West County Action Plan
As part of the CCTA’s 2014 update of the Countywide Transportation Plan, its Regional Transportation Planning Committees, of which WCCTAC is one, are updating their Action Plans for Routes of Regional Significance. The Action Plans are intended to reduce the impact of new development on freeways, arterials, transit and major trails. Each identifies a system of Regional Routes, those freeways, arterials and other facilities that provide the main connections among Contra Costa's communities and to the surrounding region. The Action Plans help local jurisdictions meet the requirement in the Authority's Growth Management Program that local jurisdictions engage in cooperative, multi-jurisdictional planning.
Each Action Plan includes:
- Long-range assumptions regarding future land use based on local general plans, consistent with regional forecasts
- Overarching goals that articulate the Authority’s vision for the future
- Adopted Multi-modal Transportation Service Objectives (MTSOs) that use a quantifiable measure of effectiveness and include a target date for attaining the objective
- Specific actions to be implemented by each participating jurisdiction
- Requirements for consultation on environmental documents among participating localities
- Procedures for review of impacts resulting from proposed local General Plan amendments that have the potential to influence the effectiveness of adopted Action Plans
In January 2014 the WCCTAC Board approved a final draft of the West County Action Plan. The document is pending completion of its environmental review by the CCTA.