SCAG holding Connect SoCal Workshops across region

SCAG — the regional planning agency for Southern California — is working on its Connect SoCal plan and has more than a dozen upcoming workshops around our region.

From SCAG: Connect SoCal – The 2020-2045 Regional Transportation Plan/Sustainable Communities Strategy is a long-range visioning plan that balances future mobility and housing needs with economic, environmental and public health goals. Connect SoCal embodies a collective vision for the region’s future and is developed with input fr​om local governments, county transportation commissions (CTCs), tribal governments, non-profit organizations, businesses and local stakeholders within the counties of Imperial, Los Angeles, Orange, Riverside, San Bernardino and Ventura.

What is at the heart of Connect SoCal are over 4,000 transportation projects—ranging from highway improvements, railroad grade separations, bicycle lanes, new transit hubs and replacement bridges. These future investments were included in county plans developed by the six CTCs and seek to reduce traffic bottlenecks, improve the efficiency of the region’s network and expand mobility choices for everyone.Connect SoCal is an important planning document for the region, allowing project sponsors to qualify for federal funding.

The plan takes into account operations and maintenance costs, to ensure reliability, longevity and cost effectiveness.In addition, Connect SoCal is supported by a combination of transportation and land use strategies that help the region achieve state greenhouse gas emission reduction goals and federal Clean Air Act requirements, preserve open space areas, improve public health and roadway safety, support our vital goods movement industry and utilize resources more efficiently.

The workshops will be held:

When : Monday, May 20, 2019; 11:00 AM-01:00 PM
Where : Ovitt Family Library – Community Room, 215 East C Street, Ontario, CA 91764
Type : Workshop

When : Tuesday, May 21, 2019; 05:30 PM-07:30 PM
Where : Larry Chimbole Cultural Center – Lilac Room, 38350 Sierra Highway, Palmdale, CA 93550
Type : Workshop

When : Wednesday, May 22, 2019; 10:00 AM-12:00 PM
Where : Perris City Hall, 101 North D Street, Perris, CA 92570
Type : Workshop

When : Wednesday, May 22, 2019; 05:00 PM-07:00 PM
Where : Murrieta Public Library, 8 Town Square, Murrieta, CA 92562
Type : Workshop

When : Thursday, May 23, 2019; 03:00 PM-05:00 PM
Where : OCTA – Conference Room 07, 550 South Main Street, Orange, CA 92863
Type : Workshop

When : Tuesday, May 28, 2019; 01:00 PM-03:00 PM
Where : UCR Palm Desert Extension, 75080 Frank Sinatra Drive, Palm Desert, CA 92211
Type : Tribal Representatives Workshop

When : Tuesday, May 28, 2019; 05:00 PM-07:00 PM
Where : UCR Palm Desert Extension, 75080 Frank Sinatra Drive, Palm Desert, CA 92211
Type : Workshop

When : Wednesday, May 29, 2019; 10:00 AM-12:00 PM
Where : UCR Palm Desert Extension, 75080 Frank Sinatra Drive, Palm Desert, CA 92211
Type : Workshop

When : Wednesday, May 29, 2019; 05:00 PM-07:00 PM
Where : Joshua Tree Community Center, 6171 Sunburst Street, Joshua Tree, CA 92252
Type : Workshop

When : Thursday, May 30, 2019; 09:00 AM-11:00 AM
Where : Carson Community Center – Hall A, 801 E. Carson Street, Carson, CA 90745
Type : Workshop

When : Thursday, May 30, 2019; 04:00 PM-06:00 PM
Where : Boyle Heights Community Room, 2130 E. 1st Street, Los Angeles, CA 90033
Type : Workshop

When : Saturday, Jun 01, 2019; 10:00 AM-12:00 PM
Where : Ventura Community Center, 501 Poli Street, Ventura, CA 93002
Type : Workshop

When : Monday, Jun 03, 2019; 04:00 PM-07:00 PM
Where : El Centro Regional Medical Center (ECRMC), Event Center, Imperial Valley Mall, 3451 South Dogwood Road, El Centro, CA 92243
Type : Workshop

When : Tuesday, Jun 04, 2019; 03:00 PM-05:00 PM
Where : Victorville City Hall, Training Room 1 & 2, 14343 Civic Drive, Victorville, CA 92392
Type : Workshop

When : Wednesday, Jun 05, 2019; 09:00 AM-11:00 AM
Where : Historic Santa Fe Depot – Tile Room, 1170 W. 3rd Street, San Bernardino, CA 92410
Type : Workshop

When : Wednesday, Jun 05, 2019; 04:00 PM-06:00 PM
Where : El Monte Community Center, 3130 Tyler Avenue, El Monte, CA 91731
Type : Workshop

When : Thursday, Jun 06, 2019; 05:00 PM-07:00 PM
Where : Buena Park Community Center – Main Ball Room, 6688 Beach Blvd., Buena Park, CA 90621
Type : Workshop

When : Monday, Jun 10, 2019; 10:00 AM-12:00 PM
Where : Ventura County Office of Education, Conference & Educational Services Center, 5100 Adolfo Road, Camarillo, CA 93012
Type : Workshop

When : Monday, Jun 10, 2019; 03:00 PM-05:00 PM
Where : City of Moorpark, Community Center – Apricot Room, 799 Moorpark Avenue, Moorpark, CA 93021
Type : Workshop

When : Tuesday, Jun 11, 2019; 09:00 AM-11:00 AM
Where : SCAG Riverside Office, 3403 10th Street, 8th Floor, Riverside CA 92501
Type : Workshop

When : Tuesday, Jun 11, 2019; 05:00 PM-07:00 PM
Where : Corona Public Library, 650 South Main Street, Corona, CA 92882
Type : Workshop

When : Wednesday, Jun 12, 2019; 04:00 PM-06:00 PM
Where : City of Monrovia – Kay Dalton Room, 119 W. Palm Avenue Monrovia, CA 91016
Type : Workshop

When : Thursday, Jun 13, 2019; 09:00 AM-11:00 AM
Where : Culver City – Patacchia Room, 1st Floor, 9770 Culver Blvd., Culver City, CA 90232
Type : Workshop

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3 replies

  1. I guess West Hollywood and adjacent areas don’t count. The nearest workshop and the only one in the Los Angeles area is on East First St. while there are several in the Palm Springs area. When is the Route Two grid lock going to be addressed? Former Governor “Moon Beam” killed off the project never to be addressed again although the area experienced huge growth both commercial and residential.

    And what is the MTA’s answer? Apparently they expect to build bus lanes on Santa Monica Bl. where there is no room to do so. Are they proposing removing our sidewalks or are they proposing removing a vital traffic lane which will only add to the dangerous grid lock we are currently experiencing. With Fire Trucks blocked in traffic and no where to go and Sheriff Vehicles traveling on sidewalks to reach the emergency situation only will get worse not better. What do we need? A major disaster where lives are lost due to the MTA’s inaction. This is what happens when amateurs gain control of a major transit agency. Stupidity has reigned there since the first day the MTA was created. Seasoned RTD experts were terminated or retired to be replaced by morons who have limited knowledge and no transit experience. This is from someone who worked for both agencies and observed its downfall. An example of their stupidity was a remark made by someone brought in to run scheduling. The topic of the discussion was service delays. That is the time lost between buses missing from from service due to break downs or no operators. So if the time between buses is 10 minutes and a bus is missing then you have a twenty minute service delay. This person stated to all of us to our dismay that if no buses made it out of the yard there would be no service delay that day.

  2. Your incompetent system just refused to permit a post (carefully composed by me). “Post Comment” button disappeared.

    This is typical of Metro’s website.

    Good going Metro!