Along the county’s biggest chokepoints, serious accidents have increased and traffic is slowing. Today it takes 9 minutes to drive from I-80 at Riverside to Highway 65 at Blue Oaks — in just eight years it will take 35 minutes for the same trip.
These projects would reduce traffic congestion and keep Placer moving.
Every jurisdiction in Placer County, despite spending every penny of gas tax money they get on roads, does not get enough funding to keep up with the maintenance of the local roads.
This plan would fill the funding gap for street and road maintenance.
As Placer County’s population ages, the need for transit solutions for seniors and people with disabilities grows. And for workers who commute to downtown Sacramento, more alternatives to being stuck on I-80 traffic are needed.
The Keep Placer Moving plan would ensure that seniors and people with disabilities can still maintain independence and mobility. The plan would also provide funding for a dedicated passenger rail line between Sacramento and Roseville within existing rail right-of-way, to vastly expand Capitol Corridor commuter rail service.
Our pedestrian and bicycle friendly communities add to the quality of life in Placer County.
This plan would provide new bicycle and pedestrian facilities around the county improving safety for bicyclists and pedestrians, especially around schools.
Total Competitive Projects Program Investment:
To provide the flexibility to meet those unanticipated needs and opportunities, the Keep Placer Moving plan is anticipated to provide approximately $74 million to a Competitive Projects Program.
In the first year after the adoption of this program, PCTPA will establish the criteria by which projects are eligible for funding under this Program, and the selection criteria by which such eligible projects are selected. The eligibility and selection criteria shall include safety, congestion relief, ability to attract matching funds, and lack of other funding in this overall Transportation Expenditure Plan.
Some examples for what the money might be used for include:
Total Tahoe Area Program Investment:
The Tahoe region has very unique and special transportation needs, and so we have created a special fund in the Keep Placer Moving Plan. This essentially returns all the portions of the revenue stream that are generated in the Tahoe Area of Placer County back to Tahoe to address needs such as:
Transparency, Accountability, and Administration Investment:
At least 99% of all funds are required by law to be spent on transportation projects, and a strict limit of no more than 1% of funds can be spent on administration and overhead. This also covers audits, reporting, and staffing costs for Transparency, Oversight, and Administration.