More than 250 transportation professions convened at the 2017 California Transportation Planning Conference

Caltrans, in partnership with the Institute of Transportation Studies at the University of California, Berkeley, presented the:

2017 California Transportation Planning Conference:
Partnering for Sustainable Transportation: Meeting the Challenge Now and Into the Future

This three-day conference, held in Walnut Creek, CA on May 3-5, 2017, provided attendees the opportunity to interact with transportation practitioners and decision-makers, exchange ideas and learn about emerging technologies and advancements in transportation planning from national, state, and local experts. The conference focused on themes around sustainability and how we can partner to meet the challenges facing us now and into the future as required by federal and state legislation and influences by funding constraints.

The 2017 CTPC brought together more than 250 representatives from Federal Highway Administration, Federal Transit Administration, State Agencies, Universities, Metropolitan Planning Organizations, Regional Transportation Planning Agencies, Transit Operators and Agencies, Tribal Governments, Cities, Counties, and Private Sector and Non-profit Partners. The conference kicked off with a meet and greet with Janet Sadik-Khan who delivered the opening keynote address on Wednesday, May 3rd. Conference topics included: funding, performance management, transportation equity, rural sustainability, trends in demographics change, changing technologies, climate change, freight efficiency and transit/rail connectivity and accessibility.

We are grateful to our event sponsors: Southern California Association of Governments (SCAG), Cambridge Systematics and Metropolitan Transportation Commission (MTC) and CALCOG; as well as coordination and transportation for fieldtrips by Contra Costa Transportation Authority, Alameda County Transportation Commission and the Port of Oakland.

Details of the event topics discussed and speakers that presented can be viewed online at:

We hope you will join us at the next California Transportation Planning Conference in 2019. Details of that event will be posted on this website and in the monthly e-newsletter as plans develop. Check back here for future announcements.