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File #: 2021-0203   
Type: Plan Status: Passed
File created: 3/30/2021 In control: Board of Directors - Regular Board Meeting
On agenda: 5/27/2021 Final action: 5/27/2021
Title: CONSIDER transmitting Climate Action Plan for Transportation Infrastructure (CAPTI) comment letter (Attachment A) to the California State Transportation Agency.
Sponsors: Planning and Programming Committee
Indexes: Active Transportation Program, Alignment, Bicycling, California State Transportation Agency, California Transportation Commission, Cleaning, Climate change, Executive Order N-19-19, Freight transportation, Funding plan, I-710, Metro Equity Platform, Partnerships, Pedestrian safety, Pedestrians, Plan, Program, Public health, Rail transit, Rolling stock, Safety, Senate Bill 743, Sustainable transportation, Transportation policy, Vehicle miles of travel, Zero Emissions
Attachments: 1. Attachment A - CAPTI Comment Letter, 2. Presentation
Related files: 2021-0440
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EXECUTIVE MANAGEMENT COMMITTEE
MAY 20, 2021

Subject
SUBJECT: CALIFORNIA STATE TRANSPORTATION AGENCY - CLIMATE ACTION PLAN FOR TRANSPORTATION INFRASTRUCTURE

Action
ACTION: APPROVE RECOMMENDATIONS

Heading
RECOMMENDATION

Title
CONSIDER transmitting Climate Action Plan for Transportation Infrastructure (CAPTI) comment letter (Attachment A) to the California State Transportation Agency.

Issue
ISSUE

The Los Angeles County Metropolitan Authority (Metro) has engaged with the California State Transportation Agency (CalSTA) in their development of the draft Climate Action Plan for Transportation Infrastructure (CAPTI), which will implement Governor Newsom's Executive Orders (EOs) on Climate Change. These EOs, N-19-19 and N-79-20 rest on the foundation of climate legislation such as AB 32 (2006), SB 375 (2008), and SB 743 (2013), as well as Governor Brown's EO B-30-15 (2015). EO N-19-19 calls for actions to reduce greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions by leveraging discretionary state transportation funds. EO N-79-20 requires state transportation agencies to identify near-term actions and investment strategies to improve clean transportation, sustainable freight, and transit options.

Background
BACKGROUND

On September 20, 2019, Governor Newsom issued EO N-19-19 which calls for actions from multiple state agencies to reduce greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions and mitigate the impacts of climate change. This EO includes a direct acknowledgement of the role the transportation sector must play in tackling climate change. Specifically, the EO acknowledges that California has ambitious climate goals to transition to a healthier, more sustainable economy, including reducing GHGs 40% below 1990 levels by 2030. Although substantial progress has been made in recent years, direct emissions from cars, trucks, ships, diesel trains, airplanes, and other transportation sources have remained a driver of GHG emissions, totaling 40.1 percent statewide.

The EO directs Ca...

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