September 28th, 2023 at 10:00 AM

Minutes | Regular Meeting




September 28, 2023


            Phillip Ramirez                         City of Brawley

            Jeorge Galvan                           City of Calipatria

            Lily Falomir                             City of Calexico

            Andrea Montano                       City of El Centro

            Adriana Anguis                         City of Holtville

            Jesus Villegas                           City of Imperial

            Veronica Atondo                       County of Imperial

            Ramiro Barajas                         City of Westmorland



            David Aguirre                           ICTC   

            Marlene Flores                          ICTC

            Gustavo Gomez                        ICTC

            Angela Delgadillo                     ICTC

            Juan Manuel Cabrera                 City of Brawley

            Edgar Self                                City of Calipatria

            Abraham Campos                     City of El Centro

            Felix De Leon                           City of El Centro

            Liz Zarate                                 City of El Centro

            Andres Miramontes                   City of El Centro

            Angel Hernandez                      City of El Centro

            Ismael Garcia                            County of Imperial

            Adolfo Garcia                           County of Imperial

            Ismael Gomez                           IID

            Manuel Ortiz                            IID

            Alejandro Lopez Rangel            Caltrans

            Farshid Fani                              Caltrans

            Byran Ott                                 Caltrans

            Nick Ventrilla                           Caltrans

            Kevin Hovey                            Caltrans

            Maria Ibarra                              Caltrans

            David Salgado                          SCAG

            Jessica Reyes Juarez                  SCAG

            Elizabeth Carvajal                     SCAG

            Alisha James                            SCAG

            Luis Wong                               ICOE

            Alan Molina                             The Holt Group


1.       The meeting was called to order at 10:03 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 August 24, 2023 (Anguis/Montano) Motion Carried.


3.       Regional Utilities Supporting Housing (RUSH) Pilot Program Call for Applications     

(Presented by Elizabeth Carvajal, Deputy Director, Planning &

Jessica Reyes Juarez, Associate Regional Planner, SCAG) 

·         A brief presentation was given on the RUSH pilot program and provided information on the RUSH Capital & Planning Program Applications

·         Programs to Accelerate Transformative Housing (PATH) Program Guidelines were provided.

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

a.       Transit Planning Updates

b.    Transportation Planning Updates 

·         FY 22/23 & FY 23/24 Federal/ State Funded Project Obligation List:

-          The group provided an update on each project.

·         Long-Range Transportation Plan Draft Review:

·         The completed draft LRTP public review and comments period ended on September 6, 2023. 

·         It is anticipated that the document adoption will be in the October/November timeframe. 

·         To access the completed documents and draft project listing, please visit the project website located at

5.       Caltrans Updates / Announcements:

(Presented by: Alejandro Lopez & Ben Guerrero)

-          Ben Guerrero,, is the Point of Contact and area Engineer for Imperial County, Calipatria, ICTC, & Westmorland.

-          Alejandro Lopez Rangel,, is the Point of Contact and area Engineer for Brawley, Calexico, El Centro, Imperial, & Holtville. 

-          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. Please use the file from this link


-          Friday, October 6, 2023, is the final deadline (for that December 6-7, 2023, CTC meeting).

-          Projects with Lapsing Project End Dates (PED) Project phases must be complete or approved for time extensions during the specified and agreed-upon timeframe to avoid de-obligation of funds.

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

-           2025 Active Transportation Program (Cycle 7):

-          September 28, 2023 – USDOT Deadline for Rural and Tribal Assistance 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)


6.       SCAG Updates / Announcements:

(Presented by: David Salgado)

-          The CMAQ/RSTP corrective action item was approved as part of the June 2023 Transportation Community.

-          Upcoming new call for projects combining CMAQ/STBG and the Carbon Reduction Program (CRP) in 2024. ICTC is currently working with SCAG on guidelines and upcoming schedule for the Call for Nominations. 

-          There is a conceptual schedule that is being outlined by SCAG, as soon as the guidelines and schedule are out, ICTC will provide more information. 

-          Local Agencies if you have any projects in mind, let's start working together to get this project ready for the Call for nominations. 


7.       Cities and County Planning / Public Works Updates:

·         Each jurisdiction gave its update.


8.       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.