Notice of Public Comment Period for the Draft 2018-2023 Regional Transportation Improvement Program

The Draft 2018-2023 Regional Transportation Improvement Program (RTIP) is CoverImagenow available for public review. SCOG is required by federal and state regulations to develop an RTIP  which spans at least four years and is updated at least every two years. The RTIP is a compilation of projects from the various federal, state, and local funding programs for all transportation agencies in Skagit County. Projects included in the program will implement the long-range transportation and transit plans for the region, help meet the short-range needs of the area, and provide for the maintenance of the existing transportation system.

The primary purpose of the RTIP is to identify and document federally funded and/or regionally significant projects to be included in the Washington State Department of Transportation’s (WSDOT) Statewide Transportation Improvement Program (STIP).

SCOG invites the public to review the Draft 2018-2023 RTIP and provide written comments to the Transportation Policy Board by October 6, 2017. Oral comments regarding the 2018-2023 RTIP will also be accepted at the October 18, 2017 Transportation Policy Board meeting, but written comments are preferred.

Submit written comments to:

Gabe Philips (click on link for email address)
204 W Montgomery
Mount Vernon, WA 98273

Also, comments can also be submitted directly in the comment section of this blog post.

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.

Volunteers Needed for Annual Bike-Ped Count

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The Skagit Council of Governments’ Non-Motorized Advisory Committee is seeking volunteers to count bicyclists and pedestrians at locations throughout Skagit County as part of the Washington State Bicycle and Pedestrian Documentation Project.

Counts will be conducted Sept 26-28 from 7 to 9 AM and 4 to 6 PM. Volunteers will work at selected locations to enter data on simple tally sheets. Each location will be counted for one morning and one afternoon shift over the three-day period. Volunteers can register for as many shifts as they would like.

Count sites are located in Anacortes, Burlington, Concrete, La Conner, Mount Vernon, Sedro-Woolley, and unincorporated Skagit County.

To volunteer, please sign up at http://www.wsdot.wa.gov/bike/count.htm. For additional information or questions, please contact Rose Howe at (360) 416-6714 or roseh@scog.net.

Draft Report and Action Plan for Housing Inventory and Transportation Analysis

The draft report and action plan for the Skagit County Housing Inventory and Transportation Analysis are now available.  Links to the draft report and action plan are below:

ECONorthwest and Commonworks Consulting have been working on this project over the past several months through a contract with the Skagit Council of Governments.  The report and action plan will be finalized in September.