Placer County Faces Bleak Transportation Funding Future

Dwindling state and federal funding sources are leaving many counties in a lurch when it comes to keeping up with their region transportation needs.

In Placer County, like many others in California, the demands of a growing population and ailing or outdated infrastructure weighs heavily on the pocketbook of the agency responsible for regional transportation.

The once well-funded state transportation agency, Caltrans, has fallen on hard financial times as federal and state cash streams continue to trickle in short of the need.

For Celia McAdam, executive director of the Placer County Transportation Planning Agency, the lack of capital draws a stark line in the sand for many of the projects in the region.

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