Tag Archives: transportation

Measuring Transportation Impacts Using Vehicle Miles Traveled (VMT)

With the passage of Senate Bill 743 and official adoption of the measures into the 2018 California Environmental Quality Act (CEQA) Guidelines, transportation impacts will no longer be determined using level of service (LOS), a measure of traffic congestion. Rather, projects will be required to determine transportation impacts based on vehicle miles traveled (VMT). This

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San Diego Trolley Extension

The Mid-Coast Trolley will extend the existing Blue Line Trolley service––which currently terminates in Downtown San Diego––north to the University City community. The line will serve major activity and employment centers, improving access to growing employment, education, and residential areas.

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Complying With CEQA’s VMT Threshold For Transportation

The passage of California Senate Bill (SB) 743 introduced vehicle miles traveled (VMT) as the new recommended threshold for transportation impacts under the California Environmental Quality Act (CEQA) review, eliminating level of service (LOS) as a CEQA threshold. The City of Pasadena (City) was among the first to update its CEQA thresholds in 2014. The

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