Regional Planning Partnership
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Regional Planning Partnership

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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 quarterly or as needed. 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 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.)

  1. Metropolitan Transportation Plan/Sustainable Communities Strategy (“Blueprint”): Update on Plan Development and Related Topics (Binu Abraham; 10 minutes)
  • Summary of formal action and information items to the SACOG Board of Directors and the Land Use & Natural Resources (LUNR), Transportation, and Policy & Innovation (P&I) committees last quarter.
  • Look ahead to this quarter.
    •  SACOG is undertaking a scenario planning effort, referred to as Pathways, as part of the process for the 2024 Blueprint. Pathways will provide the analysis and metrics that will serve as a learning tool for unpacking the many complex and intersecting issues facing the region over the next three decades. The three Pathways are intended to allow for comparison of a wide range of futures, focusing primarily on how land use pattern and transportation system investments/programs interact to contribute to or detract from the Triple Bottom Line goals endorsed by the SACOG board in the Policy Framework for the 2024 Blueprint. Each of the pathways will be stress tested using the population, housing, and employment growth projections the SACOG board adopted in February as part of the Policy Framework to learn how emerging technologies and policy decisions might affect the outcomes of each pathway.


  1. Metropolitan Transportation Improvement Plan (MTIP)/Conformity (Dustin Foster & Jose Luis Caceres; 10 minutes)
  • Look ahead to 2023 MTIP adoption milestones this next quarter. Targeted dates include:
    1. June 15th, 2022: Transit Coordinating Committee Presentation
    2. July 2022: Begin Public Comment Period
    3. July 27th, 2022, or August (TBD): RPP-Consensus to move MTIP and Conformity to SACOG board


  1. Criteria Pollutant Planning Activities (Renée DeVere-Oki; 5 minutes)
  • Summary of formal action and information items to the SACOG board and committees last quarter.
    • At the April 7th LUNR Committee Meeting staff provided an update on conformity related activities in the year ahead
    • Project Level Conformity Working Group Update
      1. Projects of Air Quality Concern (POAQC) Quarterly Update ­– No projects were circulated in the last quarter
      2. Exemption Requests
  • Look ahead to this quarter.


  1. State/Federal Legislative Update (Sabrina Bradbury; 10 minutes)
  • Summary of formal action and information items to the SACOG board and committees last quarter.
  • Look ahead to this quarter.
    1. Federal funding and grant updates
    2. State budget advocacy update


  1. Update on 2022 Funding Activities (Chris Dougherty; 20 minutes)
  • Summary of action and information items to the SACOG board and committees in last quarter.
    1. Review of the 2022-2023 Regional Funding Round Budget and Revolving Match Program Guidelines presented in the April 2022 committee cycle
    2. Review of the Regional ATP Policy Framework approved by board in April
  • Look ahead to this quarter and year.
    • Active Transportation Program (ATP), State and Regional (Victoria Cacciatore/Dustin Foster)
      1. State ATP technical assistance
      2. Regional ATP Policy Framework adoption by California Transportation Commission (June)
      3. Regional ATP schedule (application due dates and anticipated)
    • Green Means Go (Garett Ballard-Rosa)
      1. As part of the May committee cycle, SACOG is releasing the draft guidelines for the new Green Means Go $34 million funding program.
      2. Interested stakeholders can track the guidelines through the May LUNR committee packet, or go to
      3. Staff anticipates the draft guidelines will post on April 29th
      4. Comments on the draft guidelines are due on May 20th


  1. Regional Trails Plan (Victoria Cacciatore; 10 minutes)


  1. Adaptation and Resiliency (Renee DeVere-Oki; 5 minutes)
  • Look ahead to this quarter.
    1. Update on adaptation planning and funding activities
    2. An update on the Sacramento Regional Emergency Preparedness Strategy will be presented as part of the May committee cycle (Michael Rosson)


  1. Transit Activities (Michael Rosson/Barbara VaughanBechtold; 10 minutes)
  • Summary of formal action and information items to the SACOG board and committees last quarter.
  • Look ahead to this quarter.
    • Assisting the Transit Agencies with updating their Zero Emission Transit Plans and their Public Transportation Agency Safety Plans (PTASP)
    • Return to Work/Transit employer surveying in May


The next meeting is scheduled for Wednesday, July 27, 2022, 2:00 to 3:30 p.m. Please visit for more information.

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