Regional Planning Partnership
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Regional Planning Partnership
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Meeting ID: 821 5293 1555; 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 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. Adaptation and Resiliency (Renee DeVere-Oki; 20 minutes)


  1. 2023/24 Caltrans Sustainable Transportation Planning Grants (Victoria Cacciatore; 5 minutes)
  • Look ahead to this quarter.
    • Submit comments on the draft guidelines by November 4, 2022.
    • Applications released December or January (schedule TBD)
    • One-time $50 million for adaptation planning


  1. State Implementation Plan (SIP) Coordination Efforts (Renee DeVere-Oki; 5 minutes)

    • ◄ Action/Discussion-Sacramento Federal Non-attainment Area Ozone Motor Vehicle Emissions Budget (MVEB) (Regional Air Districts, CARB)
    • Quarterly Projects of Air Quality Concern (POAQC) updates
  2. Metropolitan Transportation Plan/Sustainable Communities Strategy (“Blueprint”): Update on Plan Development and Related Topics (Binu Abraham; 5 minutes)
  • Summary of the update status and the work ahead for the 2024 update of the regional transportation plan.


  1. Metropolitan Transportation Improvement Plan (MTIP)/Conformity (Miguel Mendoza; José Luis Cáceres; 5 minutes)
  • Summary of administrative actions and information items to the SACOG board and committees last quarter.
    • Staff provided and update on delivery for the prior year at the October 2022 Transportation Committee meeting.
    • The SACOG 2023 MTIP and Conformity Analysis are available for public review as part of the Caltrans FSTIP public review process.
    • Amendment Update.


  1. Next Gen Transit (Lauren Batalias & Nicole Zhi Ling Porter, 20 minutes)
  • Regional Transit Network Study
    • Overview of the study, process, and timeline
    • Current existing conditions work and what we’ve heard so far
    • Next steps and planned public outreach activities


  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.
  • Look ahead to this quarter and year.
    • Scheduled call for projects and application due date: Transformative, Maintenance and Modernization, Community Design (Chris Dougherty)
      1. Release of applications the week of October 24, 2022
    • Active Transportation Program (ATP), State and Regional (Victoria Cacciatore/Dustin Foster)
      1. Regional ATP updates (website for more information)
        1. Staff recommendations released in winter
        2. Updates on Regional ATP Working Group
        3. CTC staff recommends eights projects in the SACOG region for funding
    • Green Means Go (GMG) (Garett Ballard-Rosa)
      1. SACOG has closed the submissions for applications for the $3 million Early Activation Category (Category A) of the 2022 GMG funding program and will release staff recommendations on November 1, 2022.
      2. SACOG released the call for projects for the remaining two categories within the GMG funding program: $5 to $10 million Planning Category (Category B), and $21.3 to $26.3 million Infrastructure Category (Category C) on August 16, 2022, with applications due on October 27, 2022.
      3. More information can be found on the Green Means Go Funding Program website.
    • Engage, Empower, and Implement Program 
      1. SACOG is developing a new funding program called Engage, Empower, Implement (EEI). EEI will seed an equitable and justice-based planning process, by focusing on community needs and creating projects that meet them. The first phase of EEI is focused on developing a framework that will guide the process by coordinating with community-based organizations with strong ties to Black, Indigenous, Hispanic/Latinx, Asian, Pacific Islander, and other communities of color. SACOG is releasing an RFP for a consultant to help with outreach to CBOs and jurisdictions and to develop the framework. The RFP closed on August 5, 2022. We anticipate a draft framework to be adopted in November, with a call for projects in early 2023.
    • Mode Shift Program (Victoria Cacciatore/Nicole Zhi Ling Porter)
      1. Call for projects released, applications due November 29, 2022.
      2. Developing performance metrics for Mode Shift projects


  1. State/Federal Legislative Update (Sabrina Bradbury; 5 minutes)
  • Summary of formal action and information items to the SACOG board and committees last quarter.
    • The president signed a continuing resolution to fund the federal government through mid-December
    • The governor signed a number of housing related bills that SACOG staff will analyze and report to board in November
  • Look ahead to this quarter.


  1. Transit Activities (Michael Rosson; 5 minutes)
  • Summary of formal action and information items to the SACOG board and committees last quarter.
  • Look ahead to this quarter
    • Transit Coordinating Committee – Special Topic meeting November 9, 2022
    • Assisting the Transit Agencies with updating their Public Transportation Agency Safety Plans (PTASP)
    • Transit and Intercity Rail Capital Program (TIRCP) Working Group
    • Unmet Transit Needs Events and Hearings –
    • An update on the Sacramento Regional Emergency Preparedness Strategy


  1. Other matters


  1. Adjournment


The next meeting is scheduled for Wednesday, January 25, 2023, 2:00 to 3:30 p.m. Please visit for more information.

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