A coordinated transportation and land use plan is important to you, me, and all San Joaquin residents, visitors, and businesses because:
It can improve air quality, support public health, and reduce the need for driving;
It can help people and goods get to where they need and want to go, safely and efficiently; and
It can improve the quality of life and economic vitality of our region.
In other words, the Plan will guide transportation investment (e.g. your tax dollars) for the next 20+ years in the region, which will directly impact the quality and health of the places where we and future generations will live, work, and play.
What role does the public play in developing the RTP/SCS?
SJCOG values public participation as essential to meeting the diverse transportation needs of the region. Therefore, we are committed to conducting robust public outreach and engagement to ensure that the public has early and ongoing opportunities to provide input on the RTP/SCS.
As members of the public, your role is to show up and share your voices on the regional issues that matter most to you. Throughout the planning process, SJCOG staff will offer various opportunities to engage in the planning process, including some of the following:
How do I receive information so that I can share my ideas for the 2018 RTP/SCS update?
Public engagement is important to the success of our regional planning efforts. We need the input of all stakeholders—especially those who live, work and commute in our region—to build a plan that meets our diverse needs. If you are interested in opportunities to provide input, please sign up for notifications or contact Christine at firstname.lastname@example.org or (209) 235-0128.