In preparing the Connect SoCal vision, the Southern California Association of Governments engages in a Bottom-Up Local Input and Envisioning Process to solicit information from local cities, counties and subregions on their most current land use, anticipated population/household/employment growth, resource areas, sustainability practices, and local transit-supportive measures to help understand how the region is growing and the extent to which we are meeting our climate goals.
Building on the foundation of prior iterations of the Regional Transportation Plan/Sustainable Communities Strategy, now known as Connect SoCal, SCAG is providing toolboxes that contain recommended strategies, optional policy recommendations, and other resources.
On April 7, 2016, SCAG’s Regional Council adopted the 2016-2040 Regional Transportation Plan/ Sustainable Communities Strategy (2016 RTP/SCS or Plan). The Plan is a long-range visioning plan that balances future mobility and housing needs with economic, environmental and public health goals. The Plan charts a course for closely integrating land use and transportation – so that the region can grow smartly and sustainably. It outlines more than $556.5 billion in transportation system investments through 2040.