How will this change impact housing and housing affordability?

The proposed Transportation Analysis Policy and shift to VMT is intended to streamline residential development overall, particularly high-density housing, affordable housing, and housing in already-developed areas with high-quality transit and other amenities. This streamlining should allow for a greater and more diverse housing supply and result in lower housing costs. Importantly, it will also lower transportation costs as new development is concentrated in areas with a variety of affordable transportation options. This is a key argument made by the State in support of the VMT policy.

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1. What is CEQA?
2. How does CEQA require public agencies to measure transportation impacts?
3. What is Level of Service (LOS)?
4. What is Vehicle Miles Traveled (VMT)?
5. Why is the City changing its method for analyzing transportation impacts?
6. What does this mean for the City of Milpitas's ongoing current and long-range planning efforts?
7. What is the timeline for these changes?
8. Does my ability to engage in land use and transportation decisions change?
9. How will this change impact the City's ability to ask developers for transportation investments?
10. How will the CEQA process change?
11. Will the shift to VMT make it easier or harder to develop in my neighborhood?
12. How will the shift to VMT impact new development projects?
13. How will this change impact housing and housing affordability?
14. How does this change impact the environment?
15. What are the impacts o business?
16. How are transportation impacts minimized or mitigated now compared to before?
17. How will this change impact parking?