SBCTA currently collaborates with the Southern California Association of Governments (SCAG) on a broad range of transportation and sustainability initiatives. As part of these collaborative efforts, SBCTA was directly involved in the development of the 2016-2040 Regional Transportation Plan/Sustainable Communities Strategy (RTP/SCS).
While SCAG develops the RTP/SCS, the land use and transportation changes within it are largely driven by the respective actions of local governments, transit agencies, Caltrans, and County Transportation Commissions. It is therefore critical that SBCTA be engaged in the implementation of the Plan in order for its benefits to be realized. In addition, progress toward the implementation of the RTP/SCS needs to be reflected in each subsequent RTP/SCS cycle.
Ultimately, the RTP provides a vision for transportation investments throughout the region. Using growth forecasts and economic trends that project out over a 25-year period, the RTP considers the role of transportation in the broader context of economic, environmental, and quality-of-life goals for the future, identifying regional transportation strategies to address our mobility needs. SCAG requested that County Transportation Commissions submit their lists of transportation projects by November 1, 2018. SBCTA staff has worked with the jurisdictions within the county on revisions, additions, and deletions to this list and has submitted those to SCAG.
To view the staff report to the Board of Directors that includes a list of the projects under consideration visit the January Board of Directors Meeting Agenda Item.