Public Review of TAP Award Recommendation

On April 24th, 2015 the Skagit-Island Regional Transportation Planning Organization (SIRTPO) issued a call for projects for Transportation Alternatives Program (TAP) project funding. SIRTPO staff has performed a preliminary ranking of the submitted projects to be considered for approval at the June 30th, 2015 SIRTPO Policy Board meeting.

The public is encouraged to review the preliminary rankings and provide comments to the SIRTPO Policy Board for consideration. Written comments are due to SIRTPO by noon on June 23rd, 2015 so they can be included in the Policy Board’s meetings packets. Verbal comments will be accepted at the June 30th Policy Board meeting, but written comments are preferred.

Submit written comments to:

Gabe Philips
204 W Montgomery
Mount Vernon, WA 98274

Potential Emergency RTIP Amendment

Due to changes in project delivery schedules, the SCOG Transportation Policy Board may be considering an emergency amendment to the 2015-2020 Regional Transportation Improvement Program (RTIP) at Wednesday’s meeting. Project schedules may be adjusted due to their ability to obligate federal funding within a short timeline. Projects included in the illustrative list of programmed projects could potentially be included in the fiscally constrained portion of the RTIP.

New Public Participation Plan

The newly adopted Public Participation Plan has been posted to SCOG’s website.  The new plan supersedes the older Public Participation Plan that SCOG had been using for the last 10+ years.  Included in the plan are the procedures SCOG uses to engage the public, tools to utilize for public participation and measures to evaluate how SCOG is doing in its public participation activities.

The plan was the result of an extensive planning process that began in 2014.  Many people were involved in its development, including members of the public, private non-profit organizations and the member jurisdictions of SCOG.

Please contact Mark Hamilton at (360) 416-7876 or markh@scog.net if you would like more information about the plan.

June 2015 Regional Transportation Improvement Program Amendment

SCOG has received a request to amend the 2015-2020 Regional Transportation Improvement Program. The public is encouraged to review the proposed amendment and submit any written comments to Gabe Philips by noon on Wednesday, June 10, 2015. Written comments will be included in the information packet distributed to Transportation Policy Board members prior to their June 17, 2015 meeting. The public will also have the opportunity to comment at the Transportation Policy Board meeting, but written comments are preferred.

This public notice of public involvement activities and time established for public review and comments on the TIP development process will satisfy the FTA’s Program of Projects requirements.

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