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.
Questions about the HQTA Analysis project should be directed
Grieg Asher, SCAG firstname.lastname@example.org.