Regional Planning Partnership
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Regional Planning Partnership

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Meeting ID: 858 0535 5528
Passcode: RPP

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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.

2. The SACOG Regional Agencies Partnership Update

  • Updates from Staff (18 minutes)
  1. Transportation Director Update (Kristina Svensk; 3 minutes) – Update and self-introduction.
  2. Topics in Transit (Barbara Vaughan-Bechtold; 3 minutes) – Update on any current topics in transit and SACOG’s Transit Coordinating Committee.
  3. State Grants Update (Chris Dougherty; 3 minutes) – Update on current grant opportunities.
  4. Caltrans Sustainable Transportation Planning Grants (Victoria Cacciatore; 3 minutes) – The guidelines for the California Department of Transportation’s (Caltrans) Fiscal Year (FY) 2022-2023 Sustainable Transportation Planning Grants were released on September 7, with applications due October 27.
    1. Staff report
    2. FY 2022-23 Grant Program Summary Table
    3. FY 2021-22 Statewide Grant Performance
  5. Projects of Air Quality Concern Determinations Quarterly Update (Shengyi Gao; 3 minutes) – A list of previously reviewed projects can be found at
  6. Census update (Tina Glover; 3 minutes) – Staff will provide a brief overview of what data is available from the 2020 Census and when to anticipate new data and format availability. Links for early 2020 Census data:
    1. At State, County, City level – CA Dept of Finance/Demographic Research Unit (DOF/DRU): Redistricting Data – 2020 Census (
    2. At Census block level only – CA Statewide Database: Statewide Database | Census 2020 PL 94-171 Redistricting Data
  • Updates from Membership (5 minutes) – Please feel free to share updates relevant to the region during this time. Limit yourself to two minutes. (Raise your hand to be un-muted or type an update to be read in the chat box)

3. *Estimated start time 2:30*

Guest Speaker Presentation by Gwen Litvak Senior Vice President, Public Policy for the Bay Area Council and Michael Pimental, Executive Director of the California Transit Association; 30 minutes

SB288 Overview: Shorten CEQA for Active Modes and Transit Projects – The Bay Area Council will come to discuss Senate Bill 288, which allows CEQA exemptions for certain bike/ped and transit projects. SB 288 sunsets on December 31, 2022, so now is a great time to learn how to maximize the remaining time to shave six months to four years off your projects.

  1. Fact Sheet

4.Consensus Item: Type 4 MTIP Amendment and Redetermination of Conformity (Dustin Foster; 5 minutes) – SACOG staff have prepared formal amendment #10, a type 4 formal amendment, for RPP consensus. Type 4 formal amendments are for adding or changing a regionally significant project to the MTIP when it has already been appropriately accounted for in the regional emissions analysis. With RPP consensus, SACOG will enter public review on the draft document. This amendment was initiated on July 28, 2021.

5. MTP/SCS Update (Binu Abraham; 10 minutes) – SACOG is beginning early planning and scoping work for the 2024 update of the Metropolitan Transportation Plan/Sustainable Communities Strategy (2024 MTP/SCS)

  1. Project Evaluation Process Primer

6. Sacramento Region Parks and Trails Strategic Development Plan: Network Identification Update (Victoria Cacciatore; 8 minutes) – SACOG is working with cities, counties, and other invested partners to identify a regional trail network connecting communities across the six counties of the SACOG region. These connections can help improve health and wellness while providing valuable co-benefits like expanding transportation options, increasing safety for people biking and walking, and providing opportunities for recreation and tourism.

  1. Project Schedule
  2. Trail Network Performance Measures


The next meeting is re-scheduled for Wednesday, October 27, 2021, 2:00 to 3:30 p.m. Please visit for more information.

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