Notice of Public Comment Period

Notice is hereby given that on May 16, 2018, the Skagit Council of Governments (SCOG) released the updated draft of the Title VI Plan for public comment.  Through its Title VI Plan, SCOG ensures its commitment to not exclude anyone from participation in its transportation program or deny the benefits of SCOG’s services on the basis of race, color, gender, or national origin.

Comments on the Title VI Plan update may be emailed to or mailed to:

Skagit Council of Governments
c/o Rose Howe
315 South Third Street
Mount Vernon, WA 98273

All comments must be in writing and received by SCOG no later than June 10, 2018. SCOG’s Transportation Policy Board will review and consider all comments before voting on the updated Title VI Plan at their June 20, 2018 meeting.

An electronic copy of the Title VI Plan is available here. A draft of the proposed, updated Title VI Plan is available here.  Paper copies are available at no charge from the address above, during normal business hours.  Please contact Rose Howe at (360) 416-6678 or with any questions about the Title VI Plan update.

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.

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