NCTC Newsletter


Providing updates on the ongoing work of the Nevada County Transportation Commission
 
January 17, 2018
2016 Final Nevada County Regional Transportation Plan
 
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NCTC has completed the 2016 update of the Nevada County Regional Transportation Plan (RTP) and it is scheduled for approval at the January 17, 2018 NCTC meeting. The purpose of the 2016 Nevada County RTP update is to establish policy guidance and identify regional transportation improvements that are planned for implementation over the next twenty years in Nevada County. To qualify for federal or state funding, projects must be included in the plan or be consistent with the plan. 
 
NCTC is required by the State to prepare, adopt, and submit an updated RTP to the California Transportation Commission (CTC) and Caltrans every four years. To assure consistency between all RTPs in California, the State legislature requires the same planning components for each plan. The Nevada County RTP was prepared in compliance with the 2017 RTP Guidelines developed by the CTC.
 
The Nevada County RTP documents the short-term and long-term regional transportation needs covering the Plan horizon, and set forth an effective, cost-feasible action plan to meet these needs. The RTP includes projects that can reasonably be anticipated to be funded with the Plan's fiscal constraints. The RTP also identifies projects that can be implemented if additional funds become available.
 
 
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January 17, 2018
Ask Nevada County
 
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Our local Nevada County website has a great feature called Ask Nevada County! This useful tool allows local residents to submit service requests to Nevada County online. In addition to Road Maintenance requests, residents can also alert the county of issues concerning Environmental Health, Solid Waste, Wastewater, Agricultural Concerns, Code Compliance, Gold Country Stage Concerns, and General submissions. There is even an interactive map that shows the current status of requests submitted, received, in progress, and completed. In 2017, over 95% of service requests submitted through Ask Nevada County have been completed. There is also a free "Ask Nevada County" app available for your Apple or Android smartphone. The online tool is easy to use, and looks to be an effective solution to report Public Works concerns. Give it a try today!
 
 
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January 17, 2018
SR 49 Corridor System Management Plan
 
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The first Corridor Management Plan for SR 49 was developed by NCTC in 1992 to develop strategies to increase capacity and preserve operational function of SR 49.  Following the passage of Proposition 1B in November 2006, Caltrans and its partners took a dynamic turn in transportation planning and systems operations with the creation of Corridor System Management Plans (CSMPs). CSMPs support a partnership-based, integrated management of all travel modes (cars, trucks, transit, bicycles, and pedestrians) and infrastructure (highways, roads, rail tracks, information systems and bike routes) so that mobility along the corridor is provided in the most efficient and effective manner possible.  

Caltrans' first CSMP for SR 49 was completed in 2009, with "State of the Corridor" reports in 2010, 2011 and 2012. As part of the regional transportation planning process in the 2017/18 fiscal year, NCTC, in coordination with Caltrans, is seeking proposals from consulting firms to assist with an update of the SR 49 CSMP. This update will identify operational deficiencies, bicycle route gaps, user safety enhancements, and operational improvements within the corridor from the Nevada/Placer County line to McKnight Way Overcrossing in Grass Valley.  Through data analysis the consultant will develop a list of projects that improve safety, reduce travel time or delay, reduce traffic congestion, improve connectivity between modes and facilities, improve travel time reliability, and expand mobility options along the corridor in a cost-effective manner.

Request for Proposals have been issued and NCTC has received responses from local transportation consultants. Consultant selection is scheduled for January 30, 2018, with contract execution on February 7, 2018.
 
 
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January 17, 2018
California State Budget
California State Budget
Curious how California gathers and spends its money? Check out this great visualization tool of the 2017-18 California State Budget by CALmatters and see where our dollars really go.