2018 @ 10:00 AM - SCAG Los Angeles Office 900 Wilshire Blvd., Suite 1700 Los Angeles, CA 90017

To participate via web on July 17, the following is the audio conference details:

To join the meeting:
https://zoom.us/j/614311435
Conference Number: 1 (669) 900-6833
Meeting ID: 614 311 435

(2) Thursday, July 26, 2018 @ 3:00 PM - SCAG Los Angeles Office 900 Wilshire Blvd., Suite 1700 Los Angeles, CA 90017

To participate via web on July 26, the following is the audio conference details:

To join the meeting:
https://zoom.us/j/811812784
Conference Number: 1 (669) 558-8656
Meeting ID: 811 812 784

One may also participate in the public hearings via their web browser or video conference. Please visit our website for the public hearing procedures, web browser instructions and video conference locations at http://ftip.scag.ca.gov.

The purpose of the hearings is to receive public input and comments regarding the Draft 2019 FTIP and Draft Amendment No. 3 to the 2016 – 2040 RTP/SCS, which may be used to facilitate changes where appropriate. SCAG encourages the public and all interested parties to submit comments and/or information, verbal or written, at the public hearings by no later than the close of the public comment period. Written comments will be accepted until 5:00 PM on August 8, 2018 and may be submitted electronically to gutierre@scag.ca.gov, or by U.S. mail as follows:

Southern California Association of Governments
Attention: Pablo Gutierrez
900 Wilshire Blvd., Suite 1700
Los Angeles, CA 90017

Keywords : FTIP

The Regional Council today approved up to $2.7 million in awards for the Future Communities Pilot Program, a SCAG-administered grant opportunity to support city and county agencies in implementing innovative pilot projects that use new technologies and enhanced data analytics to reduce vehicle miles traveled (VMT) from local travel and municipal operations. The awards will go to the following jurisdictions:

  • City of Cerritos — $211,000
    Remote Services Enhancement Project
  • City of Glendale — $76,813
    Route Optimization & Fleet Telematics
  • City of Los Angeles Department of Transportation — $500,000
    Measuring VMT Reduction from Shared Mobility Services through Real-Time Data
  • City of Monrovia — $500,000
    Evaluate Alternative Strategies to Optimize the GoMonrovia Program
  • City of Anaheim — $197,000
    Smart Center City - Parking Guidance and Mobile App Integration
  • City of Riverside — $499,700
    Integrated Electronic Plans Solution
  • County of San Bernardino — $297,242
    Remote Electronic Warrants
  • City of Ontario — $418,200
    Smart City Rapid Validation Hub

Congratulations to all of the awardees!

Posted February 06, 2019

The Southern California Association of Governments is in receipt of the 2019 Federal Transportation Improvement Program (FTIP) Amendment #19-03 for Imperial, Los Angeles, Orange, Riverside, San Bernardino, and Ventura Counties. The Public Review period starts on February 6, 2019 and will conclude at 5:00 p.m. on February 15, 2019.

A copy of the Project Listing is located on the SCAG FTIP website Proposed Amendment link at http://ftip.scag.ca.gov/Pages/2019/proposed.aspx.

Please note that some of the changes or project additions may be for projects funded with Federal Transit Administration (FTA) Section 5307 funds. This public involvement opportunity is provided to meet the public involvement requirements for the program of projects.

SCAG is relying on the public participation process for the FTIP to satisfy FTA public participation requirements for the transit program of projects. The public notice of public participation activities and the time established for public review of and comments on the FTIP will satisfy the pop requirements of the Section 5307 program.

Subject to revisions to address comments received during the public review period, the 2019 FTIP as revised by Proposed Amendment #19-03 will be the final program unless amended, and a final notice will not be published.

If you have any questions or comments concerning this amendment, contact Pablo Gutierrez at (213) 236-1929 no later than 5:00 p.m. on February 15, 2019.

Keywords : FTIP

The Southern California Association of Governments (SCAG) is circulating a Notice of Preparation (NOP) to notify interested parties that SCAG, as the lead agency, plans to prepare a Program Environmental Impact Report (PEIR) for Connect SoCal (2020–2045 Regional Transportation Plan/Sustainable Communities Strategy). The NOP begins a 30-day public comment period from January 23, 2019 to February 22, 2019 to seek input from interested parties on the scope and content of the Connect SoCal PEIR.

To expedite the distribution process and reduce printing and postage costs, SCAG is primarily using electronic mail to notify interested parties, including responsible and trustee agencies, the Governor’s Office of Planning and Research (OPR), federal, state and local agencies, stakeholders and other interested agencies, organizations and individuals of the NOP.


SCAG will be hosting two (2) scoping meetings for the PEIR at SCAG’s Los Angeles office. Information for the scoping meeting is as follows:

Date:

Wednesday, February 13, 2019

Time:

3:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m. and 6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.

Location:

Southern California Association of Governments
900 Wilshire Blvd., Suite 1700
Los Angeles, CA 90017

Room:

Policy Committee - A


A webcast and videoconferencing will be available for the scoping meetings. Due to limited spacing for some meeting locations, an optional RSVP link for the scoping meeting is available at: https://scag.wufoo.com/forms/z16jlufl11ygyf2/.

A copy of the NOP, information on the scoping meetings, videoconferencing locations, and webcast address, are available at: connectsocal.org.

In accordance with the Americans with Disabilities Act, SCAG is committed to providing special accommodations to those who are interested in participating in the scoping meetings. SCAG is also committed to helping those with limited proficiency in the English language by providing translation services at the workshop in accordance with Title VI of the Civil Rights Act. We ask that you provide your request for special accommodations or translation services at least 72 hours prior to the scoping meetings so that SCAG has sufficient time to make arrangements. Please contact Mr. Roland Ok, Senior Regional Planner, at (213) 236-1819, to make a request.

SCAG is also updating and will continue to maintain an email distribution list for the PEIR. To be added to or removed from the distribution list, request hard copies of future CEQA notices, or request general assistance, please send an email to 2020PEIR@scag.ca.gov and provide your full name, telephone number, email and mailing addresses.

Keywords : regional transportation plan

Southern California continues to experience robust economic growth, but technology, shifting demographics and an unrelenting housing shortage are changing the way the region does business, a series of new economic reports shows.


The reports, prepared for the Southern California Association of Governments (SCAG) by top economists, paint a generally positive picture of the region’s economy, with Los Angeles County, Orange County and the Inland Empire all reaching historic levels of business and job growth. Since 2012, the six counties comprising SCAG have seen their gross domestic product grow from $992 billion to $1.26 trillion – larger than the economies of entire nations such as Mexico, Indonesia and Turkey.


The reports will be formally released December 6 as part of the Ninth Annual Southern California Economic Summit at the L.A. Hotel Downtown. The Summit, co‐sponsored by SCAG and the Southern California Leadership Council (SCLC), will feature wide‐ranging discussions on the region’s future, including its growing role in the innovation economy and the impact of emerging technology in the area of transportation. More than 400 business and elected leaders are expected to attend.

 

Read the full region-wide press release here.

County-specific press releases are also available:

 

Full county economic reports are available here:

 

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