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 (Clint Holtzen; 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 (Reneé DeVere-Oki & José Luis Cáceres; 5 minutes)
  • Public Comment Period is open for the Draft 2023 MTIP adoption and accompanying 2020 MTP Amendment #2 and Air Quality Conformity Analysis. Review began July 14, 2022, and closes August 12, 2022.
  • Look ahead to 2023 MTIP adoption milestones this next quarter. Targeted dates include:
    • August 4, 2022: Public Hearing at Transportation Committee
    • August 12, 2022: Public review period closes
    • August 24, 2022: RPP Consensus Item to move 2023 MTIP and Conformity to SACOG board


  1. Criteria Pollutant Planning Activities (Renée DeVere-Oki and David Yang, SMAQMD; 10 minutes)
  • Summary of formal action and information items to the SACOG board and committees last quarter.
    • Project Level Conformity Working Group Update
      1. Projects of Air Quality Concern (POAQC) Quarterly Update ­– One project was circulated in the last quarter. An updated list of circulated projects can be found here.
  • Look ahead to this quarter.
    • Ozone Update-SIP development activities
    • RACM Analysis for the 2015 Ozone standard
    • Development of Ozone budgets for the 2015 Ozone standard


  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.
    • Federal funding and grant updates
      1. Safe Streets and Roads for All (SS4A) Federal Grant Program - The Bipartisan Infrastructure Law (BIL) established the new Safe Streets and Roads for All (SS4A) discretionary program with $5 billion in appropriated funds over the next 5 years. On May 16, the U.S. Department of Transportation (USDOT) released a $1 billion Notice of Funding Availability for SS4A grant program. The program funds regional, local, and Tribal initiatives through grants to prevent roadway deaths and serious injuries. SACOG, PCTPA, and EDCTC want to know how we can support you in the application process. Fill out our Interest Form and let us know how we can help. Applications are due September 15, 2022.
      2. Reconnecting Communities- Applications due October 13.
    • 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.
  • Look ahead to this quarter and year.
    • Transformative, Maintenance and Modernization, Community Design (Chris Dougherty)
      1. Update on anticipated schedule for funding program call for projects in Fall.
    • Active Transportation Program (ATP), State and Regional (Victoria Cacciatore/Dustin Foster)
      1. ATP Augmentation Updates – The 2022-2023 State Budget includes $1.049 billion for the Active Transportation Program. The California Transportation Committee has been determining how to apply this one-time influx of funding.
      2. Regional ATP updates (website for more information)
    • Green Means Go (Garett Ballard-Rosa)
      1. SACOG has released the application for the $3 million Early Activation Category (Category A) of the 2022 Green Means Go funding program and extended the application deadline to September 15, 2022.
      2. SACOG will release the call for projects for the remaining two categories within the Green Means Go 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 community-based organizations and jurisdictions and to develop the framework. The RFP will close on August 5, 2022. We anticipate a draft framework to be adopted in November, with a call for projects in early 2023.
    • Innovative Mobility/Transportation Demand Management (Victoria Cacciatore)
      1. Anticipated schedule for call for projects:
        1. Application release in September 2022
        2. Applications due 45 to 60 days after release
  1. Regional Trails Plan (Victoria Cacciatore; 10 minutes)
  • Summary of formal action and information items to the SACOG board and committees last quarter.
  • Look ahead to this quarter.
    • Release final plan by/before August 1, 2022
    • Approve Trail Prioritization and Action Plan (August 2022)


  1. Adaptation and Resiliency (Renee DeVere-Oki; 5 minutes)
  • Look ahead to this quarter.
    • Update on adaptation planning and funding activities
      1. Office of Planning and Research (OPR) Regional Resilience Grant Program - Listening Sessions
      2. Resource Developed by Integrated Climate Adaptation and Resiliency Program (ICARP) -Resilience Funding and Financing Program Timelines
      3. Sustainable Agricultural Lands Conservation (SALC) Program Technical Assistance Department of Conservation (DOC) webinar
    • An update on the Sacramento Regional Emergency Preparedness Strategy (Michael Rosson)


  1. 2023/24 Caltrans Sustainable Transportation Planning Grants (Victoria Cacciatore; 5 minutes)
  • Look ahead to this quarter.
    • Call for projects anticipated September
    • Possible SACOG Coordination deadlines


  1. Transit Activities (Michael Rosson; 10 minutes)
  • Summary of formal action and information items to the SACOG board and committees last quarter.
  • Look ahead to this quarter.
    • Transit Coordinating Committee meeting August 17, 2022
    • Assisting the Transit Agencies with updating their Public Transportation Agency Safety Plans (PTASP)
    • Transit and Intercity Rail Capital Program (TIRCP) Working Group


The next meeting is Special RPP scheduled for Wednesday, August 24, 2022, 2:00 to 3:30 p.m. Please visit for more information.

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