SJCOG releases draft improvement program for comment period

November 27, 2017

 

The San Joaquin Council of Governments has prepared its Draft 2018 Regional Transportation Improvement Program (RTIP).

The public has a chance to comment on the draft through Dec. 14, 2017, at which time SJCOG will vote to approve the RTIP.

The RTIP lists highway, road, transit and active transportation projects within the San Joaquin region for proposed funding. According to SJCOG, “the projects contained within the RTIP will help enhance the environment for existing and future generations; maximize mobility and accessibility; increase safety and security; preserve the efficiency of the existing transportation system, support economic vitality; maximize cost effectiveness; and improve the quality of life for residents.”

The Draft RTIP states that, due to the passing of Assembly Bill 1, the so-called gas tax, the San Joaquin region has $39.1 million in funds available for roadway and transportation projects.

Along with new advanced project development element shares of $4.5 million and carry over funds from 2016, there are $59.3 million in total regional shares for projects.

Of the projects being proposed, the majority of funds would go to the State Route 120/McKinley Ave. Interchange project ($12.3 million, City of Manteca sponsor), State Route 99/120 Connector project ($13.5 million, CalTrans sponsor) and Interstate 205 HOV 8-Lane Widening Corridor project through Tracy ($12.3 million, CalTrans sponsor).

To review the RTIP, visit www.sjcog.org/rtip or pick up a hard copy at the SJCOG office at 555 E. Weber Ave., Stockton.

Those wishing to submit comments can sent them to:

Ryan Niblock
Attn: RTIP Comments
San Joaquin Council of Governments
555 E. Weber Ave.
Stockton, CA 95202

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