California Transportation Plan 2030 Addendum
The California Transportation Plan (CTP) 2030 Addendum (Executive Summary) updates the State’s long-range transportation plan, the California Transportation Plan 2025, to comply with the Safe, Accountable, Flexible, Efficient, Transportation Equity Act – A Legacy for Users (SAFETEA-LU). This federal law authorizes transportation funding through 2009 and establishes new requirements for statewide and metropolitan transportation planning.
Encouraging Early Consultation
A major focus of SAFETEA-LU and of the CTP 2030 Addendum is the linking of transportation planning with natural resource and environmental planning to promote early consultation. This consultation includes the comparison of transportation plans, maps and data with those of federal, State, tribal and local agencies responsible for land use management, natural resources, environmental protection, conservation, and historic preservation. The goal of this early consultation is transportation plans, and ultimately projects, that preserve and enhance California’s valuable natural and environmental resources.
UC Davis Information Center for the Environment
To support the implementation of the CTP 2030 Addendum and early consultation, UC Davis Information Center for the Environment (ICE) has assembled an initial set of environmental and transportation related web links designed to assist transportation, resource, and environmental planners in beginning the process to share data.
The ICE website includes an Environmental Planning Resources page with links to various sources of data, interactive mapping sites and examples of regional GIS analysis. The Transportation Planning Resources page includes links to various transportation agencies, partners and tools. To further assist Caltrans staff and regional transportation planners, the Division of Environmental Analysis has developed a GIS tool for locating field offices of California’s various resource agencies.
For information on the CTP 2030 Addendum development process, including public comment and results of audience polling on the final draft, please visit http://www.ice.ucdavis.edu/CTP/PIW.htm.