The purpose of the RTP Roundtable is to support TCAG in development and preparation of the 2014 Regional Transportation Plan and Sustainable Communities Strategy. It is vital to the success of the process that the RTP Roundtable help generate consensus about the RTP that is based on the input of an informed and active local constituency. While the RTP Roundtable will provide comments and input on issues related to development of the 2014 RTP/SCS, the final decisions on the RTP will be the responsibility of the TCAG Board of Governors.
What is Sustainable Communities Strategy (SCS)?
The Sustainable Communities Strategy (SCS) is a new element of the Regional Transportation Plan (RTP) as required by Senate Bill (SB) 375. SB 375 requires Metropolitan Planning Organizations (MPOs) to prepare land use strategies in conjunction with RTP updates that will meet greenhouse gas emissions targets.
The Regional Housing Needs Allocation (RHNA) was also inserted into the RTP update process. The California Air Resources Board (ARB) approved greenhouse gas emissions targets for the San Joaquin Valley of 5% per capita reduction in 2020 and a 10% per capita reduction in 2035.