Fresno COG’s 2021 Calendar of Meetings and Events
A printable monthly pdf calendar is now available to view and download at this link. This calendar will be updated as meetings are scheduled or changed then republished with the date it was last edited.
2021/2022 Unmet Public Transit Needs Process
The Unmet Transit Needs Assessment (UTN) is held each year to ensure that all unmet transit needs that are “reasonable to meet” are met before transit funds are expended for non-transit uses, such as streets and roads. It is up to the Fresno Council of Governments (Fresno COG) to determine the amount of public transportation funds available to the incorporated cities within Fresno County and the County itself for non-transit uses.
Public input and feedback is a critical part of the UTN process. In partnership with local transit providers, Fresno COG is collecting public comments on Unmet Transit Needs for 2021 through March 15, 2021. All comments are considered part of the 2021 UTN assessment. Please do your part by completing the survey in English or Spanish at the links below.
The Fresno County Unmet Transit Needs Survey – Click Here
Encuestade Necesidades de Tránsito Insatisfechas del Condado de Fresno – Haga clic aquí
Measure C Half Cent Sales Tax Program, Renewal Work
In 1986, Fresno County voters passed Measure C, a half-cent sales tax aimed at improving the overall quality of Fresno County’s transportation system, including the County and all 15 cities within the County. In its first 20 years, Measure C delivered more than $1 billion of improvements to state highways, county roadways and city streets, along with the construction of over 50 new lanes of Freeway throughout the County. As a result of the successful original measure, in November 2006 Fresno County voters chose to extend Measure C for additional 20 years; 2007-2027. With the Measure Extension coming closer to expiration, work has begun to develop a new extension plan renewal. This effort involves extensive public engagement. For more information about the renewal effort, visit www.measurec.com
Avenue 9/SR 41 Corridor Improvement Study
Fresno COG, in partnership with Madera County Transportation Commission (MCTC), is conducting a study to determine the future transportation needs of the SR 41 corridor in the City of Fresno and the southern segment of SR 41 in Madera County. In addition, the study will analyze the future transportation needs of the Avenue 9 corridor in Madera County between SR 41 and SR 99. The study will identify existing and future issues along the two corridors related to safety, mobility, congestion, etc., and recommend sustainable improvements that will address the transportation needs of the residents in both counties through multi-modal approaches. Issues to be addressed include: mobility, access, safety, and connectivity for all modes of travel including automobiles, transit, walking, and bicycling. This project began in July 2020 and will conclude in June 2021.
Fresno COG and MCTC are looking to engage with residents and businesses along the study corridors as well as commuters traveling from outside of the study area. Please use our Online Engagement Center to give us your opinions, feedback, and comments. Take a look around our digital engagement center, participate in our polls and maps, and leave any comments you would like. Please share with your family and friends!
Draft Eastside Transportation Corridor
Improvement Study Report
We are looking for ways to make the Academy and Manning Avenue corridors safer, and work better for everyone. View the report now on the project website: http://fcogeastsidecorridor.rinconconsultants.com
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Comment/question email address: If you are unsure of whom to contact at Fresno COG regarding programs, projects or COG meetings, you may email staff at firstname.lastname@example.org. Your communication will be routed to the appropriate staff member and responded to promptly.
Get involved through public meetings
Fresno COG’s standing or advisory boards, committees and commissions offer an excellent opportunity for expanding public participation opportunities during the transportation planning process. This is accomplished not only by active membership but by presentations made before them and attendance at the open meetings. Find out more about each group, who staffs them and how to get involved with the work they are doing by viewing our committees page which includes links to the meeting agendas at https://www.fresnocog.org/agenda.
Fresno COG’s 2020 Public Participation Plan
The PPP is a plan intended to give Fresno COG’s Policy Board and staff guidance in providing for public involvement and interagency consultation early and often during the regional planning process. It contains policies, guidelines, processes and procedures Fresno COG commits to implementing while seeking and fostering open public involvement during the decision-making process, regarding all matters within discretion. The PPP also identifies opportunities to be involved in the metropolitan transportation planning process. All documents are available for review or download at www.fresnocog.org or in hard copy at Fresno COG’s offices.
Fresno COG’s notice to the public regarding Title VI
Notifying the Public of Rights Under Title VI – In English and Spanish
- Fresno Council of Governments operates its programs and services without regard to race, color, and national origin in accordance with Title VI of the Civil Rights Act. Any person who believes she or he has been aggrieved by any unlawful discriminatory practice under Title VI may file a complaint with the Fresno Council of Governments.
- Fresno Council of Governments opera sus programas y servicios sin distinción de raza, color y origen nacional, de conformidad con el Título VI del Acta de Derechos Civiles. Cualquier persona que cree o que ha sido perjudicada por una práctica discriminatoria ilegal bajo el Título VI, puede presentar una queja con Fresno Council of Governments.
For more information on Fresno Council of Governments civil rights program, and the procedures to file a complaint, contact 559-233-4148; email email@example.com; or visit our website at www.fresnocog.org. (click on “About COG” then the “Get Involved” tab)
A complaint may be filed directly with the Federal Transit administration by filing a complaint with the Office of Civil Rights, Attention: Title VI Program Coordinator, East Building, 5th Floor – TCR, 1200 New Jersey Ave., SE, Washington, DC 20590.
- If information is needed in another language, contact 559-233-4148.
- Si se necesita información en otro idioma, comuníquese con 559-233-4148.
(This notice is posted in the Fresno COG reception area and meeting rooms.)
Fresno COG has in place a Title VI Complaint Procedure, which outlines a process for local disposition of Title VI complaints and is consistent with guidelines found in Chapter VII of the Federal Transit Administration Circular 4702.1, dated May 26, 1988.