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The Southern California Association of Governments (SCAG) has prepared the Draft 2015 Federal Transportation Improvement Program (Draft 2015 FTIP) in compliance with the adopted 2012-2035 Regional Transportation Plan/Sustainable Communities Strategy (2012-2035 RTP/SCS) and all federal and state requirements, including those set forth in the Moving Ahead for Progress in the 21st Century Act (MAP-21) and metropolitan planning regulations. SCAG has also prepared the Draft Amendment No. 2 to the 2012–2035 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 June 5, 2014, the SCAG Transportation Committee approved release of the Draft 2015 FTIP and Draft Amendment No. 2 to the 2012–2035 RTP/SCS for a 30-day public review and comment period, which concludes on July 31, 2014. The Draft 2015 FTIP is comprised of transportation projects for the six-county SCAG region: Imperial, Los Angeles, Orange, Riverside, San Bernardino, and Ventura. The Draft 2015 FTIP consists of three (3) volumes: (I) Executive Summary, (II) Technical Appendix, and (III) Project Listing (consistent with the 2012 RTP/SCS). The Technical Appendix includes the federally required conformity analysis for the Draft 2015 FTIP. The Draft Amendment No. 2 to the 2012–2035 RTP/SCS is comprised of transportation project changes for the same six-county region, and consists of a single document containing the changes.

Included in the public review and public hearings of the Draft 2015 FTIP and Draft Amendment No. 2 to the 2012–2035 RTP/SCS are the Federal Program of Projects for Fiscal Years 2015-2020 that are funded with Federal Transit Administration (FTA) Section 5307 funds for all urbanized areas in the SCAG six-county region. This public involvement opportunity meets the public involvement requirements for the Program of Projects. Subsequent to public involvement and adoption, the final 2015 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 2015 FTIP. 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).

The Draft 2015 FTIP and Draft Amendment No. 2 to the 2012–2035 RTP/SCS are available for public review on the SCAG website at www.scag.ca.gov/FTIP and www.scagrtp.net. Copies are also available for public review at SCAG’s Los Angeles office and regional offices (Imperial, Orange, Riverside, San Bernardino, and Ventura). Copies of the Draft 2015 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 2015 FTIP and Amendment No. 2 to the 2012–2035 RTP/SCS on September 11, 2014.

SCAG will be holding two (2) public hearings regarding the Draft 2015 FTIP and Draft Amendment No. 2 to the 2012–2035 RTP/SCS on the following dates, times and locations:

Thursday, July 10, 2014 at 10 a.m.
SCAG Main Office
818 West 7th Street, 12th Floor, Los Angeles, CA 90017

Thursday, July 24, 2014 at 3 p.m.
SCAG Main Office
818 West 7th Street, 12th Floor, Los Angeles, CA 90017

One may also participate in the public hearings via video conference from SCAG’s regional offices. Please visit our website for the public hearing procedures and video conference locations at http://ftip.scag.ca.gov/Pages/2015/draft.aspx or http://scagrtp.net/

The purpose of the hearings is to receive public input and comments regarding the Draft 2015 FTIP and Draft Amendment No. 2 to the 2012–2035 RTP/SCS, which may be used to facilitate changes where appropriate. SCAG encourages the public and all interested parties to submit written comments and/or written information at the public hearings and no later than the close of the public comment period. Written comments will be accepted until 5:00 PM on July 31, 2014 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
818 West Seventh Street, 12th Floor
Los Angeles, CA 90017

The U.S. Census Bureau and the California State Data Center would like to invite you and other interested persons from your jurisdiction to attend a workshop on the 2020 Census Local Update of Census Addresses (LUCA) program. The LUCA program provides state, local and tribal governments a once-in-a-decade opportunity to review and update the Census Bureau’s address list and related maps.  A complete and accurate Census address list is vital for a successful 2020 Census and your participation in the LUCA program can help to ensure that every Californian is counted. 

We encourage you to attend the Los Angeles-area workshop, hosted by SCAG at the agency's main office in downtown Los Angeles, to learn more about the LUCA program and how it will benefit your community.  The workshop will provide you an overview of the program, including program goals, participation methods and security guidelines.  We also plan to schedule webinars for those who cannot travel to any of the workshops.  More information about the webinars will be coming soon.

To register for the workshops, please go to https://2020luca.eventbrite.com, click the green “register” button and select workshop that you would like to attend. Details about the SCAG-hosted workshop follow:

June 5, 1:30pm - 3pm
(Webinar option available)
Southern California Assn. of Governments (SCAG)
818 West 7th Street, 12th Floor Board Room
Los Angeles, CA 90017

 

For more information about LUCA, please refer to the websites: http://www.dof.ca.gov/Forecasting/Demographics/2020_Census/index.html and  https://www.census.gov/geo/partnerships/luca.html

For questions regarding LUCA, please contact the U.S. Census Bureau, Los Angeles Regional Office Geography Department at (818) 267-1724.  For questions about workshop registration, please call (916) 323-4086 and ask to speak with a California State Data Center staff member.

 

Transportation and policy leaders from Southern California and across the United State are in Washington, D.C. for national infrastructure week to encourage greater federal funding for freight infrastructure and much-needed improvements to the country's goods movement network.

Representatives from the Southern California Association of Governments (SCAG) are joining members of the Coalition for America's Gateways and Trade Corridors (CAGTC) in urging members of Congress and the U.S. Department of Transportation to make freight investment an urgent national priority.

The Southern California Association of Governments (SCAG) will re-launch its highly successful Go Human advertising campaign next month to encourage drivers to slow down and look for people walking and biking.

Working with County Transportation Commissions and County Health Departments across the region, SCAG has secured advertising space on billboards, transit and bus shelters and digital signage – all located in areas prone to collisions. The campaign also will feature radio spots, and will run during the months of May and June.

The May re-launch coincides with National Bike Month, and is part of Go Human’s broader public awareness efforts to promote traffic safety and encourage people to walk and bike more.

Financial support for the upcoming advertising campaign is being provided by a grant from the California Office Traffic Safety. Additional information on SCAG’s Go Human campaign is available at gohumansocal.org.

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Posted April 07, 2017

Toolbox Tuesday Webinar: Demographics Data for Public Health Planning

Toolbox Tuesdays provides a range of practical skills and knowledge for local planning practitioners including training in the use of technology and education for practical approaches to timely issues.

This webinar will provide an overview of new, free online tools for integrating public health data into planning and policy, particularly assessing chronic disease at the neighborhood level; designing for safety to maximize increasing the rate of physical activity to reduce the risk of chronic disease; successful strategies for communicating with non-health professionals on the project team about the determinants of health; and evaluating design options.

To RSVP and receive webinar log-in information, please contact India Brookover at Brookover@scag.ca.gov

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