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Twelve Trends for Consideration in California's Transportation Plan


This paper presents an overview of a dozen trends that have potentially significant consequences for California and its transportation plan for the next twenty years. The twelve trends discussed in the paper are:

1. A Growing Population

2. Demographic Change

3. New Patterns of Employment

4. Housing Location, Type, and Affordability

5. Change in the Central Valley

6. Changing Passenger and Household Travel Demand

7. Changing Patterns of Freight Transport

8. New Technologies

9. The Environment

10. Equity and Participation

11. Sustainable Transportation

12. The Funding Dilemma

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