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Regional Transportation Plan (RTP)

Fresno COG's 2018 Regional Transportation Plan charts the 25-year course of transportation to 2042. As we address greenhouse gas emissions reductions and other air emissions it is our goal to plan sustainably, with purpose and direction. Look forward with us to Fresno's future through the year 2042. The Regional Transportation Plan provides mobility to keep us moving. It is made up of a variety of different elements or chapters, and each element is augmented by additional documentation. 


Fresno County 2050 Growth Projections

Executive Summary

Final Report, May 4, 2017


SB 375 greenhouse gas emissions reduction target for the Fresno County Region

Target recommendation letter to Air Resources Board


2018 RTP/SCS Environmental Impact Report (EIR)

Notice of Preparation and Scoping Meeting for a Program Environmental Impact Report (PEIR)

Scoping Meeting Invite - April 26, 2017, 10:00 am, Fresno COG Sequoia Conference Room

Scoping Meeting Agenda

Scoping Meeting Presentation 


2018 RTP Public Participation/Outreach -

View the 2018 RTP Public Outreach webpage


2018 Regional Transportation Plan Public Outreach Strategy - Approved July 28, 2016

2016 Fresno COG Public Participation Plan - Approved July 28, 2016

Regional Transportation Plan (RTP) Public Workshop, held Tuesday April 25th at 5:30 PM at Hoover High School - Corner of First and Barstow in Fresno CA.  Community members shared their vision for our community at an interactive workshop on April 25th at Hoover High School. We appreciate their thoughts and opinions on different scenarios to reduce Greenhouse Gas Emissions through transportation and land use choices. 

>> View the workshop presentation

>> View the workshop flyer:   In English    In Spanish


2018 RTP Roundtable Membership Positions Available

The 2018 RTP Roundtable supports the Fresno COG staff and COG standing committees in their planning and preparation of the 2018 Regional Transportation Plan and Sustainable Communities Strategy, considering issues that support development of the plans and provide comments and community-based consensus.


The Policy Board approved the following membership listing at their September 29, 2016 public meeting:

2018 RTP Membership Listing


Positions still available on the Roundtable:  RTP Roundtable Application 


RTP Roundtable Meeting Agendas

Fresno COG's 2018 Regional Transportation Plan Mini Grant Outreach Program

The Fresno Council of Governments (Fresno COG) has contracted with seven community organizations to solicit ongoing public input into key activities associated with the preparation of the 2018 Regional Transportation Plan (RTP) and the Sustainable Communities Strategy (SCS) Scenarios within it. 


Fresno COG's 2014 Regional Transportation Plan

- adopted June 26, 2014

Fresno COG's Regional Transportation Plan 2040 charts a 25-year course to the year 2040.  As we address greenhouse gas emissions reductions and other air emissions it is our goal to plan sustainably, with purpose and direction. Look forward with us to Fresno's future through the year 2040. The Regional Transportation Plan provides the mobility to keeping us moving. The RTP is made up of a variety of different Elements or chapters, and each element is augmented by additional documentation.


2015 FTIP Amendment No. 8, 2014 RTP Amendment No. 1, and 2015 Conformity Analysis addressing the 2008 Ozone and 2012 PM 2.5 Standards


Fresno COG's Sustainable Communities Strategy (Chapter 4 of the RTP)

SCS webpage


RTP Implementation Efforts

In May 2014, during a discussion regarding the approval of the 2014 RTP/SCS, the Fresno COG Policy Board directed the Policy Advisory Committee's  sub-committee to address three proposals brought forward by a coalition of community organizations. The Board further directed staff to address the policies as part of the Regional Transportation Plan/Sustainable Communities Strategy implementation efforts, following the June 26, 2014 adoption of the plans. 


The Plans:

2014 RTP - Final - Files 

2014 RTP Covers, Introduction, Table of Contents and committee lists 

List of Tables and Exhibits with sources



RTP Chapters
Chapter 1 - Building the RTP: Putting the Pieces Together
Chapter 2 - Public Participation: Working Together for a Better Plan
Chapter 3 - Environmental Justice Report: Ensuring Meaningful Involvement for All People
Chapter 4 - Sustainable Communities Strategy: People. Choices. Community

Chapter 5 - Actions: Assessing Our Transportation Needs
Chapter 6 - Policies: Foundation of the Plan
Chapter 7 - Financing Mobility: Funding Our Transportation System



Appendix A  RTP Checklist
Appendix B  Valleywide Information
Appendix C  RTP Performance Measures and Project List
Appendix D  Final Program Environmental Impact Report and Materials
Appendix E  Public Review and Adoption Materials (Revised 6/12/14)
Appendix F  Congestion Management Program
Appendix G  Building the RTP:  Reference Materials
Appendix H  Public Participation: Reference Materials

Appendix I   Environmental Justice Report

Appendix J  Sustainable Communities Strategy: Reference Materials

Appendix K  Actions: Reference Materials

Entire 2014 RTP - Final (33.2 MBs)

Entire 2014 RTP Appendices - Final (135.8 MB)


Resolution 2014-10 - 2014 RTP/SCS, 2015 FTIP & Corresponding Conformity Analysis

Resolution 2014-19 - Certifying the Final Program Environmental Impact Report for 2014 RTP


2014 Conformity Analysis

Conformity Analysis for 2015 FTIP and 2014 RTP 


The Program Environmental Impact Report (PEIR)

2014 PEIR - Final - Full Document


2014 Draft PEIR - Full Document


Fresno COG has prepared a Program Environmental Impact Report (Program EIR), in accordance with the California Environmental Quality Act (CEQA) for the 2014 Regional Transportation Plan and Sustainable Communities Strategy (2014 RTP/SCS).  Both the Final and Draft PEIR documents can be viewed in their entirety by clicking the corresponding links above.  The 2014 RTP identifies the region’s transportation needs and issues, sets forth an action plan of projects and programs to address the needs consistent with the adopted policies, and documents the financial resources needed to implement the plan.  Additional areas of emphasis in the 2014 RTP include an Environmental Justice Report and a Sustainable Communities Strategy.  In addition, the 2014 RTP includes updated project lists and performance measures.  Projects are identified at a conceptual level for purposes of the RTP, and this Draft Program EIR is programmatic in nature – meaning it does not specifically analyze individual projects.


The Program EIR finds that implementation of the 2014 RTP/SCS could result in significant and unavoidable impacts to the following issues areas:  Aesthetics; Agricultural Resources; Air Quality; Biotic Resources; Climate Change; Cultural Resources; Energy and Energy Consumption; Geology and Soils; Hazardous Materials; Hydrology and Water Quality; Land Use and Planning; Noise; Population and Housing; Public Utilities, Other Utilities, and Service Systems; and Transportation/Traffic.


2014 RTP Development Background Information:

Fresno COG's Draft 2014 RTP Public Outreach

View Fresno COG's Outreach Strategy, public outreach workshop summaries and upcoming opportunities to be involved in the development of the 2014 RTP.

2014 Draft RTP Sustainable Communities Strategy (SCS):

SCS webpage -updated last on 11/22/13


2014 Draft RTP Financial Element background information

The 2014 RTP Financial Element


2014 Draft Program Environmental Impact Report for the RTP:

2014 RTP RTP/SCS Notice of Preparation of a Program Environmental Impact Report (PEIR) for Fresno COG (SCH Number 2012081070; Submitted 9/28/12)

RTP EIR Scoping Meeting held 9/10/2012- Consultant's Overview PowerPoint presentation


RTP Committees and Subcommittees: 

Fresno COG RTP Roundtable:

Workshops and Meeting Packets

More on the RTP Roundtable


Policy Advisory Committee Sub-Committee

The Fresno COG Policy Board directed the Policy Advisory Committee (PAC) to initiate this subcommittee group to continue discussing issues raised during the 2014 Regional Transportation Plan development process. More..

Meeting agendas and information


Environmental Justice (EJ) - Go to EJ page


2011 Regional Transportation Plan (RTP)

Fresno COG's Regional Transportation Plan 2035 charts a 25-year course for transforming the Fresno County Region's transportation system, as Fresno moves forward to accommodate more people and the resulting addition of vehicles, and commercial and residential construction to follow.

RTP Amendment Documents

Amendment No. 2 to the Regional Transportation Plan

Additional related documents

Additional related documents you will find on this page include the Subsequent Environmental Impact Report (SEIR) an analysis of potential environmental impacts related to the implementation of the RTP as required by the California Environmental Quality Act.

The Conformity Analysis, which contains documentation to support a finding that the 2011 RTP and 2011 FTIP meet the air quality conformity requirements for carbon monoxide, ozone and particulate matter.

Fresno COG Policy Board adopted the RTP, SEIR, FTIP and Conformity 7-29-2010.

The Adopted 2011 Regional Transportation Plan

2011 RTP Cover
Inside Cover Page
Table of Contents
Chapter 1
Chapter 2
Chapter 3
Chapter 4
Chapter 5
Chapter 6
Chapter 7
Appendix A
Appendix B
Appendix C
Appendix D
Appendix E
Appendix F
Appendix G
Appendix H

Download entire RTP as a ZIP file (15 MBs)

The Adopted Subsequent Environmental Impact Report (SEIR)

Notice of Determination
Final SEIR

Addendum to the Final SEIR

Download entire SEIR as a Zip file (23 MBs)

2011 Regional Transportation Plan Update Public Outreach:

Public Outreach Plan: Take a look at the different formal opportunities to participate in focus groups, community outreach grants, etc.

2011 Revision of the Regional Transportation Plan for the Council of Fresno County Governments:

Notice of Preparation of a Subsequent Environmental Impact Report (SEIR)

Previously approved RTP Plans and Amendments

2007 Regional Transportation Plan (RTP) Administrative Modification #1 July 18, 2008
2007 Regional Transportation Plan (RTP) Amendment #2 January 12, 2008
2007 Regional Transportation Plan
2009 Air Quality Conformity Analysis January 29, 2009
2007 Air Quality Conformity Analysis
Final Environmental Impact Report: 2007 RTP May 31, 2007
EIR Notice of Determination: 2007 RTP June 1, 2007

Activity                                                                                               Date

Request for Proposals (RFP) Released                                                November 1, 2016

Deadline for Proposal Submittal Questions                                       November 18, 2016

Deadline for Proposal Submittal                                                        December, 16 2016

Determine Short List for Interviews (If determined necessary)        December 23, 2016

Interviews and/or Selection                                                                January 16-20, 2017

Fresno COG Policy Board Approval                                                    February 23, 2017

Notice to Proceed - Subject to Contract Signing                                March 3, 2017

Consultant/Fresno COG Staff Kick-off Meeting                                  March 15, 2017

Notice of Preparation (NOP)                                                              March 31, 2017

NOP Comments Due (min. 30-day comment period)                                    May 15, 2017

Administrative Draft EIR Released                                                     September 29, 2017

Notice of Completion – Draft EIR (DEIR)                                            January 19, 2018

Public Notice of Availability (DEIR)                                                    January 19, 2018

DEIR Presentation to Fresno TTC/PAC and RTP Roundtable*            February 9, 2018

Public Workshops (min. 2 each)                                                         TBD

DEIR Presentation to Fresno COG Policy Board**                             February 22, 2018

DEIR Public Hearing at COG Policy Board**                                      February 22, 2018

DEIR Comments Due (min. 45-day comment period)                        April 9, 2018

Final EIR Presentation to Fresno TTC/PAC and RTP Roundtable        May 11, 2018

Final EIR and RTP/SCS Certification & Adoption                                May 31, 2018

Notice of Determination                                                                     May 31, 2018


Completion of contract work                                                                      May 31, 2018



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