Regional Transportation Plan

Nevada County Regional Transportation Plan

The purpose of the Regional Transportation Plan (RTP) is to establish transportation policy and to document the short-term (2015-2025) and long-term (2025-2035) regional transportation needs covering the RTP horizon and to set forth an effective, cost-feasible Action Plan to meet these needs.

A key focus of the 2015-2035 RTP is to transform the document to a performance-based planning approach that will bring a more systematic method of using information on transportation system performance.  This approach will assist NCTC in developing investment priorities and will guide outcomes for the transportation plan and related planning documents.  The update is also intended to create a better alignment of performance monitoring and transportation planning between state agencies, NCTC, and its regional partners.  Fehr & Peers is the consultant conducting the work.  Public outreach events were held in August 2015 in Grass Valley, Nevada City, and the Town of Truckee to gather input from the community. 

The Draft Nevada County Regional Transportation Plan (RTP) has been prepared by Fehr & Peers Transportation Consultants and was made available for a 30-day public review period running from May 19, 2017 through June 19, 2017. Comments received on the draft have been addressed and incorporated into the final report.
A hard copy of the Draft Nevada County RTP is available for review at the following locations:
  • Madelyn Helling Library, 980 Helling Way, Nevada City, CA 95959
  • Grass Valley Library Royce Branch, 207 Mill Street, Grass Valley, CA 95945
  • NCTC, 101 Providence Mine Road, Suite 102, Nevada City, CA 95959
  • Truckee Library, 10031 Levone Avenue, Truckee, CA 96161
A supplement to the previously certified Program Environmental Impact Report (EIR) has been prepared in compliance with the California Environmental Quality Act.  The Draft Supplemental Program EIR was available for a 45-day public review period between Monday August 7, 2017 and Wednesday September 20, 2017. Please send your comments to:
Mike Woodman, Deputy Executive Director
Nevada County Transportation Commission
101 Providence Mine Road, Suite 102
Nevada City, CA 95959
Fax:     (530) 265-3260
NCTC staff presented the Final Nevada County Regional Transportation Plan and Final Supplemental Program EIR to the Commission for adoption at their November 15, 2017 meeting.

A PowerPoint presentation was given by Rod Brown of Fehr & Peers at the May 17, 2017 NCTC Meeting:


The following report, "Performance Matters," was presented to the NCTC by Fehr & Peers at the September 16, 2015 Commission meeting:

"Performance Matters" - A look at Performance Measurement and its role in the Nevada County RTP Update

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Nevada County Regional Transportation Plan
Adopted in 2010

The Nevada County Transportation Commission (NCTC) adopted the 2010 Nevada County Regional Transportation Plan (RTP) on July 20, 2011.  The 2010 RTP documents the short-term (2010-2020) and long-term (2020-2030) regional transportation policy direction, multi-modal regional transportation needs, and sets forth a financially constrained action plan to meet those needs.  The RTP includes the projects that are reasonably anticipated to be funded within the plan's fiscal constraints.  The RTP also identifies projects that can be implemented if additional funds become available.

To qualify for funding in the State Transportation Improvement Program (STIP), projects included in a Regional Transportation Improvement Program (RTIP) or Caltrans Interregional Transportation Improvement Program (ITIP) must be consistent with adopted RTPs.

For the 2010 Nevada County RTP update, NCTC contracted with De Novo Planning Group to prepare a Program Level Supplemental Environmental Impact Report (SEIR).  An Environmental Impact Report is an informational document that informs public agency decision makers and the general public of the potential significant environmental impacts of a proposed project, to identify possible means to minimize significant effects, and to describe reasonable alternatives to the project.  Because the RTP is a program level planning document containing general policies, guidelines, and lists of proposed projects for which specific design details have not yet been completed, the object of the environmental analysis in this Program Level SEIR is to provide a general overview of the potential impacts of the recommended RTP improvements.  Analysis of site-specific environmental impacts of transportation improvement projects will be the responsibility of the lead agency implementing the project and identified in the project level environmental documentation.

Final 2010 Nevada County Regional Transportation Plan
Final 2010 RTP Appendix

Final Supplemental Environmental Impact Report (SEIR)
Findings for NV County 2010 RTP Under CEQA

If you wish to view hard copies of the reports at the NCTC office, please call in advance (530) 265-3202 to set up a time to view the report.