LTC, Jack R. Widmeyer Transportation Research Conference, Going to San Bernardino A Symposium on Intermodal Transit Stations and Transit-Oriented Design, 11/06/2009, Ray Wolfe
CALTRANS IMPROVES MOBILITY Going to San BernardinoA Symposium on Intermodal TransitStations and Transit Oriented Design Friday, November 6, 2009 Ray W. Wolfe, PhD. Caltrans District 8 Director
DISTRICT 8 Riverside and San Bernardino Counties 28,650 Square Miles 7,200 Lane Miles Within the District 1280 employees 909-383-4631; www.dot.ca.gov/dist8
What Laws and Policies Support Community Planning? 2002 State “Environmental Goals & Policies Report” law* established planning priorities to: • “promote Equity, • strengthen the Economy, • protect the Environment, and • promote public health and safety” Referred to as the “Three Es” * AB 857, Govt. Code Chapter 1016
New Law - SB 375 Re: Climate Change1. Regional greenhouse gas (GHG) emission reduction targets (for cars and light trucks) for each of the state’s 18 Metropolitan Planning Organizations (MPOs).2. Requires each MPO to adopt a Regional Transportation Plan (RTP) that meets Air Resource Board’s regional GHG reduction target.3. These plans must include a “sustainable communities strategy” (SCS).
Community-Based Transportation Planning (CBTP) Grants Integrate land use, transportation, and community involvement Provide ‘seed funding’ for community planning and livable community improvements Maximum grant amount: $300,000, with a 20% local match requirement Circulation Concept for Downtown San Bernardino Carousel Mall Mixed Use Project
Grants For Omnitrans and City Of San Bernardino Santa Fe Depot CBTP Grant FY 2001/02 Transit Oriented Development (TOD) Overlay District CTBP Grant FY 2009/10 sbX STIP Grant FY 2008/2009
Smart Mobility Handbook Handbook Approach Handbook presented as a resource Improves the ability to achieve : high levels of non-motorized travel and transit use, References evolving context w/respect to SB 375 implementation reduced vehicle trip making, and shorter average trip length http://www.dot.ca.gov/hq/tpp/offices/ocp/smf.html
Location Efficiency FactorsCommunity Design Regional Accessibility Building and use Close to urban and job intensity centers Land use mix Multimodal connections Convenient walk and Access to major bike access institutions Well-connected Access to airports, complete streets ports, interregional rail Multimodal Connections to local connections to region network Close parks and Access to regional schools recreation
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Overview Marketing Video Examined Transit OrientedCaltrans Development Opportunities inCommunityBased Western Riverside CountyTransportationPlanningGrant 24 Month Project Funded By Caltrans.