Statewide Transit Strategic Plan

About the Project

The Caltrans Division of Rail and Mass Transportation is developing the 2017 Statewide Transit Strategic Plan in conjunction with the UCLA Institute of Transportation Studies. Public transit in California is at a critical juncture as the state aims to reduce greenhouse gas emissions by 40% between 2030 in accordance with Senate Bill 32 (2016)and meet other state legislative and planning goals as technology-enabled innovative mobility bring change to the transportation system. Transit in California also operates amid an expanding landscape of personal mobility choices. The advent of Transportation Network Companies, not foreseen in the previous plan, brings new challenges and opportunities for transit in California. Additionally, an updated business plan for California High Speed Rail provides new information on a substantial statewide investment in intercity mobility that requires robust intracity transit connections. This 5-year update to the 2012 Statewide Transit Strategic Plan allows the state to prepare for the integration of urban and regional transit systems with the California High Speed Rail project.

The California Statewide Transit Strategic Plan is one of the modal plans under the umbrella of the California Transportation Plan 2040. The Statewide Transit Strategic Plan will highlight a sustainable transportation system that supports the outcomes of the California Transportation Plan, the California State Rail Plan, and the California State Bike and Pedestrian Plan. For more information on these planning efforts, please visit the following websites:

Project Timeline/Milestones

To better coordinate with other statewide planning efforts, our timeline for releasing a draft Statewide Transit Strategic Plan is being reviewed. We will provide you with further information and a more defined delivery plan in the coming weeks. Please check back for updates.

Milestone Date
Project Kick-off Meeting August 2016
Advisory Committee Meetings Quarterly (September 2016 – November 2017)
Executive Committee Meetings December 2016 & June 2017
Stakeholder Workshops (2) March – April 2017
Draft Baselines Report December 2016
Final Baselines Report February 2017
Draft Statewide Transit Strategic Plan Spring 2018
Final Statewide Transit Strategic Plan Spring 2018

2017 STSP Workshop Information

The California Department of Transportation Division of Rail and Mass Transportation, along with the UCLA Institute of Transportation Studies, invites you to participate in one of our STSP workshops. These workshops are designed to provide participants with an overview of the STSP and engage with our team to provide your views and opinions on how the state can strengthen its role in promoting transit services.

STSP Workshop Flyer(PDF)

Date Time Location Agenda
May 10, 2017 2:00 - 4:00 PM
  • MTC
  • 375 Beale Street
  • San Francisco, CA 94105
May 10, 2017 Workshop Agenda (PDF)
May 24, 2017 11:00 AM - 2:00 PM
  • OCTA
  • 550 S. Main Street
  • Orange, CA 92868
May 24, 2017 Agenda(PDF)
May 31, 2017 11:00 AM - 2:00 PM
  • Caltrans District 6
  • 2015 E. Shields Ave.
  • Fresno, CA 93728
May 31, 2017 Agenda (PDF)
June 7, 2017 10:30 AM - 12:00 PM
  • Webinar/Teleconference

Advisory Committee Information

Statewide Transit Strategic Plan Charter(DOCX)