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The Countywide Comprehensive Transportation Plan (CTP), is one of the key planning tools called for in the Measure J Growth Management Program (GMP). Specifically, Measure J requires the Contra Costa Transportation Authority to:
Support efforts to develop and maintain an ongoing planning process with the cities and the County through the funding and development of a CTP.
The CTP provides the overall direction for achieving and maintaining a balanced and functional transportation system within Contra Costa - including a series of strategies and implementing actions - while strengthening links between land use decisions and transportation. It outlines the Authority's vision for Contra Costa and it establishes goals, strategies, specific projects, and other actions for achieving that vision.
The Authority adopted its first CTP in 1995. The first major update to the Plan was adopted in July 2000. The second major update, which helped define the Measure J Expenditure Plan and GMP, was adopted in May 2004. The 2009 CTP, adopted on June 17, 2009, is the third and most recent update to the plan.
The Authority is now updating the CTP to address changes in forecast growth and new policy initiatives.