During the week of March 15, OCTA CEO Darrell Johnson participated in several meetings with transportation stakeholders and CEOs from throughout the Southern California region to discuss issues of mutual interest and concern.
At the Mobility 21 Board meeting, staff distributed a draft letter that will be sent to the California Transportation Commission (CTC) emphasizing the importance of protecting the intent of SB 1 in the CTC’s Draft Climate Action Plan for Transportation Infrastructure (CAPTI). SB1 is also known as the Road Repair and Accountability Act. On the federal side, the group discussed the American Rescue Plan Act of 2021 and how best to invest the nearly $2 billion that will be coming to the region. Mobility 21 will be reissuing an equity statement and prioritizing equity as one of the cornerstones of Mobility 21’s federal advocacy framework.
During the County Transportation Commission CEOs’/SCAG meeting, the group discussed the Coronavirus Response and Relief Supplemental Appropriations Act of 2021 (CRRSAA) which provides public transit formula operating and capital grants to prevent, prepare for and respond to COVID-19. The group expressed concern about the methodology being used by the Southern California Association of Governments (SCAG) regarding the distribution of CRRSAA funds.