High Quality Transit Areas (HQTA) 2045 – SCAG Region
This is the High Quality Transit Areas (HQTAs) in the SCAG Region for plan year 2045, developed for the Final Connect SoCal (the 2020-2045 Regional Transportation Plan/Sustainable Communities Strategy (RTP/SCS)). SCAG’s HQTA is within one-half mile from a “major transit stop” and a “high-quality transit corridor” and developed based on the language in SB375 and codified in the CA Public Resources Code. The definitions of a “major transit stop” and a “high-quality transit corridor” are as follows:A. Major transit stop: A site containing an existing rail or bus rapid transit station, a ferry terminal served by either a bus or rail transit service, or the intersection of two or more major bus routes with a frequency of service interval of 15 minutes or less during the morning and afternoon peak commute periods (CA Public Resource Code Section 21064.3). It also includes major transit stops that are included in the applicable regional transportation. B. High-quality transit corridor (HQTC): A corridor with fixed route bus service with service intervals no longer than 15 minutes during peak commute hours.Further explanation of the methodology for identifying HQTCs and major transit stops is included in the Connect SoCal Transit Technical Report Appendix.PLEASE NOTE that SCAG has made one modification to its methodology of HQTAs development to exclude the one-half mile areas around freeway-running HQTCs where there are no bus stops; the one-half mile areas around bus stops serving those freeway HQTCs remain.Major transit stops and HQTCs are based on the 2045 plan year transit network of Connect SoCal. PLEASE NOTE that SCAG updates its inventory of planned major transit stops and HQTCs with the adoption of a new RTP/SCS, once every four years. However, transit planning studies may be completed by transit agencies on a more frequent basis than the RTP/SCS is updated by SCAG. Users should consult with the appropriate transit provider(s) to obtain the latest information on planned transit routes, stop locations, and service intervals. This data is intended for planning purposes only, and SCAG shall incur no responsibility or liability as to the completeness, currentness, or accuracy of this information. SCAG assumes no responsibility arising from use of this information by individuals, businesses, or other public entities. The information is provided with no warranty of any kind, expressed or implied, including but not limited to the implied warranties of merchantability and fitness for a particular purpose. Users should consult with the appropriate transit provider(s) to obtain the latest information on transit routes, stop locations, and service intervals before making determinations regarding CEQA exemption or streamlining.