County COG Board Plans Trans­porta­tion Plan Re­view

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The Fi­nal Pro­gram­matic En­vi­ron­men­tal Im­pact Re­port (EIR) for the 2018 Re­gional Trans­porta­tion Plan/Sus­tain­able Com­mu­ni­ties Strat­egy (RTP/ SCS) for the Stanis­laus Council of Gov­ern­ments (StanCOG) is now ac­ces­si­ble. Those in­ter­ested in view­ing the doc­u­ment can ac­cess it via the fol­low­ing link: http://www.stancog.org/pdf/rtp2018/2018- rtp­scs-peir.pdf.

The Fi­nal EIR pro­vides writ­ten re­sponses to com- ments that were re­ceived on the Draft EIR and makes ed­its to the Draft EIR text, as nec­es­sary. The Fi­nal EIR also in­cludes the Mit­i­ga­tion Mon­i­tor­ing and Re­port­ing Pro­gram (MMRP) for the 2018 RTP/SCS. The Draft 2018 RTP/SCS Pro­gram­matic En­vi­ron­men­tal Im­pact Re­port (PEIR) is avail­able on­line at http://www.stancog.org/pdf/rtp2018/draft- 2018- rtp­scs-peir.pdf.

The StanCOG Pol­icy Board will con­sider cer­tifi- cation of the Fi­nal EIR at a pub­lic meet­ing sched­uled for 6 p.m. on Wed­nes­day, Aug. 15 at 1111 I St., Suite 308, Modesto.

Those with ques­tions can con­tact the StanCOG of­fice at 209-525-4600.

StanCOG is the Metropoli­tan Plan­ning Or­ga­ni­za­tion (MPO) for the Stanis­laus Re­gion as des­ig­nated by the Fed­eral gov- ern­ment, and the Re­gional Trans­porta­tion Plan­ning Agency (RTPA) as des­ig­nated by the State of Cal­i­for­nia. It is re­spon­si­ble for de­vel­op­ing and up­dat­ing a va­ri­ety of trans­porta­tion plans and for al­lo­cat­ing the fed­eral and state funds to im­ple­ment them. While re­gional trans­porta­tion plan­ning is its pri­mary role, StanCOG is also in­volved in other is­sues that af­fect the en­tire re­gion such as air qual­ity. StanCOG pro­vides the fo­rum that brings may­ors, city council mem­bers and county su­pervi- sors to­gether to work on re­gional is­sues in a set­ting that pro­motes the in­volve­ment of the pub­lic in the plan­ning process for the Stanis­laus re­gion.

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