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SANDAG Holistic Implementation of Adaptation and Transportation Resilience Strategies

Dudek worked with SANDAG to create a methodology that local jurisdiction planners and project managers can use to identify what climate adaptations and environmental justice strategies should be implemented and why. This methodology provides a deliberate process for understanding local vulnerabilities and values, as well as evaluating adaptation strategies based on equity, economic, environmental, and

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How to Effectively Assess Bridge Shading Impacts

The effect of shade cast by new bridge construction is often considered a permanent impact, when it could be permitted as temporary. This discrepancy increases mitigation costs and unduly burdens county Public Works department budgets. Effective site assessment to determine expectation of in-situ recovery and persistence of self-sustaining habitat can justify temporary impacts, saving your

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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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Managing Environmental Compliance on Light Rail Expansion

As a large, high-profile construction project, the Sacramento Regional Transit District’s (RT) $270-million Blue Line extension includes the challenge of melding environmental compliance and construction schedules to keep the project moving forward. First-stage construction includes an aerial structure spanning two creeks supporting habitat for the federally and state-listed threatened giant garter snake, the state-listed threatened

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