Continuing Action – Provide and/or Expand Incentive Programs

As of May 2016 the TransNet Smart Growth Incentive Program and Active Transportation Grant Program have provided more than $55 million through a competitive grant program to support more than 100 smart growth and active transportation plans, programs, and projects. These two TransNet grant programs received an award of planning excellence from the San Diego Chapter of the American Planning Association in May 2016.

As of May 2016, the TransNet Environmental Mitigation Program (EMP) has provided $12.8 million through a competitive grant program to support land management throughout the region through a competitive land management grant program. In addition, the EMP has provided $150 million to acquire 8,600 acres of sensitive habitat and open space. An eighth cycle of a competitive land management grant program was approved by the SANDAG Board of Directors, and allocated an additional $1.8 million dollars to mitigate impacts of regional transportation projects.