In a closely watched case around the state, a judge has dumped San Diego County’s 40-year, $200 billion transportation plan on the side of the road, saying it doesn’t do enough to deal with issue of climate change and greenhouse gases.
But a higher court may get the ultimate say.
The Superior Court judge, Timothy Taylor, made his ruling public yesterday. The San Diego Association of Governments finalized the plan last year.
(For a refresher, here were our five things to know about the plan).
This the first test of regional transportation planning under the state’s greenhouse gases law. Forcing the plan to change would be a big win for environmentalists, who know that leaders in other regions are waiting to see how this turns out.