City of Roseville Plans on buying 5 Electric Buses

City of Roseville, California Government is transitioning to a zero-emission fleet with the purchase of five electric buses as part of a move towards cleaner transit. The buses were purchased with funds gathered from the Federal Transit Administration, Californias’s Transportation Development Act, Sacramento Emergency Clean Air & Transportation program, and more. Read more about it here.

Link 21 2021 Goals & Objectives Survey Feedback Available Now

The Link 21 Program and its partners goal is to transform the BART and Regional Rail  network in the Northern California Megaregion into a system that is faster, safer, equitable and more efficient system for all types of trips. The feedback from the 2021 Goals and Objectives Survey has collected over 2,069 responses between January and August 2021 and about half of the respondents submitted additional written comments. A summary of what people had to Read More…

12 Projects in Eastern Placer County approved by the Board of Supervisors

The Board of Supervisors has approved approximately $3.2 million in transient occupancy tax funding for 12 projects including the Resort Triangle trail network, Martin Valley Trail and a scenic overlook. The transient occupancy tax program is crucial in funding projects that local residents and visitors can enjoy. This is especially important for the Eastern Placer County because the funds raised through tourism are vital to the local economy. Read more about it here. See the Read More…

State and Federal Funding: How do our transportation projects get funded?

State and Federal funding for transportation is incredibly complicated – perhaps needlessly so – so let’s break it down to the big picture. Just a fair warning, there are acronyms ahead! The largest funding sources, like California’s SB1 excise and sales taxes on gas, and the Federal Highway bill, generally flow through programs and decisions of the California Transportation Commission (CTC). When you hear about the Federal infrastructure bill in the news, this is the Read More…

More electric vehicle charging stations added

Auburn is planning on increasing the number of electric vehicles stations downtown by spring of this year. The Public Works Manager, Mengil Deane hopes that this will reduce the emission of greenhouse gasses. It is also anticipated that this installment will warrant more travelers to stop and explore Auburn.   Read more about it here: https://goldcountrymedia.com/news/214422/auburn-quadruples-its-downtown-ev-charging-stations/

Join PCTPA/ALUC in a workshop to discuss the Airport Land Use Compatibility Plan updates for the Auburn and Lincoln Airports

The Placer County Transportation Planning Agency (PCTPA)/Placer County Airport Land Use Commission (ALUC) is hosting two virtual community workshops this summer to discuss the updated Airport Land Use Compatibility Plans for the Auburn and Lincoln airports. The two workshops will take place between 6:00 – 7:30 pm, on Wednesday, July 14th (Auburn Municipal Airport) and Thursday, July 15th (Lincoln Regional Airport). The PCTPA/ALUC is updating the Airport Land Use Compatibility Plan (ALUCP) in conjunction with the recent Read More…

Capitol Corridor Introduces New Schedule

 All aboard the Capitol Corridor for a new schedule focused on more consistent departures and better predictability!   The new schedule, which went into effect on Monday, March 29, 2021, will continue temporary changes brought on by the COVID pandemic, such as the reduced frequency of eight weekday round trips and five on weekends. More importantly, the schedule adjusts departure times and shifts trains to better match current customer demand, improve transit connections and offer more Read More…

Board Perspective: Roseville Vice Mayor Bruce Houdesheldt

 Roseville Vice Mayor Bruce Houdesheldt’s career began as a public servant in his home state of Maryland in the 1980s, where he worked for a County elected official before starting a land brokerage with Larry Hogan Jr., the current Maryland Governor. Since then, his portfolio has expanded to contain over 25 years of experience representing small business and national companies on transportation, housing, water resources, land use and air quality policy and regulatory issues, both Read More…

May is Bike Month 2021 Kicks Off

May is National Bike Month and here in Placer, we’re joining the Greater Sacramento region to celebrate! PCTPA encourages riders of all skill levels to get outside and enjoy the mental and physical health benefits of riding their bikes. It’s not just about getting from place to place; this year’s bike month is focused on well-being and connection. The excitement began with a virtual livestream event on May 1, hosted by the Sacramento Area Council Read More…

May is National Bike Month and here in Placer, we’re joining the Greater Sacramento region to celebrate! PCTPA encourages riders of all skill levels to get outside and enjoy the mental and physical health benefits of riding their bikes. It’s not just about getting from place to place; this year’s bike month is focused on well-being and connection.

The excitement began with a virtual livestream event on May 1, hosted by the Sacramento Area Council of Governments (SACOG) and the region’s transportation management organizations. The event featured appearances by representatives from every county in the Greater Sacramento Region, with each speaking about biking in their area and encouraging viewers to get outside on their bikes during the month of May. Placer County was well represented by Rocklin Mayor Jill Gayaldo, Rocklin Councilmember and PCTPA Director Ken Broadway, District 1 Supervisor Bonnie Gore, Auburn Mayor Matt Spokely, and Auburn Councilmember Daniel Berlant.  

“We encourage everyone to get out on their bikes to enjoy the more than 405 miles of bikeways we have in Placer County during National Bike Month,” said Councilmember and PCTPA Director Ken Broadway. “Whether you’re riding with family, for fitness or fun, you are helping keep our community connected, supporting a healthier planet, and you are part of an activity that creates healthier and happier people.”

The kickoff event also introduced Backyard Bike Tours, a fun opportunity for cyclists of all ages and abilities to get outside at their own leisure and discover local destinations near their own backyards. Though the period to participate in the kickoff event and win prizes has passed, cyclists are still encouraged to log onto MayisBikeMonth.com to check out the list of locations and discover the great biking destinations that their area has to offer.

Additionally, during the entire month of May, SACOG will be featuring different ways for cyclists to join in on the movement for safer streets, a healthier planet, and connected communities. Weekly themed rides, Bike to Work Week, and friendly community competitions are just some of the ways to participate throughout the month. Register at May is Bike Month to make a pledge for your own monthly bike goals and make sure to log your trips weekly to be entered in drawings for prizes. Take some time this month to #GetYourRideOn!

For more information call (916) 321- 9000 or visit http://www.MayisBikeMonth.com