2017 Annual Listing of Federal Obligations

Every year, SCOG publishes a list of transportation projects that obligated Federal Highway Administration and Federal Transit Administration funds in the prior year.  After federal funding awards are made through numerous processes, these funds must be “obligated” (set aside) prior to being spent on preliminary engineering, right of way and construction of transportation projects.

The Annual Listing of Federal Obligations is a report that tracks these federal funds and compares obligation with programming of transportation funds within Skagit County.  For more on this report and programming of federal transportation funds, see SCOG’s Regional Transportation Improvement Program webpage.

2017 Annual List of Federal Obligations

April Amendments to Regional Transportation Improvement Program

SCOG has received requests to amend the 2018-2023 Regional Transportation Improvement Program. The public is encouraged to review the proposed amendment and submit any written comments to Kevin Murphy by April 6, 2018. Written comments will be included in the meeting packet distributed to Transportation Policy Board members prior to their April 18, 2018 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.

March Regional Transportation Improvement Program Amendment

SCOG has received a request to amend the 2018-2023 Regional Transportation Improvement Program. The public is encouraged to review the proposed amendment and submit any written comments to Mark Hamilton by March 9, 2018. Written comments will be included in the meeting packet distributed to Transportation Policy Board members prior to their March 21, 2018 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.

February Regional Transportation Improvement Program Amendments

SCOG has received requests to amend the 2018-2023 Regional Transportation Improvement Program. The public is encouraged to review the proposed amendments and submit any written comments to Mark Hamilton by February 6, 2018. Written comments will be included in the meeting packet distributed to Transportation Policy Board members prior to their February 21, 2018 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.

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.

Notice of Public Comment Period

Notice is hereby given that on June 22nd, 2017 the Skagit Council of Governments (SCOG) released a revised Public Participation Plan (Plan) for public comment.  The public comment period will end on August 7th, 2017.

Email public comments on the revised Plan to markh@scog.net or mail to Skagit Council of Governments, c/o Mark Hamilton, 204 West Montgomery Street, Mount Vernon, WA 98273.  Comments must be received by 5:00 p.m. on August 7th, 2017 to be considered.  All written comments received by the deadline will be distributed to SCOG’s Transportation Policy Board one week prior to action on the revised Plan, which is anticipated to occur at a regular meeting scheduled for August 16th, 2017.

Please contact Mark Hamilton at (360) 416-7876 or markh@scog.net with any questions about the revised Plan.  An electronic copy of the revised Plan is available here, with a version showing all proposed changes located here. The version showing proposed changes includes proposed additions to the current Plan underlined in blue, and deletions struck in red.  Paper copies are available at the address above, during normal business hours.