2019 RTP

Public review draft now available! Read more about the 2019 Regional Transportation Plan (RTP) below and scroll down for links to public review draft chapters. Environmental Impact Report (EIR) is also available now.

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!

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!

The 55-day public review and comment period began February 14, 2019 and has been extended to April 22, 2019 for the RTP, SCS, and Conformity Analysis. These documents are available below. Hard copies are also available at the SLOCOG office and local libraries (San Luis Obispo, Arroyo Grande, Atascadero, Morro Bay, Paso Robles).

To comment on the Draft 2019 RTP:

  • Click the links to the numbered chapters and appendices below to review. OR download the full document here.

  • Email your comments, with references to corresponding RTP chapters and page numbers, to RTP@slocog.org. Also include your name and agency/organization you are representing (if applicable).

You may also submit comments by phone at 805-781-4219; in writing to San Luis Obispo Council of Governments (SLOCOG), 1114 Marsh St., San Luis Obispo, CA 93401; or in-person during public hearings (see Comment and Adoption Schedule below). All comments must be received by SLOCOG before 5:00 P.M. April 22, 2019. 

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

Environmental Impact Report (EIR) - Now Available! 

The San Luis Obispo Council of Governments (SLOCOG) is the Lead Agency preparing a Environmental Impact Report (EIR) for the 2019 RTP-SCS. A 45-day public review and comment period for the EIR began on March 5, 2019 and ends on April 22, 2019. This document is available below. Hard copies are also available at the SLOCOG office and local libraries (San Luis Obispo, Arroyo Grande, Atascadero, Morro Bay, Paso Robles). For specific questions regarding the EIR, please call 805-781-4219 or email EIR@slocog.org.

To comment on the EIR:

  • Click to review the full EIR document.

  • Email your comments, with references to corresponding page numbers, to EIR@slocog.org. Also include your name and agency/organization you are representing (if applicable).

You may also submit comments by phone at 805-781-4219; in writing to San Luis Obispo Council of Governments (SLOCOG), 1114 Marsh St., San Luis Obispo, CA 93401; or in-person during public hearings (see Comment and Adoption Schedule below). All comments must be received by SLOCOG before 5:00 P.M. April 22, 2019.

Related documents:

2019 RTP and EIR Review/Comment and Adoption Schedule
  • Public review and comment: through April 22, 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 22, 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.


Public Engagement

2019 Outreach

Throughout March and April of 2019, SLOCOG staff is presenting information about the DRAFT 2019 RTP and the public’s ability to respond to the document during the public comment period. Staff is sharing this information at City Council meetings and Community Advisory Council (CAC) meetings in the following locations: 

City Council Meetings

  • Arroyo Grande

  • Atascadero

  • Grover Beach

  • Morro Bay

  • Paso Robles

  • Pismo Beach

  • San Luis Obispo

Community Advisory Councils (CACs)

  • Avila Valley Advisory Council

  • Cayucos Citizens Advisory Council

  • Creston Advisory Body

  • North Coast Advisory Council

  • Oceano Advisory Committee

  • Santa Margarita Area Advisory Council

  • South County Advisory Council

  • Templeton Area Advisory Group


Staff Reports

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