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Transportation Technical Committee

Friday, October 8, 2021
8:30 AM

COG Sequoia Conference Room
2035 Tulare St., Suite 201, Fresno, CA

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The Transportation Technical Committee will take place

in person at the Fresno COG Sequoia Room and via Zoom.


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The Transportation Technical Committee will consider all items on the agenda.  The meeting is scheduled to begin at 8:30 a.m.

TTC agenda and annotated agenda in PDF format - ALL EXHIBITS ARE AVAILABLE ON WEBSITE


About Consent Items:

All items on the consent agenda are considered to be routine and non-controversial by COG staff and will be approved by one motion if no member of the Committee or public wishes to comment or ask questions.  If comment or discussion is desired by anyone, the item will be removed from the consent agenda and will be considered in the listed sequence with an opportunity for any member of the public to address the Committee concerning the item before action is taken.

Executive Minutes of September 10, 2021 [APPROVE]
City of Fresno Transportation Development Act Claim (Les Beshears) [APPROVE]

Action:  Approve Resolution 2021-45 adopting the City of Fresno's 2020-21 Transportation Development Act claims totaling $47,663,637.


2022 Regional Transportation Plan/Sustainable Communities Strategy (RTP/SCS) Update

Sustainable Communities Strategies (SCS) Scenarios Presentation (Kristine Cai) [INFORMATION]

Summary: Fresno COG staff has been working on producing the performance indicator results for the three Sustainable Communities Strategies (SCS) scenarios over the summer. These three scenarios are:

Scenario A: This scenario focuses on addressing equity and planning for transportation investments that meet the needs of the transit-dependent communities.

Scenario B: Reducing sprawl while supporting higher densities in urban centers to complement high-quality transit investment defines this scenario's priorities.

Scenario C: This scenario prioritizes conserving important farmland while providing for clean air and climate resiliency. 

Although every scenario has its investment priorities, each includes all 20 SCS strategies approved by the Roundtable, TTC, PAC and Policy Board. According to the modeling results, the three scenarios have slightly different impacts in various areas demonstrated by the performance indicators. The draft performance indicator results can be found at:  All three scenarios are consistent with local general plans, and will be able to meet the greenhouse gas targets of 13% per capita reduction by 2035, should any of the plans be implemented. 

COG staff will present the performance indicator results for the three SCS scenarios at the TTC/PAC meetings. 

Action: Information and discussion. The Committee may provide additional direction at its discretion.

Sustainable Communities Strategies (SCS) Scenarios Fall Outreach Summary (Brenda Veenendaal) [INFORMATION]

Summary:  Fresno COG released three Sustainable Communities Strategies (SCS) scenarios for public review and comment on Aug. 25. Public outreach ran through Sept. 26, using a four-pronged approach that included the following strategies:

1. Online, interactive surveys for scenario review and selection in English and Spanish, easily accessible via smart phone or computer.

2. Hosted eight workshops throughout the county in Reedley, Coalinga, Sanger, Clovis, Kerman, Selma, Fresno and Mendota.

3. Five additional presentations to rural residents and community organizations.

4. Hosted two virtual workshops in English and Spanish, day and evening.

Additional outreach included the following:

  • Dedicated website developed for access to RTP/SCS information at that included an SCS Fall Outreach webpage 
  • Social media posts on Facebook, Instagram, LinkedIn, Twitter. Purchased ads to run on Facebook and Instagram regarding the workshops and online survey. 
  • Videos posted to YouTube and linked in the SCS survey explaining the scenarios.
  • RTP/SCS handout developed in English and Spanish distributed at each workshop and posted online with detailed indicator definitions, reporting data and other explanations. 
  • Constant Contact emails sent to 4,500 email addresses. 
  • Staff worked with each host city to invite community members to attend meetings.

SCS scenario indicator data results were depicted in various graphic forms for scenario reporting. 

Staff will provide a summary of the feedback from the public about the three SCS scenarios.

Action: Information and discussion. The Committee may provide additional direction at its discretion.

Preferred SCS Scenario Selection (Kristine Cai) [APPROVE]

Summary: Following presentations of the scenario performance and public feedback, further discussion about the SCS scenarios is welcome.

Action: Staff and the RTP Roundtable request that the TTC/PAC recommend to the Policy Board that scenario B be selected as the preferred scenario for the 2022 Regional Transportation Plan/Sustainable Communities Strategy.

Measure C Renewal Update (Tony Boren) [INFORMATION]

Summary: Staff will provide a short update on the Measure C renewal process and timeline.

Action: Information and discussion. The Committee may provide additional direction at its discretion.

State Route 41 Elkhorn to Excelsior Project (Tony Boren) [INFORMATION]

Summary: Staff will provide a short update on the status of the State Route 41 Elkhorn to Excelsior gap closure project.

Action: Information and discussion.  The Committee may provide additional direction at its discretion.


Items from Staff

Items from Members


Public Presentations

This portion of the meeting is reserved for persons wishing to address the Committee on items within its jurisdiction but not on this agenda.  Note:  Prior to action by the Committee on any item on this agenda, the public may comment on that item.  Unscheduled comments may be limited to three minutes.

JOINT Transportation Technical/Policy Advisory Committee

Caltrans Report (Caltrans) [INFORMATION]