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Caltrans solicits public comment on state transportation plan


The California Department of Transportation (Caltrans) will hold a series of meetings throughout March to get the public's feedback on its California Transportation Plan 2040 (CTP), which was drafted to address mobility needs and reduce the state's greenhouse gas emissions.

Bringing gas emissions to 80 percent below 1990 levels by 2050 ranks among the plan's foremost goals.

"We are creating a long-term vision for California's transportation system, and the public will play a key role in that," said Caltrans Director Malcolm Dougherty in a press release. "We are looking at innovative ways on how to best improve the sustainability of the state's transportation system through strategies such as more transit service, safer bicycling and walking facilities and reduced congestion through less single occupant vehicle use."

The department will continue accepting comments on the plan through April 17.

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