2019 RTP

Read more about the 2019 Regional Transportation Plan (RTP)  and Environmental Impact Report (EIR) below.

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 was adopted by the SLOCOG Board in June 2019, includes the region's Sustainable Communities' Strategy and outlines 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 & system management tools and techniques to maximize the efficiency of the transportation network. The RTP planning process engaged a broad and diverse cross-section of the San Luis Obispo region's public in the development of the plan. Obtaining this input was 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

Final 2019 RTP

The draft 2019 RTP was noticed for and released on February 14th to allow public review and input over the required (minimum) 55-day period, which concluded on April 22nd.  March and April SLOCOG Board meetings provided an opportunity for the public to comment on the Plan; written comments were also welcomed. The final plan was adopted by the SLOCOG Board on June 5, 2019.

The full Final 2019 RTP document and associated materials may be accessed through the links below.

Download the full document here >>

Individual chapters and appendices may also be downloaded separately below.

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-H

Final Environmental Impact Report (EIR)

The 45-day public review and comment period for the EIR was closed on April 22, 2019. 

Download the Final EIR document >>

Related documents:

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

  • 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: April 22, 2019 - closed

  • Final adoption: The SLOCOG Board of Directors adopted the 2019 RTP and SCS, PEIR, and Conformity Analysis during a noticed public hearing on June 5, 2019.


Public Engagement

2019 Outreach

Throughout March and April of 2019, SLOCOG staff presented information about the DRAFT 2019 RTP and the public’s ability to respond to the document during the public comment period. Staff shared 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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