Tuesday, 28 June 2022

Caltrans finalizes 2021 Interregional Transportation Strategic Plan

Caltrans has released the final version of its 2021 Interregional Transportation Strategic Plan, or ITSP, a highway and rail improvement plan to prioritize and develop transportation projects that connect the state’s different regions and move people and goods more safely, efficiently and sustainably.

“Caltrans envisions a transportation system that fits the unique needs of all areas and people of our state,” said Caltrans Director Toks Omishakin. “Forward-thinking plans like this provide a roadmap to meeting our sustainability and equity goals while safely and efficiently getting both people and goods where they need to go.”

Updated every five years, the 2021 ITSP focuses on enhancements to key highway and rail corridors connecting different regions throughout the state to expand travel options, improve safety and accessibility, ensure the efficient movement of goods, reduce greenhouse gas emissions, and fortify transportation infrastructure to be more resilient to the impacts of climate change.

These policies and goals align with other recent statewide plans — including the Climate Action Plan for Transportation Infrastructure, California Transportation Plan 2050, California Freight Mobility Plan 2020 and the 2018 California State Rail Plan — to form a comprehensive strategy for a safe, equitable, sustainable, accessible and resilient transportation system.

Caltrans will implement the 2021 ITSP to guide investments and prioritize interregional projects while coordinating with local agency partners and public stakeholders.

The adopted 2021 ITSP, along with responses to public comments on the draft plan released in August, can be found at the Caltrans ITSP home page.

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