SB1 Case Study: Ventura County and Santa Barbara County Transportation Emergency Preparedness Plan



Ventura County Transportation Commission and Santa Barbara Association of Governments




Due to the devastation caused by the Thomas Fire and subsequent Debris Flow event, Ventura County Transportation Commission (VCTC), in partnership with the Santa Barbara County Association of Governments (SBCAG), applied for and received an Adaptation Planning grant from Caltrans to develop a Transportation Emergency Preparedness Plan (TEPP) for Ventura and Santa Barbara Counties. The mission of the project was to provide a proactive strategy and roadmap for transportation response and recovery during emergencies for Ventura and Santa Barbara counties going forward. Project goals included developing an all-hazards transportation emergency preparedness plan, responding to the needs of the communities sooner and more effectively, creating a blueprint for evacuation, improving transit agency management during disasters, and developing a plan for disadvantaged and vulnerable populations.

Climate Impact Tags

Extreme storms Flooding Wildfire

Adaptation Planning Guide Phases

Phase 3: Define Adaptation Framework and Strategies

Resource Type Tags

ICARP Case Study


Extent: Santa Barbara County, Ventura County


Last updated: May 24, 2024