One of the key components in the Authority's Growth Management Program is the requirement that local jurisdictions engage in cooperative, multi-jurisdictional planning. And one of the key components of this cooperative planning is the preparation of Action Plans for Routes of Regional Significance. The Action Plans are intended to reduce cumulative regional traffic impacts of forecast development.
As part of the Action Plan, each Regional Transportation Planning Committee identifies a system of Regional Routes, that is, those freeways and arterials that provide the main connections among Contra Costa's communities and to the surrounding region.
The Actions Plans include:
- Multi-modal Transportation Service Objectives (MTSOs) that use a quantifiable measure of effectiveness and include a target date for attaining the objective
- Specific actions to be implemented by each participating jurisdiction
- Requirements for consultation on environmental documents among participating localities
- Procedure for review of impacts resulting from proposed local General Plan amendments that have the potential to influence the effectiveness of adopted Action Plans
The first Action Plans were adopted in the early 1990s and updated in 1999-2000 as part of the 2000 update to the Countywide Comprehensive Transportation Plan. The second major update was undertaken in 2008-2009, as part of the 2009 CTP Update.
Following are the 2009 Action Plan Updates for the West, Central, East, Lamorinda and Tri-Valley subareas.
- West County Action Plan - Adopted July 31, 2009
- Central County Action Plan - Adopted July 9, 2009 [PDF-807 KB]
- East County Action Plan - Adopted August 13, 2009 [PDF-1.8 MB]
- Lamorinda Action Plan - Adopted December 7, 2009
- Tri-Valley Action Plan - Adopted November 30, 2009
These five action plans were incorporated into the Authority's 2009 Countywide Transportation Plan Update on June 17, 2009 by Resolution 09-30-G.