NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING ON THE THE DRAFT 2022 REGIONAL TRANSPORTATION PLAN/SUSTAINABLE COMMUNITY STRATEGY, DRAFT 2023 FEDERAL TRANSPORTATION IMPROVEMENT PROGRAM, AND CORRESPONDING DRAFT CONFORMITY ANALYSIS
NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that the San Joaquin Council of Governments (SJCOG) will hold one public hearing at 4 p.m. June 23, 2022, during the SJCOG Board of Directors meeting at the SJCOG office building located at 555 E. Weber Ave., Stockton, CA 95202, regarding the Draft 2022 Regional Transportation Plan and Sustainable Communities Strategy (2022 RTP/SCS), and one public hearing at noon July 22, 2022, during the SJCOG Executive Committee meeting at the SJCOG office building located at 555 E. Weber Ave., Stockton, CA 95202, regarding the Draft 2022 RTP/SCS, the Draft 2023 Federal Transportation Improvement Program (FTIP), and the corresponding Draft Air Quality Conformity Analysis for the 2023 FTIP. If allowed pursuant to Assembly Bill 361, both public hearings may be attended virtually. Virtual links and additional public notice information can be found on the SJCOG public notice webpage: https://www.sjcog.org/270/Press-Releases-Hearings-Public-Notices. The purpose of the public hearings is to receive public comments on these documents:
- The 2022 RTP/SCS is a long-term coordinated transportation and land use strategy to meet San Joaquin County transportation needs to the year 2046.
- The 2023 FTIP is a near-term listing of capital improvement and operational expenditures utilizing federal and state monies for transportation projects in San Joaquin County during the next four years.
- This public notice also satisfies the program of projects (POP) requirements of the Federal Transit Administration (FTA) Urbanized Area Formula Program, Section 5307. If no comments are received on the proposed POP, the proposed transit program funded with FTA 5307 dollars will be the final program.
- The corresponding Conformity Analysis contains the documentation to support a finding that the 2023 FTIP and 2022 RTP/SCS meet the air quality conformity requirements for ozone and particulate matter.
Individuals with disabilities may call Rosie Gutierrez with SJCOG at 209-235-0600 with three workdays’ notice to request auxiliary aids necessary to participate in the public hearing. Translation services are available with three workdays’ notice to participants speaking any language with available professional translation services.
A 55-day public review and comment period for the 2022 RTP/SCS will commence on June 7, 2022, and conclude on July 31, 2022.
A concurrent 30-day comment period for the 2023 FTIP and 2023 FTIP conformity document will commence on July 1, 2022, and conclude on July 31, 2022.
The draft documents are available for review at the SJCOG office at 555 E. Weber Ave., Stockton, CA 95202, at public libraries and on the RTP/SCS webpage.
Public comments are welcomed at the hearings or may be submitted in writing in person, or by mail or email to Tim Kohaya at the address below by 5 p.m. on July 31, 2022.
After considering the comments, the documents will be considered for adoption by resolution by the San Joaquin Council of Governments Board of Directors at a regularly scheduled meeting on Aug. 25, 2022. The documents will then be submitted to state and federal agencies for approval.
Contact Person: Tim Kohaya, Senior Regional Planner
555 E. Weber Ave.
Stockton, CA 95202
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