HQTA Pilot Project


HQTA Pilot Project

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.

Information and Resources

  1. List of Eligible Applicants
  2. Maps of HQTAs and Eligible Applicants by County: 

Note: No HQTAs were identified in the RTP for Imperial County

     3. Jurisdictional Workshop Presentation

     4. 2016-2040 Regional Transportation Plan/Sustainable Communities Strategy (2016 RTP/SCS)


Questions about the HQTA Analysis project should be directed to:
Grieg Asher, SCAG