Here at PCTPA, we’re always working to keep Placer moving. This October, we are looking for your input on the existing transit system in Placer County.
Every year, PCTPA works with transit providers and the public to identify any transit needs that are not currently being met. Once identified, these unmet transit needs are compiled and analyzed, and the PCTPA Board of Directors determines which needs are reasonable to meet. If an expressed need meets both criteria, it must be funded by Transportation Development Act funds in the next fiscal year.
So what are Transportation Development Act funds, and how do they work? The primary funding source for most transit systems, TDA funds come from one-fourth percent (¼%, or 0.0025%) of the statewide sales tax. The funds are only to be administered for transportation purposes, which includes street and road maintenance. However, TDA funds must fund the reasonable to meet unmet transit need in the next fiscal year before they can be spent on anything else.
This process provides a forum for public input on transit issues, and helps transit providers set priorities for service improvements in the future.
Interested in learning more about how public transportation in Placer County works? Want to share your thoughts and ideas on unmet transit needs in the region? Attend one of our meetings this October!
Meeting Dates are as follows:
Thursday, October 1 at 1pm
Tahoe City Transit Center
We Lake Boulevard
Tahoe City, CA 96145
Wednesday, October 7 at 4pm – UPDATED TIME
Lincoln City Hall
600 Sixth Street
Lincoln, CA 95648
Thursday, October 8 at 6pm
Auburn City Hall
1225 Lincoln Way
Auburn, CA 95603
Wednesday, October 28 at 9:15am
This is a public hearing.
Placer County Board of Supervisors
175 Fulweiler Avenue
Auburn, CA 95603