August 2016 Regional Transportation Improvement Program Amendment

SCOG has received a request to amend the 2016-2021 Regional Transportation Improvement Program. The public is encouraged to review the proposed amendment and submit any written comments to Gabe Philips by noon on Tuesday August 9, 2016. Written comments will be included in the information packet distributed to Transportation Policy Board members prior to their August 17, 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 Federal Transit Administration’s Program of Projects requirements.

April 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, April 13, 2016. Written comments will be included in the information packet distributed to Transportation Policy Board members prior to their April 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.

2015 Regional Forum

On Thursday, September 17th, the Skagit Council of Governments will hold the 2015 Regional Forum to discuss regional transportation and economic development planning with the public.  The event will be held at Skagit Station, 105 E. Kincaid St., Mount Vernon, WA 98273.  It begins at 6:00, but come anytime between 5:00 and 6:00 if you’d like to talk to SCOG staff about current projects that SCOG is working on.

2015 Regional Forum Flyer

Hope to see you there!

New Public Participation Plan

The newly adopted Public Participation Plan has been posted to SCOG’s website.  The new plan supersedes the older Public Participation Plan that SCOG had been using for the last 10+ years.  Included in the plan are the procedures SCOG uses to engage the public, tools to utilize for public participation and measures to evaluate how SCOG is doing in its public participation activities.

The plan was the result of an extensive planning process that began in 2014.  Many people were involved in its development, including members of the public, private non-profit organizations and the member jurisdictions of SCOG.

Please contact Mark Hamilton at (360) 416-7876 or markh@scog.net if you would like more information about the plan.

Transportation Alternatives Program Project Selection Public Review

The Skagit-Island Regional Transportation Planning Organization (SIRTPO) is a regional agency that facilitates transportation planning activities in Skagit and Island counties. SIRTPO receives around $230,000 in Transportation Alternatives Program (TAP) funding per year to distribute to programs and projects defined as transportation alternatives, including on- and off-road pedestrian and bicycle facilities; recreational trail program projects; and safe routes to school projects.

Click here for more information on the Transportation Alternatives Program:

The SIRTPO Policy Board will be considering draft TAP project selection criteria (see link below) for approval at their April 23rd, 2015 meeting. Around $700,000 will be available for urban and rural alternative transportation projects in Skagit and Island counties.

The public may comment on the draft TAP project selection criteria. Please submit any written comments to Gabe Philips by noon on April 16th, 2015. A public comment period will also be provided at the April 23rd, 2015 meeting but written comments are preferred.

Call (360-416-6678) or email Gabe Philips if you have any questions.

Public Comment Period Closing Soon for Public Participation Plan

Notice is hereby given that on February 13th, 2015 the Skagit Council of Governments released a revised Public Participation Plan (PPP) for public comment.  The public comment period will end on April 3rd, 2015.

Please email public comments on the revised PPP 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 April 3rd, 2015.

An electronic copy of the revised PPP can be found at www.scog.net/PPP/RevisedPPP.pdf.  Paper copies are available at the address above, during normal business hours.

April 2015 Regional Transportation Improvement Program Amendments

SCOG has received requests to amend the 2015-2020 Regional Transportation Improvement Program. The public is encouraged to review the proposed amendments and submit any written comments to Gabe Philips by noon on Wednesday, April 8, 2015. Written comments will be included in the information packet distributed to Transportation Policy Board members prior to their April 15, 2015 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.

Notice of Public Comment Period for Revised Public Participation Plan

Notice is hereby given that on February 13th, 2015 the Skagit Council of Governments released a revised Public Participation Plan (PPP) for public comment.  The public comment period will end on April 3rd, 2015.

Please email public comments on the revised PPP 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 April 3rd, 2015.

An electronic copy of the revised PPP can be found at www.scog.net/PPP/RevisedPPP.pdf.  Paper copies are available at the address above, during normal business hours.

February 2015 Regional Transportation Improvement Program Amendments

SCOG has received requests to amend the 2015-2020 Regional Transportation Improvement Program. The public is encouraged to review the proposed amendments and submit any written comments to Gabe Philips by noon on Wednesday, February 4, 2015. Written comments will be included in the information packet distributed to Transportation Policy Board members prior to their February 11, 2015 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.