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  • SCAG Active Transportation Working Group Meeting

    04/14/2015

    SCAG (Southern California Association of Governments) is pleased to announce the next meetings of the Active Transportation and Public Health working groups.

    Input from the working group meetings will be used to inform the 2016-2040 Regional Transportation Plan/Sustainable Communities Strategy (RTP/SCS) and other SCAG projects related to active transportation and public health. The 2016-2040 RTP/SCS is a long-range transportation plan that provides a vision for transportation investments throughout six counties in Southern California – Imperial, Los Angeles, Orange, Riverside, San Bernardino and Ventura. The plan is scheduled for adoption in April 2016. Working group meetings are open to all interested stakeholders; there is not a formal membership structure. However, SCAG encourages consistent participation, since meeting agendas are designed to build upon materials discussed in previous meetings. To view agendas and meeting materials from the first round of working group meetings, please visit the Active Transportation Working Group and Public Health Working Group sites.

    Active Transportation Working Group
    SCAG’s Active Transportation Working Group (ATWG) provides an opportunity for comments and recommendations regarding development of the active transportation component of the 2016-2040 RTP/SCS. In addition, SCAG is seeking opportunities to collaborate with local jurisdictions in the planning, funding and implementation of regional active transportation solutions. As many active transportation funding opportunities are completed with the aid of federal and state grants, collaboration between agencies is critical for project success. These workshops are intended to help foster that collaboration.

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  • SCAG Public Health Working Group Meeting

    04/14/2015

    SCAG (Southern California Association of Governments) is pleased to announce the next meetings of the Active Transportation and Public Health working groups. Input from the working group meetings will be used to inform the 2016-2040 Regional Transportation Plan/Sustainable Communities Strategy (RTP/SCS) and other SCAG projects related to active transportation and public health. The 2016-2040 RTP/SCS is a long-range transportation plan that provides a vision for transportation investments throughout six counties in Southern California – Imperial, Los Angeles, Orange, Riverside, San Bernardino and Ventura. The plan is scheduled for adoption in April 2016. Working group meetings are open to all interested stakeholders; there is not a formal membership structure. However, SCAG encourages consistent participation, since meeting agendas are designed to build upon materials discussed in previous meetings. To view agendas and meeting materials from the first round of working group meetings, please visit the Active Transportation Working Group and Public Health Working Group sites.

    Public Health Working Group
    The Public Health Working Group will explore SCAG’s role in promoting public health in transportation and land use planning across the region and how public health concerns will be integrated into the 2016-2040 Regional Transportation Plan/Sustainable Communities Strategy (RTP/SCS). This meeting will review SCAG’s Public Health Analysis Framework for the 2016 RTP/SCS, provide regional best practices on integrating public health in transportation, land use and climate action planning, and discuss policy opportunities for the 2016-2040 RTP/SCS.

    Download: Public Health Work Program (Draft Action Plan)

    These meetings will be offered via videoconferencing at SCAG’s regional offices by request. SCAG, in accordance with the Americans with Disabilities Act, is committed to providing special accommodations to those who are interested in participating in the workshops. SCAG is also committed to helping those with limited proficiency in the English language by providing translation services at the workshops in accordance with Title VI of the Civil Rights Act. We ask that you provide your request for special accommodations or translation services at least by Friday, April 10 to: Rye Baerg, Associate Regional Planner, at baerg AT scag.ca.gov or call (213) 236-1866.

    Should you have any questions, please contact Rye Baerg, Associate Regional Planner, at baerg AT scag.ca.gov

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  • Forum: Transportation Funding At A Crossroads

    04/22/2015

    Transportation Funding At A Crossroads: What Will It Take To Deliver A 21st Century Transportation System?

    Register at http://bit.ly/1C6iwer

    It’s no secret that transportation is facing a funding crisis. The Highway Trust Fund is nearing insolvency, California’s highway system faces a $59 billion backlog in deferred maintenance, and local roads are falling into disrepair requiring mounting costs to fix.

    Join this timely discussion on transportation funding challenges at the local, state, and federal level; short-term and long-term funding solutions currently being considered; and how various funding solutions compare in the context of broader environmental, societal, and economic goals.

    This forum is being organized by the National Center for Sustainable Transportation (NCST) in partnership with the California Department of Transportation (Caltrans), Sacramento Area Council of Governments, and the Institute of Transportation Studies at UC Davis.

    Free networking lunch to follow.

    Questions? Contact Bill Kuhlman, wbkuhlman AT ucdavis DOT edu

    Moderator: Steven Cliff – Assistant Director of Sustainability, Caltrans
    Speakers:
    – Debbie Neimeier – Professor, Civil and Environmental Engineering; Director, Sustainable Design Academy at UC Davis
    – Ron Milam – Principal-in-Charge of Technical Development, Fehr & Peers Transportation Consultants
    – Will Kempton – Executive Director, California Transportation Commission

     

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  • California Transportation Choices Summit 2015: A Year of Action

    04/27/2015

    Meet activists from around the state, hear from inspiring leader Manuel Pastor, and build powerful networks for a greener, more equitable California! Hosted by TransForm, the summit will include topics such as: Health and equity, accessibility, reforming CalTrans, greenhouse-gas-reduction funds, complete streets, and affordable housing.

    Stay longer:
    – The previous day (4/26) you can take a tour of Sacramento’s transportation system.
    – The following day(4/28) is Advocacy Day: stay to visit state legislators and the governor’s office along with fellow advocates.

    Propose a session by February 6.

    Travel grants available: apply by February 24.

    Register and find more information here.

     

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