Shifting from Maintaining LOS to Reducing VMT: Case Studies of Analysis and Mitigation under CEQA Guidelines Implementing SB 743

Urban Sustainability Accelerator, Portland State University with Center for Law, Energy & the Environment, UC Berkeley Law School
Mar 1, 2019
Los Angeles, CA


A professional educational program for land use, transportation and environmental planners and attorneys in public, private and nonprofit practice presented by expert practitioners.

Offices of the Southern California Association of Governments, Los Angeles Friday March 1, 2019

Offered as a live in-person event, concurrent streaming online, and subsequent on-demand webinar

Still at a LOS?  Don’t be driven to distraction; learn from practitioners’ experience in understanding and applying SB 743.

This program will address the differences between the implementation of the California Environmental Quality Act before and after the adoption of Senate Bill 743, which substituted analyzing and mitigating additional vehicle miles traveled (VMT) for maintaining Level of Service (LOS) standards.  The program will draw on five case studies based on projects previously approved under CEQA; a regional shopping mall, two mixed use redevelopments, a highway widening project and a General Plan update. 

Topics to be discussed include:

  • VMT impact analysis (methodology; appropriate tools and models, determining impact area)
  • VMT significance thresholds (project effects, cumulative effects)
  • VMT significance thresholds (project, cumulative)
  • VMT mitigation strategies (project level, programmatic, VMT banks and transaction exchanges, legal and administrative framework)

Presenters will include attorneys, transportation planners and transportation consultants with extensive experience in the field.

Space is limited to 70 people to attend in person; registrants can view the program online streaming concurrently or subsequent to the program.

Accredited for 6 MCLE credits and seeking 6 AICP Professional Education Credits

Sponsors: Center for Law, Energy & the Environment UC Berkeley

Urban Sustainability Accelerator, Portland State UniversityRegistration Fees:

  • Free     Staff of state, regional and local governments sponsoring the SB 743 implementation assistance project and of their member governments (use link below for information about affiliations qualifying for free registration)
  • $30      General registration, not seeking professional education credits
  • $90      Planners seeking 6 AICP credits*  ($15/credit)
  • $210    Attorneys seeking 6 MCLE credits* ($35/credit)

*The organizer has received accreditation for six hours of MCLE and is seeking six hours of AICP credits.

To see if you qualify for free registration and receive more information, click here.  To proceed directly to the online preregistration form, click here.


Published on:
January 2, 2019 - 12:00am
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