Tulare County Association of Governments (TCAG)
Metropolitan Planning Organization for Tulare County
Tulare County Association of Governments (TCAG), the federally-designated Metropolitan Planning Organization (MPO) for Tulare County, located in California’s San Joaquin Valley. TCAG adopted its first Regional Transportation Plan/Sustainable Communities Strategy (RTP/SCS) in 2014.
The TCAG region is primarily rural with a large percentage of land dedicated to agricultural uses as well as State and federal lands. The 2014 RTP/SCS plans to increase the average density of new development by 25 percent. With SCS implementation, TCAG projects an increase in the share of multi-family housing region-wide as well as preservation of agricultural resources. It would improve the existing public transportation system by adding additional transit routes, clean fuel (natural gas) buses, and expanding night and weekend service. It increases the amount of investment in active transportation infrastructure such as new bicycle and pedestrian paths. The 2014 RTP/SCS also improves access to rural employment centers with plans to quadruple the number of vanpool riders in the region. These strategies, together with transportation system management and trip reduction programs, are projected to reduce per capita passenger vehicle GHG emissions in the region.
- CARB staff's technical evaluation of the Tulare County Association of Governments' (TCAG) Final Sustainable Communities Strategy (Oct. 2015)
- 2014-2040 Regional Transportation Plan & Sustainable Communities Strategy, adopted June 30, 2014
- CARB Resolution accepting TCAG's determination that the Final SCS would meet the region's GHG emissions reduction targets (Oct. 2015)