At its core, the Connected 2050 RTP-SCS is intended to reduce GHG emissions that contribute to climate change while helping achieve a number of important local and regional goals. Achieving these long-term goals will help make our communities stronger and more resilient. Connected 2050 identifies goals and objectives, which are developed with community members and stakeholders. The goals and objectives guide the development of recommendations and track the impact of the plan over time.
The goals in Connected 2050 help SBCAG and the region’s local government develop, prioritize, fund, and implement important transportation projects and community improvements. The Connected 2050 goals will cover five core areas:
- Environment: Support growth, development, and transportation that will protect natural resources (including a stable climate) leading to a healthier environment and healthier communities.
- Mobility & System Reliability: Provide reliable options for travel by automobile, bus, train, bicycling, walking, and other transportation modes.
- Equity: Prioritize implementation of projects, programs, and policies that will create more equitable access to transportation, housing, and economic opportunities for groups that have been marginalized, underrepresented, and/or exploited in the past planning for the region (including rural communities, communities of color, immigrant groups, Native American tribes, people with disabilities, youth, and seniors).
- Health & Safety: Improve public health and ensure the safety of the regional transportation system.
- A Prosperous Economy: Build a more efficient transportation system that promotes regional prosperity and economic growth for the region’s diverse communities.