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Policies and Actions

What is the Policy Element?

The 2022 Regional Transportation Plan’s overarching goals and supporting policies will serve as the foundation for both short- and long-term planning. A required component of the Regional Transportation Plan, the Policy Element identifies regional needs, areas of regional consensus, and directs the courses of action that will provide an efficient, safe, and reliable multimodal transportation system.

The Draft Policy Element Outline was approved by the RTP Roundtable during their January 2021 meeting. The vision, overarching goals, and supporting policies included in the Draft Policy Element Outline will be incorporated in the Draft 2022 RTP/SCS, which will be released for public review and comments in the spring of 2022.

For the 2022 RTP/SCS, Fresno COG is proposing to develop a chapter combining the Policy Element and Action Element.

What is the Action Element?

The Action Element describes the programs and actions necessary to implement the RTP, including the SCS, and assigns implementation responsibilities.  The Actions are currently being developed and expected to be released for review in May or June of 2021.

For questions regarding policy development contact Meg Prince, Associate Regional Planner, at 

For questions regarding Action development contact Jennifer Soliz, Associate Regional Planner, at