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Implementing SB 375 and other GHG-reducing regional plans outside of metropolitan planning organizations (MPOs) requires rebuilding aging infrastructure within urban infill and existing rural communities.  This includes transportation efficiency measures such as network and demand management strategies, transit service and operating costs, road and bridge maintenance, retrofits for complete streets and urban greening, clean technology infrastructure, and interregional rail modernization. All of these transportation investments can yield even greater and more cost-effective GHG reductions when combined with land use incentives and improved transportation options like land use modifications that help implement regional plans, community infrastructure to support transit-oriented development, transit infrastructure and clean technology conversion, and multi-use facilities and accommodations for bicyclists, pedestrians, and NEVs. Further, multi-modal transportation connectivity and infrastructure - as well as other integrated infrastructure and land use strategies that demonstrate GHG emission reductions - provides access to a diverse mix of housing types, jobs, schools, and recreational, commercial, retail, and other services for neighborhoods.