Saturday, March 12, 2016

Caltrans Seeking Comments for California Transportation Plan


The Califonria Department of Transportation ("Caltrans") is seeking public comments on California Transportation Plan 2040 ("CTP") - California long-term mobility plan.

“The public can play a key role in the long-term vision we are creating for California’s transportation system,” stated Malcolm Dougherty, Caltrans' Director. “Our population is growing, the way we live and move is changing, our transportation system needs evolving, and therefore our game plan needs to be forward-thinking.”

One of the major goals of CTP is reducing the state’s greenhouse gas emissions to 80 percent below the 1990 levels by the year 2050.  According to Caltrans, they “seeks public input to help ensure the CTP 2040 is fully consistent with the department’s mission of delivering a low-carbon transportation system capable of meeting our goals of mobility, safety and sustainability.”  The strategies to reduce greenhouse gas emissions include “demand management” strategies, such as promoting telecommuting and increasing the number of carpoolers and commuters involved in car sharing.  CTP also calls for “mode shift“ concepts aimed at converting people to transit options.  The full draft plan can be found here, and comments can be submitted online, or via email to <ctp2040@dot.ca.gov>. 

Other documents and media, such as workshop reports and public and Tribal webinars, can also be found on CTP's website.

Written correspondence regarding the CTP can be sent to: California Department of Transportation, Division of Transportation Planning, Office of State Planning, 1120 N Street, MS 32, Sacramento, California 95814.

March 29 will be the deadline for all public comments on the draft CTP.

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