San Diego Association of Governments (SANDAG)
Metropolitan Planning Organization for San Diego County
San Diego Association of Governments (SANDAG), located in Southern California along the California-Baja California Border, is the federally-designated Metropolitan Planning Organization (MPO) for San Diego County, 18-city metropolitan region and the transportation planning agency responsible for developing and implementing the long-range regional transportation plan, known as the Regional Transportation Plan/Sustainable Communities Strategy (RTP/SCS).
The 2015 RTP/SCS, also known as San Diego Forward: The Regional Plan, continues to emphasize the key strategies in the first SCS that support a more sustainable future for the San Diego region and also altered the phasing of key transit and managed lane investments to better match forecasted growth patterns. The 2015 RTP/SCS continues on the course set by the 2011 RTP/SCS to direct investments within existing urbanized areas. The plan includes an extensive regional bus system, improved commuter and light rail service, an expanded regional bicycle network, improved pedestrian infrastructure, dedicated highway lanes for carpool and express buses, and several transportation demand management programs that reduce the number of vehicle trips.
- CARB staff's technical evaluation of the San Diego Association of Governments' (SANDAG) Final Sustainable Communities Strategy (Dec. 2015)
- CARB Executive Order accepting SANDAG's determination that the Final SCS would meet the region's GHG emissions reduction targets (Dec. 2015)
- San Diego Forward: The Regional Plan, adopted on October 9, 2015
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