2022 RTP

The Regional Transportation Plan (RTP) is a long range planning document that provides the framework for investments in roads, freeways, public transit, bikeways and other ways people move around our County for the next 24 years. It also helps us comply with State-mandated efforts to reduce greenhouse gases (SB375). The plan is accompanied by environmental and air quality documentation.

HOW YOU CAN PARTICIPATE 

Help us plan the future of transportation and housing in Merced County by completing this brief survey

Program Environmental Impact Report

MCAG will be the Lead Agency and will prepare a Program Environmental Impact Report (PEIR) for the 2022 Regional Transportation Plan (RTP).

MCAG issued a Notice of Preparation on November 22, 2021. A virtual scoping meeting was held on December 2, 2021, at 1:30 PM via the Zoom platform. Agency and/or public input was accepted in writing through December 22, 2021.

Scoping Meeting Presentation

ADVISORY COMMITTEE

The Regional Transportation Plan Advisory Committee was formed in January of 2022 to serve as an advisory body, working with MCAG staff to review information and provide recommendations to MCAG standing committees during the development of the 2022 RTP.

Advisory Committee Structure and Purpose

The Advisory Committee is composed of community leaders and stakeholders with diverse public and private backgrounds. Members have knowledge and experience in many fields that affect and are affected by the regional transportation system.

As the principal advisory group for the planning process, the Committee’s input and recommendations will be vital to the success of the update to the legally-mandated long-range transportation plan that integrates combined land use and transportation strategies, impacts to the environment, and regional housing needs of residents at all income levels. While the Advisory Committee will provide comments and input on a variety of issues important to development of the 2022 RTP/SCS, the final decisions on the RTP/SCS will be the responsibility of the MCAG Governing Board.

Advisory Committee Responsibilities

Advisory Committee responsibilities include, but are not limited to the following:

  • Attend all Advisory Committee Meetings, which will be conducted remotely. Since the timeframe for the RTP/SCS adoption is short, regular attendance will be vital for staying current with the development of the plan.
  • Review products, documents and presentations developed by the Project Team (MCAG staff and its consultants). These products will cover topics such as transportation needs by mode, existing funding by mode, potential projects and project eligibility requirements, performance measures, and implementing guidelines.
  • Review alternative land use and transportation plans for potential inclusion the RTP/SCS.
  • Review current and potential RTP/SCS funding alternatives and elements.
  • Understand transportation needs and challenges by mode, particularly as they relate to the Merced County region.
  • Provide information and feedback to other RTP/SCS stakeholders.
  • Review and provide comments on the Draft and Final RTP/SCS.
  • Recommend approval of the Final RTP/SCS to the MCAG Governing Board.

Meeting Schedule

MeetingAgenda & MaterialsNotes
February 1, 2022 4 PM Via ZoomPresentation
March 15, 2022 3 PM Via Zoom Agenda     MinutesPresentation
April 15th 2022 Via ZoomAgenda     MinutesPresentation
April 29th 2022 Via ZoomAgendaPresentation

Timeline-Green

WorkShops

DateLocationNotes
March 8th, 2022 6 PM
Via Zoom
Presentation
April 26, 2022 6 - 7:30 PMMCAG Office 369 W. 18 St. Merced
or via Zoom
Flyer for Workshop
Presentation




Regional Transportation Plan Advisory Committee
 Affiliation
Area Agency on Aging
Caltrans
Central Valley Coalition for Affordable Housing
City of Atwater
City of Dos Palos
City of Gustine / MCAG Technical Review Board
City of Livingston
City of Los Banos
City of Merced
City of Merced Airport Authority Commission
County of Merced
Cultiva de la Salud 
Healthy House
MCAG Board
MCAG Board
MCAG Citizens Advisory Committee
Merced Bicycle Coalition 
Merced County Farm Bureau
Merced County Hispanic Chamber of Commerce
Merced County League of Women Voters
Merced County Public Health Department
San Joaquin Valley Rail Commission
Sierra Club
The Bus
UC Merced
United Way
Valley Land Alliance

 Name
Wendy Campbell
Hilda Sousa
Christina Alley
Greg Thompson
Dewayne Jones
Doug Dunford
Miguel Galvez
Josh Pinheiro/Stacy Souza Elms/Nichol Bowersox
Michael Hren
Michael Bodine
Steve Maxey
Claudia Corchado
Linda Dash
Tom Faria
Josh Pedrozo
Maddie Brown
Lisa Kayser-Grant
Breanne Vandenberg
Annissa Fragoso
Susan Walsh
Cha See
Rene Gutierrez
Rod Webster
Jose Perez
Alvaro Arias
Manuel Alvarado
Jean Okuye

Previous Plans

The 2018 RTP was adopted on August 2018.