Transportation board to discuss greenhouse gas strategy

Regional emissions are anticipated to decline

On October 12, the Transportation Policy Board will be briefed on modeling results for air quality and climate change emissions in the Transportation 2040 plan update.

Last month the board got an early look at modeling that shows that the policies and investments in the updated plan maintain air quality and reduce greenhouse gas emissions.

By 2040 regional emissions are anticipated to decline significantly compared to today.

The plan's greenhouse gas reduction strategy is complementary to state efforts to reduce overall greenhouse gas emissions.

Board members will discuss refinements to the plan’s Four-Part Greenhouse Gas Strategy focused on land use, user fees, technology, and choices.

Also on the agenda:

  • Discussion of plan elements in Transportation 2040 update, including the regional freight strategy, transportation technology, resiliency, and more.
  • Adding eight projects to the Regional Transportation Improvement Program, including seismic retrofits for six bridges along on 405, which is a "Lifeline" route for emergency and first responders in the event of a major earthquake.

The Transportation Policy Board will meet Thursday, October 12, 9:30 – 11:30 a.m., at PSRC. Watch the meeting or view the agenda.