RTP Guidelines Update: Second Draft Released, Workgroup Meetings in October

RTPG Cover Page(Post updated 10/14/16 with link to our comment letter)

The California Transportation Commission and Caltrans are moving ahead with updating the (see our previous posts here and here) and released the second draft of the Guidelines last week. Comments were due Friday, October 14 and you can read our comment letter here. In our last post on the RTP Guidelines, we summarized our comments on the first draft, and we are happy to see that many of these changes have been incorporated in this second draft. The new draft adds additional language around public health, social equity and environmental justice, and some clarifying language about complete streets and active transportation that will provide better guidance on how to incorporate these modes into the RTP. There are also new sections on performance measures and best practices. We are working closely with over two dozen organizations to review the RTP Guidelines and will be submitting another comment letter before the October 14 deadline.

There will be another series of workgroup meetings in October and early November to discuss the changes between the first and second drafts, and to build consensus on what changes will make it into the final draft. The full list of workgroup meetings is available on the project website. Most will be held in Sacramento with a call-in option.

The update process is expected to wrap up by the end of the year, with the CTC approving the Guidelines at their December or January meeting. The new Guidelines will go into effect for RTPs undergoing the update process in 2017, but those already in process will likely still be subject to the old Guidelines.

Read our comment letter on the 2nd draft here.

Our previous comment letters on the RTP Guidelines are available at the links below:

Stay tuned to this space for more updates on the RTP Guidelines as the process moves forward.

One Response to RTP Guidelines Update: Second Draft Released, Workgroup Meetings in October

  1. Pingback: RTP Guidelines Update: Final Draft Released, Approval in January | Safe Routes to School in California

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