The 2016-2040 Regional Transportation Plan/Sustainable
Communities Strategy, adopted by SCAG in 2016, had anticipated a
significant amount of new housing, population and employment
growth to occur in High Quality Transit Areas (HQTAs). HQTAs,
which feature frequent transit service or major transit stations,
are located in communities throughout the SCAG region.
To help with the implementation of the vision for a sustainable,
transit-oriented future, SCAG invited eligible communities to
apply for the HQTA Analysis Project. Working with a consultant
team, SCAG partnered with up to five pilot project sites to
develop HQTA Vision Plans.
The Vision Plans identified active transportation improvements,
redevelopment strategies, and implementation plans that will
enable communities to take full advantage of the transit
investment, and tap into regional and state funding opportunities
and technical support. The overall goal is to develop plans that
reduce greenhouse gas emissions and vehicle miles traveled.
SCAG staff led a workshop for potential applicants on Sep. 14, at
10:30 a.m. To view the presentation, please click here.