Your Metropolitan and Regional Transportation Planning Organization

SCOG connects Skagit County’s leaders to build a stronger Skagit region and plan for future growth. As Skagit County’s federally- and state-designated transportation planning organization, SCOG coordinates decision making and policy development in transportation and regional growth management. The Regional Transportation Plan (RTP) is one of the planning products that SCOG develops and maintains with local, state, and Federal partners.

SCOG is a member organization of governments, including:

  • City of Anacortes
  • City of Burlington
  • City of Mount Vernon
  • City of Sedro-Woolley
  • Town of Concrete
  • Town of Hamilton
  • Town of La Conner
  • Town of Lyman
  • Samish Indian Nation
  • Swinomish Indian Tribal Community
  • Skagit County
  • Skagit Transit
  • Port of Anacortes
  • Port of Skagit
  • Skagit PUD

The Regional Transportation Plan

The Skagit 2045 Regional Transportation Plan is an opportunity for SCOG member agencies, the Skagit community, and partners to evaluate the expected future funding for transportation investments in the region, and to align planning and funding decisions to help meet our goals and priorities. The Plan looks at least 20 years into the future. It estimates how population and employment growth will create new demands on Skagit County’s transportation system, and how best to meet these needs.

The Regional Transportation Plan includes the transportation system within Skagit County, and includes all modes of transportation, ranging from active transportation options to ferries, transit, aviation, rail, and roadways. Current performance and usage of these travel modes is compared with the expected future demand for these services.

The Regional Transportation Plan works to bridge the gap between the statewide Washington Transportation Plan and the local transportation elements of city, town, and county Comprehensive Plans.

The Skagit 2040 Regional Transportation Plan

The current RTP, Skagit 2040, was adopted in 2016 and acts as a guiding document for regional transportation decisions within Skagit County. The Plan is available for download at SCOG’s website.

For other related plans and studies, visit the Resources page.