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Transit Needs in Rural Communities

OPPORTUNITIES FOR SHARED-USE MOBILITY SERVICES IN RURAL DISADVANTAGED COMMUNITIES IN CALIFORNIA’S SAN JOAQUIN VALLEY: EXISTING CONDITIONS AND CONCEPTUAL PROGRAM DEVELOPMENT IMPLEMENTATION ALTERNATIVES FOR MEETING TRANSIT NEEDS IN THE RURAL SAN JOAQUIN VALLEY The eight-county San Joaquin Valley consists of 27,000  square miles, 4 million residents,...
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Inter-Regional Goods Movement

The San Joaquin Valley has always been California’s geographic and agricultural production center generating more than $45 billion every year in nuts, lettuce, tomatoes, wine, and other grains and agricultural products. It also plays a major role in the national and international distribution of processed foods...
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Housing/Blueprint/Greenprint

Regional Housing Fresno Council of Governments (Fresno COG) is requesting proposals on behalf of the eight Regional Transportation Planning Agencies (RTPA) within the San Joaquin Valley for Qualified consultants to submit proposals to coordinate multiple housing-related projects and studies required under California’s AB 101 Regional...
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Valley Legislative Affairs Commitee

About Valley Voice Valley Voice is a coalition of elected officials and COG staff throughout the San Joaquin Valley who travel to Sacramento and Washington, D.C. annually to present issues of regional significance to federal and state legislators. Program Goals Communicate the Valley's legislative priorities...
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Regional Transportation Plans

Affordable Housing and Sustainable Communities (AHSC) Program Draft Guidelines On September 23, 2014, the Strategic Growth Council (SGC) released the first draft guidelines for the AHSC program for public comment. The current draft guidelines can be found here. The AHSC program is supported by auction...
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Major Highways and Interstates

MAJOR HIGHWAYS AND INTERSTATES   The Valley RPAs work in close consultation with Caltrans and other stakeholders to prioritize funding for SR 99 and other major highways and interstates. The 99 Business Plan helped the Valley achieve dedicated funding for SR 99 through Proposition 1B,…

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Joint Funding Strategies

JOINT FUNDING STRATEGIES – STIP, IIP AND OTHER FUNDING The State Transportation Improvement Program (STIP) is a multi-year capital improvement program to assist the State and local entities to plan and implement transportation improvements, and to utilize resources in a cost effective manner.  STIP funded…

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Sustainable Communities Strategies

SUSTAINABLE COMMUNITIES STRATEGIES / REGIONAL TRANSPORTATION PLANS California’s Sustainable Communities and Climate Protection Act of 2008 (SB 375) requires each MPO to develop a Sustainable Communities Strategy (SCS) as part of their Regional Transportation Plan (RTP).  A SCS outlines the plan for reducing per capita…

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Air Quality Transportation Planning and Coordination

AIR QUALITY TRANSPORTATION PLANNING AND COORDINATION Transportation conformity is required by the federal Clean Air Act and ensures that federal funding is given to transportation activities that are consistent with air quality goals. The Clean Air Act strengthened conformity requirements for transportation projects, necessitating a more…