California Department of Transportation

CTP Guidelines

The California Transportation Plan (CTP) Guidelines are undergoing development that is scheduled to occur from July through November 2016. The California Transportation Commission (CTC) anticipates consideration of the Final RTP Guidelines later this calendar year. Below is a detailed timeline for the update process.

The CTP Guidelines are being updated in tandem with the development of the Regional Transportation Plan (RTP) Guidelines. Click here for information about the RTP Guidelines process.

Interested CTP Workgroup participants whom would like to partake in the CTP Guidelines process should submit an email to: The CTP Workgroup will meet during the month of October. Meeting dates for workgroups are scheduled to occur on October 6 & 7 and will be held from 9:30 AM to 4:00 PM. They will be located at the Caltrans HQ Building, 1120 N Street, Sacramento, Basement Boardroom.


NEW! Second Draft 2016 CTP Guidelines

Second Draft 2016 CTP Guidelines

The public comment period for the Draft CTP Guidelines began Wednesday, September 21, 2016 and will end Friday, October 14, 2016, 5:00 PM PST.

Comment Form

First Draft CTP Guidelines Public Comments Log


Estimated 2016 CTP Guidelines Timeline

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

  • July 13-14 – Workgroups meetings
  • August 11 – Workgroup Meeting
  • September 21 – Release the 2nd draft of the CTP Guidelines for public review until October 14
  • October/November – Workgroup Meetings
  • January/February 2017 – Caltrans finalizes CTP Guidelines
  • February 2017 – CTC considers final CTP Guidelines for adoption