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The 2011 Regional Transportation Plan (RTP) update was an opportunity to develop both short- and long-range strategies to achieve an integrated transportation system in this northern California region. The 2011 plan also lays the foundation for the Stanislaus Council of Governments' (StanCOG) 2015 update and to meet the region's requirements to reduce greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions in California.

ESA collaborated with StanCOG and a multidisciplinary team to update the RTP with an emphasis on two key issues—fiscal constraint and system planning. To enable StanCOG to make informed decisions and prioritize their limited transportation funds, ESA incorporated project prioritization guidance into the RTP so that the region, cities, and county will benefit equally from all modes of transportation. ESA's team provided public facilitation and translation services throughout the extensive stakeholder involvement process. In anticipation of the 2015 planning requirements to reduce greenhouse gas emissions, ESA prepared a program-level environmental impact report (EIR) for the RTP and worked with other regional agencies, including the California Attorney General's office, to fully assess the air quality and GHG impacts of the 2011 RTP.

ESA consistently met rigorous deadlines, completing both the RTP and EIR in 12 months.

Specialized Services

  • Air quality assessments
  • California AB 32, SB 32 and SB 375 compliance
  • Community outreach programs
  • Environmental impact reports
  • Environmental scoping meetings
  • Geological and soils investigations
  • Greenhouse gas inventories, mitigation, and emissions reduction
  • High-quality cartographic mapping
  • Historical investigations, documentation, and plans
  • Inventories and reporting
  • Modeling and analysis
  • Stakeholder analysis
  • Sustainability assessments, audits, and benchmarking
  • Traffic and parking studies
  • Visual impact analyses
  • Water quality analyses