California Department of Transportation

Regional Transportation Plan Liaison Branch

2016 RTP Guidelines Update

The Regional Transportation Plan (RTP) Guidelines are undergoing an update process that is scheduled to occur from July through December 2016.  The California Transportation Commission (CTC) anticipates consideration of the Final RTP Guidelines later this calendar year.  Below is a detailed timeline for the update process. 


The RTP Guidelines are being updated in tandem with the development of the California Transportation Plan Guidelines.  Click here for information about the CTP Guidelines process.


Interested RTP Workgroup participants whom would like to partake in the RTP Guidelines update process should submit an email to: RTP.Guidelines.Update@dot.ca.gov. The email should state the workgroup of interest, listed below by topical area:

  • Public Health, Equity and Active Transportation
  • Sustainable Community Strategy/Alternative Planning Strategy
  • Environmental Considerations
  • Modeling
  • Freight
  • Performance Measures & State and Federal Regulations
  • Other policy areas as needed

RTP Workgroups met during the months of July and August.  Initial workgroup meetings were held on July 13-14 in Sacramento and on August 11th in Los Angeles (details below). Workgroups will meet again after release of the second draft, anticipated in September, for further resolution of any comments/revisions for the RTP Guidelines. 

 

Draft 2016 RTP Guidelines

September Draft 2016 MPO RTP Guidelines

  • The second public comment period for the Draft MPO RTP Guidelines is from Wednesday, September 21, 2016 to Friday, October 14,2016, 5:00PM PST.
  • Comment Form
  • Click here for Log of Comments Received and Staff Responses for Chapters 1, 2, 4, 5, and 6.

July Draft 2016 MPO RTP Guidelines

September Draft 2016 RTPA RTP Guidelines

  • The second public comment period for the Draft RTPA RTP Guidelines is from Thursday, September 29, 2016 to Friday, October 21,2016, 5:00PM PST.
  • Comment Form
  • Click here for Log of Comments Received and Staff Responses for Chapters 1, 2, 4, 5, and 6.

July Draft 2016 RTPA RTP Guidelines


Estimated 2016 RTP Guidelines Update Timeline

  • June 30 – RTP/CTP Guidelines Kickoff Meeting in Sacramento (Click here for more information)
  • July 6 – Release the 1st draft of the MPO RTP Guidelines for public review until August 5

  • July 13-14 – Workgroups meetings
  • July 18 – Release 1st draft of the RTPA RTP Guidelines for public review until August 19
  • August 11 – Workgroup Meeting
  • September 21 – Release the 2nd draft of the MPO RTP Guidelines for for public review until October 14
  • October 6-7 – Workgroup Meetings
    • Location: Caltrans Building, 1120 N Street, Basement Boardroom
    • Time: 9:30 AM to 4:00 PM
    • Call-in information: Dial – 1-877-411-9748 Passcode – 5283660
    • Agenda: Overview of the workgroup process; Discussion on Chapter 1-3 of the RTP Guidelines for MPOs and RTPAs
  • October 12-13 – Workgroup Meetings
    • Location: Caltrans Building, 1500 5th Street, Lassen Room
    • Time: 9:30 AM to 4:00 PM
  • October 26 – Workgroup Meeting
    • Location: Caltrans Building, 1500 5th Street, Lassen Room
    • Time: 1:00 PM to 4:30 PM
  • October 27 – Workgroup Meeting
    • Location: Caltrans Building, 1500 5th Street, Lassen Room
    • Time: 9:30 AM to 4:00 PM
  • November 2-3 – Workgroup Meetings
    • Location: Caltrans Building, 1500 5th Street, Lassen Room
    • Time: 9:30 AM to 4:00 PM
  • November – Caltrans finalizes RTP Guidelines
  • December or January – CTC considers final 2016 RTP Guidelines for adoption


RTP Guidelines & Handbook


RTP Products & Reports


Draft RTP and EIR Circulation Contacts

Draft RTP Review Circulation Contacts:

Division of Aeronautics, Attn: Ron Bolyard, Office of Aviation Planning

Division of Transportation Planning

Draft Environmental Document Circulation Contacts:

  • Division of Transportation Planning
  • Division of Environmental Analysis, Attn: Gina Moran, Office of Environmental Management
  • High Speed Rail Authority, Attn: John Mason


Staff Contacts