Regional Planning Partnership – Special Meeting
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Regional Planning Partnership

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Meeting ID: 810 2589 8954 / Passcode: RPP

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Members of the Bicycle & Pedestrian Advisory Committee are invited to attend the Special Regional Planning Partnership meeting to discuss tools for the 2024 Blueprint.

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)


  1. RAISE Grant (Kristina Svensk; 5 minutes) In March 2022 the SACOG Board of Directors authorized the submittal of a  Rebuilding American Infrastructure with Sustainability and Equity (RAISE) grant application to the U.S. Department of Transportation (US DOT) to fund a six-county regional carbon reduction and multimodal transportation infrastructure investment program. SACOG would design and develop a program (similar to Green Means Go) aimed at transportation infrastructure, with a goal of expanding low-carbon and low-VMT transportation infrastructure investments throughout the six-county region. Staff will provide an overview of this grant proposal.


  1. Regional Funding Round – Revolving Match Program (Chris Dougherty; 5 minutes) This new program will commit a strategic amount of regional funding towards local match needs on competitive federal and state grants. This will enable our regional partners to leverage regional funding, leading to more competitive grant applications to fund projects that implement the MTP/SCS. This will be an important resource for our partner agencies with upcoming federal and state competitive grant programs. Staff will be presenting this concept to the SACOG Board in April. 


  1. Engage, Empower, Implement (Rosie Ramos; 5 minutes) Engage, Empower, Implement (EEI) is a $3 million SACOG funding program that will focus on the region’s systemically oppressed communities. EEI will strategically invest the funds in the communities that have faced the largest inequities which include Black, Indigenous, Asian, Pacific Islander, Hispanic/Latino and other communities of color and low-income communities. SACOG staff will provide an overview of this program and anticipated timing. Please see the SACOG March Board item for additional details.


  1. 2024 Blueprint (Metropolitan Transportation Plan/Sustainable Communities Strategy): Special Presentation on tool for project submittal (Sam Shelton; 50 minutes) – To help make the most of project sponsor staff time and focus their efforts on key issues, SACOG staff has built an online tool to review, update, and nominate projects for inclusion in the 2024 Blueprint (MTP/SCS). Past nomination processes involved the review of hundreds of projects in tedious spreadsheets. This time, sponsors will be able to see their projects in an interactive map and review available data relevant to each of the Blueprint goals of Equity, Economy, and Environment. Particular attention will be given to understanding sponsor priorities for competitive funding and the outreach methods used to scope and design priority projects.  

    SACOG and project sponsor staff will discuss the updated nomination process and other details during the webinar, such as: 
  • How to collect and evaluate a standalone project’s potential for VMT reduction, such as a bike lane project or transit service pilot. This can be accomplished by submitting “project bundles” for review through SACOG’s Project Evaluation Process (PEP). 
  • Best practices for evaluating community engagement throughout a transportation project’s development process. This effort will focus on understanding how communities have been involved in planning transformative projects in their communities. 

To learn more, please review the 2024 Blueprint Project Sponsor Engagement FAQ

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

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