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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 Southern California Association of Governments (SCAG) has been awarded a $550,000 grant from the California Office of Traffic Safety (OTS) to fund continued work on its Go Human traffic safety program.

Southern California has some of the highest levels of injuries and fatalities involving people walking and biking in the country. In the six-county SCAG region (Imperial, Los Angeles, Orange, Riverside, San Bernardino and Ventura counties), more than four people die every day in traffic collisions, on average. People walking or riding bikes account for 27 percent of those deaths while only comprising 12 percent of all trips.

Read the full press release here.

The Southern California Association of Governments (SCAG) is expanding its award-winning Go Human traffic safety campaign to include safety messaging for scooters.

Through a partnership with a leader in last-mile electric scooter mobility, Bird, SCAG’s Go Human campaign will remind drivers to safely share the road with e-scooter riders and will remind riders to wear helmets and ride in bike lanes rather than sidewalks. Ads will appear in Culver City, Los Angeles and Santa Monica through the month of November.

Read the full press release here.

Lake Elsinore, Calif. – The City of Lake Elsinore and the Southern California Association of Governments’ (SCAG) Go Human campaign invite residents and visitors to bike, walk, skate or roll to Active Lake Elsinore, a free community festival on Saturday, October 27, from 1:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m., at City Park during the Día de Los Muertos Celebration. The event gives residents and visitors an opportunity to test out potential street improvements that make it safer and easier for people to get around Lake Elsinore on foot and by bike and provide their feedback to city staff.

The community input gathered at Active Lake Elsinore will inform the city as they develop their first Active Transportation Plan. The new Active Transportation Plan will identify bicycle and pedestrian improvements throughout the city to improve connectivity, establish safe routes to schools, increase accessibility to local destinations and promote active, healthy lifestyles by recommending strategies to increase rates of walking and biking in the community.

Read the full press release here.

Work was recently completed on a study intended to provide a toolbox of resources for local providers of public transportation to incorporate planning for climate change adaptation and resiliency into their short range planning, asset management, and procurement/contracting processes. This work occurred in coordination with the Regional Transit Technical Advisory Committee. The toolbox resources are available for download on the SCAG website.

Keywords : Transportation
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