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.

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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 projects will be evaluated based on their success in meeting the CTP Goals.

PERFORMANCE ASSESSMENT

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.