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If you are unsure of whom to contact at Fresno COG regarding programs, projects or COG meetings, you may email staff at comment@fresnocog.org. Your communication will be routed to the appropriate staff member and responded to promptly.

 

NOTICE OF PUBLIC MEETING ON THE DRAFT 2019 FEDERAL TRANSPORTATION IMPROVEMENT PROGRAM AMENDMENT NO. 12 DRAFT 2018 REGIONAL TRANSPORTATION PLAN AMENDMENT No. 3 AND DRAFT CORRESPONDING AIR QUALITY CONFORMITY ANALYSIS

The Fresno Council of Governments (Fresno COG) is proposing a Draft 2019 Federal Transportation Improvement Program Amendment No. 12 (2019 FTIP Amendment #12), Draft 2018 Regional Transportation Plan Amendment No. 3 (2018 RTP Amendment #3), and Corresponding 2020 Conformity Analysis. Referenced documents are available on the following Fresno COG webpages and hard copies are available upon request:

Federal Transportation Improvement Program (FTIP)  

Regional Transportation Plan (RTP)

Transportation Conformity

 

The public review and comment period is open for 30 days  commencing on September 3, 2020 and ending on October 2, 2020; comments are due by 5:00 p.m. on October 2, 2020.  At their Sept. 24, 2020 regular meeting, staff will request delegated authority from the Fresno COG Policy Board authorizing Fresno COG’s Executive Director to approve the document, via resolution, upon the close of the public comment period and review of all comments. Upon the Executive Director’s approval, the documents will then be submitted to state and federal agencies for approval. 

View English Public Notice – published 9/3/2020 in the Fresno Bee Newspaper

View English Public Notice – published 9/9/2020 in Vida En El Valle Newspaper

 

In conclusion, the Draft 2019 FTIP Amendment #12, Draft 2018 RTP Amendment #3, and Corresponding 2020 Conformity Analysis meet all applicable transportation planning requirements per 23 CFR Part 450, 40 CFR Part 93, and conform to the applicable SIPs.

 

If you have any questions or would like to submit comments, please contact:

 

Draft 2019 FTIP Amendment No. 12 and Draft 2018 RTP Amendment No. 3:  Suzanne Martinez at (559) 233-4148 x240 or smartinez@fresnocog.org.

 

Draft Corresponding 2020 Conformity Analysis:  Braden Duran at (559) 233-4148 x217 or bduran@fresnocog.org

 

Environmental Justice Position Open for Area Youth

Fresno COG is actively recruiting a member of the community to sit on the Regional Transportation Plan (RTP) Environmental Justice Subcommittee to represent youths. The committee provides expertise and assists Fresno COG staff in setting thresholds for Environmental Justice Populations and Communities for the Environmental Justice Report within the RTP and will appoint one member to sit on the RTP Roundtable for the duration of the RTP update.

 
We value your input and extend a request for involvement. If you are interested in sitting on the committee or know of someone else who may be, please submit the Environmental Justice Subcommittee member application for consideration.

 

 

Regional Transportation Plan Community Survey Results – Here’s What We Heard

In May 2020 Fresno COG hired Rea & Parker Research to conduct an opinion survey of Fresno County’s residents, ranking 10 defined community values and nine transportation funding priorities. Participants were reflective of Fresno County’s demographics, including Spanish speaking and rural representatives.
 
It is important to note that all of the community values were rated highly by participants, but of the ten presented, the top five were:
 
    1. Safeguarding clean air
    2. Preserving farmland and agriculture
    3. Designing neighborhoods for walking/biking
    4. Support robust economy
    5. Preserving open space and the environment 
The same was true with the transportation funding priorities, which ranked as follows:
 
    1. Repairing potholes/maintain streets
    2. Safer roads and intersections
    3. Maintaining sidewalks and walkways
    4. Reducing traffic congestion/delays
    5. More walking biking trails 
 
For a complete link of the ranked values and priorities as well the survey methodology, view the RTP 2020 Public Opinion Survey Report here.

 

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 Draft 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.

For Your Information:

Fresno COG’s notice to the public regarding Title VI

Notifying the Public of Rights Under Title VIIn 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 parnest@fresnocog.org; 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.

Under the governor’s July 13 public health order, Fresno COG’s office is closed to the general public until further notice.

ONLY payments for Regional Transportation Mitigation Fees will be accepted and processed in person at the front counter from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday.
Masks are required.

All Senior Scrip orders may be placed online at www.seniorscrip.org or by mail. For Senior Scrip questions, call 559-233-4148, Ext. 216.