SB 743 Transportation Study Guides

GDB worked with transportation consultant Fehr & Peers to prepare SB 743-based transportation study manuals for both California State University and the City of Chula Vista. SB 743 requires that lead agencies acting pursuant to the California Environmental Quality Act (CEQA) analyze potential transportation-related impacts associated with a proposed project based on a vehicle miles traveled (VMT) metric, thereby replacing level of service (LOS) as the primary determinative criterion in transportation analysis. GDB coordinated with Fehr & Peers in the drafting and review of each agency’s study manual, including the evaluation of public and agency input on the draft manuals. Both manuals were ultimately approved by the respective governing bodies; i.e., the California State University Board of Trustees and the City of Chula Vista City Council.