SACRAMENTO, California – By 2050, moving around California will be safer, cleaner, easier and more mobile, according to Caltrans, the state’s transportation division.

The California Transportation Plan (CTP) 2050, released this week by Caltrans, outlines the state’s long-term transportation vision and sets a roadmap to improve the state’s mobility and accessibility while reducing greenhouse gas emissions related to transportation.

“California’s transportation system connects 40 million people with jobs, housing, vital services and recreation,” said Toks Omishakin, director of Caltrans. “The plan contains a bold vision to promote economic vitality, protect our environment, and meet the transportation needs of all Californians.”

Rather than focusing on individual projects and budgets, according to Caltrans, the CTP 2050 is a comprehensive, ambitious plan that examines far-reaching strategies and strategies to achieve key goals such as: B. expanding economic opportunities, creating a low carbon transport system and improving safety on bridges and roads, improving the quality of life and more.

Caltrans estimates that California’s transportation system will need to support 45 million residents by 2050. In addition, the state has the goal of reducing the greenhouse gas emissions caused by transport by 80% compared to the emission values ​​between 1990 and 2050. To achieve these goals, Caltrans, in collaboration with local transport companies, has included the following priorities in the CTP 2050:

  • Safety: Provide a secure system that will prevent transportation-related deaths and serious injuries and withstand natural disasters.
  • Climate: Achieve nationwide greenhouse gas emission reduction goals and make the state’s transportation system more resilient to climate change.
  • Justice: Removing barriers to transport and expanding access in all communities, especially in low-income neighborhoods and color communities as well as for people with disabilities.
  • Accessibility: Improve mobility in all modes, including transit, walking, cycling, and vehicle travel, so all Californians can get to their destination safely and easily.
  • Quality of life and public health: Enable vibrant, healthy communities through expanded walking and biking trails and convenient transit options to reduce greenhouse gas emissions and dependency on driving.
  • Economy: Supporting a dynamic, resilient economy by improving freight transport and access to housing and jobs.
  • Environment: Reduce the negative impact of traffic by expanding low-carbon and sustainable mobility options.
  • Infrastructure: Maintaining a reliable transport system that is sustainable and resilient to climate change and natural disasters.

Click here to view Caltrans’ CTP 2050 report.