Notice of Public Review Period of Surface Transportation Program Block Grant Project Prioritization

On March 17, 2017, the SCOG Transportation Policy Board issued a call for projects to utilize around $5 million in Surface Transportation Program Block Grant funding. SCOG received 15 applications, requesting over $11 million in funding. After scoring the project submissions, staff presented them to the Technical Advisory Committee for review and recommendation. The Technical Advisory Committee’s recommendation is summarized in the memo below:

The public is encouraged to review the preliminary rankings and provide comments to the SCOG Transportation Policy Board for consideration. Written comments are due to SCOG by June 9, 2017 so they can be included in the Transportation Policy Board’s meeting packets. Written comments can be submitted by commenting on this blog post, email, or traditional mail to the address below:

Skagit Council of Governments
Attn: Gabe Philips
204 W Montgomery
Mount Vernon, WA 98273

Verbal comments will be accepted at the June 21st Transportation Policy Board meeting, but written comments are preferred.

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May 2017 Regional Transportation Improvement Program Amendment

SCOG has received a request to amend the 2017-2022 Regional Transportation Improvement Program. The public is encouraged to review the proposed amendment and submit any written comments to Gabe Philips by noon on May 10, 2017. Written comments will be included in the information packet distributed to Transportation Policy Board members prior to their May 17, 2017 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.

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Notice of Public Comment Period for Title VI Plan Amendment

Notice is hereby given that on April 24, 2017 the Skagit Council of Governments (SCOG) made an amendment to the Title VI Plan available for public comment.  Through the 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, sex or national origin.

Comments on the amendment may be mailed to Skagit Council of Governments, c/o Mark Hamilton, 204 West Montgomery Street, Mount Vernon, WA 98273 or emailed to markh@scog.net. All comments must be in writing and received by SCOG no later than May 8, 2017. All timely comments on the amendment will be distributed to SCOG’s Transportation Policy Board for consideration prior to action on the Title VI Plan amendment.  Action on the Title VI Plan amendment is anticipated at the May 17, 2017 Transportation Policy Board meeting.

An electronic copy of the Title VI Plan amendment is available here.  Paper copies are available at no charge from the address above, during normal business hours.  Please contact Mark Hamilton at (360) 416-7876 or markh@scog.net with any questions about the Title VI Plan amendment.

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