December 06, 2012

Accelerating Southern California's Economic Recovery

SCAG used the REMI TranSight model to analyze the results of fast forwarding California’s Regional Transportation Plan/Sustainable Communities Strategy by 5 years, shortening the end date and greatly increasing the immediate work load to be accomplished upon the plan’s commencement. This project acceleration would result in the creation of 102,143 jobs in construction (which is a necessary labor area for Southern California), enhanced employer/employee match and improved goods movement by way of infrastructure enhancement, the preservation of residents’ time and money, and construction cost savings by $1.25-$1.95 billion.

SCAG – Accelerating the RTP by 5-years [full PDF]