California Department of Transportation

System Planning Branch

System Planning to Programming (SP2P)

The System Planning to Programming (SP2P) study focused on the Caltrans System Planning function and its linkage to regional transportation planning and programming processes. Objectives of the study included identifying gaps and opportunities in the planning to programming process, and recommending strategies to achieve a more efficient and integrated process for reaching decisions and implementing transportation solutions. This study involved an extensive outreach process to gather information on how Caltrans districts are moving recommendations from completed system planning products into project programming. It also outlines a number of practical strategies to enhance the System Planning process and strengthen ties to programming decisions. Caltrans Planning was actively engaged throughout this process improvement study, and the commended strategies were developed in collaboration with our internal and external partners. They will serve as a foundation for transforming system planning processes in each District and Headquarters.