California Transportation Plan

CTP Overview

The Office of State Planning facilitates the development and preparation of the long-range CTP required by federal and State law. The CTP provides a common framework for guiding transportation decisions and investments by all levels of government and the private sector. Federal law and state law require the development and preparation of a state transportation plan. OSP also provides analysis and policy recommendations regarding current transportation issues and future trends.

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Public Participation Plan

The 2018 Public Participation Plan (PPP) update has been completed and this edition reflects changes in communication technologies and public outreach best practices, and addresses current compliance with state and federal laws and regulations that emphasize public engagement. The Plan is a living document and will undergo regular review and elevation to measure its continued effectiveness. Please click the above link to learn more about the PPP, as well as its development and background.

Future of Mobility

OSP worked with the UC Berkeley's Transportation Sustainability Research Center (TSRC) on the Caltrans Future of Mobility (FOM) study. The objective of this project was to explore the impact of technological, social, economic, and environmental change on Caltrans' long term planning process for transportation in California. The results from this study will ultimately be used to inform the scenario development for the CTP 2050. To learn more about this project, please visit our Technical Advisory Committee (TAC) webpage.

Legislation

The following legislation and executive orders have been or will be taken into account in both previous and future iterations of the CTP:

  • AB 857 – Established three planning priorities: promote equitable infill development within existing communities, protect the State’s most valuable environmental and agricultural resources, and encourage efficient development patterns.
  • EO S-3-05 – Requires continued reduction of transportation-related GHG emissions to a new standard of 80 percent below 1990 levels by 2050.
  • AB 32 – California’s landmark Global Warming Solution Act of 2006 requires reducing the State’s GHG emissions to 1990 levels by 2020, and continued reductions beyond 2020.
  • SB 375 – Requires Metropolitan Planning Organizations (MPOs) to include Sustainable Communities Strategies (SCSs) in their Regional Transportation Plans (RTPs)for the purposes of reducing GHG emissions, aligning planning for transportation and housing, and creating incentives for the implementation of strategies.
  • SB 391 – 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.
  • EO B-16-12 – Reaffirms EO S-3-05, and calls for continued reduction of GHG emissions in the transportation sector to 80 percent below 1990 levels by 2050.
  • SB 743 – Requires the Office of Planning & Research (OPR) to revise California Environmental Quality Act (CEQA) guidelines and establishes criteria for determining transportation impacts of projects within transit priority areas.
  • EO B-30-15 – Establishes a California GHG target of 40 percent below 1990 levels by 2030 – the most aggressive benchmark enacted by a government in North America to reduce dangerous carbon emissions over the next decade and a half.
  • EO B-32-15 – Requires that the Secretary of the California State Transportation Agency (CALSTA), the Secretary of the California Environmental Protection Agency (CalEPA), and the Secretary of the California Natural Resources Agency (CNRA) lead other relevant State departments including ARB, Caltrans, the California Energy Commission (CEC), and the Governor’s Office of Business and Economic Development (GO-Biz) to develop an integrated action plan by July 2016 that establishes clear targets to improve freight efficiency statewide.
  • AB 179 – This bill would additionally require the Governor to use every effort to ensure that the commission has a diverse membership with expertise in transportation issues and disadvantaged communities. Also, this bill would require the commission, Caltrans and the State Air Resources Board to hold at least 2 joint meetings per calendar year to coordinate their implementation of transportation policies.
  • AB 1755 – This bill would subject a person riding a bicycle on a Class I bikeway to those rights and requirements of the Vehicle Code that apply if that person is involved in an accident resulting in injury or death of a person other than himself or herself, as specified. Because a violation of those provisions of the Vehicle Code by that person would be a crime, this bill would impose a state-mandated local program.

 

CTP 2040 (June 2016) (PDF)

Table of Contents

CTP 2040 Chapter Page
List of Tables 4
List of Figures 5
Preface 8
Executive Summary 14
Chapter 1 | Vision and Framework for California's Transportation System 21
Chapter 2 | The Transportation System 39
Chapter 3 | Modeling Theoretical Transportation Scenarios 65
Chapter 4 | Achieving Success 97
Abbreviations and Acronyms 126