Countywide Transportation Plan and Action Plans

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Planning for Tomorrow's Transportation

The Contra Costa Transportation Authority (CCTA) is currently working with consultants, local jurisdictions, and the Regional Transportation Planning Committees (RTPCs) to update several transportation planning documents. These documents provide guidance for evaluating the impacts of local land use developments on the transportation system, and establish a process to ensure that any impacts are addressed in a cooperative, inter-jurisdictional manner.

We want to hear from you! Learn how to get involved.

What are the Action Plans and Countywide Transportation Plan?

Countywide Transportation Plan

The Countywide Transportation Plan (CTP) provides the overall direction for achieving and maintaining a balanced and functional transportation system within Contra Costa County while strengthening links between land use decisions and transportation. It outlines CCTA’s vision for future transportation and establishes goals, strategies, projects, and actions for achieving that vision. The CTP is also the detailed plan which helps inform and direct transportation funding allocated throughout Contra Costa County.

To review the adopted 2017 CTP, visit the 2017 CTP page.

Action Plans

There are a total of five Action Plans, one for each subarea of the Contra Costa region, as mapped below. The Action Plans are intended to reduce the impact of new development on the county’s transportation system as a requirement of the CCTA Measure J Growth Management Program (GMP) that ensures local jurisdictions participate in a cooperative, multi-jurisdictional planning process. The Action Plans outline quantitative service objectives that each local jurisdiction enforces, which can include requiring developers to complete certain improvements to the transportation system as a condition of project approval.

To view the existing Action Plans, visit the 2017 CTP page.

Map of Action Plan Subareas
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West County

Central County

East County

Lamorinda

Tri-Valley

Project Timeline

The Action Plans and CTP will be updated over the next two years. While the CTP Update will be informed by the Action Plan Updates, there will be combined outreach events that provide stakeholders and the public with opportunities to provide input on both. The Action Plan Updates and CTP Update process is anticipated to be completed by Fall 2023.

Get Involved

The first round of public outreach will be held in March and April 2022, and we want to hear from you! Come tell us how you get around, what barriers you face, and how our transportation system can be more connected, safe, equitable, and resilient to climate change.

Take our survey!

You are invited to share your ideas for the future of our transportation system using this online survey platform!

Attend an in-person event!

CCTA and consultants will host ten in-person pop-up events in March 2022. Each pop-up event will be held in heavily trafficked areas so we can engage with community members where they are. The information distributed, and questions asked, at each pop-up will mimic the public workshops. Attend any pop-up you are able and/or register for a public workshop below. You do not need to register for a pop-up event to attend and provide informal feedback.

Tri-Valley Area
Iron Horse Trail Danville Rest Area

Sunday, March 6th from 9:00 AM to 12:00 PM
Open space area off the Iron Horse Trail in Danville, directly north of the Jiffy Lube at 530 San Ramon Valley Blvd, Danville, CA 94526

Central County
Concord Farmers Market

Tuesday, March 8th, from 10:00 AM to 2:00 PM
Todos Santos Plaza at 2175 Willow Pass Road, Concord, CA 94520

Lamorinda Area
Orinda Farmers Market

Saturday, March 12th from 9:00 AM to 1:00 PM
Orinda Village at 14 Orinda Way, Orinda, CA 94563

East County
Brentwood Farmers Market

Saturday, March 26th, from 8:00 AM to 12:00 PM
Oak Street and 1st Street, Brentwood, CA 94513 Note: the date of this pop-up has changed since original publication

West County
Self Care Sunday

Sunday, March 13th from 10:00 AM to 2:00 PM
Richmond Greenway between 4th and 8th street and Marina Way South to 18th Street, Richmond, CA 94804

Tri-Valley Area
San Ramon Farmers Market

Saturday, March 5th from 9:00 AM to 1:00 PM

6000 Bollinger Canyon Road, San Ramon, CA 94583

Central County
Walnut Creek BART

Tuesday, March 15th from 4:00 PM to 6:00 PM
200 Ygnacio Valley Road, Walnut Creek, CA 94596

Lamorinda Area
Lafayette BART

Wednesday, March 9th from 4:00 PM to 6:00 PM
3601 Deer Hill Road, Lafayette, CA 94549

East County
Pittsburg Center BART

Tuesday, March 29th, from 4:00 PM to 6:00 PM
1700 W Leland Road, Pittsburg, CA 94565

West County
El Cerrito del Norte BART

Tuesday, March 22nd, from 4:00 PM to 6:00 PM
6400 Cutting Blvd, El Cerrito, CA 94530

West County
Self Care Sunday

Sunday, March 27th from 10:00 AM to 11:00 AM
Richmond Greenway between 4th and 8th street and Marina Way South to 18th Street, Richmond, CA 94804 New event added!

Attend a virtual public workshop!

There will be one workshop held in each CCTA Subarea, listed below. All workshops will include the same presentation, survey, and small group questions. You may attend any workshop regardless of where you live or work in Contra Costa County. Register for a public workshop on Eventbrite.

Lamorinda Area

Thursday March 24th from 6:00 to 7:30 PM

West County Area

Thursday, March 31st from 6:00 to 7:30 PM

Central County Area

Thursday, April 7th from 6:00 to 7:30 PM

East County Area

Thursday, April 14th from 5:00 to 6:30 PM

Tri-Valley Area

Thursday, April 28th from 6:00 to 7:30 PM

Measure J History

In 1988, Contra Costa County voters approved Measure C, a one-half percent sales tax that generated $1 billion in funding over 20 years. Measure C also included the Growth Management Program (GMP) that encouraged local jurisdictions to participate in a cooperative, multi-jurisdictional planning process, and, among other things, establish flexible traffic service standards for Regional Routes to reflect the varying urban, suburban, and rural settings in the county. In 2004, Measure J was passed by the voters of Contra Costa, extending the sales tax program and the GMP for another 25 years. CCTA, created to manage this program, allocates 18 percent of the sales tax revenue it receives to local jurisdictions that comply with Measure C and J requirements.  To receive these funds, each Contra Costa jurisdiction must, among other requirements, participate in an ongoing cooperative, multi-jurisdictional planning process. As a part of this process, Action Plans are developed and updated with input from local jurisdictions. The current process marks the fourth major update of the Action Plans.

For more info about this plan, contact:

Matt Kelly – Senior Transportation Planner
Contra Costa Transportation Authority
925.256.4730
mkelly@ccta.net