Wednesday, April 4, 2012

BREAKING NEWS: Southern CA adopts "historic" transportation plan & SCS

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BREAKING NEWS                                    April 4th, 2012

Newly Adopted Southern California Regional Plan "An Historic Effort"

By Autumn Bernstein, ClimatePlan Director


For a region that is widely considered to be the sprawl capital of the world, creating a vision for the future that reduces traffic congestion and air pollution while accommodating an estimated four million new residents is no easy feat. But that is precisely what the Southern California Association of Governments (SCAG) has done.


Today, SCAG adopted its 2035 Regional Transportation Plan and Sustainable Communities Strategy which will guide the region's growth and transportation systems for the next 20 years. The plan, a marked improvement over the previous RTP, is the result of nearly two years of outreach efforts on the part of SCAG. The agency met with nearly every local government in the region (not as easy task considering the region is home to more than half the state's population), held numerous public workshops and hearings, and worked with stakeholders in the region to put together a plan that the entire region can stand behind. And they succeeded. At a recent Air Resources Board hearing on the plan, elected officials from all across the region testified in support of the plan.


Read the full blog post on ClimatePlan's website






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