2030 San Diego Regional
After an extensive public review period that generated more than 500 public comments and included five regional workshops and a public hearing, the $57 billion 2030 San Diego Regional Transportation Plan: Pathways for the Future [PDF](RTP or Plan) and its Environmental Impact Report were approved by the SANDAG Board of Directors on November 30, 2007.
Updated every four years, the 2030 RTP is the public policy blueprint for how people and goods will move around the San Diego region during the next 25 years. The Plan builds upon the existing transportation system in place today. The 2030 RTP will develop a robust Managed Lanes/HOV network that includes major four-lane managed facilities on Interstates 5, 15, and 805 and HOV facilities on State Routes 52, 78, 94, and 125. The managed lane facilities on Interstates 5 and 805 are modeled after the I-15 Managed Lanes (new carpool lanes and Bus Rapid Transit stations).
The 2030 RTP also calls for a network of fast, flexible, reliable, safe, and convenient transit services that connect to the region’s major employment and activity centers. The 24 new or improved routes will operate at higher speeds with transit stations integrated into local communities. The Managed/HOV lanes are designed to accommodate transit services, as well as carpools, vanpools, and FasTrak® customers. The Plan also includes major transit capital projects, such as transitways, double tracking, direct access ramps, and grade separations and provides additional funding for the expanded regional transit system.
Two funding scenarios were initially identified in developing the 2030 RTP: the Revenue Constrained, limited to $41 billion in traditional funding sources, and Reasonably Expected Revenue, a more aggressive $57 billion scenario that includes additional funding. The Board directed that the 2030 RTP be based on the Reasonably Expected Revenue scenario in order to complete the investments in the region’s priority corridors and maintain or improve network performance.