California ITE Joint Sections Technical Series
SB 743: Lessons Learned After July 1st

California entered into a new way of considering environmental reviews after July 1st. Senate Bill 743 updates the way that new development projects consider transportation impacts. The change ambitiously attempts to achieve climate commitments, preserve the environment, improve health and safety (particularly for vulnerable residents) and boost the economy by emphasizing co-location of jobs, services and housing. How are agencies doing now that we have three months under our belts? Are professionals comfortable with the new ways of doing business? What lessons have we learned so far?

ITE’s California Sections present a 4-part series on this topic starting September 30th. Each session in this series will bring a different perspective on SB 743 hearing voices from consultants, Caltrans, public agencies and decision makers. Each session is conveniently scheduled over lunch time (noon to 1:00 PM Pacific) and open to all ITE members for free (small registration fee for non-ITE members).

The series is hosted by the ITE Northern California Section as a virtual meeting and made available by the ITE Western District to all California ITE Sections as well as ITE members who might be interested in how California is using VMT as a performance measure to evaluate transportation impacts.


Come join us for all these lunchtime sessions.  Registration includes all sessions so join us for a few or any one you find of interest and fits your schedule (register in advance to receive the email with the Zoom link and password). This four part series is intended to supplement on-going ITE Section meeting activities and provide technical content for members of Sections that are not meeting regularly through the pandemic.

  • ITE Members = FREE (register below)
  • Non-ITE Members = $25 for the series (any one or all – one price register below)

Session Descriptions

Wednesday September 30, 2020

Session 1: Consultants Perspectives and Issues
Noon to 1:00 PM (Pacific)

Moderator: Bruce Griesenbeck, Sacramento Area Council of Governments, Principal Transportation Analyst

Ian Barnes, PE, Fehr & Peers, Senior Associate
SB 743: New Questions and Next Steps
Mike Schmidt, AICP CTP, PTP, RSP1, Kimley-Horn, Senior Project Manager
SB 743 Early Returns and Outcomes
Tim Erney, Kittelson & Associates, Senior Principal
Developing SB 743-Compliant Guidelines

Thursday October 8, 2020

Session 2: Public Agency Perspectives
Noon – 1:00 PM (Pacific)

Moderator: Erik Ruehr, VRPA Technologies, Director of Traffic Engineering

Kristine Cai, Fresno COG, Deputy Director
Cameron Shew, Sacramento County, Senior Civil Engineer
Maureen Gardiner, City of San Diego, Senior Traffic Engineer

Tuesday, October 27, 2020 (UPDATED)

Session 3: Caltrans Perspectives – Roll out of Transportation Analysis Framework (TAF) and Transportation Analysis under CEQA (TAC)
Noon – 1:00 PM (Pacific)

Moderator: Bruce Griesenbeck, Sacramento Area Council of Governments, Principal Transportation Analyst

Ellen Greenberg, Deputy Director, Sustainability
Michael Navarro, District 6 (Fresno) Deputy Director of Planning, Local Assistance & Environmental Analysis
Zhongren Wang, PhD, PE, TE, Chief, Office of Mobility Programs

Thursday November 5, 2020

Session 4: Decision Makers Perspectives
Noon – 1:00 PM Pacific

Moderator: Erik Ruehr, VRPA Technologies, Director of Traffic Engineering

Darrell Steinberg, City of Sacramento, Mayor
Fred Minagar, City of Laguna Niguel, Mayor Pro Tem
Jeff Montejano, Building Industry Association of Southern California, CEO