2023 Regional Transportation Plan (RTP)

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The San Luis Obispo Council of Governments (SLOCOG) is developing the 2023 Regional Transportation Plan (RTP), which will provide a vision for future growth and development of the SLO region through the year 2045. 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 2023 RTP shall contain an integrated set of goals, policy objectives, action strategies, and investments to maintain, manage, and improve the transportation system in the San Luis Obispo region to year 2045. The 2023 RTP accentuates a coordinated approach to improve the effectiveness of transportation decision-making across all levels involved: state and federal, regional, local cities and county, providers, and neighboring agencies.

Vision and Goals

In February 2021, the SLOCOG Board adopted the RTP's Vision:

  • A fully integrated, intermodal, transportation system that facilitates the safe and efficient movement of people, goods, and information within and through the region.

Additionally, the Board adopted the following Goals:

  • Infrastructure: Maintain and improve the effectiveness of the existing transportation system.

  • Mobility: Improve intermodal mobility and accessibility for all people.

  • Economy: Support a vibrant, resilient economy. 

  • Safety: Improve public safety and security. 

  • Healthy Communities: Foster liveable and healthy communities and promote equity.

  • Environment: Protect and enhance the environment.

  • Fiscal Responsibility: Practice financial stewardship.

RTP Steering Committee

An ad hoc committee was formed to guide the 2023 RTP and includes participants that meet Senate Bill(SB) 375 stakeholder category requirements to participate. The committee is comprised of representatives from the business, tourism, housing, economic development, multi-modal, environment, and agriculture sectors. It further serves to engage a broad cross-section of participants that may not typically engage in transportation planning activities. Meetings address various topics and sections of the plan at key milestones during the process.

Meeting notes and materials are available here.  

Public Engagement

From February - August 2021, SLOCOG conducted five surveys on the following topics:

  • Commute and Travel

  • Transportation Funding and Investments

  • Housing and New Growth

  • Technology

  • Health and the Environment

Survey results can be found here.

Additional public engagement will be conducted in Fall/Winter 2021. Visit our Engage page to learn more.

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