The state attorney general issued strong criticism of the San Diego region’s draft transportation plan for the next several decades because it “sets too low a bar” in reducing pollution and contains “significant legal problems.”
Among the criticisms outlined by the attorney general in her 12-page letter to SANDAG are:
- That by merely conforming to state standards, SANDAG’s plan fails to address a region “already overburdened with pollution.”
- That SANDAG needs to identify minority and disadvantaged communities and better-analyze how their health would be affected by the transportation plan.
- That pollution will ultimately increase over the 40 years covered by the plan.
- That a “suite of strategies” outlined by SANDAG (roadway expansion, more public transit) do not deliver long term reductions in pollution.
- That SANDAG fails to fully disclose some of the methodology and models used to come up with its predictions.
sd u-t, 21.09.11.
sandag’s fail 2050 RTP (regional transport plan).
the alternative 50-10 transitsandiego plan.
(a 50year plan to be done in 10.)