NOW AVAILABLE: The Draft 2016 RTP/SCS & Draft PEIR

December 4, 2015

UPDATE 12/08/2015: We recently learned that the workshop flyer containing the list of public hearings and elected official briefings for the Draft 2016 RTP/SCS contained some errors.
For the public hearings, the Orange County site is only available for the Jan. 19 public hearing, not the Jan. 12 nor Jan. 23. Below is a new flyer which reflects this information.
We apologize for the oversight and any inconvenience this may have caused.
The Regional Council yesterday approved release of the 2016-2040 Regional Transportation Plan/Sustainable Communities Strategy (2016 RTP/SCS) for public review and comment. The Plan’s Draft Program Environmental Impact Report (PEIR) was also approved for release. The decisions came after nearly a year of discussions on critical issues and various components of the Plan at meetings of the board and SCAG’s three policy committees.
Both the Draft 2016 RTP/SCS and PEIR will now enter into a 60-day public review and comment period, beginning Dec. 4, 2015, and ending Feb. 1, 2016, at 5:00 p.m. The Draft 2016 RTP/SCS and its appendices are now available for download as PDFs online. The Draft PEIR and its appendices are also available for download.
What’s Next?
The Draft Plan represent years of input and discussions with local cities, counties and the general public, but over the next 60 days, we hope to get additional input from you and other stakeholders. You can provide comments on the Draft 2016 RTP/SCS in one of three ways:

  1.  Speaking at a public hearing
              Public Hearing Dates:
                   Tuesday, January 12, 7:00 p.m.
                   Tuesday, January 19, 10:00 a.m.
                   Saturday, January 23, 10:00 a.m.
  2.  Using the online comment form
  3.  Mailing us a letter

SCAG currently has scheduled public hearings on Jan. 12, at 7:00 p.m.; Jan. 19, at 10:00 a.m.; and Jan. 23, at 10:00 a.m. They will be held concurrently at all SCAG regional offices (at present time, Orange County office is TBD for Jan. 23). We will also hold a series of elected official briefings on the key components of the Draft 2016 RTP/SCS throughout the region, per SB 375 requirements. A PDF flyer listing all public hearings and elected official briefings is available for download here. We anticipate additional public hearing opportunities. Please visit the 2016 RTP/SCS website for updates.
For information on the Draft PEIR workshops and how to submit comments to the Draft PEIR, please visit
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