October 26th, 2023 at 10:00 AM

Minutes | Regular Meeting




October 26, 2023


            Phillip Ramirez                         City of Brawley

            Alan Molina                             The Holt Group

            Lily Falomir                             City of Calexico

            Abraham Campos                     City of El Centro

            Adriana Anguis                         City of Holtville

            Jesus Villegas                           City of Imperial

            Veronica Atondo                       County of Imperial

            Manuel Ortiz                            IID



            David Aguirre                           ICTC   

            Cristi Lerma                             ICTC

            Angela Delgadillo                     ICTC

            Juan Manuel Cabrera                 City of Brawley

            Liz Zarate                                 City of El Centro

            Andres Miramontes                   City of El Centro

            Angel Hernandez                      City of El Centro

            Yvonne Cordero                        City of Imperial

            Ismael Garcia                            County of Imperial

            Alejandro Lopez Rangel            Caltrans

            Byran Ott                                 Caltrans

            Ben Guerrero                            Caltrans

            Liliana Silveria                         Caltrans

            David Salgado                          SCAG

            Luis Wong                               ICOE

            Erica Garcia                              The Holt Group


1.       The meeting was called to order at 10:04 a.m. A quorum was present, and introductions were made. There were no public comments made.


2.       A motion was made to adopt the minutes for September 28, 2023 (Anguis/Ramirez) Motion Carried.


3.       ICTC Updates / Announcements                                                                                                   (Presented by ICTC Staff)

a.       Transit Planning Updates

·         Mobility 21 Summit – September 29, 2023: The Mobility 21 Summit was held on September 29, 2023, at the Disneyland Hotel. Chairman Mike Goodsell participated in the Chair’s Roundtable breakout session, along with other Southern California transportation leaders, to discuss challenges and solutions transportation agencies have faced post-pandemic in a Q&A format. Thank you, Chair Mike Goodsell, for your participation.

·         IVT Ride Potential Service Modifications: Due to the continuing decline in ridership on all IVT Ride services, staff are exploring the possibility of modifying the service to provide trips to the public but still provide priority to the senior population. The possible modification would enable the service to capture additional passengers and implement a micro transit-like service in various communities. The possible modification would also require financial investment in technology and the development of a passenger web and mobile application.

b.    Transportation Planning Updates 

                                    DRAFT Long-Range Transportation Public Review:

·         The draft LRTP is currently under review and was presented to TAC and the Steering Committee at the end of August. The completed draft LRTP public review and comments period ended on September 6, 2023. The Final Draft LRTP has been released for public review prior to final development. It is anticipated that the document adoption will be in the of November timeframe. To access the completed documents and draft project listing, please visit the project website located at https://ictc-lrtp2023.org/new-page-2

                                    CMAQ/STBG & CRP Funding Discussion:

·         The CMAQ/STBG & CRP call starts in January and closes in June.

·         The updated guidelines will be shared soon.

·         For any questions, please contact David Aguirre at davidaguirre@imperialctc.org


4.       Caltrans Updates / Announcements:

(Presented by: Alejandro Lopez, Bryan Ott & Ben Guerrero)

-          The Inactive project list was updated August 29, 2023. Action is required by the City of Calexico and the County of Imperial.

-          The new invoice Form 5A form was updated as of September 2023.

-          November 2, 2023 (8:30 – 11:30) – “Local Assistance Day” Quarterly Webinar: Registration and further details are available through this link here –csulb.zoom.us/webinar/register/WNnkSDTnGRuWHCHyhK2Ycqw#/registration

-          Wednesday, November 22, 2023, is the final deadline (for that January 25-26, 2024, CTC meeting).

-          On October 1, 2023 the list of active Project End Dates (PED) was updated.

-          Complete PED list – https://dot.ca.gov/programs/local-assistance/projects/projects-with-expiring-end-dates

-          2025 Active Transportation Program (Cycle 7): Further details are available at this link – https://catc.ca.gov/programs/active-transportation-program

-          November 6, 2023 – Deadline for Nationally Significant Federal Lands and Tribal Projects Program

-          Disadvantaged Business Enterprise (DBE) Goal and Methodology Updates (Office Bulletin #23-01)

-          Cooperative Training Assistance Program (CTAP) – New Learning Opportunities! (“live” & virtual): Schedule is available here – https://ca-ctap.org/?pid=1609 Recordings of several trainings are online.

-          Each jurisdiction gave an update on their projects to Caltrans.


5.       SCAG Updates / Announcements:

(Presented by: David Salgado)\

-          SCAG’s 14th Annual Southern California Economic Summit will be held on Thursday, December 7th, 8 A.M. – 2 P.M. at SHERATON GRAND LOS ANGELES. Learn more and register to attend at scag.ca.gov/economicsummit.

-          Regional Council Approves RHNA Reform Recommendations. For more information on SCAG’s RHNA program, visit scag.ca.gov/rhna.

-          The Regional Utilities Supporting Housing (RUSH) Grant Opportunity is now open through November 6. Only $35 million is available so it is asked to be strategic with your asks.


6.       Cities and County Planning / Public Works Updates:

·         Each jurisdiction gave its update.


7.       General Discussion / New Business

No new business was discussed.


Next TAC meeting will be on October 26, 2023, via Zoom for the public and in person at the ICTC offices.


Meeting adjourned at 11:47 a.m.