In late 2013 the Policy Committee set the following strategic direction for the 2015 Plan Update:
- Involve the public more as we develop the Plan Update than we have in the past.
- The Plan Update should make bold recommendations, with a greater emphasis on public transportation, and transit and land use, i.e. transit oriented development. Bold topic areas should also include transportation funding, transportation projects, and regional development.
- The Plan should specify how PACTS should program “our” federal funds in the future – the PACTS “MPO Allocation” capital funds and the federal transit funds for which we are the lead agency.