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A public listening session is scheduled for Wednesday, February 5, 2014 to receive input on how to improve the Southern California Association of Governments (SCAG) region’s transportation planning process.

The Federal Highway Administration (FHWA) and Federal Transit Administration (FTA) will be conducting the certification review and evaluation of the region’s transportation planning process carried out by SCAG and its partners. Every four years the FHWA and FTA jointly conduct this review. As part of the review, the public is invited to comment on the transportation planning process at the following public meeting:

February 5, 2014
5:30 to 7:30 p.m.
SCAG
818 West 7th Street, 12th Floor
Policy Committee Room B
Los Angeles, CA 90017

Oral and written comments may be presented at the meeting. Written comments may also be sent via e-mail to cert.review@dot.gov, or by regular mail to:

Mr. Michael Morris
FHWA Cal-South Office
888 S. Figueroa, Suite 750
Los Angeles, CA 90017
OR
Mr. Ted Matley
FTA Region IX
201 Mission Street, Suite 1650
San Francisco, CA 94105

Public written comments will be accepted through Friday, February 21, 2014. For additional information about the SCAG federal certification process, or the February 5, 2014 public listening session, please dial 213-894-4014.

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    1405 N. Imperial Ave., Suite 1, El Centro, CA 92243
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    600 S. Main St., Suite 906, Orange, CA 92863
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    3403 10th St., Suite 805, Riverside, CA 92501
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  • San Bernardino
    1170 W. 3rd St., Suite 140, San Bernardino, CA 92410
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  • Ventura
    950 County Square Dr., Suite 101, Ventura, CA 93003
    T: (805) 642-2800
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Yesterday SCAG’s Transportation Committee approved the release of the Draft 2016-2040 Regional Transportation Plan/Sustainable Communities Strategy (2016 RTP/SCS) Amendment #1 and Draft 2017 Federal Transportation Improvement Program (2017 FTIP) Consistency Amendment #17-03 for public review and comment. The 30-day public review and comment period begins today, January 6, 2017, and ends on February 6, 2017, at 5:00 p.m. Visit the Draft 2016 RTP/SCS Amendment #1 to download and review a PDF of the amendment document. The Draft 2017 FTIP Amendment #17-03 is also available online here. There are three ways to submit comments: Send your comments via email; mail us a letter; or attend our public hearing on January 18, 3:00 p.m. Additional information is available on the Draft Amendment #1 webpage.

At the SCAG Transportation Committee (TC) meeting Jan. 5, SCAG staff will request authorization to release the Draft 2016 RTP/SCS Amendment #1 (and the Draft 2017 FTIP Consistency Amendment No. 17-03, including the Conformity Analysis) for review and comment. The requested 30-day public review period would start Jan. 6, 2017 and end on Feb. 6, 2017.

Last April, the Regional Council adopted the 2016 RTP/SCS as developed and recommended by the TC. In response to requests from several county transportation commissions (CTCs) to amend the 2016 RTP/SCS to reflect additions or changes to project scopes, costs, and/or schedules, over the past few months, SCAG staff has worked with the CTCs to develop an amendment to the 2016 RTP/SCS and a concurrent consistency amendment to the 2017 FTIP.

During the public review period, a public hearing will be held on Jan. 18, 2017 at SCAG’s Los Angeles office with video-conferencing availability from SCAG’s regional offices. The draft amendments will be posted on SCAG’s website and noticed via SCAG’s website, newsletters, social media, and meeting announcements. The public will be encouraged to provide comments at the public hearing and through formal written comments, submitted either by U.S. mail or by email (rtpscs@scag.ca.gov). Upon completion of the public review period, SCAG staff will provide responses to all comments and present a proposed final 2016 RTP/SCS Amendment No. 1 and 2017 FTIP Consistency Amendment No. 17- 03 to the TC for a recommendation of its approval at the March 2, 2017 meeting and to the RC for its approval at the April 6, 2017 meeting. Visit http://scagrtpscs.net/ for updates on this project.

SCAG invites regional leaders to a discussion about bringing electric-vehicle charging infrastructure to homes and office spaces. Held in partnership with the South Bay Cities Council of Governments (SBCCOG), “EV Charging Stations and Multi-Family Housing: Overcoming the Obstacles” will take place on Tuesday, Dec. 13, from 10:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. at the SCAG offices in downtown Los Angeles. Sessions will also be offered via live video-conference at the SCAG regional offices.

Offering on-site charging at apartment buildings is a direct way for property owners and managers to attract and retain tenants who own electric cars, as well as visibly advertising a building’s or property management company’s environmental values. Offering EV charging equipment to building tenants will contribute to cleaner cars on the road and reduced emissions. City and state officials, as well as multi-family, retail, workplace, and hotel building managers are encouraged to attend. Lunch will be provided. RSVP to Alex Mena at mena@scag.ca.gov or register online.

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