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Availability of Draft Amendment No. 1 to the 2019 FTIP for Interagency Consultation and Public Review

 

The Fresno Council of Governments (FCOG) is proposing a Formal Amendment (Types 2 and 3) to the 2019 Federal Transportation Improvement Program (FTIP).  The 2019 FTIP is the programming document that identifies four years (FY 18/19, FY 19/20, FY 20/21 and FY 21/22) of federal, state and local funding sources for projects in Fresno County. The proposed amendment will be circulated for a 7-day public comment period.  Fresno COG’s adopted amendment procedures do not require a public hearing for Amendment Types 2 and 3. Additionally, Types 2 and 3 amendments can be approved by the Fresno COG Executive Director as authorized by the Fresno COG Policy Board.

 

The FTIP as amended meets all of the applicable transportation planning requirements per 23 CFR Part 450.  This amendment includes projects whose cost changes are greater than 40% of the total project cost or more than $10 million, changes to the grouped project listing, new and deleted projects and updates to the financial summary tables. FTIP Amendment No. 1 is consistent with the 2018 Regional Transportation Plan (RTP).  The funding changes do not interfere with the timely implementation of any approved TCMs, and the TIP as amended conforms to the applicable SIP.  The changes do not interfere with air quality conformity or changes to conformity analysis years; therefore, a new conformity determination is not required.  State and Federal approval will be required.

 

Public Input

This amendment will be available for a 7-day public review and comment period beginning September 20, 2018 and concluding on September 27, 2018.  Comments will be accepted on the FTIP amendment until 4:30 pm on September 27, 2018. Public notice of public involvement activities and time established for public review and comments on this FTIP amendment will satisfy the program of projects (POP) requirements for Federal Transit Administration (FTA) projects.

 

The following documentation is included in Amendment No. 1 to the FTIP document and may also be found online at www.fresnocog.org:

 

Attachment A: Summary of Changes

Attachment B: Summary of Changes to Grouped Projects

Attachment C: Grouped Projects: Detailed Listing

Attachment D: Project Listings

Attachment E: Revised Financial Constraint

 

Available Measure C Citizen Oversight Committee positions: 

There are currently two vacancies on the committee to fill 4-year terms:

  • One position for a Community Organization Representatives  (Organization/agency must provide applicant with a letter of recommendation.)
  • One for the unincorporated rural area west of State Route 99 (Supervisorial District 1)

DEADLINE: Applicants need to complete the attached application form and submit it to Fresno COG. The positions will remain open until filled. View the application

If you have any questions, please contact Brenda Veenendaal at brendav@fresnocog.org or 559-233-4148 x219

 

Fresno COG 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 comment@fresnocog.org. Your communication will be routed to the appropriate staff member and responded to promptly.

 

2016 Public Participation Plan

2016 Fresno COG Public Participation Plan adopted July 28, 2016

 

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 http://www.fresnocog.org/agenda.

 

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.