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State Environmental Action Plan Discussed

In mid-February, CEO Darrell Johnson participated in several meetings that referenced the Climate Action Plan for Transportation Infrastructure (CAPTI) effort being completed by the California State Transportation Agency (CalSTA) pursuant to Governor Newsom’s Executive Order N-19-19.

CAPTI has been underway since early 2020 and is intended to help implement Governor Newsom’s Executive Order N-19-19, which directs CalSTA to leverage more than $5 billion of discretionary transportation infrastructure investments to help meet California’s ambitious climate goals.

As part of this effort, CalSTA is to look at potential changes to transportation funding, planning, and programming processes to meet these goals. It is anticipated that CalSTA will release a draft action plan implementing the Executive Order in early March 2021, with the goal of providing a final plan to the Legislature by Summer 2021. OCTA staff will be providing more details to the Board on the CAPTI effort after the release of the draft plan.

CAPTI was addressed during a meeting with the Chair of the California Transportation Commission, Hilary Norton, who received an overview of OCTA’s projects and programs highlighting OCTA’s role as the county’s multi-modal transportation agency as well as OCTA’s work related to environmental initiatives and equity; at a meeting hosted by the Self-Help Counties Coalition moderated by Johnson; and at a meeting of the Southern California Association of Governments (SCAG).