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Modesto, CA 95354
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Phone: (209) 525-4600
Fax: (209) 558-7833

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Regional Transportation Plan (RTP)

The Regional Transportation Plan (RTP) is the region's blueprint for future transportation improvements and investments based on specific transportation goals and objectives defined by StanCOG, the public and elected officials. The RTP is a 25 year planning tool prepared by the Metropolitan Planning Organization (MPO) to encourage and promote the safe and efficient management, operation and development of a regional intermodal transportation system that will serve the mobility needs of goods and people. The RTP covers all modes of a complete transportation system, including roadways, transit, bicycle/pedestrian improvements and aviation.

Transportation helps shape an area's economic health and quality of life; it influences the pattern of growth and economic activity through accessibility to land. Transportation also affects other public policy issues, like air quality, affordable housing, jobs/housing balance, and safety among many others. Transportation planning recognizes the critical links between transportation and other societal goals. The RTP process is more than merely listing highway and transit projects; it requires developing strategies for operating, managing, maintaining and financing the region's transportation system in such a way as to advance the region's long-term goals.

As the Metropolitan Planning Organization (MPO) and Regional Transportation Planning Agency (RTPA) for the Stanislaus region, StanCOG updates the RTP every four years. StanCOG is currently in the process of developing the 2022 RTP/SCS.

On June 8, 2022, StanCOG released the 2022 Regional Transportation Plan/Sustainable Communities Strategy (RTP/SCS) for a 55-day public review and comment period. On June 10, 2022, the Draft Environmental Impact Report (EIR) prepared for the 2022 RTP/SCS will be released for a 45-day public review and comment period. The Notice of Availability is now available for their respective 55-day and 45‐day public review/comment periods via the following link: Notice of Availability

Below are each document’s review and comment periods:

  • The Draft 2022 RTP/SCS is available for public review from June 8, 2022, to 5 PM on August 2, 2022; and
  • The Draft EIR is available for public review from June 10, 2022, to 5 PM on July 25, 2022.

Written comments may be submitted to StanCOG at:

    StanCOG, 1111 I St. Suite 308
    Modesto, CA 95354
    Attn: Emma Goldsmith
    or sent via email to the following address: gro.gocnats@htimsdloge

StanCOG will hold two public hearings on the Draft 2022 RTP/SCS and EIR on the following dates:

For more information, visit

RTP Documents

Previous RTP Documents

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