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A Lead Agency’s Guide to California Senate Bill 743

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If you’re a California lead agency navigating the changes Senate Bill 743 (SB 743) has rendered on transportation impact analyses and environmental documents and you want to know how your projects will be impacted, this guide is for you. In this guide, a Kimley-Horn transportation engineer and planner shares what you need to know about SB 743 and VMT, providing insights about the new provisions and equipping you to make critical decisions during this transition.

What's Inside a Lead Agency’s Guide to SB 743?

From transportation to land use projects, VMT may impact your project outcomes and timelines. Before, the focus was on measuring project impacts on individual drivers and at a localized level, but now, analyses must consider the transportation impacts a project has on the wider community at a regional level. Download the guide to learn how to measure VMT and its impacts.

Kimley-Horn is proud to be a leader in developing traffic impact analyses. Trying to make sense of all this information can be challenging. We’re here to help you navigate these changes. Reach out to one of our transportation engineers or planners for more information on SB 743 implementation and planning.

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About the Author

Mike Schmitt, AICP CTP, PTP, RSP1

Mike Schmitt, AICP CTP, PTP, RSP1

Mike is one of only a handful of transportation professionals in the United States that is recognized by both the American Planning Association (APA) and Transportation Professional Certification Board (TPCB) as being an expert in transportation planning. With more than two decades of experience, Mike has worked on a wide variety of multimodal transportation projects including those with a significant focus on transit planning and operations. Mike’s broader technical expertise includes public involvement, transportation modeling, multi-modal planning, land use planning, geographic information systems (GIS), traffic operations, technical writing, and research.


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