2025 Blueprint Extension
In November of 2022, the SACOG Board of Directors authorized staff to pursue state legislation to extend the Blueprint (SACOG’s Metropolitan Transportation Plan/Sustainable Communities Strategy (MTP/SCS)) schedule, which would move the plan adoption date from Spring 2024 to Fall 2025. Since then, staff has secured an author, Assembly member Aguiar-Curry, to carry a bill (AB 350) that will provide SACOG with the legislative authorization needed to keep the current SCS in compliance with state law for an additional two years. Staff has also had initial conversations with Caltrans, the Federal Highway Administration, Federal Transit Administration, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, and California Air Resources Board to discuss seeking state legislation to extend the Blueprint, as well as a near-term minor update of the federal MTP and Air Quality Conformity Determination. This minor update of the federal pieces of the plan would ensure SACOG and our members remain eligible for federal funding while we work to update the Blueprint.
An overview of the workplan is shown below. Additionally, regular updates for the 2025 Blueprint, including major board actions, points of local agency and public engagement, and major staff work will be available on the project webpage.