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
2017-18 SB375 Greenhouse Gas Emission Reduction Target Recommendation
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/SCS Scenario Process and Draft Documents
2018 RTP/SCS Comment/Response Letters
Leadership Counsel Letter June 26, 2017
Action taken by Fresno COG in Response to Leadership Counsel Letter June 26,2017
California Rural Legal Assistance Letter September 5, 2017
Fresno COG Response to California Rural Legal Assistance Letter September 5, 2017
Leadership Counsel Letter September 7, 2017
Fresno COG Response to Leadership Counsel Letter September 7, 2017
Leadership Counsel Letter October 19, 2017
Fresno COG Response to Leadership Counsel Letter October 19, 2017
California Rural Legal Assistance Letter October 31, 2017
Fresno COG Response to California Rural Legal Assistance Letter October 31, 2017
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
2018 RTP Roundtable – Overseeing the Update
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:
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.
Fresno COG’s Sustainable Communities Strategy (Chapter 4 of the RTP)
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.
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
2014 Conformity Analysis
The Program Environmental Impact Report (PEIR)
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:
The purpose of the RTP Roundtable is to support the Fresno COG staff and COG standing committees in their development and preparation of the 2014 Regional Transportation Plan and Sustainable Communities Strategy. It is therefore vital to the success of the process that the RTP Roundtable consider issues that support development of the 2014 RTP/SCS and provide comments and community-based consensus that support the final decision on the RTP by the Fresno Council of Governments’ Policy Board.
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.
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
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
The Adopted Subsequent Environmental Impact Report (SEIR)
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:
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