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The results are in for a survey that gave San Joaquin County residents a chance to have a hand in planning furture transportation in the region.
More than 400 survey-takers went online to fill out the MetroQuest survey that was open to the public from June 30 to Aug. 31. They were given the chance to rate the proposed scenarios and strategies for the 2022 Regional Transportation Plan/Sustainable Communities Strategy (RTP/SCS).
The results of the survey are now available at the 2022 RTP/SCS website. “Commuter Villages” and “Remake Centers and Corridors” were the highest rated scenarios, according to the survey. “More housing affordability” and “More job and training opportunities” were rated as the top priorities for the region. Aggregated participant data is also available.
The survey results will be used as part of the San Joaquin Council of Governments’ Envision 2050 project to update the RTP/SCS. SJCOG is the planning, financing and coordinating agency for the San Joaquin region overseeing transportation, housing, habitat conservation, and other areas.
SJCOG’s RTP/SCS provides the long-range vision and investment plan for the county’s future transportation needs. The plan maps how the region will integrate transportation and land use to provide transportation options that help the region grow in a financially and environmentally responsible way.
Policies and strategies developed through Envision 2050 will be used to meet regional challenges, including air quality, social equity, economic development, truck and goods movement, and long work commutes to jobs outside the county. The plan also aims to examine how increases in the number of people working from home, increases in delivery services due to online shopping or take-out meals, and the growing use of autonomous and connected electric vehicles will guide the transportation investments.
To learn more about the RTP/SCS, please contact Tim Kohaya at (209) 235-0389 or firstname.lastname@example.org, or Hailey Lang at (209) 235-0582 or email@example.com.