California Department of Transportation
 

Transportation Planning and Local Assistance

About Planning

Transportation Planning articulates a long-term systematic vision thoughtfully designed to improve mobility throughout the District, while remaining sensitive to the local context of community and cultural values. The Division supports project selection and delivery as well as system operations.

Staff collects and presents data, analyzes alternatives, and creates comprehensive, multi-modal plans. These plans maximize state-of-the-art technological advancements to identify and initiate future - and protect existing - State transportation investments. Staff expresses these plans and concepts to Department managers, decision-makers and the public.

The Division is a leader in the transportation field, emphasizing transparent partnerships and openness within and beyond the Department. It is also a bridge between its external partners and internal operational organizations.

District 5 Local Assistance provides services to local agencies in Monterey, San Benito, San Luis Obispo, Santa Barbara and Santa Cruz Counties. With a staff of nine, the District's Local Assistance branch works in partnership with the Regional Transportation Agencies (RTPA's) for each county and serves as the primary point of contact for local agencies; helping them with their federal or state funded projects from project implementation to project completion.

 

Contacts

Transportation Planning and Local Assistance
Aileen Loe, Deputy District Director
(805) 549-3161
aileen_loe@dot.ca.gov

Monterey, Santa Cruz, and San Benito Counties
Brandy Rider, Senior Transportation Planner
(805) 542-3970
brandy.rider@dot.ca.gov

San Luis Obispo and Santa Barbara Counties
Larry Newland, Senior Transportation Planner
(805) 549-3103
larry_newland@dot.ca.gov

Advance Planning and Forecasting
Claudia Espino, Senior Transportation Engineer
(805) 549-3640
claudia_espino@dot.ca.gov

Local Assistance
Garin Schneider, District Local Assistance Engineer 
(805) 542-4606
garin.schneider@dot.ca.gov

Environmental Stewardship
Randy LaVack, Environmental Stewardship Branch Chief
(805) 549-3182
randy.lavack@dot.ca.gov

Information by County

Monterey

San Benito

San Luis Obispo

Santa Barbara

Santa Cruz

 

Planning Programs

Advance Planning

Community Planning

Corridor System Management Plans

Environmental Justice

Environmental Stewardship

Geographic Information Systems (GIS)

Freight Planning

Intergovernmental and Local Development Review

Intelligent Transportation Systems (ITS)

Local Assistance

Multi-modal Transportation

Native American

Park and Ride

Programming

Regional Planning

System Planning

Travel Modeling and Forecasting

Transportation Planning Grants Program

 
Last updated: June 12, 2014