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Senate Bill 375: Linking Regional Transportation Plans to State Greenhouse Gas Reduction Goals

MTC Resources

MTC's Fact Sheet on SB 375
MTC's overview of the key provisions of this law.
Assembly Bill 32 (AB 32) and Senate Bill 375 (SB 375) Workshop Report: Changing California Through a New Environmental Paradigm
Report of workshop sponsored by MTC on AB 32 and SB 375 along with links to draft implementation policies for the Bay Area, and other resources.
Joint Policy Committee SB 375 Implementation
The Joint Policy Committee includes the Metropolitan Transportation Commission, the Association of Bay Area Governments, the Bay Area Air Quality Manangement District, and the Bay Conservation and Development Commission.
FOCUS
FOCUS is the Bay Area region's land use development plan and conservation strategy.

Online Resources

Senate bill no. 375
Passed the Senate August 30, 2008. Passed the Assembly August 25, 2008.
Technical overview of SB 375 (v 1.1)
Published by the League of California Cities in 2008.
American Planning Association, California Chapter SB 375 Resources
The California Chapter of the American Planning Association's resources on SB 375. This page includes the APA's comments on SB 375 as well as other information.
Communities Tackle Global Warming A Guide to California’s Sustainable Communities and Climate Protection Act (SB 375)
A guide to SB 375 published by the Natural Resources Defense Council.
California Air Resources Board: SB 375 Implementation
California state law (Senate Bill 375 (SB 375), Statutes of 2008) requires the California Air Resources Board (ARB) to set regional targets for the purpose of reducing greenhouse gas emissions from passenger vehicles, for 2020 and 2035. If regions develop integrated land use, housing and transportation plans that meet the SB 375 targets, new projects in these regions can be relieved of certain review requirements of the California Environmental Quality Act. The targets apply to the regions in the State covered by the 18 metropolitan planning organizations (MPOs).
SB 375 impact analysis report
A report by the Urban Land Institute.
A bold plan for sustainable California communities : a report on the implementation of Senate Bill 375
This report tells the story of how Southern California and Sacramento have tackled implementation of this new law.