California Transportation Plan (CTP) 2050

California Transportation Plan 2050 LogoThe California Transportation Plan (CTP) 2050 is the state's long-range transportation plan that establishes an aspirational vision that articulates strategic goals, policies, and recommendations to improve multimodal mobility and accessibility while reducing greenhouse gas emissions.

Purpose and Objectives

Why is the CTP important to California residents?

The purpose of the plan is to present innovative, sustainable, and integrated multimodal mobility solutions. These will help guide the planning and implementation of a low-carbon transportation system that fosters economic vitality, protects the environment and natural resources, and promotes health and well-being equitably for all Californians. The CTP 2050 update will focus on meeting current and emerging trends and challenges affecting transportation, including economic and job growth, air quality and climate impacts, new technologies, freight movement, transportation funding, and public health. An ambitious plan will aim to address many objectives, such as:

  • Improve travel times and ease traffic congestion
  • Increase safety and security on bridges, highways, and roads
  • Foster healthy lifestyles through active transportation
  • Expand economic opportunities through the movement of people, freight, services, and information
  • Create a low-carbon transportation system that protects human and environmental health

The CTP Process and Timeline

  • 2018 Vision Development
           Public & Stakeholder Engagement, Tribal Listening Sessions, Future of Mobility White Paper
  • 2019 Analysis
           Transportation Scenario Development, Economic & Transportation Modeling, Technical Reviews
  • 2020 Publication
           Public Workshop Report, Implementation Plan, Final Plan
  • 2021 Implementation 
           Implement CTP Strategies & Recommendations