2016 RTP/SCS Amendments

Image: Draft Amendment#1 to the 2016 RTP/SCS 

On April 7, 2016, the Southern California Association of Governments (SCAG) adopted the 2016-2040 Regional Transportation Plan/Sustainable Communities Strategy (2016 RTP/ SCS or “Plan” herein) for the six-county region including Imperial, Los Angeles, Orange, Riverside, San Bernardino and Ventura Counties. The 2016 RTP/SCS reflects the region’s commitment to improve its mobility, sustainability and economy. To achieve these goals, the Plan demonstrates how the region will reduce emissions from transportation sources to comply with Senate Bill 375 (SB 375) and meet the National Ambient Air Quality Standards set forth by the federal Clean Air Act.

A major component of the 2016 RTP/SCS is a Project List containing thousands of individual transportation projects that aim to improve the region’s mobility and air quality and revitalize our economy. Since the Plan’s adoption, some of these projects have experienced technical changes that are time-sensitive. In addition, the county transportation commissions (CTCs) in the SCAG region have also identified new project priorities in addition to projects that are no longer priorities. As a result, amendments to the 2016 RTP/SCS and the Federal Transportation Improvement Program (FTIP) are needed in order to allow these projects to move forward in a timely manner. Amendments to the 2016 RTP/SCS are presented below.

2016 RTP/SCS Amendment #1

On April 6, 2017, SCAG’s Regional Council adopted the 2016 RTP/SCS Amendment #1 and the 2017 FTIP Consistency Amendment #17-03, including the associated transportation conformity determination. The Amendment will be submitted to the applicable federal and state agencies for their review and approval. We anticipate receiving federal approval by summer 2017.

SCAG hosted a public hearing regarding the Amendment on Jan. 18, 2017.

2016 RTP/SCS Amendment #2

On April 6, 2017, SCAG released the Draft 2016 RTP/SCS Amendment #2 and the 2017 FTIP Consistency Amendment #17-07 for a 30-day public review, with the comment period beginning April 7, 2017 and ending May 8, 2017. During this period, SCAG will hold a public hearing on April 25, 2017 to solicit comments on the proposed changes to the plan. The Draft 2016 RTP/SCS Amendment #2 and 2017 FTIP Consistency Amendment #17-07 are presented below.

Public Review and Comment

The 30-day public review and comment period for the draft documents will conclude on May 8, 2017. Please review the Commenting Guidelines prior to submitting a public comment.

Written comments for the Draft 2016 RTP/SCS Amendment #2 and Draft 2017 FTIP Consistency Amendment #17-07 will be accepted until 5:00 p.m. (PST) on May 8, 2017 and may be submitted via email to rtpscs@scag.ca.gov or by U.S. mail* to:
Southern California Association of Governments
Attention: 2016 RTP/SCS
818 W. 7th Street, 12th Floor
Los Angeles, CA 90017
*Letters must be postmarked on or before May 8, 2017.

SCAG will hold a public hearing regarding the Draft 2016 RTP/SCS Amendment #2 on Tuesday, April 25, 2017 at 3:00 p.m. at the SCAG Los Angeles Office located at 818 West 7th Street, 12th Floor, Los Angeles, CA 90017. People may also participate in the public hearing via video conference from SCAG’s regional offices, including:

  • SCAG Imperial County Office: 1405 North Imperial Avenue, Suite 1, El Centro, CA 92243
  • SCAG Orange County Office: 600 South Main Street, Suite 1233, Orange, CA 92868
  • SCAG Riverside County Office: 3403 10th Street, Suite 805, Riverside, CA 92501
  • SCAG San Bernardino Office: 1170 West 3rd Street, Suite 140, San Bernardino, CA 92410
  • SCAG Ventura County Office: 950 County Square Drive, Suite 101, Ventura, CA 93003

The purpose of the hearing is to receive public input and comments regarding the Draft 2016 RTP/SCS Amendment #2, 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 or after the public hearing.

SCAG anticipates that its Regional Council will consider adopting the Draft 2016 RTP/SCS Amendment #2 at its July 6, 2017 meeting. A meeting agenda will be posted to www.scag.ca.gov/committees for public review by June 30, 2017.

Questions about the Draft 2016 RTP/SCS Amendment #2 can be directed to rtpscs@scag.ca.gov or 213-236-1960.