Presentation on theme: "2015 Interregional Transportation Strategic Plan Active Transportation and Livable Communities August 21, 2014 Scott Sauer."— Presentation transcript:
2015 Interregional Transportation Strategic Plan Active Transportation and Livable Communities August 21, 2014 Scott Sauer
Overview Interregional Transportation Strategic Plan (ITSP) Overview ITSP-Interregional Transportation Improvement Program (ITIP) Funding Vision and Goals Analysis Methodology – Central Coast Example
What is the Interregional Transportation Strategic Plan? The ITSP is a California Department of Transportation (Caltrans) document that provides guidance for the identification and prioritization of interregional transportation projects. The ITSP has guided ITIP funding towards intercity rail corridors and a subset of routes identified in California’s Legislatively-designated Interregional Road System (IRRS). The initial ITSP was developed in 1998 and a status update to the 1998 ITSP was published in October of 2013.
Current ITSP Priority Corridors 10 Focus Routes that represent the IRRS corridors that are of highest priority for completion to at least the “minimum facility concept standard.” Pacific Surfliner between San Diego and San Luis Obispo, the San Joaquin between Bay Area/Sacramento and Bakersfield, and the Capitol Corridor between San Jose and Auburn.
California Transportation Funding Funding for IRRS improvements was identified in Senate Bill 45, which mandated that 25% of the State Transportation Improvement Program (STIP) be used to fund interregional improvement projects in the ITIP, including intercity passenger rail. The ITSP is Caltrans long-range planning documents only for funds programmed in the ITIP. The ITIP is a small portion of the annual transportation funding spent in California – 1.2%.
The Purpose of the 2015 ITSP It will assess if the current 10 Focus Routes are still the priority for Interregional Improvement Program funds. Develop multimodal corridor concepts that include a sustainability concept It will continue to implement an intercity rail program. It will be consistent with the CTP
ITSP Assumptions Caltrans is responsible for interregional travel in California. All areas of the State of California have value and require a minimum level of access to the Interstate system. California needs a backbone of State highways to serve interregional needs including goods movement and resiliency.
Improve Multimodal Mobility and Accessibility for All People California Transportation Plan 2040 2015 Interregional Transportation Strategic Plan Improve Multimodal Mobility and Accessibility for All People Accessibility - Provide access for people and goods to and through all regions of California. Reliability - Ensure that the interregional transportation network is reliable and efficient for the movement of people, goods, services, and for emergency response.
Improve Public Safety and Security California Transportation Plan 2040 2015 Interregional Transportation Strategic Plan Improve Public Safety and Security Safety - Develop and operate a safe interregional transportation network for all travelers.
Foster Livable and Healthy Communities and Promote Social Equity California Transportation Plan 2040 2015 Interregional Transportation Strategic Plan Foster Livable and Healthy Communities and Promote Social Equity Integration - Optimize multi-modal connectivity throughout interregional transportation network.
Support a Vibrant Economy California Transportation Plan 2040 2015 Interregional Transportation Strategic Plan Support a Vibrant Economy Economy - Improve interregional connectivity to enhance California’s diverse economy.
Practice Environmental Stewardship California Transportation Plan 2040 2015 Interregional Transportation Strategic Plan Practice Environmental Stewardship Sustainability - Improve and manage California’s interregional transportation network in an environmental, economical, and equitable manner.
Preserve the Multimodal System California Transportation Plan 2040 2015 Interregional Transportation Strategic Plan Preserve the Multimodal Transportation System Sustainability - Improve and manage California’s interregional transportation network in an environmental, economical, and equitable manner.
Performance Measures Identify all routes that meet the Accessibility goal Assess potential focus routes based on the six goals Select preferred focus routes for each region Assess the preferred focus routes as an integrated backbone of State highways
Identify Potential Priority Corridors Identify key areas of the State Identify all IRRS routes and intercity rail that provide access to and through all regions Determine best interregional State highway north-south and east-west routes through each region
Performance Measures Identifying performance measures (PM) supporting the six ITSP Strategies Utilize the California Statewide Travel Demand Model and other data to provide qualitative analysis (Vehicle Miles Traveled, Average Speed, Annual Average Daily Trips) Identify other PMs – accessibility to modes (rail, bicycle, pedestrian), environmental (electric charging and hydrogen fueling stations), safety (truck parking, rest areas), and economic factors (goods movement, recreational travel)
Public Outreach Present to Committees and Organizations – Rural Counties Task Force, CTC, CalCOG, ATLC, etc. Four public workshops in October (one webinar) to present the vision, goals, performance measures, and identified focus routes Draft ITSP in November – December Present Draft ITSP to CTC in January CTP Public Workshops in February – March Final ITSP in March
Contact Information Scott Sauer firstname.lastname@example.org 916-653-4680 Frances Dea-Sanchez email@example.com 916-653-2355 Tracey Frost firstname.lastname@example.org 916-653-3175