Early Adopters

These California jurisdictions have transitioned from a Level of Service (LOS) metric to a Vehicle Miles Traveled (VMT) metric within the California Environmental Quality Act’s (CEQA) transportation analysis.

·         City of Pasadena was the first to use a VMT metric within CEQA and has a VMT-based impact fee program  https://ww5.cityofpasadena.net/transportation/complete-streets/development-review/transportation-impact-review/ 

·        City/County of San Francisco 


·         City of Oakland http://www2.oaklandnet.com/government/o/PBN/OurOrganization/PlanningZoning/OAK060501 

·         City of San Jose  http://www.sanjoseca.gov/vmt 

·         City of Los Angeles




Other jurisdictions are preparing to use a VMT metric for CEQA transportation analysis

·         City of San Diego

·         City of Sacramento


·         VTA/Santa Clara Valley Transportation Authority is working with the 15 cities in Santa Clara County as well as the County of Santa Clara to assist in implementing SB 743, and to develop consistent countywide guidelines and resources for estimating Baseline VMT and project VMT.