State Planning, Equity, and Engagement
The Office of State Planning, Equity, & Engagement (OSPEE) provides a framework and collaborative process to understand and shape the future of the transportation system in California and lead the Department in long-range planning statewide in coordination with internal and external stakeholders. The effort is to explore California’s future of mobility and advance innovative solutions in the context of broader economic, demographic, environmental, technological, and equitable issues. OSPEE strives to create a blueprint that helps plan for a sustainable, climate resilient multimodal transportation system.
OSPEE consists of two branches that coordinate and collaborate with various stakeholders and Caltrans’ Districts and Division to produce comprehensive studies, guidelines, and develop the California Transportation Plan (CTP).
See below for more information on the major office deliverables, policies, and guidance that are used and or developed throughout phases of the long range planning and engagement process.
Our office is primarily responsible long range transportation planning within our Division of Transportation Planning (DOTP).
Below are the list of major office deliverables and plans that play an integral part of our office's daily tasks:
The California Transportation Plan (CTP) provides a common framework for guiding transportation decisions and investments by all levels of government and the private sector.
The PPP for the CTP and Federal Statewide Transportation Improvement Program (FSTIP) supports Caltrans mission to involve stakeholders and the public in transportation decision making and responds to federal and state laws and regulations that emphasize public engagement. The PPP describes Caltrans' strategies and techniques to inform and engage stakeholders and the public in transportation planning and programming with the purpose of maximizing participation and effectiveness.
The objective of the Future of Mobility White Paper was to explore applications of emerging technologies that provide innovative and transformative solutions for California’s transportation system. Outcomes as described by the study would be applied the technological, social, economic, and environmental change discussed with the CTP 2050.
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Federal law and state statute require the development and preparation of a state transportation plan which must be updated every five years.
The following list is an overview of policies, directives, and guidance that streamline the long range planning process and development for future iterations of the CTP:
OSPEE is responsible on behalf of Caltrans to prepare the CTP Guidelines in cooperation with the California Transportation Commission (CTC). The document is intended to identify statutory requirements and inform the development of the plan by advising study areas for analysis and evaluation to ensure the CTP provides long-term, inclusive planning policy for the State’s transportation system.
Requires the California Department of Transportation to update the CTP every five years while showing how the State will achieve the statewide GHG reduction to meet the goals of AB 32 and EO S-3-05.
District collaboration and public engagement are crucial to the long range planning process.
Below are a list of tools that are used to guide the development processes of the CTP and enrich the public engagement processes for the entire division:
- California Healthy Place Index
- CalEnviroScreen 4.0
- Air Resource Board (ARB) Vision 2.1 Scenario Modeling System
State Planning, Equity, & Engagement Office
Gabriel Corley, Office Chief, State Planning, Equity, & Engagement
Long Range Policy Planning Branch
John Thurston, Branch Chief, Long Range Policy Planning
Eric Gudz, Program Manager, Research & Policy Analysis Program Manager
Trung Vu, Program Manager, CTP Program Manager
Equity, Engagement, & Health Branch
Bruce Kemp, Branch Chief, Equity, Engagement, & Health