2022 - SB 261 (Allen, Ben), Regional Transportation Plans: Sustainable Communities Strategies (Dead)
Would have updated the SB 375 (Steinberg, Chapter 728, Statutes of 2008) program and added new requirements for the entities involved in developing Sustainable Communities Strategies (SCS). CARB would have been required to adopt additional greenhouse gas targets for 2045 and 2050 for SCSs and vehicle miles traveled targets for 2035, 2045, 2050, by 2024. CARB would have received additional time to review SCSs and been required to reject them if they were not implementable based on specific evidentiary basis. Metropolitan planning organizations would have been required to work with CARB on technical methodologies, submit draft SCS for CARB review 90 days before adoption, respond to CARB comments on the draft, and submit final SCS for CARB evaluation within 60 days after adoption. Local government would have been required to collect data on housing, jobs, and transit infrastructure and report every two years to metropolitan planning organizations demonstrating how SCS strategies are implemented, including the data described above. Was not heard in the Senate Committee on Transportation.