Urban Sustainability Accelerator Presents: Shifting Transportation Performance Metrics – From Maintaining LOS to Reducing VMT – a professional education program
March 1, 2019 from to
Southern California Association of Governments
Shifting from Maintaining LOS to Reducing VMT:
Case Studies of Analysis and VMT Mitigation under California’s Environmental Quality Act
A professional educational program for land use, transportation and environmental planners and attorneys in public, private and nonprofit practice presented by expert practitioners.
Offered as a live in-person event on Friday, March 1 2019, with concurrent streaming online and subsequent on-demand webinar
Accredited for California Mandatory Continuing Legal Education Credits
Seeking AICP Professional Education Credits
Live Event Host: Southern California Association of Governments in Los Angeles
Sponsors: Center for Law, Energy & the Environment UC Berkeley
Urban Sustainability Accelerator, Portland State University
Still at a LOS? Don’t be driven to distraction; learn from practitioners’ experience in understanding and applying SB 743.
This program will address the differences between the implementation of the California Environmental Quality Act before and after the adoption of Senate Bill 743, which substituted analyzing and mitigating additional vehicle miles traveled (VMT) for maintaining Level of Service (LOS) standards. The program will draw on five case studies based on projects previously approved under CEQA; a regional shopping mall, two mixed use redevelopments, a highway widening project and a General Plan update.
Topics to be discussed include:
- VMT impact analysis (methodology; appropriate tools and models, determining impact area)
- VMT significance thresholds (project effects, cumulative effects)
- VMT significance thresholds (project, cumulative)
- VMT mitigation strategies (project level, programmatic, VMT banks and transaction exchanges, legal and administrative framework)
Presenters will include attorneys, transportation planners and transportation consultants with extensive experience in the field.
Space is limited to 70 people to attend in person; other registrants can view the program online streaming concurrently or subsequent to the program.
- Free: Staff of state, regional and local governments sponsoring the SB 743 implementation assistance project and of their member governments (use link below for information about affiliations qualifying for free registration)
- $30: General registration, not seeking professional education credits
- $90: Planners seeking 6 AICP credits* ($15/credit)
- $210: Attorneys seeking 6 MCLE credits* ($35/credit)
*The organizer has accreditation for six hours of California Continuing Legal Education credits and is seeking accreditation for six hours of AICP credits.