The Regional Plan includes 12 Near-Term Actions planned for completion prior to the adoption of the next regional plan in 2019. Click on an individual action to learn more about the strategy and the progress made to date.

2. Develop a long-term specialized transportation strategy through 2050, as part of the next biennial update of the SANDAG Coordinated Plan, to address the increasing specialized service needs of seniors and people with disabilities.

3. Promote Vehicle Miles Traveled (VMT) reduction by applying the Regional Complete Streets Policy to relevant SANDAG plans, programs, and projects.

5. Complete a follow-up study that details ways to reduce greenhouse gases by expanding the use of alternative fuels regionwide.

6. Incorporate regional transportation model enhancements to provide more robust data regarding bike and pedestrian travel, carpools, vanpools, carshare, and public health.

7. Expand the Integrated Corridor Management Concept and design for up to three corridors.

8. Complete the comprehensive 10-year review of the TransNet Program in accordance with the TransNet ordinance.

9. Develop innovative financing tools to self-finance near-term projects for the new border crossing at Otay Mesa East.

10. Participate in the target-setting and monitoring processes for federal performance measures and report on progress toward the achievement of these federal performance measure targets in the new System Performance Report.

11. Develop an Intraregional Tribal Transportation Strategy with tribal nations in the region.

12. Explore the development of a Regional Military Base Multimodal Access Strategy.


Continue to provide and/or expand incentive programs that support the reduction of greenhouse gas emissions; protect open space and farmland; and create great places to live, work, and play

Through incentives and collaboration, continue to work to increase the supply and variety of housing types affordable for people of all ages and income levels in areas with frequent transit service and with access to a variety of services

Continue to support wildlife and habitat conservation through the acquisition, management, and monitoring of the region’s habitat preserve areas through the TransNet Environmental Mitigation Program incentive program and implementation of the Multiple Species Conservation Program and Multiple Habitat Conservation Program

Promote the use of both zero-emission vehicles and alternative fuels and ensure that we have the infrastructure to support these innovations

Support the efforts of local jurisdictions to implement their Energy Roadmap Programs to save energy in their own operations and in their larger communities.

Develop strategies to enhance our region’s ability to adapt to the consequences of climate change, including planning and design strategies to help communities to cope with hazardous events such as storms, heat waves, wildfires, or ongoing drought.

Continue to seek funding for transportation investments that provide a variety of choices, and which reduce greenhouse gas emissions and promote healthy lifestyles through more active transportation

Continue to provide capital and planning grants to local jurisdictions to support smart growth, biking and walking, and seek additional funds to leverage existing grant programs.

Implement state-of-the-art technologies and Transportation Demand and Systems Management Programs to provide more mobility choices and allow the transportation system to function more efficiently.

Link technologies in vehicles and mobile devices to improve the way people travel and reduce VMT. These include emerging technologies such as autonomous vehicles, expansion of the regional communications network, smart parking systems, and universal transportation payment systems.

Pursue opportunities to expand shared mobility services near Smart Growth Opportunity Areas.

Support the development of policies, programs, and funding for moving goods in the state and nation, as well as for infrastructure in the region that supports moving goods

Continue to apply social equity and environmental justice considerations in the implementation of SANDAG projects and programs.

Continue to leverage our crossborder economic relationships with binational and global interests to become more globally competitive and strengthen our megaregion