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 was available for public feedback through May 19, 2021.  In response to public feedback, CalSTA released the CAPTI Revisions Memo, which outlines how the Final CAPTI addresses the feedback that has been received. The Final CAPTI was adopted on July 12th, 2021.

CAPTI Documents

Summary of Feedback

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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