Comprehensive Transportation Plan:
Moving Forward 2040
Moving Forward 2040 is a plan that takes the long view on transportation. The Plan — also known as the Comprehensive Transportation plan or CTP — serves as the vision for transportation throughout Sonoma County, with aspirational goals for the transportation system, as well as, the well-being of the communities.
The CTP serves as the vision for transportation in Sonoma County, with aspirational goals for the transportation system, as well as, for the wellbeing of the communities. Transportation projects, policies and other potential levers are assessed for their role in helping to meet the goals of the CTP. Performance Assessment is new in this CTP and is crucial in helping us understand what tools we have for reaching our goals. The project lists include all types of transportation related projects and services and provides documentation of our transportation needs, which is necessary to program future funding to projects and for potential future sources of funding.
COMPREHENSIVE TRANSPORTATION PLAN UPDATE – CHAPTERS
TRANSPORTATION PROJECT LIST
The CTP includes transportation projects and programs that will enhance the transportation system over the next 25 years. It often takes many years, even decades, to build projects – a key reason we must plan so far in advance. With the introduction of performance analysis, SCTA asked project sponsors to submit each project they anticipate implementing over the next 25 years, with as much project detail as possible.
The SCTA is continuing to work on establishing new projects and keeping the public up to date on the status of projects. We invite you to review the current list of projects (or explore more details through the following reports):
- – List of Road Projects
- – List of Transit Projects
- – Detailed spreadsheet of Road and Transit Projects (Excel, 174 KB)
The SCTA works closely with the Metropolitan Transportation Commission (MTC) and the Association of Bay Area Governments (ABAG) to produce the Sustainable Communities Strategy, known regionally as Plan Bay Area. The local CTP helps inform Plan Bay Area, documenting our needs and goals. For more information on Plan Bay Area see Regional Plans in the Library.
THE GOALS OF THE CTP ARE:
Identified Transportation Needs list abbreviated
Transportation Needs (includes all project details)
Transportation Needs for inclusion in the Plan Bay Area
Draft Comprehensive Transportation Plan, 7/1/16
Call for Projects – Information including project applications
Additional resources related to the CTP:
Call for Projects & Instructions
Application sorted by Project Type
List of all projects currently in the 2009 CTP or 2013 Regional Transportation Plan
Map of PDAs in Sonoma County
Map of Sonoma County Disadvantaged Communities (updated May 2016)
CTP Goals & Objectives
Transportation projects will be evaluated based on their success in meeting the CTP Goals.
What do the forecasts tell us about future travel conditions? What are the goals and targets in the updated CTP, and how can we meet them? In the seven reports below SCTA addresses these questions and provides some answers. Hint – It won’t be easy.
SEVEN STEPS TO THE CTP UPDATE PERFORMANCE ASSESSMENT
1. Review and update plan goals and performance targets. Are the performance targets still relevant and do they still represent SCTA priorities? Do we think the targets are achievable?
2. Summarize current conditions. Are close are we currently to meeting the performance targets?
3. Estimate future conditions and set a future baseline. What do future conditions look like if we don’t construct any projects or make improvements to the transportation system? What impacts do population, housing, and employment growth have on future travel conditions?
4. Develop a list of transportation projects, policies, strategies, and technologies that could help SCTA meet goals and targets. September 2015 Report
5. Test transportation project performance. Do projects help us achieve CTP goals and meet performance targets? If yes, which targets do they help us meet, and which projects are most effective?
6. Test transportation policy, strategy, and technology impacts. Do policies, strategies, and technology help us achieve CTP goals and targets?
7. Determine how CTP goals and targets can be achieved. Estimate what it will take to meet CTP goals and performance targets by evaluating future scenarios in which promising transportation projects, policies, strategies, and technologies would be implemented.