Regional Planning Partnership Meeting
via Zoom

Regional Planning Partnership

Meeting Information

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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.


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1. Introductions (Alex Cole-Weiss; 3 minutes)

  1. Welcome
  2. What is the RPP?
  3. Please enter your name upon logging in.

2. The SACOG Regional Agencies Partnership Update

  1. Updates from Membership and Partners (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.)
  2. Pricing and Incentives Pilot Study (Dustin Foster; 3 minutes): SACOG is partnering with Southern California Association of Governments (SCAG), San Diego Association of Governments (SANDAG), and Caltrans to develop a common research framework for regional transportation behavior studies that will test the and equity impacts of pricing and incentives strategies. The project is in the early phases of stakeholder engagement and developing research methodology recommendations. SACOG’s Project Manager will present on the major tasks, timeline, and ways to stay engaged in the project.
  3. Zero Emission Vehicle (ZEV) Freight & Mobility (Miguel Mendoza; 2 minutes): The Zero Emission Medium and Heavy-Duty Vehicle Study uses data, input, best practices, and real-world experience to identify locations for up to 15 direct current fast chargers (DCFC) and/or hydrogen fueling stations to enable zero-emission freight, goods movement, and transit. Interested persons can find the webpage here:  
  4. Metropolitan Transportation Improvement Plan (MTIP) (Miguel Mendoza; 3 minutes):
    1. Summary of administrative actions and information items to the SACOG board and committees last quarter.
    2. 2023 Amendment and Modification Updates
      1. Administrative Modification 2023-06 was released on June 1st.
      2. Administrative Modification 2023-07 was released on July 12th.
      3. Administrative Modification 2023-08 was released on August 4th.
      4. As of June 30th the 6-county region has utilized 100% of its Obligation Authority.
      5. The new federal fiscal year (FFY) begins on October 1st. Project programmed in FFY2024 will have priority to obligate funds until February 1st.

3. Project Level Conformity Working Group Update (Miguel Mendoza; 3 minutes)

  1. Working Group Update
  2. Projects of Air Quality Concern (POAQC) Quarterly Update – Two projects were circulated last quarter for POAQC determinations:
  1. SAC18170 – 5002(195) – I-5 at Richards Blvd. Interchange. This project was found to not be of air quality concern.
  2. CAL21275 – 6203(061) – I-5 Managed Lanes: I-5/US50 Interchange to Sacramento River. This project is still pending a determination. More information was requested of the project sponsor.

4. 2023 Metropolitan Transportation Plan (MTP) Update (15 minutes): The 2023 Federal Metropolitan Transportation Plan (2023 MTP) will be available for public review and comment for 45 days beginning August 30th, 2023. More information can be found here.

  1. Background and overview of the 2023 MTP (Clint Holtzen).
  2. Overview of concurrent MTIP Amendment #11 (Miguel Mendoza).
  3. Overview on the Conformity Determination for the 2023 MTP (Renee DeVere-Oki).

5. Metropolitan Transportation Plan/Sustainable Communities Strategy (“Blueprint”) – Update on Plan Development and Related Activities (Zach Miller; 5 minutes)

  1. Welcome Zach Miller, Blueprint Program Manager
  2. Summary of administrative actions and information items to the SACOG board and committees last quarter.
    1. 2025 Blueprint Timeline (Zach Miller)
  3. Update on the 2025 Blueprint update on actions and outreach (Hannah Tschudin)
    1. June 16th Regional Workshop report

6. Regional Transit Network Update (Lauren Batalias; 15 minutes)

  1. Update on the corridor prioritization task.

7. Update on 2022-23 Funding Activities (Chris Dougherty; 15 minutes)

  1. Summary of action and information items to the SACOG board and committees in last quarter.
  1. Engage, Empower, Implement (EEI) Update (Rosie Ramos; 7 minutes): Staff and consultants have completed engagement with community-based organizations as well as consultation with city and county staff to gather information that will be used to develop the EEI framework. Staff aim for an October EEI Framework adoption.
  2. Approved Carbon Reduction Program strategy in June (Chris Dougherty): staff report
  3. Funding Round Working Group Update (Board and Staff) – (Chris Dougherty)
  4.  Revolving Match approved at June board meeting (Chris Dougherty): staff report
  5. Look ahead to this quarter (Chris Dougherty)
    1. Carbon Reduction Program guidelines under development. Call for projects scheduled for beginning of 2024.
  6. Federal funding and grant updates (Renee DeVere-Oki)

8. Transit Activities (Michael Rosson/Barbara VaughanBechtold; 5 minutes)

  1. Summary of formal action and information items to the SACOG board and committees last quarter.
  2. Sacramento Regional Emergency Preparedness Strategy (Michael Rosson; 3 minutes) attachment
  3. Look ahead to this quarter.

9. Race, Equity, and Inclusion (REI) Initiative (Kacey Lizon; 15 minutes)

  1. Staff will be providing an overview of the work activities to date as part of SACOG’s REI Initiative. An outline of those activities and prior presentations can be found on attachment 9A.

10. Other Matters

11. Adjournment

The next meeting is a quarterly meeting scheduled for October 25, 2023, 2:00 p.m. Please visit for more information.

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