January 2016 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, January 13, 2016. Written comments will be included in the information packet distributed to Transportation Policy Board members prior to their January 20, 2016 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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President Obama Approves FAST Act

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After 36 short-term extensions to federal transportation legislation, President Obama signed the Fixing America’s Surface Transportation (FAST) Act into law on December 4, 2015. The bill increases the amount of Surface Transportation Program funds sub-allocated to metropolitan planning organizations such as SCOG.

Click here for the full text of the FAST Act.

For those who are less inclined to read the text of the entire act, the Association of Metropolitan Planning Organizations (AMPO) has prepared a summary of the bill.

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