On Wednesday, September 20, 2017, the Authority Board voted to adopt the Final Countywide Transportation Plan.
The Countywide Transportation Plan (CTP) provides the overall direction for achieving and maintaining a balanced and functional transportation system within Contra Costa while strengthening links between land use decisions and transportation. The CTP outlines the Contra Costa Transportation Authority’s vision for Contra Costa and establishes goals, strategies, projects, and actions for achieving that vision.
Why update the Plan?
An update to the Plan will help to refresh Contra Costa’s transportation vision, goals, and strategies.
An updated Plan will ensure that the Authority re-calibrates, re-forecasts, re-positions, and re-thinks our transportation future based upon public input.
Measures C & J require that the Authority develop, adopt, and periodically update the CTP.
According to forecasts from the Association of Bay Area Governments, by 2040 we expect to add about a quarter million people in the County, build more than 3,000 new homes per year, and add more than 100,000 new jobs.
So far, more than 5,000 people from all over the County have participated in a range of activities to inform the Plan update.
This is what we have heard so far:
Add connections along I-680 and I-80, more frequent trains, and more parking at stations.
Improve safety and routes for bicyclists and pedestrians, and expand ferry service.
Fix potholes and resurface roads for a smoother ride and less vehicle wear and tear.
Improve traffic flow via technology and projects on major roads and freeways.
Manage the impacts of growth on the environment and local air quality.
Better coordinate transit and bus connections, and use technology to make riding more convenient.
Now, we’re holding an additional phase of engagement to enable the Contra Costa community to weigh in on the 2017 Update.
Join us this summer at one of our community events. Times and venues to be announced:
|An in-person open house for residents to learn more about the plan and provide feedback||June 29|
|Public meetings for the Authority to hear community comments on the Draft Plan and accompanying Environmental Impact Report||July 5 and 19|
|Meetings with the five Regional Transportation Planning Committees||June/July|
|Technical Coordinating Committee Meeting||August 30|
|Authority Planning Committee Meeting||September 6|
|Authority Board Meeting||September 20|
Achieving the Plan’s Goals
The 2017 Countywide Transportation Plan will play an important role in shaping our transportation policy and investment decisions. Currently about $3.7 billion in project funding has been identified, which is not enough to meet Countywide transportation needs over the next 23 years. The Plan outlines the strategies that will be essential for a smooth transition from vision to reality.
The Authority will need to work with many public and private sector partners to leverage the funds needed to achieve the CTP goals to:
- Support the efficient, safe, and reliable movement of people and goods using all available travel modes
- Manage growth to sustain Contra Costa’s economy, preserve its environment, and support its communities
- Expand safe, convenient, and affordable alternatives to the single-occupant vehicle
- Maintain the transportation system
- Continue to invest wisely to maximize the benefits of available funding
Volume 1 includes the Vision, Goals, and Strategies; a review of the transportation system as a whole; an overview of the cooperative planning process in Contra Costa; and an implementation plan which serves as a roadmap toward our transportation goals.
Download Volume 1 (PDF)
- Challenges and Opportunities
- Visions, Goals, and Strategies
- Investment Program
- Implementation Program
Download Volume 2 (PDF)
Volume 2 includes:
- The Transportation System
- Action Plan Summaries
- Performance Assessment
- Equity Analysis
- 10 and 20 Year Project Priority Lists
Having trouble downloading? Please visit any public library in Contra Costa for convenient document access, or visit the CCTA office at 2999 Oak Road, Ste. 100, Walnut Creek, CA 94597 to view a paper copy.