Climate Action Plan for Transportation Infrastructure (CAPTI)

CAPTI Overview

On March 10, 2021, the California State Transportation Agency (CalSTA) unveiled the draft Climate Action Plan for Transportation Infrastructure (CAPTI). The plan details how the state recommends investing billions of discretionary transportation dollars annually to aggressively combat and adapt to climate change while supporting public health, safety and equity. CAPTI builds on executive orders signed by Governor Gavin Newsom in 2019 and 2020 targeted at reducing greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions in transportation, which account for more than 40 percent of all emissions, to reach the state's ambitious climate goals.

CalSTA developed the draft CAPTI through collaboration with many different state agencies along with extensive outreach and engagement with hundreds of stakeholders during the past 18 months. The draft is available for public feedback through May 19, 2021 (note: comment period extended 15 days from original closing date). CalSTA expects to adopt a final version no later than July 15, 2021.

CAPTI Frequently Asked Questions

Draft Documents

Opportunity for Feedback

Please submit your feedback on CAPTI to capti@calsta.ca.gov by May 19, 2021.

CalSTA held a virtual workshop on March 18, 2021.  Additional workshops will be hosted by the CTC on April 20th and 23rd. See below for registration details.

Important Dates

  • Public Workshop: March 18, 2021
  • CTC Meeting Presentation on Draft Plan: March 24, 2021
  • CTC-CARB-HCD Joint Meeting Presentation on Draft Plan: April 8, 2021
  • CTC Workshop #1: April 20, 2021 (register here)
  • Public Health Workgroup Meeting (CDPH/CARB): April 22, 2021 (register here)
  • CTC Workshop #2: April 23, 2021 (register here)
  • Informational Update at CTC Meeting: May 12, 2021
  • Opportunity for Feedback Closes: May 19, 2021 (note: comment period extended 15 days from original closing date)
  • Final CAPTI Release: June 2021
  • Submittal of Plan to the Governor and the Legislature by July 15, 2021

Background

CAPTI builds on executive orders signed by Governor Gavin Newsom in 2019 and 2020 targeted at reducing greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions in transportation, which account for more than 40 percent of all polluting emissions, to reach the state's ambitious climate goals.

  • EO N-19-19 directs CalSTA to leverage discretionary state transportation funds to reduce GHG emissions in the transportation sector and adapt to climate change.
  • EO N-79-20 reaffirms the state's commitment to implementing EO N-19-19, and sets a date no later than July 15, 2021, for CalSTA to "identify near term actions, and investment strategies, to improve clean transportation, sustainable freight and transit options, while continuing a 'fix-it-first' approach to our transportation system."

State transportation funds - including revenue collected under Senate Bill (SB) 1, the Road Repair and Accountability Act of 2017 - must be used solely on transportation. As outlined in SB 1, California will continue the "fix-it-first" approach to maintaining the state's highways, roads and bridges. Under CAPTI, where feasible and within existing funding program structures, the state will invest discretionary transportation funds in sustainable infrastructure projects that align with its climate, health and social equity goals.

Climate Action throughout the Administration

Executive Orders

California Department of Transportation (Caltrans)

California Air Resource Board's (CARB)

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