The purpose of this program is to assist Caltran's mission of providing a safe, sustainable, integrated, and efficient transportation system. Projects must have a transportation nexus, and are expected to benefit the California transportation system. Projects are expected to improve public health, social equity, the environment, among other general community expectations.
All projects must address the following overarching program objectives:
-Sustainability: promote reliable and efficient mobility while meeting California's greenhouse gas (GHG) reduction goals.
-Social equity: focus transportation solutions on the needs of communities most affected by poverty, air pollution, and climate change.
-Mobility: improve the accessibility of the system and mobility of people and freight
-Safety: improve the safety and security of the transportation system.
-Preservation: preserve the transportation system through protecting the environment, promoting energy conservation, benefitting quality of life, and promoting consistency between transportation improvements and local planning efforts.
-Innovation: promote the use of technology to improve the performance and social equity of California's transportation system.
-Economy: support the area's economy.
-Health: decrease exposure to local pollution, reduce serious injuries or fatalities on the system, and promote physical activity.
The purpose is to encourage local and regional multimodal transportation and land use planning that furthers the relevant regional transportation plan (RTP) and sustainable communities strategy (SCS) and contributes to California's GHG reduction and other goals.