2019 RTP

Public review draft now available! Read more about the 2019 RTP below and scroll down for links to public review draft chapters.

A Regional Transportation Plan (RTP) is a long-term blueprint of a region’s transportation system. RTPs are required every four years and are plans for 20+ years into the future. The plan identifies and analyzes transportation needs of the metropolitan region and creates a framework for project priorities. As the Metropolitan Planning Organization (MPO) for the region, SLOCOG represents and works with the County of San Luis Obispo, as well as, the cities of Arroyo Grande, Atascadero, Grover Beach, Morro Bay, Paso Robles, Pismo Beach and San Luis Obispo as the lead agency in facilitating the development of the RTP. 

The 2019 RTP, which is scheduled for adoption in June 2019 and includes the region's Sustainable Communities' Strategy, will outline how the region will meet or exceed its GHG reduction targets by creating more compact, walkable, bike-friendly, transit-oriented communities, preserving important habitat and agricultural areas, and promoting a variety of transportation demand management and system management tools and techniques to maximize the efficiency of the transportation network. SLOCOG is embarking on a program to involve the public in the development of its long-range transportation plan. This RTP planning process will engage a broad and diverse cross-section of the San Luis Obispo region in the development of the plan. Obtaining this input is critical to creating a plan that reflects the varied needs and interests of San Luis Obispo County’s residents and businesses.

Check out our explainer videos to learn more about the RTP and Sustainable Communities Strategy (SCS) below!

The public is encouraged to regularly check this page for updates on the 2019 RTP planning process. For specific questions regarding this process, please contact the 2019 RTP project manager, James Worthley, SLOCOG Planning Director, at 805-788-2002 or jworthley@slocog.org

2019 RTP Public Review Draft - Now Available!

Public review drafts of the RTP chapters below will be available from February 14th, 2019 through April 11th, 2019 for a 55-day public review and comment period. Please click the links to the numbered chapters and appendices below to review. 

Copies of these documents are also available for review during the comment period at the SLOCOG office and local libraries (San Luis Obispo, Arroyo Grande, Atascadero, Morro Bay, Paso Robles). All written comments should be submitted to the San Luis Obispo Council of Governments (SLOCOG), 1114 Marsh Street, San Luis Obispo, CA 93401 before 5:00 P.M. April 6, 2019. 

If you need more information about this project, please contact James Worthley at 805-788-2002 or e-mail jworthley@slocog.org

Click below to review!

1.   Executive Summary
2.   Introduction and Setting
3.   Goals and Policies
4.   Regional Planning Approach
5.   Measuring Performance
6.   Financial Element
7.   Action Element Overview
8.   Maximizing System Efficiency
9.   Highways, Streets and Roads
10. Active Transporation
11. Public Transporation
12. Rail, Freight, Aviation and Harbors
13. Sustainable Communities Strategy (SCS)
*** Appendices A-F

Review/Comment and Adoption Schedule

  • Public review and comment (online): February 14 - April 11, 2019

  • Public hearings and opportunity for in-person comments: March 6, 2019 (Regular SLOCOG Board meeting beginning at 8:30 A.M. at the County Government Center, San Luis Obispo) and on April 3, 2019 (SLOCOG Board meeting beginning at 8:30 A.M. at Atascadero City Hall). For agenda information please view the Board Agendas page.

  • Comments due: before 5:00 P.M. April 6, 2019

  • Final adoption: The SLOCOG Board of Directors will consider the adoption of the 2019 RTP and SCS, PEIR, and Conformity Analysis at 8:30 A.M. June 5, 2019.


2019 Program Environmental Impact Report (PEIR)

The San Luis Obispo Council of Governments (SLOCOG) is the Lead Agency preparing a Program Environmental Impact Report (PEIR) for the 2019 RTP-SCS. A 45-day public review and comment period for the draft PEIR will begin soon and conclude on, or after, April 11, 2019. 


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