California Department of Transportation District 11 & San Diego & Imperial Counties

Environmental Justice (EJ) and Community-Based Transportation Planning (CBTP) Grant Programs

 

project description

The Environmental Justice (EJ) and Community-Based Transportation Planning (CBTP) grant programs were discretionary programs that promoted a balanced, comprehensive, and multi-modal transportation system. The EJ grant program also promoted the involvement of low-income and minority communities, and Native American tribal governments in the planning for transportation projects, while the CBTP grant program promoted transportation and land use planning projects that encourage community involvement and partnership. Caltrans provided these planning grant funds to metropolitan planning organizations and regional transportation planning agencies, cities and counties, transit agencies, and Native American tribal governments. From 2000 to 2013, the EJ and CBTP grant programs provided over 440 planning grants statewide, totaling nearly $67.7 million. Ninety percent (90%) of the projects costs are funded by the Caltrans grant program and the remaining ten percent (10%) is contributed by the grantee as a local match.

Caltrans District 11 has managed 54 planning grants totaling almost $9.5 million (averaging approx. $175,000 per grant), awarded directly to the following jurisdictions and agencies:

City of Brawley
City of Chula Vista
City of El Centro
City of Encinitas
City of Holtville
Imperial County Transportation Commission (ICTC) / Imperial Valley Association of Governments (IVAG)
City of Imperial Beach
City of La Mesa
Metropolitan Transit System (MTS)
City of National City
North County Transit District (NCTD)
Reservation Transportation Authority (RTA)
City of San Marcos
City of San Diego
County of San Diego
San Diego Association of Governments (SANDAG)
City of Santee
City of Vista

EJ and CBTP final products were expected to help leverage funds from other program sources that may forward future project activities. Completed EJ and CBTP products often contributed to positive local planning practice by influencing and integrating final products into the local and regional plans. Use the links below to view some of the EJ/CBTP Grant Programs Products in District 11; all items are listed in alphabetical order.

Environmental Justice

Product
(In PDF Format)
Delivery Date
Border Health Equity Transportation Study SANDAG Completed February 2015
City Heights Walks to School! SANDAG/City Heights Community Development Corporation Completed February 2010
Euclid Avenue Gateway Master Plan City of San Diego Completed February 2014
Frequent Access Community Transport System (FACTS) Project SANDAG/City Heights Community Development Corporation Completed February 2012
Imperial Beach: Let’s Move Together! – City of Imperial Beach Completed February 2013
National Avenue Corridor Master Plan – City of San Diego Completed February 2014
To Involve and Educate the Hispanic Communities on New SPRINTER Line – North County Transit District Completed February 2009

Community-Based Transportation Planning

Product
(In PDF Format)
Delivery Date
Community Facilities District: Potential Use for Supporting Transit Oriented Developments in California – North County Transit District Completed February 2009
Downtown/Paseo Santa Fe Connectivity Project – City of Vista Completed February 2011
Encinitas Let's Move Pedestrian Travel and Safe Routes to School Plan City of Encinitas Completed February 2015
Improving Safety and Mobility Across Freeway for all Users in La Mesa City of La Mesa Completed February 2009
Morena Boulevard Station Area Planning Study – City of San Diego Completed February 2014
Rosecrans Corridor Mobility Study City of San Diego Completed February 2010
San Marcos Boulevard Complete Street Multi-Way Boulevard Project – City of San Marcos Completed February 2015
SMART Foundation City of National City Completed February 2014
Valley Center Community Right-of-Way Development Standards County of San Diego Completed February 2012

For more information please contact:

Barby Valentine
Associate Transportation Planner
(619) 688-6003
Email: barbara.valentine@dot.ca.gov