Transportation Plan

Action Plans

As part of the 2017 update of the Countywide Comprehensive Transportation Plan (CTP) the Regional Transportation Planning Committees (RTPCs) updated their Action Plans for Routes of Regional Significance. The Action Plans are intended to establish quantitative service objectives by which we can gauge the progress of our transportation system and assess the impacts of landuse decisions on the regional transportation system. Each Action Plan 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 areas. The Action Plans help local jurisdictions meet the requirement of the Measure J Growth Management Program (GMP) that requires local jurisdictions to participate in a cooperative, multi-jurisdictional planning process.

Each Actions Plan includes:

  • Long-range assumptions regarding future land use based on local general plans, consistent with regional forecasts
  • Overarching goals that articulate CCTA’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
  • Procedure for review of impacts resulting from proposed local General Plan amendments that have the potential to influence the effectiveness of adopted Action Plans

The RTPCs developed the first Action Plans in the early 1990s and updated them in 1999-2000 and 2009. To view the 2015 proposed updates to the Action Plans  please click below.