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Los Angeles – The Regional Council of Southern California Association of Governments (SCAG) adopted a resolution Thursday to meaningfully advance justice, equity, diversity and inclusion and work in partnership with others to close the gap of racial injustice.

In a parallel move, the nation’s largest metropolitan planning organization approved a partnership with the California Community Foundation and other nonprofits, and will provide $1 million in funding to promote community-driven equitable economic and housing strategies throughout the six-county region.

"SCAG stands in solidarity with those working toward a fair and just society, and with those calling for systemic change to eliminate all barriers that reduce opportunity and undermine Southern California’s shared values and ability to thrive," the resolution states.

Approved overwhelmingly by the Regional Council, the measure creates an ad hoc Special Committee “to further develop SCAG’s response to advancing social justice throughout the agency’s activities.”

Full press release available here

Staff report on board action available here.

As part of a major study, SCAG has unveiled a series of strategies to address challenges caused by the growing role freight shipments and e-commerce play in our lives. 

SCAG developed the newly released Last-Mile Freight Study to provide solutions to the logistical challenges and community impacts resulting from the rapidly increasing demand for commercial and home deliveries. 

Read the Last-Mile Freight Study here.

Read the full press release here.

Keywords : Goods Movement
Posted September 29, 2020

The Southern California Association of Governments is in receipt of the 2019 Federal Transportation Improvement Program (FTIP) Amendment #19-27 for Imperial, Los Angeles, Orange, Riverside, San Bernardino, and Ventura counties. The Public Review period starts on September 29, 2020 and will conclude at 5:00 p.m. on October 8 2020.

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 #19-27 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 October 8, 2020.

Keywords : FTIP

The American Planning Association’s California Chapter has honored the Southern California Association of Governments (SCAG) for its work in establishing an active transportation database and its climate adaptation communications strategies.

The two Excellence Awards were announced Wednesday during the 2020 APA California Virtual Conference: State of Change.

Read the full press release here.

Keywords : Awards

The Mobile Source Air Pollution Reduction Review Committee (MSRC)and SCAG announced today a new match-funding program for “last mile” transportation to help goods movement providers invest in clean truck and infrastructurtechnology. 

The announcement comes as the MSRC celebrates 30 years of clean air transportation investments from its Clean Transportation Funding Program. Concurrently, SCAG adopted Connect SoCal to advance opportunities for deploying the most cutting-edge technologies to reduce emissions in the last-mile freight market. 

Read the full press release here​.

Keywords : Goods Movement
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