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San Joaquin Directors address the CTC.

Valley MPOs Represent at Joint CTC-ARB Meeting

Bill Higgins - Oct 11, 2019

A highlight of the joint ARB-CTC meeting was the joint presentation by the 8 valley metropolitan planning organizations. Their presentations highlight several programs throughout the region that were bearing fruit in terms of community building and reducing emissions.

Small EV Vehicle in front of Row of SUVs

How the SAFE Rule Will Affect Transportation Infrastructure in California

Tanisha Taylor - Aug 12, 2019

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. 

Rendering of propose project at issue

SB 375 CEQA Streamlining Survives Legal Challenge

Bill Higgins - Jul 30, 2019

Case Review: Court of appeal case upholds the use of an SB 375 streamlined process for CEQA review of an infill project on a transit corridor.  

A van used by farm workers on farmland. Two water coolers are on a front bumper rack

Regions partner via CalVans to Improve Rural Mobility

Bill Higgins - Jul 08, 2019

Fourteen CALCOG members have joined a joint powers authority to operate CalVans, which offers over 800 Vanpools statewide that collective take more than 300,000 vehicle miles traveled off the roads . . . every day. 

Map of Smart Growth Areas in the San Diego region

Mostly Infill With A Chance of Sprawl

Bill Higgins - Feb 14, 2019

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.  

APS v. SCS

APS v SCS in the World of SB 375

Bill Higgins - Feb 07, 2018

The Alternative Planning Strategy plays an important role under SB 375 and SB 32. This article explains why the "APS" was designed to be on equal terms with an Sustainable Communities Strategy for reasons of accessing incentives related to achieving the state's climate goals.  

San Diego Forward Regional Plan Logo

Three California MPOs Earn Top Planning Honors

Bill Higgins - Jun 16, 2017

SANDAG, SCAG, and MTC receive national awards for planning excellence awards.