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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.

The Notice of Preparation (NOP) for an Environmental Impact Report (EIR) was released on January 4, 2022. The NOP is now available for comment until February 3, 2022. A link to this document is provided below:

Notice of Preparation for an Environmental Impact Report (EIR)

A Virtual EIR Scoping Meeting will be held Thursday, January 13, 2022, from 12:00 pm to 1:00 pm. The meeting information can be found below:

    Via Zoom: Zoom Meeting
    • Meeting ID: 879 3381 1185
    • Passcode: 551167

To stay informed on the RTP update please visit the project website at, where you will find information on public outreach meetings and more!

RTP Documents

Previous RTP Documents

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