January 2017 Regional Transportation Improvement Program Amendment

SCOG has received a request to amend the 2017-2022 Regional Transportation Improvement Program. The public is encouraged to review the proposed amendment and submit any written comments to Gabe Philips by noon on January 11, 2017. Written comments will be included in the information packet distributed to Transportation Policy Board members prior to their January 18, 2017 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 Federal Transit Administration’s Program of Projects requirements.

Notice of Public Comment Period

Notice is hereby given that the Skagit Council of Governments (SCOG) has made the recommended regional prioritization of human services transportation projects available for public comment.  The recommendation has been made by the Skagit Special Needs Transportation Committee (Committee), an ad hoc committee created by SCOG’s Transportation Policy Board to advise them on this prioritization process.  Through the prioritization process, projects will be assigned regional priority for the statewide 2017–2019 Washington State Department of Transportation Consolidated Grants Program.  Projects have been evaluated by Committee members using regional criteria and weights approved by the Transportation Policy Board.

The public comment period closes on December 5, 2016.  Action on the regional prioritization of projects is anticipated at the January 18, 2017 SCOG Transportation Policy Board meeting.  All written comments received on or before December 5 will be distributed to the Transportation Policy Board one week before the meeting.

An electronic copy of the recommended regional prioritization can be downloaded from SCOG’s website.  Paper copies are available at SCOG offices located at 204 West Montgomery Street, Mount Vernon, WA 98273 during normal business hours. Please contact Mark Hamilton at (360) 416-7876 or markh@scog.net with any questions about the regional prioritization process.  Written comments must be emailed to markh@scog.net or mailed to the address above.

WSDOT Community Engagement Plan

The Washington State Department of Transportation (WSDOT) is seeking input on its Draft Community Engagement Plan. This document outlines how WSDOT will seek input from the public in its planning and project development efforts as well as provide a framework on how your input will be used at each stage of the planning process.

Comments are due to WSDOT by November 30th, 2016. Visit the Community Engagement Plan webpage for more information.

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