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As the Southern California Association of Governments (SCAG) prepares to develop the 2016–2040 Regional Transportation Plan/Sustainable Communities Strategy, the agency is updating its Public Participation Plan and invites your input.
Consistent with federal and state requirements, SCAG regularly reviews and evaluates its public participation and outreach activities to ensure that the public and interested parties are given early, meaningful and substantive opportunities to be involved in SCAG’s decision-making. To that end, SCAG released the 2014 Draft Public Participation Plan on January 22, 2014 for a mandatory 45–day public review and comment period, which ends at 5:00 p.m. on March 7, 2014.
SCAG invites your review and comments on the draft plan.
READ THE DRAFT PLAN HERE.
HOW TO SUBMIT COMMENTS ON SCAG’S 2014 DRAFT PUBLIC PARTICIPATION PLAN:
SCAG provides a variety of ways for you to submit your comments on the 2014 Draft Public Participation Plan. Choose the method most convenient for you:
- Complete the Public Participation Comment form at: www.scag.ca.gov/participate/Pages/PublicComment.aspx
- Email your comments to: email@example.com
- Fax your comments to: 213-236-1961 – ATTENTION: Media & Public Affairs
- Mail or drop off your written comments at any SCAG Office:
- Main Office
818 W. 7th Street, 12th Floor, Los Angeles, CA 90017
- Imperial County Office:
1405 N. Imperial Avenue, Suite 1, El Centro, CA 92243
- Orange County Office
600 S. Main Street, Suite 906, Orange, CA 92863
- Riverside County Office
3403 10th Street, Suite 805, Riverside, CA 92501
- San Bernardino County Office
1170 W. 3rd Street, Suite 140, San Bernardino, CA 92410
- Ventura County Office
950 County Square Drive, Suite 101, Ventura, CA 93003
WHAT HAPPENS NEXT?
At the conclusion of the comment period, staff will review, address and incorporate as appropriate all comments received into a final, draft Public Participation Plan that will be presented to SCAG’s Legislative/Communications & Membership Committee (LCMC) at its meeting on March 18, 2014. Upon approval by the LCMC, staff will present the 2014 Final Public Participation Plan to the SCAG Regional Council for adoption on April 3, 2014.
Questions? Please contact Angela Rushen Ross, Manager of Media & Public Affairs at firstname.lastname@example.org or call 213-236-1809.
We value and appreciate your input!
Darin Chidsey has been appointed Chief Operating Officer 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. Chidsey is an 11-year veteran of SCAG, most recently serving as the Director of Strategy, Policy and Public Affairs. Under his leadership, SCAG developed a successful State and Federal Legislative Program and has hosted many successful and highly regarded General Assemblies, Southern California Economic Summits, and War on Poverty Summits. As COO, Chidsey will be responsible for driving the vision and strategies of the agency, as well as leading the implementation of new Regional Council initiatives. This includes updating SCAG’s Strategic Plan to ensure that the agency continues to support its member cities and work collaboratively towards regional goals. His appointment followed a nationwide search.
For more details, download the press release.
The Riverside County Transportation Commission, in coordination with the Federal Railroad Administration and Caltrans, is studying options for providing additional intercity passenger rail services between Los Angeles and Indio. The agencies are preparing a Program Environmental Impact State (EIS)/Program Environment Impact Report (EIR) document and a Service Development Plan consistent with federal and state requirements.
Join the RCTC, FRA and Caltrans for public scoping meetingson October 12, 13, and 17 to learn more about the project and to provide feedback:
- Wednesday, October 12, 5 - 7 pm with a brief presentation at 5:45 pm, Springbrook Clubhouse at Reid Park, 1011 N. Orange Street, Riverside, CA 92501
- Thursday, October 13, 5 - 7 pm with a brief presentation at 5:45 pm, Indio Senior Center, 45-100 Aladdin Street, Indio, CA 92201
- Monday, October 17, 5 - 7 pm with a brief presentation at 5:45 pm, Los Angeles County Metropolitan Transportation Authority (Metro) Headquarters, Plaza Level, 1 Gateway Plaza, Los Angeles, CA 90012
For more information, click here.
The Draft 2017 Federal Statewide Transportation Improvement Program (FSTIP) is now available for public review at the following web link: www.dot.ca.gov/hq/transprog/oftmp.htm.
The California Department of Transportation (Caltrans) prepares the FSTIP every two years in cooperation with metropolitan planning organizations (MPOs) and regional transportation planning agencies in California. It is a federally mandated document that includes phases of all capital and non-capital transportation projects prioritized to receive federal funding under Titles 23 and 49 of the United States Code during federal fiscal years 2016/17 through 2019/20. This document also includes regionally significant projects regardless of their funding source.
The public review and comment period for the Draft 2017 FSTIP begins on October 10, 2016 and closes on October 31, 2016. Please email comments to email@example.com or send them to the address provided below by October 31, 2016:
Division of Transportation Programming, MS 82
California Department of Transportation
P.O. Box 942874
Sacramento, CA 94274-0001
The Southern California Association of Governments is in receipt of the 2015 Federal Transportation Improvement Program (FTIP) Amendment #15-22 for Los Angeles, Orange, Riverside, San Bernardino, and Ventura Counties. The Public Review period starts on October 4, 2016 and will conclude at 5:00 p.m. on October 13, 2016.
A copy of the Project Listing is located on the SCAG FTIP website Proposed Amendment link at http://ftip.scag.ca.gov/Pages/2015/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.
Subject to revisions to address comments received during the public review period, the 2015 FTIP as revised by Proposed Amendment #15-19 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 Maria I. Lopez at (213) 236-1806 no later than 5:00 p.m. on October 13, 2016.
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