Regional Planning Partnership
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Regional Planning Partnership

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Dial-in #: 877-853-5257 or 888-475-4499

Meeting ID: 910 7487 2004
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The purpose of the Partnership is to assist SACOG with its transportation and air quality planning and programming processes, with an emphasis on technical issues, by providing consultation with a broad range of public and private constituencies. It also provides a forum for local agencies in the region’s transportation and land use industry to contribute to the policy-making and fund programming activities of SACOG, and to improve coordination within the region.

The Regional Planning Partnership (RPP) consists of the five local air districts, representatives of the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), California Air Resources Board (ARB), Federal Highway Administration (FHWA), Federal Transit Administration (FTA), and state and local transportation agencies. The RPP meets bimonthly. Each RPP meeting is open to the public and is currently being held virtually.


  1. Introductions (Renée DeVere-Oki, 3 minutes)

    • Welcome
    • What is the RPP?
    • Please enter your name upon logging in.
  1. The SACOG Regional Agencies Partnership Update 

    • Updates from Staff (18 minutes) 
      • Topics in Transit – (Barbara VaughanBechtold; 3 minutes) Update on any current topics in transit and SACOG’s Transit Coordinating Committee.  
      • Status of Active Transportation Program (ATP) funding recommendations – (Victoria Cacciatore; 3 minutes) Update on state and regional recommendations.
      • Green Means Go – (Christina Lokke; 3 minutes) SACOG is sponsoring a bill this year to create a framework for state Green Means Go funding – Assembly Bill (AB) 1209 (McCarty)
      • Innovative Mobility Accelerator Update – (Adrienne Moretz; 3 minutes) SACOG is revisiting its Innovative Mobility Accelerator that was postponed in 2020.
      • Projects of Air Quality Concern (POAQC) General Update –(Shengyi Gao; 3 minutes) A list of previously reviewed projects can be found at  
      • Metropolitan Transportation Improvement Program (MTIP) – (Dustin Foster; 3 minutes) Update on the adoption of the 2021 MTIP and status of future amendments.
    • Updates from Membership (15 minutes) 
      Please feel free to share updates relevant to the region during this time. Limit yourself to two minutes. (Raise your hand to be called on or type an update to be read in the chat box.)
      • 2021 Community Air Quality Grant Solicitation – (Raef Porter, Sacramento Metropolitan Air Quality Management District [SMAQMD]; 5 minutes) The SMAQMD has over $18 million in mobile source incentive funding to improve air quality in Sacramento. Most of this funding is available in Sacramento, Solano, and Yolo Counties in partnership with the Yolo-Solano Air Quality Management District. The application period will open on March 29, 2021, and close on May 28, 2021.
      • Climate, Justice, and Jobs Summit – (Grace Kaufman, Valley Vision; 3 minutes) This event is taking place on March 30th from 9 AM to 1 PM.
      • Caltrans District 3 Active Transportation Plan status- – (Colin Frederickson, Caltrans; 5 minutes) The California Active Transportation (CAT) Plans are District-level plans that will identify active transportation improvements on, across, or parallel to the State Highway System. These plans will emphasize social equity – strengthening and reconnecting local networks and improving safety and access for people who walk, bike, and use transit. Caltrans is connecting with local agencies and community-based organizations (CBOs) to help distribute their public survey equitably and efficiently, and to align State active transportation planning work with existing local efforts.
  1. ◄ CONSENSUS Item: Transportation Conformity Budgets for PM10 – (Renee DeVere-Oki/SMAQMD staff/CARB; 10 minutes) RPP is the designated Interagency Consultation Body for SACOG on items related to air quality conformity. Staff will provide an update on the SMAQMD Second Maintenance Plan for PM10 and proposed transportation conformity budgets. Consensus on the budgets is being requested. 
  2. Sacramento Region Parks/Trails Strategic Development Plan public outreach ­– (Victoria Cacciatore; 10 minutes) Get Connected! Tell us how you walk, bike, and roll in the Sacramento region by taking this quick survey
  3. The Coronavirus Response and Relief Supplemental Appropriations Act of 2021 (CRRSAA) – (Jose Luis Carceres; 10 minutes) The CRRSAA (H.R. 133) provides additional transportation funding for the six-county region.
  4. Climate Adaptation Webpage and Project Update ­– (Lynnea Ormiston; 5 minutes) Staff is working to update the agency website to spotlight adaptation planning resources, including the Project-Level Climate Adaptation Strategies for Transportation in the SACOG Region report, completed in June 2020. This project assessed the region’s transportation infrastructure to identify areas vulnerable to a range of climate hazards and critical to the function of the network and identify strategies to mitigate these risks at the project-level. To learn more about this another work, visit:
    As part of this web update, staff also seeks to highlight the adaptation planning work of member jurisdictions and other regional partners. Send us local plans or other helpful adaptation planning resources at: 
  5. Next Generation Transit – (Chris Dougherty; 5 minutes) SACOG is coordinating with our regional transit agencies to articulate a vision for the next generation of transit in the Sacramento Region. Staff will provide an update on this effort.
  6. Other Matters
  7. Adjournment

The next meeting is scheduled for Wednesday, May 26, 2021, 2:00 to 3:30 p.m. Please visit for more information.

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