California Department of Transportation

Regional Transportation Plan Liaison Branch

RTP Guidelines Update

The Regional Transportation Plan (RTP) Guidelines were updated with stakeholder input over a 6-month period, from July through December 2016.  RTP Workgroups met during the months of July and August.  Initial workgroup meetings were held on July 13-14 in Sacramento and on August 11th in Los Angeles.  Workgroups met again from October through December for further resolution of comments/revisions for the RTP Guidelines.  Meeting details for these workgroups are provided in the timeline below.  The California Transportation Commission (CTC) adopted the 2017 RTP Guidelines on January 18, 2017.

2017 RTP Guidelines
Please note, the RTP Guidelines contain invisible links in the Table of Contents and wherever a chapter, section, or appendix is referenced.  Also, the Adobe Reader "Bookmarks" tool can assist in navigating the document. These features are intended to facilitate navigation and make the document more user friendly.

2017 RTP Guidelines for MPOs

2017 RTP Guidelines for RTPAs

2017 Final Draft RTP Guidelines

January Final Draft 2017 MPO RTP Guidelines

January Final Draft 2017 RTPA RTP Guidelines

Draft 2016 RTP Guidelines

November Final Draft 2016 MPO RTP Guidelines

November Final Draft 2016 RTPA RTP Guidelines

 

September Draft 2016 MPO RTP Guidelines

July Draft 2016 MPO RTP Guidelines

September Draft 2016 RTPA RTP Guidelines

July Draft 2016 RTPA RTP Guidelines


Estimated 2016 RTP Guidelines Update Timeline

  • June 30 – RTP/CTP Guidelines Kickoff Meeting in Sacramento (Click here for more information)
  • July 6 – Release the 1st draft of the MPO RTP Guidelines for public review until August 5

  • July 13-14 – Workgroups meetings
  • July 18 – Release 1st draft of the RTPA RTP Guidelines for public review until August 19
  • August 11 – Workgroup Meeting
  • September 21 – Release the 2nd draft of the MPO RTP Guidelines for public review until October 14
  • September 29 – Release the 2nd draft of the RTPA RTP Guidelines for public review until October 14
  • October/November – Workgroup Meetings

  • November – Caltrans finalizes RTP Guidelines
  • December or January – CTC considers final 2016 RTP Guidelines for adoption


RTP Guidelines & Handbook


RTP Products & Reports


Draft RTP and EIR Circulation Contacts

Draft RTP Review Circulation Contacts:

Division of Aeronautics, Attn: Ron Bolyard, Office of Aviation Planning

Division of Transportation Planning

Draft Environmental Document Circulation Contacts:

  • Division of Transportation Planning
  • Division of Environmental Analysis, Attn: Jennifer Heichel, Office of Environmental Management
  • High Speed Rail Authority, Attn: John Mason


Staff Contacts