Breaking with the Past

The San Francisco Bay Area is undertaking an update of its regional transportation plan. This article describes the updated plan, which represents a radical change in the region's approach to transportation planning. For the first time, the plan is actively seeking ways to improve key travel indicators. A new indicator, global warming, has also been added. The plan establishes quantifiable performance expectations up front, and these expectations will be used to guide long-term investments and policies. All proposed projects and programs will be evaluated in relation to one or more of five policy areas: infrastructure, pricing, land use, technology and individual actions. These policy areas will drive the transportation program decisions and investment choices included in the plan.

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  • Authors:
    • Droettboom, Ted
    • Riviere, Christy
  • Publication Date: 2008-5


  • English

Media Info

  • Media Type: Print
  • Features: Photos;
  • Pagination: pp 32-35
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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 01109974
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Aug 31 2008 8:10AM