State and Local Policy Database

Sustainable Transportation Planning

Sustainable Transportation Plan

The Metropolitan Planning Organization (MPO) created a Project Prioritization Process (PPP) that has the objective of improving air quality by prioritizing projects that result in reduced VMT and reduced emissions. The PPP is updated every five years in conjunction with the Metropolitan Transportation Plan (MTP). Mid-Region Metropolitan Planning Organization (MRMPO) oversees the development of the Metropolitan Transportation Plan, or MTP, which is the long-range transportation plan for the Albuquerque Metropolitan Planning Area (AMPA) (PDF). The current plan is the Futures 2040 MTP. The MTP is updated every five years. MRMPO is now beginning work on the update to the MTP. The update will be called the Connections 2040 MTP.

VMT/GHG Target and Stringency

The City of Albuquerque does not yet have a codified VMT reduction target.

Progress Achieved Toward VMT/GHG Targets

Although it does not have a specific goal, the City does track vehicle-miles traveled (VMT) per capita in the Albuquerque Metropolitan Planning Area (AMPA). VMT reached a peak of 24.19 in 2004, dropped to a low of 21.64 in 2012, and increased to 23.80 in 2016.

Last Updated: March 2019

Arlington's Community Energy Plan includes policies to reduce the amount of carbon produced from transportation to 1.0mt CO2e/capita/year by 2050. Arlington plans to acheive this goal by reducing vehicles miles traveled, increasing vehicle efficiency and switching to less carbon intensive fuels.  

Last Updated: May 2017
 

Sustainable Transportation Plan

Atlanta has a goal in place to reduce emissions from transportation by 20% by 2020 as part of its Climate Action Plan. The plan outlines several strategies to achieve this goal, including expanding the Atlanta BeltLine and other TODs, introducing parking pricing, greater transit investment, more pedestrian facilities and bicycle sharing. We did not find information on whether these goals were codified.

VMT/GHG Target and Stringency

This target of 20% demonstrates an improvement of 1.8% per year.

Progress Achieved Toward VMT/GHG Targets

We could not verify if the city measures any quantitative progress toward the goal.

Last Updated: March 2019

Sustainable Transportation Plan

The City of Aurora does not have a standalone transportation plan, but it does have a sustainability plan with strategies to reduce transportation emissions and energy use.

VMT/GHG Target and Stringency

At this time, the City does not have a codified vehicle miles traveled (VMT) or greenhouse gas (GHG) reduction target.

Progress Achieved Toward VMT/GHG Targets

We could not determine if the City tracks VMT or GHG numbers.

Last Updated: March 2019

Sustainable Transportation Plan

The city of Austin has three plans that outline sustainable transportation strategies, including the Imagine Austin Plan, the Urban Trails Master Plan and the Austin Climate Plan. The city’s climate plan encourages an integrated, expanded, and affordable transportation system that supports a variety of modal options. We did not find information on specific greenhouse gas or VMT reduction goals. The City is also within a year of passing the Austin Strategic Mobility Plan, which has been in development for 3 years.

VMT/GHG Target and Stringency

At this time, the City does not have a codified vehicle miles traveled (VMT) or greenhouse gas (GHG) reduction target.

Progress Achieved Toward VMT/GHG Targets

We could not determine if the City tracks VMT or GHG numbers.

Last Updated: March 2019

Sustainable Transportation Plan

Bakersfield had a general climate action plan, but it is currently in the process of being combined with Kern County's climate action plan into one large Kern County General Plan 2040, expected release in 2019. Kern County also has a sustainable transportation plan that includes the City of Bakersfield.

VMT/GHG Target and Stringency

At this time, the City does not have a codified vehicle miles traveled (VMT) or greenhouse gas (GHG) reduction target.

Progress Achieved Toward VMT/GHG Targets

We could not determine if the City tracks VMT or GHG numbers.

Last Updated: March 2019

Sustainable Transportation Plan

The City’s 2019 Sustainability Plan was recently adopted. We could not find evidence of specific goals to reduce VMTs.

VMT/GHG Target and Stringency

At this time, the City does not have a codified vehicle miles traveled (VMT) or greenhouse gas (GHG) reduction target.

Progress Achieved Toward VMT/GHG Targets

We could not determine if the City tracks VMT or GHG numbers.

Last Updated: March 2019

Sustainable Transportation Plan

We could not confirm if Birmingham has a city-wide sustainable transportation plan in place to reduce VMTs.

VMT/GHG Target and Stringency

At this time, the City does not have a codified vehicle miles traveled (VMT) or greenhouse gas (GHG) reduction target.

Progress Achieved Toward VMT/GHG Targets

We could not determine if the City tracks VMT or GHG numbers.

Last Updated: March 2019

Sustainable Transportation Plan

Go Boston 2030, released in 2017, adopted the 2014 Climate Action Plan goal of reducing regional vehicle miles traveled by 5.5% below 2005 levels by 2020, or from 3.1 billion VMT in 2013 to 2.9 billion VMT in 2020. Boston will support low-emission and shared alternatives for regional travel into Boston to reduce the projected proportion of people traveling into Boston in private vehicles. Boston also works proactively with surrounding communities to enhance regional transit and bike connections and build new stations connecting to Boston’s growing job areas. Projects include initiatives like expanded demand management programs, bus rapid transit and performance-based meter pricing, as well as 16 regional projects and policies.

VMT/GHG Target and Stringency

Boston has a goal to reduce transportation-related GHG emissions by 50% by 2030 from 2005 levels . This 50 % goal by 2030 requires a reduction of 2.0% per year.

Progress Achieved Toward VMT/GHG Targets

Boston’s transportation GHG emissions decreased by 3% from 2005 to 2016. This decrease has occurred, even as Boston’s population has grown by 29% and the number of jobs has increased by 25%.

Last Updated: May 2019

Sustainable Transportation Plan

We did not find a stand-alone sustainable transportation plan, but the Energy Efficiency and Conservation Plan includes a transportation section that states an emissions reductions goal that is equivalent to roughly 715 million VMT a year:

VMT/GHG Target and Stringency

At this time, the City does not have a codified vehicle miles traveled (VMT) or greenhouse gas (GHG) reduction target.

Progress Achieved Toward VMT/GHG Targets

We could not determine if the City tracks VMT or GHG numbers.

Last Updated: March 2019

Sustainable Transportation Plan

We could not confirm if Buffalo has a city-wide sustainable transportation plan in place to reduce VMTs.

VMT/GHG Target and Stringency

At this time, the City does not have a codified vehicle miles traveled (VMT) or greenhouse gas (GHG) reduction target.

Progress Achieved Toward VMT/GHG Targets

We could not determine if the City tracks VMT or GHG numbers.

Last Updated: March 2019

Sustainable Transportation Plan

Charlotte has a Transportation Action Plan in place that outlines strategies for sustainable transportation and calls for VMT reduction targets in the future. 2045 Metropolitan Transportation Plan, adopted in March 2018, also includes reducing VMT as one of its goals to reduce transportation emissions but does not have a specific goal in place.

VMT/GHG Target and Stringency

At this time, the City does not have a codified vehicle miles traveled (VMT) or greenhouse gas (GHG) reduction target.

Progress Achieved Toward VMT/GHG Targets

We could not determine if the City tracks VMT or GHG numbers.

Last Updated: March 2019

Sustainable Transportation Plan

The Chicago Forward transportation plan and Sustainable Chicago 2015 Action Agenda both include a variety of approaches to reduce VMT with the city. These include making Chicago the most bike and pedestrian friendly city in the country by adding up to 100 miles of new bicycle lanes, introducing bicycle sharing, and developing a pedestrian master plan. The City is also targeting improved transit ridership by incentivizing transit-oriented development and adding bus rapid transit service. Chicago is also looking to expand Transit Oriented Development to include high-ridership, high-frequency CTA bus routes, making Chicago the first U.S. city to pursue such a policy. Chicago does not have a codified VMT reduction target in place.

VMT/GHG Target and Stringency

At this time, the City does not have a codified vehicle miles traveled (VMT) or greenhouse gas (GHG) reduction target.

Progress Achieved Toward VMT/GHG Targets

We could not determine if the City tracks VMT or GHG numbers.

Last Updated: March 2019

Sustainable Transportation Plan

The City recently adopted an updated 2017 Climate Action Plan that includes several strategies to reduce transportation energy use and emissions. We could not confirm if the City has a specific goal to reduce VMTs.

VMT/GHG Target and Stringency

At this time, the City does not have a codified vehicle miles traveled (VMT) or greenhouse gas (GHG) reduction target.

Progress Achieved Toward VMT/GHG Targets

We could not determine if the City tracks VMT or GHG numbers.

Last Updated: March 2019

Sustainable Transportation Plan

The 2018 Green Cincinnati Plan does include actions to reduce VMTs. However, it does not include a specific goal.

VMT/GHG Target and Stringency

At this time, the City does not have a codified vehicle miles traveled (VMT) or greenhouse gas (GHG) reduction target.

Progress Achieved Toward VMT/GHG Targets

We could not determine if the City tracks VMT or GHG numbers.

Last Updated: March 2019

Sustainable Transportation Plan

As part of the Cleveland Climate Action plan, Cleveland has a goal to reduce GHG emissions from the transportation section by 250,000 MTCO2e by 2030, using a 2010 baseline. The 2018 updated Cleveland Climate Action Plan includes a focus area on sustainable transportation.

VMT/GHG Target and Stringency

The City has a goal to reduce GHG emissions from the transportation section by 400,000 MTCO2e by 2030, using a 2010 baseline. This requires a 2.0% reduction per year.

Progress Achieved Toward VMT/GHG Targets

Transportation emissions increased from 2010-2016, as mentioned in the City’s updated CAP.

Last Updated: March 2019

Sustainable Transportation Plan

Columbus does not have a sustainable transportation plan in place to reduce VMTs. However, in 2017 Columbus joined MORPC’s Sustainable2050 program that includes a goal to reduce the vehicle miles traveled per capita. In addition, the Columbus Climate Adaptation Plan was completed in December 2018. The plan outlines a set of 43 prioritized actions that should be taken by city government, regional organizations, and residents to make the city more climate resilient. The actions related to transportation include idling reductions and promoting alternative transportation mode options. In addition, COTA, the local transit authority, has adopted a Next Gen plan to increase mass transit ridership and reduce VMT.

VMT/GHG Target and Stringency

At this time, the City does not have a codified vehicle miles traveled (VMT) or greenhouse gas (GHG) reduction target.

Progress Achieved Toward VMT/GHG Targets

We could not determine if the City tracks VMT or GHG numbers.

Last Updated: March 2019

Sustainable Transportation Plan

We could not confirm that Dallas has a plan in place to encourage sustainable transportation. 

VMT/GHG Target and Stringency

At this time, the City does not have a codified vehicle miles traveled (VMT) or greenhouse gas (GHG) reduction target.

Progress Achieved Toward VMT/GHG Targets

We could not determine if the City tracks VMT or GHG numbers.

Last Updated: March 2019

Sustainable Transportation Plan

Denver has a Sustainability Community Mobility Goal in place to provide mobility options that reduce commuting travel in Denver done in single-occupant vehicles to no more than 60% of all trips. Denver also has separate plans in place to increase the length of pedestrian walkways and trails and to increase transit access. In addition, Denver’s Mobility Action Plan was published in July 2017 and sets goals to reduce drive alone rates, emissions, and traffic deaths. The plan focuses on the key metric of reducing Single Occupancy Vehicle (SOV) driving rates to no more than 50% of trips, which is closely tied to VMT. The City also has a Denver Moves suite of plans that lay out detailed priorities for all transportation modes.

VMT/GHG Target and Stringency

At this time, the City does not have a codified vehicle miles traveled (VMT) or greenhouse gas (GHG) reduction target.

Progress Achieved Toward VMT/GHG Targets

We could not determine if the City tracks VMT or GHG numbers.

Last Updated: March 2019

Sustainable Transportation Plan

Detroit recently released its Strategic Plan for Transportation, which includes several strategies for reducing emissions and energy use in the transportation sector. We could not find evidence for a specific VMT reduction target.

VMT/GHG Target and Stringency

At this time, the City does not have a codified vehicle miles traveled (VMT) or greenhouse gas (GHG) reduction target.

Progress Achieved Toward VMT/GHG Targets

We could not determine if the City tracks VMT or GHG numbers.

Last Updated: March 2019

Sustainable Transportation Plan

We could not confirm if El Paso has a sustainable transportation policy in place in order to reduce VMTs or greenhouse gas emissions. 

VMT/GHG Target and Stringency

At this time, the City does not have a codified vehicle miles traveled (VMT) or greenhouse gas (GHG) reduction target.

Progress Achieved Toward VMT/GHG Targets

We could not determine if the City tracks VMT or GHG numbers.

Last Updated: March 2019

Sustainable Transportation Plan

Fort Worth does not have a sustainable transportation plan in place.

VMT/GHG Target and Stringency

At this time, the City does not have a codified vehicle miles traveled (VMT) or greenhouse gas (GHG) reduction target.

Progress Achieved Toward VMT/GHG Targets

We could not determine if the City tracks VMT or GHG numbers.

Last Updated: March 2019

Sustainable Transportation Plan

Multiple adopted plans have transportation components that speak to the City's transportation goals. Although a specific target has not been set, VMT reductions were highlighted as an effect of sustainable transportation in the Green Grand Rapids Report, and reduction of VMT was listed as a value in the City's Vital Streets Plan.

VMT/GHG Target and Stringency

At this time, the City does not have a codified vehicle miles traveled (VMT) or greenhouse gas (GHG) reduction target.

Progress Achieved Toward VMT/GHG Targets

We could not determine if the City tracks VMT or GHG numbers.

Last Updated: March 2019

Sustainable Transportation Plan

The Climate Action Plan cites reducing VMTs as a critical goal and includes over a dozen strategies that can help decrease VMTs. These strategies range from initiating a traffic signal synchronization program, encouraging businesses to develop transportation demand management programs, and increasing sustainable transportation alternatives such as public transit and biking. This plan was formally adopted by City Council in 2018.

VMT/GHG Target and Stringency

At this time, the City does not have a codified vehicle miles traveled (VMT) or greenhouse gas (GHG) reduction target.

Progress Achieved Toward VMT/GHG Targets

We could not determine if the City tracks VMT or GHG numbers.

Last Updated: March 2019

Sustainable Transportation Plan

The Henderson Strong Comprehensive Plan was adopted in 2017 and contains plans to reduce transportation-related emissions of ozone and carbon monoxide and Vehicle Miles Traveled (VMT).

VMT/GHG Target and Stringency

At this time, the City does not have a codified vehicle miles traveled (VMT) or greenhouse gas (GHG) reduction target.

Progress Achieved Toward VMT/GHG Targets

We could not determine if the City tracks VMT or GHG numbers.

Last Updated: March 2019

Sustainable Transportation Plan

At this time, the City of Honolulu does not have a standalone sustainable transportation plan.

VMT/GHG Target and Stringency

At this time, the City does not have a codified vehicle miles traveled (VMT) or greenhouse gas (GHG) reduction target.

Progress Achieved Toward VMT/GHG Targets

We could not determine if the City tracks VMT or GHG numbers.

Last Updated: March 2019

Sustainable Transportation Plan

The City of Houston has a city mobility plan that emphasizes multimodal mobility solutions, with sub-regional studies still ongoing across various areas in the City. The City of Houston also started its first Climate Action Plan (CAP). This plan will act as a roadmap for the City, businesses, residents, and communities to reduce their GHG emissions and become carbon neutral by 2050. The City is currently in the CAP planning process and has not identified specific targeted actions to reach its goal of becoming carbon neutral by 2050.

VMT/GHG Target and Stringency

At this time, the City does not have a codified vehicle miles traveled (VMT) or greenhouse gas (GHG) reduction target.

Progress Achieved Toward VMT/GHG Targets

We could not determine if the City tracks VMT or GHG numbers.

Last Updated: March 2019

Sustainable Transportation Plan

Indianapolis does not have a sustainable transportation plan in place.

VMT/GHG Target and Stringency

At this time, the City does not have a codified vehicle miles traveled (VMT) or greenhouse gas (GHG) reduction target.

Progress Achieved Toward VMT/GHG Targets

We could not determine if the City tracks VMT or GHG numbers.

Last Updated: March 2019

Sustainable Transportation Plan

The City of Jacksonville has a 2030 Mobility Plan, released in 2011, that includes several strategies for reducing transportation energy use and emissions. 

VMT/GHG Target and Stringency

Through the implementation of the mobility plan and multi-modal transportation study, the City aims to reduce its per capita VMT by 10% by 2030 from a 2010 baseline. This requires a 0.5% reduction per year.

Progress Achieved Toward VMT/GHG Targets

We could not confirm if the City is on track to meet its goal.

Last Updated: March 2019

Sustainable Transportation Plan

Kansas City has a Livable Streets plan that encourages active living, including utilization of walking and biking as transportation alternatives.

VMT/GHG Target and Stringency

At this time, the City does not have a codified vehicle miles traveled (VMT) reduction target. The City does have codified GHG reduction targets for the transportation sector within its Climate Protection Plan.

Progress Achieved Toward VMT/GHG Targets

We could not determine if the City tracks VMT or GHG numbers.

Last Updated: March 2019

Sustainable Transportation Plan

The City of Knoxville addresses transportation efficiency in its Energy and Sustainability Work Plan.

VMT/GHG Target and Stringency

At this time, the City does not have a codified vehicle miles traveled (VMT) or greenhouse gas (GHG) reduction target.

Progress Achieved Toward VMT/GHG Targets

We could not determine if the City tracks VMT or GHG numbers.

Last Updated: May 2019

Sustainable Transportation Plan

Las Vegas has a Mobility Master Plan in place that makes recommendations for vehicular, transit, bicycle, and pedestrian improvements over a 20 year time frame. The plan includes over 180 multimodal transportation improvements projects. Las Vegas does not have a codified VMT or greenhouse gas reduction target in place.

VMT/GHG Target and Stringency

At this time, the City does not have a codified vehicle miles traveled (VMT) or greenhouse gas (GHG) reduction target.

Progress Achieved Toward VMT/GHG Targets

We could not determine if the City tracks VMT or GHG numbers.

Last Updated: March 2019

Sustainable Transportation Plan

The Mobility Element of the Long Beach General Plan, adopted in 2013, addresses the future of all modes of travel, including walking, bicycling, transit, and driving. In 2017, the City Council adopted the Communities of Excellence in Nutrition, Physical Activity and Obesity Prevention (CX3) Pedestrian Plan as a technical appendix to the Long Beach Mobility Element. Also in 2017, the City adopted the Bicycle Master Plan. The city released implementation updates in 2016 and 2018 that show progress towards aspects of the Mobility Element.

VMT/GHG Target and Stringency

At this time, the City does not have a codified vehicle miles traveled (VMT) or greenhouse gas (GHG) reduction target.

Progress Achieved Toward VMT/GHG Targets

We could not determine if the City tracks VMT or GHG numbers.

Last Updated: May 2019

Sustainable Transportation Plan

Los Angeles has a Mobility Plan that outlines several strategies to increase the use of alternative mobility options and direct growth to transit-rich locations.

VMT/GHG Target and Stringency

The Sustainable City pLAn established a citywide goal of reducing daily VMT per capita by at least 5% from 2012 levels by 2025 and 10% by 2035. This is equivalent to 0.4% per year.

Progress Achieved Toward VMT/GHG Targets

We could not determine if the City is on track to meet its goals.

Last Updated: May 2019

 

Sustainable Transportation Plan

Move Louisville is the city’s 20-year multi-modal plan that aims to fix and maintain the existing infrastructure in the city and reduce the number of miles that Louisvillians drive by providing and improving mobility options.

VMT/GHG Target and Stringency

Move Louisville contains a goal to reduce VMT 500,000 miles daily by 2040. In addition, Sustain Louisville set a goal to decrease transportation-related GHG emissions 20% by 2020 from 2009 levels. This goal requires a 1.8% reduction per year.

Progress Achieved Toward VMT/GHG Targets

The City does track its progress toward its VMT and GHG targets. However, it is currently not on track to meet either.

Last Updated: March 2019

Sustainable Transportation Plan

We could not confirm if the City of McAllen has a standalone transportation plan.

VMT/GHG Target and Stringency

At this time, the City does not have a codified vehicle miles traveled (VMT) or greenhouse gas (GHG) reduction target.

Progress Achieved Toward VMT/GHG Targets

We could not determine if the City tracks VMT or GHG numbers.

Last Updated: March 2019

Sustainable Transportation Plan

Memphis does not yet have a sustainable transportation plan in place.

VMT/GHG Target and Stringency

At this time, the City does not have a codified vehicle miles traveled (VMT) or greenhouse gas (GHG) reduction target.

Progress Achieved Toward VMT/GHG Targets

We could not determine if the City tracks VMT or GHG numbers.

Last Updated: March 2019

Sustainable Transportation Plan

The City of Mesa has a 2040 Transportation Plan, released in 2013, that contains several strategies to reduce energy use and emissions in the transportation sector. We could not find evidence for a specific VMT reduction target.

VMT/GHG Target and Stringency

At this time, the City does not have a codified vehicle miles traveled (VMT) or greenhouse gas (GHG) reduction target.

Progress Achieved Toward VMT/GHG Targets

We could not determine if the City tracks VMT or GHG numbers.

Last Updated: March 2019

Sustainable Transportation Plan

Miami’s GreenPrint Plan contains strategies for creating and connecting sustainable neighborhoods and providing more transportation options and reducing the time spent in cars.

VMT/GHG Target and Stringency

At this time, the City does not have a codified vehicle miles traveled (VMT) or greenhouse gas (GHG) reduction target.

Progress Achieved Toward VMT/GHG Targets

We could not determine if the City tracks VMT or GHG numbers.

Last Updated: March 2019

Sustainable Transportation Plan

We were unable to confirm if Milwaukee has a sustainable transportation plan in place.

VMT/GHG Targets and Stringency

Milwaukee does not have a VMT/GHG target in place for the transportation sector.

Progress Achieved Toward VMT/GHG Targets

Milwaukee does not track progress towards a VMT/GHG target.

Last Updated: March 2019

Sustainable Transportation Plan

Access Minneapolis is the city’s transportation action plan that addresses a full range of transportation options and issues, including pedestrians, bicycles, transit, automobiles, and freight.

VMT/GHG Targets and Stringency

Minneapolis has a GHG reduction target for the transportation sector calling for a 31% reduction between 2010 and 2025. This is equivalent to 2.1% annually.

Progress Achieved Toward VMT/GHG Targets

Minneapolis does not track progress towards a VMT/GHG target.

Last Updated: May 2019

Sustainable Transportation Plan

Access Nashville 2040 is Volume V of NashvilleNext and functions as the city’s Transportation Plan.

VMT/GHG Targets and Stringency

Nashville does not have a VMT/GHG target in place for the transportation sector.

Progress Achieved Toward VMT/GHG Targets

Nashville does not track progress towards a VMT/GHG target.

Last Updated: March 2019v

Sustainable Transportation Plan

New Haven's Climate Action Plan, released in January 2018, includes several measures to reduce transportation GHG emissions.

VMT/GHG Targets and Stringency

New Haven does not have a VMT/GHG target in place for the transportation sector.

Progress Achieved Toward VMT/GHG Targets

New Haven does not track progress towards a VMT/GHG target.

Last Updated: March 2019

Sustainable Transportation Plan

New Orleans’ Metropolitan Transportation Plan outlines several strategies to encourage or increase transportation choices beyond single-occupancy vehicles. These strategies include increased transit use, pedestrian facilities, and expanded bike lanes.

VMT/GHG Targets and Stringency

New Orleans does not have a VMT/GHG target in place for the transportation sector.

Progress Achieved Toward VMT/GHG Targets

New Orleans does not track progress towards a VMT/GHG target.

Last Updated: March 2019

Sustainable Transportation Plan

The New York City Department of Transportation’s Strategic Plan focuses on safe, green, smart, and equitable transportation in the city. The plan announces 105 initiatives, including improving street safety to encourage walking, expanding bike lanes, enhancing transit, better managing freight, and restructure parking policy.

VMT/GHG Targets and Stringency

New York City does not have a VMT/GHG target in place for the transportation sector.

Progress Achieved Toward VMT/GHG Targets

New York City does not track progress towards a VMT/GHG target.

Last Updated: March 2019

Sustainable Transportation Plan

Newark does not have a sustainable transportation plan in place

VMT/GHG Targets and Stringency

Newark does not have a VMT/GHG target in place for the transportation sector.

Progress Achieved Toward VMT/GHG Targets

Newark does not track progress towards a VMT/GHG target.

Last Updated: March 2019

Sustainable Transportation Plan

Oakland DOT’s Strategic Plan was updated in 2016) and provides detailed strategies to integrate VMT reduction with utilization of low-carbon modes of transportation.

VMT/GHG Targets and Stringency

Oakland does not have a VMT/GHG target in place for the transportation sector.

Progress Achieved Toward VMT/GHG Targets

Oakland does not track progress towards a VMT/GHG target.

Last Updated: March 2019

Sustainable Transportation Plan

Oklahoma City does not have a sustainable transportation plan in place 

VMT/GHG Targets and Stringency

Oklahoma City does not have a VMT/GHG target in place for the transportation sector.

Progress Achieved Toward VMT/GHG Targets

Oklahoma City does not track progress towards a VMT/GHG target.

Last Updated: March 2019

Sustainable Transportation Plan

Omaha’s master plan addresses transportation but does not identify any strategies to reduce energy or greenhouse gases. 

VMT/GHG Targets and Stringency

Omaha does not have a VMT/GHG target in place for the transportation sector.

Progress Achieved Toward VMT/GHG Targets

Omaha does not track progress towards a VMT/GHG target.

Last Updated: March 2019

 

Sustainable Transportation Plan

Orlando’s Community Sustainability Action Plan outlines strategies to reduce energy use in the transportation sector including expanding pedestrian and bike access to roads, increasing transit ridership, and expanding EV infrastructure.

VMT/GHG Targets and Stringency

Orlando does not have a VMT/GHG target in place for the transportation sector.

Progress Achieved Toward VMT/GHG Targets

Orlando does not track progress towards a VMT/GHG target.

Last Updated: March 2019

Sustainable Transportation Plan

Connect - Philadelphia’s Strategic Transportation Plan sets numerous goals and strategies around a clean and sustainable transportation system, including continuing to decrease VMT per capita.

VMT/GHG Targets and Stringency

Philadelphia is aiming to reduce carbon emissions from transportation by 10% by 2025 frim a 2017 baseline. This is equivalent to a 1.3% annual reduction.

Progress Achieved Toward VMT/GHG Targets

Between 2006 and 2014, GHG emissions from transport fell from 4,041,617 tonnes of CO2 emitted to 3,236,661 tonnes.

Last Updated: March 2019

Sustainable Transportation Plan

Phoenix has a Transportation 2050 Plan supported by a $32B Transportation Tax approved by voters in 2016. Its goal is to triple light rail, provide transit in every neighborhood, and achieve a 40% mode shift by 2050. It is complemented by the 2050 Sustainable Transportation Goal to reduce transportation emissions 80% by 2050.

VMT/GHG Targets and Stringency

Phoenix does not have a VMT/GHG target in place for the transportation sector.

Progress Achieved Toward VMT/GHG Targets

Phoenix does not track progress towards a VMT/GHG target.

Last Updated: March 2019

Sustainable Transportation Plan

The Pittsburgh Climate Action Plan 3.0 was adopted by City Council in 2018 and includes specific strategies to achieve the VMT reduction goal outlined below.

VMT/GHG Targets and Stringency

The Pittsburgh Climate Action Plan 3.0, which was adopted by City Council in 2018 outlines a goal of reducing VMT per capita by 50% below 2013 levels by 2030. This is equivalent to a 1.9% annual reduction.

Progress Achieved Toward VMT/GHG Targets

We could not confirm if Pittsburgh tracks progress towards a VMT/GHG target.

Last Updated: March 2019

Sustainable Transportation Plan

Portland’s 2035 Transportation System Plan includes specific sustainable transportation policies including one to reduce carbon emissions, air pollution, water pollution, and reliance on vehicles. As part of the City’s Portland Plan and Climate Action Plan, the city council has adopted targets to reduce the number of miles Portlanders travel by car to 11 miles per day on average by 2035.

VMT/GHG Targets and Stringency

As part of the City’s Climate Action Plan, the city council has adopted targets to reduce VMT 30% below 2008 levels by 2030. This is equivalent to an annual reduction of 1.4%.

Progress Achieved Toward VMT/GHG Targets

Portland does not track progress towards their VMT/GHG target.

Last Updated: March 2019

Sustainable Transportation Plan

Sustainable transportation is addressed in the city’s Comprehensive Plan. Providence’s Sustainability plan contains a chapter dedicated to promoting sustainable transportation. VMT is tracked as a key metric, but there are no targets or goals in place. As the city develops their climate action plan to become a carbon neutral city by 2050, targets for reducing VMT will be in included.

VMT/GHG Targets and Stringency

Providence’s VMT targets are currently under development. The city proposed target includes a 11% reduction in VMT by 2030 and a 20% reduction in VMT by 2050.

Progress Achieved Toward VMT/GHG Targets

Providence does not track progress towards a VMT/GHG target.

Last Updated: May 2019

Sustainable Transportation Plan

Raleigh does not have a sustainable transportation plan in place

VMT/GHG Targets and Stringency

Raleigh does not have a VMT/GHG target in place for the transportation sector.

Progress Achieved Toward VMT/GHG Targets

Raleigh does not track progress towards its VMT/GHG targets.

 Last Updated: March 2019

Sustainable Transportation Plan

Reno highlights reducing VMT in its 2017 Sustainability Report but does not have a specific goal or stand-alone sustainable transportation plan.

VMT/GHG Targets and Stringency

Reno does not have a VMT/GHG target in place for the transportation sector.

Progress Achieved Toward VMT/GHG Targets

Reno does not track progress towards a VMT/GHG target.

Last Updated: March 2019

Sustainable Transportation Plan

In July 2013, the Richmond Strategic Multimodal Transportation Plan was released. This plan provides detailed recommendations and goals for enhancing sustainable transportation modes in the city, including public transit, walking, and biking.

VMT/GHG Targets and Stringency

Richmond does not have a VMT/GHG target in place for the transportation sector. As part of RVAgreen 2050 the city will establish a VMT/GHG target for the transportation sector.

Progress Achieved Toward VMT/GHG Targets

Richmond does not track progress towards a VMT/GHG target. As part of RVAgreen 2050 the city will track progress towards a VMT/GHG target.

Last Updated: May 2019

Sustainable Transportation Plan

Riverside’s  Green Action Plan (GAP), seeks to decrease VMT through a variety of strategies. Additional strategies to reduce VMT can be found in the Riverside Restorative Growthprint, including a series of transportation-specific measures to encourage and provide means of active transportation.

VMT/GHG Targets and Stringency

Riverside has adopted a goal to decrease vehicle miles traveled 15% by 2015 from a 2009 baseline. This is equivalent to an annual reduction of 2.5%.

Progress Achieved Toward VMT/GHG Targets

Riverside does not track progress towards their VMT goal.

Last Updated: March 2019

Sustainable Transportation Plan

Rochester does not have a sustainable transportation plan but has a variety of efforts that target reduction of transportation GHG and energy consumption include a bicycle master plan and expansion to the regional transportation system.

VMT/GHG Targets and Stringency

Rochester does not have a VMT/GHG target in place for the transportation sector.

Progress Achieved Toward VMT/GHG Targets

Rochester does not track progress towards a VMT/GHG target.

Last Updated: March 2019

Sustainable Transportation Plan

The City implements a Transportation Systems Management Program, which is going to be updated in 2019 to better achieve trip reductions:

VMT/GHG Targets and Stringency

The City implements a Transportation Systems Management Program, which is going to be updated in 2019 to better achieve trip reductions. The City hopes to create a holistic mobility system that enables all residents, including low-income and disadvantaged community residents, to get where they need to go in the cleanest way possible.  This means creating a range of different mobility options that both reduce vehicle trips and ensure the vehicle trips that do occur are zero emission wherever possible.

VMT/GHG Targets and Stringency

The City is developing a citywide VMT reduction target that will be adopted in the 2040 General plan update.

Last Updated: May 2019

Sustainable Transportation Plan

The city has a comprehensive transportation plan that covers sustainable transportation,

VMT/GHG Targets and Stringency

Saint Paul does not have a VMT/GHG target in place for the transportation sector.

Progress Achieved Toward VMT/GHG Targets

Saint Paul does not track progress towards a VMT/GHG target.

Last Updated: March 2019

Sustainable Transportation Plan

Salt Lake City released a transit master plan in 2017.  

VMT/GHG Targets and Stringency

Salt Lake City does not have a VMT/GHG target in place for the transportation sector.

Progress Achieved Toward VMT/GHG Targets

Salt Lake City does not track progress towards a VMT/GHG target.

Last Updated: March 2019

Sustainable Transportation Plan

San Antonio’s Sustainability Plan, SA Tomorrow was adopted in 2016. It focuses on sustainable land use patterns and modes of transportation and an improve infrastructure, including smart, mixed-use, and transit-oriented development practices and bicycle and pedestrian infrastructure, alternative fuels, transit options, and complete streets.

VMT/GHG Targets and Stringency

San Antonio has a codified target to reduce daily VMT per capita to 16.5 miles by 2040 from a baseline of 22.4 miles in 2013. This is equivalent to a 1% per year reduction in VMT.

Progress Achieved Toward VMT/GHG Targets

San Antonio’s VMT has actually increased since the inception of the target and currently stands at 24 miles.

Last Updated: March 2019

Sustainable Transportation Plan

San Diego’s Climate Action Plan has a comprehensive plan to reduce VMTs through increasing the use of mass transit, implementing pedestrian improvements in Transit Priority Area to increase commuter walking opportunities, implementing the City’s Bicycle Master Plan to increase commuter bicycle opportunities, and promoting effective land use to reduce VMTs.

VMT/GHG Targets and Stringency

San Diego has a goal to reduce transportation GHG by 23% by 2035 from a 2010 baseline. This is equivalent to a 0;9% reduction per year.

Progress Achieved Toward VMT/GHG Targets

San Diego tracks progress towards its GHG target.

Last Updated: March 2019

Sustainable Transportation Plan

Connect SF is a multi-agency collaboration to envision, plan, and realize a sustainable, equitable transportation system for San Francisco’s Future. This is a comprehensive roadmap which – though it supports reducing VMT – is predicated on switching from private vehicle mode share to sustainable transport mode share.

VMT/GHG Targets and Stringency

San Francisco has a GHG reduction target for the transportation sector of 40% below 1990 levels by 2025.

Progress Achieved Toward VMT/GHG Targets

Transportation related GHG emissions were 28% below 1990 levels in 2017.

Last Updated: May 2019

 

Sustainable Transportation Plan

The Circulation Element of the Envision San José 2040 General Plan includes a set of balanced, long-range, multimodal transportation goals, policies, and actions that provide for a transportation network that is safe, efficient, and sustainable. Since its adoption in 2011, the General Plan has gone through annual amendments and a Four-Year Review in 2016. One of the General Plan amendments in 2018 is to reflect the update of the Transportation Analysis Policy to shift the City’s CEQA transportation standard from a congestion-based Level of Service (LOS) to VMT. This Transportation Analysis Policy is part of the multi-prong strategy to reduce VMT, to reduce energy consumption, and to reduce greenhouse gas emissions, and to create a healthier community.

VMT/GHG Targets and Stringency

In the Envision San José 2040 General Plan, San José maintains a goal to reduce the amount of VMT per service population per day in 2040 by 40% relative to the 2009 levels. This is equivalent to a 1.3% reduction in VMT annually.

Progress Achieved Toward VMT/GHG Targets

San Jose does not track progress towards a VMT/GHG target.

Last Updated: March 2019

Sustainable Transportation Plan

Seattle’s Transportation Strategic Plan outlines the specific strategies, projects, and programs that implement broader citywide goals and policies for transportation in the city. Some of the strategies include designing transportation infrastructure in urban villages to support land use goals for compact neighborhoods, encourage planning and designing of city transportation facilities, and establishing multi-modal hubs providing transfer points between transit modes in urban centers and urban villages.

Additionally, the Drive Clean Seattle initiative aims to electrify the transportation sector at large with City Light’s carbon neutral electricity as a key climate strategy.

VMT/GHG Targets and Stringency

Seattle's Climate Action Plan calls for an 82% reduction in transportation greenhouse gas emissions by 2030 from a 2008 baseline. This is equivalent to a 3.7% annual reduction.

Progress Achieved Toward VMT/GHG Targets

Seattle is not currently tracking progress towards its GHG goal.

Last Updated: March 2019

 

Sustainable Transportation Plan

St. Louis does not have a sustainable transportation plan in place

VMT/GHG Targets and Stringency

St. Louis does not have a VMT/GHG target in place for the transportation sector.

Progress Achieved Toward VMT/GHG Targets

St. Louis does not track progress towards its VMT/GHG targets.

Last Updated: March 2019

Sustainable Transportation Plan

St. Petersburg's Comprehensive Plan, last updated in 2016, includes strategies to reduce GHG emissions from transportation.

VMT/GHG Targets and Stringency

St. Petersburg does not have a VMT/GHG target in place for the transportation sector.

Progress Achieved Toward VMT/GHG Targets

St. Petersburg does not track progress towards a VMT/GHG target.

Last Updated: March 2019

Sustainable Transportation Plan

The city of Tampa has a comprehensive plan with a mobility element to provide multi-modal mobility with all mode of travel such as transit (bus, ferry and rail), cycling and walking.

VMT/GHG Targets and Stringency

Tampa does not have a VMT/GHG target in place for the transportation sector.

Progress Achieved Toward VMT/GHG Targets

Tampa does not track progress towards a VMT/GHG target.

Last Updated: March 2019

Sustainable Transportation Strategies

Sustainable Transportation Plan

We could not confirm if Tucson has a sustainable transportation plan in place.

VMT/GHG Targets and Stringency

Tucson does not have a VMT/GHG target in place for the transportation sector.

Progress Achieved Toward VMT/GHG Targets

Tucson does not track progress towards a VMT/GHG target.

Last Updated: March 2019

Sustainable Transportation Plan

We could not confirm if Tulsa has a sustainable transportation plan in place.

VMT/GHG Targets and Stringency

Tulsa does not have a VMT/GHG target in place for the transportation sector.

Progress Achieved Toward VMT/GHG Targets

Tulsa does not track progress towards a VMT/GHG target.

Last Updated: March 2019

Sustainable Transportation Plan

Virginia Beach has a sustainable transportation plan to reduce VMTs is part of a broader sustainability plan. It includes language stating that they strive for a per-capita net reduction of motor vehicle trips and trip distances.

VMT/GHG Targets and Stringency

Virginia Beach does not have a VMT/GHG target in place for the transportation sector.

Progress Achieved Toward VMT/GHG Targets

Virginia Beach does not track progress towards a VMT/GHG target.

Last Updated: March 2019

Sustainable Transportation Plan

The District Department of Transportation (DDOT) created a six-year Transportation Demand Management strategic plan in 2017 that built off of recommendations in the moveDC TDM element and includes strategies for reducing vehicle miles traveled. The plan was developed around three goals: 1. Make getting into and around the District seamless and efficient; 2. Provide high quality and inclusive TDM services to District residents, businesses, employers, and visitors; and 3. Become a national leader in the provision of effective TDM services.

VMT/GHG Targets and Stringency

Sustainable DC 2.0 has a goal to reduce greenhouse gas emissions from transportation by 60% by 2032 (compared to a 2006 baseline). This is equivalent to a 2.3% reduction per year.

Progress Achieved Toward VMT/GHG Targets

The annual GHG inventory measures progress in reducing GHGs related to transportation, including on-road transportation, and is based on annual VMT estimates. In 2016, emissions from on-road vehicles were 28% lower than in 2006

Last Updated: March 2019

Sustainable Transportation Plan

The city's Climate Action Plan includes a transportation section. The plan includes strategies to reduce VMT, like increasing employee carpooling, increasing public transport ridership, and increasing walking and biking.

VMT/GHG Targets and Stringency

Worcester does not have a VMT/GHG target in place for the transportation sector.

Progress Achieved Toward VMT/GHG Targets

Worcester does not track progress towards a VMT/GHG target.

Last Updated: March 2019