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In August 2017, SmithJohnsonResearch conducted a comprehensive countywide public opinion survey sampling one thousand five hundred ninety (1,590) Orange County residents. The results from the survey supported several important findings including:

The South County Traffic Relief Initial Screening (SCTRIS) was prepared to document an initial evaluation of numerous transportation ideas aimed at providing substantial relief to the South County Mobility Problem. Based on the mobility analysis, the seven (7) ideas proposed for advancement provide substantial traffic congestion relief.  Substantial relief is defined as mobility improvements that are significant relative to all ideas studied.

2015

Community Ascertainment Study

Recommended framework for collaboration process

2016

Initial Public Input

South OC Mobility Working Group Affirmed and wrote the problem definition Contributed multiple traffic congestion relief ideas now under consideration Review agendas prior to the public forums Include elected officials from the County of Orange, Dana Point, Mission Viejo, RSM, San Clemente and San Juan Capistrano

2016

Initial Public Input

Public Forum 1- 200 participants Demographics, traffic modelling, current transportation planning update/14 separate traffic congestion relief ideas submitted by the public

2016

Initial Public Input

Public Forum II- 300 Participants Public Reviewed $ commented on the 14 previously submitted traffic congestion relief ideas

2017-June 2018*

Begin Project Initiation Process

Develop Project Initiation Document Continue Public Outreach Public Forum II-explain environmental lawsuit resolution / discuss next steps.

July 2018-Nov. 2018*

Begin EIR/EIS

Scoping

2018-2019

Prepare

Technical Studies

2020*

Draft EIR/EIS

2020*

Final EIR/EIS

2021*

Record of Decision

*Opportunity for future public input

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