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Posted November 12, 2019

The Southern California Association of Governments is in receipt of the 2019 Federal Transportation Improvement Program (FTIP) Amendment #19-15 for Imperial, Los Angeles, Orange, Riverside, and San Bernardino counties. The Public Review period starts on November 12, 2019 and will conclude at 5:00 p.m. on November 21, 2019.

A copy of the Project Listing is located on the SCAG FTIP website Proposed Amendment link at

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the 2019 FTIP as revised by Proposed Amendment #19-15 will be the final program unless amended, and a final notice will not be published.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 November 21, 2019.

Sarah Jepson has been appointed Planning Director for the Southern California Association of Governments (SCAG), the nation’s largest metropolitan planning organization representing six counties, 191 cities and nearly 19 million residents.

Prior to her appointment as Acting Planning Director in April, Jepson has been a key contributor in the Planning Division as Manager of Active Transportation and Special Programs Department, a group she was hired to form in November 2013 to advance the region’s sustainability plan. In that role, she was responsible for overseeing long-range planning and policy development in the areas of active transportation, public health, energy and water.

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Recognizing Excellence in Sustainability Planning Throughout Southern California


The Southern California Association of Governments (SCAG) is committed to highlighting excellence in sustainable planning and projects in the SCAG Region. These plans and projects are integral to carrying out the goals and policies of SCAG’s Regional Transportation Plan/Sustainable Communities Strategy and promote a cleaner, healthier and happier Southern California. Each year, SCAG honors projects that best exemplify the core principles of sustainability with awards at the Annual Regional Conference & General Assembly.

SCAG is now accepting nominations for plans and projects that use innovative planning to improve the mobility, livability, prosperity and sustainability of our region. For more information about the types of projects that SCAG recognizes, please click here. The SCAG Sustainability Awards Program is open to all. Applications from projects that span across agencies, sectors and geographies are welcome to submit a joint entry. Eligible submissions include plans, projects and programs completed or adopted between January 1, 2016 and December 1, 2019. Along with the awards ceremony, videos of winning projects will be presented at the 2020 Regional Conference & General Assembly at the JW Marriott Desert Springs Resort & Spa on May 6-8th.

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Los Angeles Southern California’s top economists on Thursday offered a largely promising outlook for the region, forecasting continued strong growth across key industry sectors into 2020 and the foreseeable future. 

“If I could summarize in three words: Things are good,” Wallace Walrod, chief economic advisor for the Orange County Business Council, told the 10th Annual Southern California Economic Summit. “I don’t have a crystal ball to predict when the next recession will occur, but nothing in the numbers would suggest that happening soon.”

Sponsored by the Southern California Association of Governments (SCAG) and the Southern California Leadership Council, the summit brought together leaders and influencers from across the six-county region to hear updates on the economy, the housing crisis and Connect SoCal, SCAG’s 2020-2045 Regional Transportation Plan/Sustainable Communities Strategy.

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On Thursday, Dec. 5, SCAG and the Southern California Leadership Council will host the 10th Annual Southern California Economic Summit at The L.A. Grand Hotel Downtown in Los Angeles. The program will include highlights of the Connect SoCal plan: From generating new jobs to creating efficiency gains for commuters, shipping and travel, realizing the goal of a strong regional transportation system has economic benefits for all of the region’s 19 million residents. The event will also tackle the question of how our region is going to address the growing challenge of housing affordability. The day-long program will open with remarks from Senator Toni Atkins, President pro Tem of California’s upper legislative chamber. Senator Atkins joins a lineup of leading voices in business, industry, planning and academia, including keynote speaker Noel Perry, founder of Next 10 and more. Join us, along with Southern California’s civic and business leaders, for this vital conversation on the region’s economic future. Tickets are still available – reserve your seat today.

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