Statewide Transit Strategic Plan

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Jila Priebe
Office Chief
Office of Program, Policy Management
(916) 651-9779

Joshua Pulverman
Senior Transportation Planner
(916) 657-3863

About the Project

The Caltrans Division of Rail and Mass Transportation is developing the 2017 Statewide Transit Strategic Plan in conjunction with the UCLA Institute of Transportation Studies. Public transit in California is at a critical juncture as the state aims to reduce greenhouse gas emissions by 40% between 2030 in accordance with Senate Bill 32 (2016) and meet other state legislative and planning goals as technology-enabled innovative mobility bring change to the transportation system. Transit in California also operates amid an expanding landscape of personal mobility choices. The advent of Transportation Network Companies, not foreseen in the previous plan, brings new challenges and opportunities for transit in California. Additionally, an updated business plan for California High Speed Rail provides new information on a substantial statewide investment in intercity mobility that requires robust intracity transit connections. This 5-year update to the 2012 Statewide Transit Strategic Plan allows the state to prepare for the integration of urban and regional transit systems with the California High Speed Rail project.


The California Statewide Transit Strategic Plan is one of the modal plans under the umbrella of the California Transportation Plan 2040. The Statewide Transit Strategic Plan will highlight a sustainable transportation system that supports the outcomes of the California Transportation Plan, the California State Rail Plan, and the California State Bike and Pedestrian Plan. For more information on these planning efforts, please visit the following websites:


  Project Timeline/Milestones

By February 2017: A Baselines Report describing the current state of transit in California.

By December 2017: Final Statewide Transit Strategic Plan with recommendations for Caltrans, the California State Transportation Agency, and the Legislature.


    Project Kick-off Meeting
    August 2016
    Advisory Committee Meetings
    Quarterly (September 2016 – November 2017)
    Executive Committee Meetings
    December 2016 & June 2017
    Stakeholder Workshops (2)
    March – April 2017
    Draft Baselines Report
    December 2016
    Final Baselines Report
    February 2017
    Draft Statewide Transit Strategic Plan
    September 2017
    Final Statewide Transit Strategic Plan
    December 2017

  Advisory Committee Information

Statewide Transit Strategic Plan Charter

Statewide Alerts and Other Information

Division Links

Contact Information

Physical Address:

Department of Transportation
Division of Rail and Mass Transportation
1120 N Street
Sacramento, CA 95814

Mailing Address:

Please choose one of the following:

(Concerning Rail Ops Support and Equipment)

Caltrans Division of Rail and Mass Transportation
MS 74
P. O. Box 942874
Sacramento, CA 94274-0001

(Concerning State and Federal Transit Programs)

Caltrans Division of Rail and Mass Transportation
MS 39
P. O. Box 942874
Sacramento, CA 94274-0001

General Information:

DRMT Phone 916-654-8811
DRMT Fax (Rail) 916-653-4565
DRMT Fax (Mass Trans) 916-654-9366
Amtrak 1-800-USA-RAIL (1-800-872-7245)

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