Planning for a sustainable future
SANDAG has crafted a visionary plan calling for $196 billion to be invested over the next 40 years in the San Diego region in a transportation network that provides choices, preserves our natural resources, and responsibly allocates taxpayer funds.
San Diego is the first metropolitan area in California to develop a Regional Transportation Plan (RTP) and Sustainable Communities Strategy (SCS) under new state laws to better connect our transportation, housing, and land use plans to reduce greenhouse gas emissions.
The Draft 2050 RTP and SCS meet state greenhouse gas reduction targets while proposing to preserve more than half of the region’s land as open space, create 156 new miles of trolley service, add 130 miles of express lanes to facilitate carpools, vanpools, and premium bus service, and dedicate $3.4 billion for bicycle and pedestrian projects.
Thousands of comments have been received on the Draft 2050 RTP and SCS and comments are being logged and will be responded to in a report to the SANDAG Transportation Committee and Board of Directors in September 2011. All public comments and responses as well as any proposed revisions to the 2050 RTP will be provided to the SANDAG Board of Directors and policy advisory committee members – as well as to the general public in September. The SANDAG Board is scheduled to consider the adoption of the 2050 RTP in October.
The public comment period for the Draft 2050 RTP, its SCS, and the Draft Regional Housing Needs Assessment has closed. The deadline for comments on the Draft Environmental Impact Report is August 1, 2011 - comments may be sent to email@example.com.
For more information on the 2050 RTP and SCS, visit sandag.org/2050rtp.
Heather Adamson, Senior Regional Planner