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
San Francisco International Airport is the largest airport in Northern California and the second busiest in state, with more than 53 million passengers arriving or departing from the airport’s four terminals in 2016.
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.
High-Speed Rail (HSR) is California’s first high-speed transportation project. It will eventually include 24 stations, and will run from Sacramento, through the Central Valley, to San Diego at speeds of more than 200 miles per hour.
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