Solano Transportation Authority formed and Equity Working Group that adopted new equity planning principles that seek to reflect the county's diversity and assure greater fairness in policy and project delivery.
MTC developed a public engagement tool to educate and engage the public around regional transportation planning constraints. It became an effective means for getting broad public input on plan elements.
In 2015, Western Riverside Council of Governments took over the management of a habitat conservation plan to protect the Stephen Kangaroo Rat as a way to achieve governmental efficiencies and reduce costs. It working for WRCOG and the rats.
GoHuman is SCAG's community outreach campaign to increase safety and encourage people to walk and bike more through education, advocacy, and events that help residents re-imagine their streets to promote safe walking and biking. Update: SCAG just received a grant for another year of funding for this program.
For the past 12 years, the Butte County Association of Governments has been facilitating a multi-species conservation plan that will provide comprehensive protection for endangered species and streamline permitting city, county and transportation projects throughout the county.
Executives from the Newsom Administration have forwarded a framework called "Regions Rise Together" to develop a vision for inclusive and resilient economic development and sustainable land use and transportation planning across California regions. CALCOG has fully engaged in these discussions.
A short overview of the very successful Youth Leadership Academy that allowed high school student to engage in regional planning issues in the Sacramento Area with SACOG board members.
AMBAG partners with a number organizations to study the climate impacts on Highway 1 near the environmentally important Elkhorn Slough, home to a wide variety of birds and marine life, including very cute sea otters.
Overview (and links to resources) that explains why transportation planning agencies are worried about the SAFE Rule to roll back fuel efficiency standards in California.
Overview of the regional planning component to address the Housing Crisis in the state budget.
Transportation Agency of Monterey County's is investing more funding in Safe Routes to School programs, including a Pop Up Museum at the Steinbeck Center, with community partnerships and Measure X funds.
Mendocino COG has been working for nearly 10 years with the community on the Round Valley Indian Reservation to improve pedestrian and bicycling safety on a stretch of road where accidents and collisions are unusually high.
TCAG helps the City of Woodlake find funding for key transportation elements for a downtown enhancement plan that has the result of attracting business and increasing transit ridership.
Most MPOs are forecasting substantially increased infill development in their regional transportation plans. But that is only a forecast. There is still a lot of work to do to make that forecast a reality.