Climate Action Plan for Transportation Infrastructure (CAPTI)

CAPTI Overview

The California State Transportation Agency (CalSTA) adopted the Climate Action Plan for Transportation Infrastructure (CAPTI) on July 12, 2021, following collaboration with many different state agencies, along with extensive outreach and engagement with hundreds of stakeholder, over 18 months. 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.

CAPTI Documents

(New!) CAPTI Implementation

As called for in CAPTI, CalSTA releases annual reports detailing progress implementing the 34 CAPTI key action items.

CalSTA finalized the Second Annual CAPTI Report on January 29, 2024, after releasing a draft  for public feedback in November 2023. The second annual report details how California has nearly completed all the actions to align the state’s transportation funding programs with its climate goals in only two years since adopting CAPTI. Of those 34 actions, 25 are already complete, and the remaining nine are on track to be completed by the end of June 2024.

The final report and draft report can be found here:

CalSTA solicited public comment on the draft Second Annual CAPTI Report in November and December 2023. The release of the draft report coincided with a public presentation and opportunity for public comment at the November 2, 2023, ARB-HCD-CTC Joint Commission Meeting; access the recording and materials of this event below. Additionally, the following document contains letters and emails received on the draft. Where appropriate, CalSTA made updates to the draft Annual Report to incorporate comments. The majority of comments received were on future updates to CAPTI rather than the contents of the annual report. These comments will be considered and revisited during a public process in spring 2024. Feedback received through this 2023 public comment period will inform this discussion, in which CalSTA is interested in hearing from stakeholders and partners on further action to implement the vision outlined in the CAPTI Framework and accelerate progress in meeting the Air Resources Board’s 2022 Scoping Plan targets.

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.

Archive

CAPTI 1st Annual Report (2022)

CAPTI Development Materials