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

Transportation Priorities Workshops Will Continue Throughout May

What are your transportation priorities for Placer County? PCTPA wants to know, and is hosting bi-weekly online community workshops to discuss how we can build a transportation network in Placer County that works best for your travel needs. The virtual workshops, hosted online through Zoom, began on April 8, 2021 and are continuing throughout May, everyMonday and Thursday evening from 4:30 pm – 6:30 pm. Each workshop focuses on a specific area of Placer County, Read More…

Mike’s Message: Spring 2021

Welcome to the spring edition of the Placer County Transportation Planning Agency (PCTPA) newsletter. As we begin to shift back towards pre-pandemic lifestyles and travel habits, PCTPA appreciates the opportunity to keep you informed about local transportation topics within the Placer community. Like you, I am so happy to be able to safely resume many normal activities like visiting with family and friends, dining out, and getting back to work. But, as expected with businesses Read More…

Placer County Transportation Planning Agency Hosting Online Community Workshops Through April and May

Community members are invited to join PCTPA in a workshop this spring to help plan for the future of transportation in Placer. This spring, Placer County Transportation Planning Agency (PCTPA) will be hosting online community workshops to discuss how they can build a better transportation network in Placer County. The evening workshops will be a great opportunity for community members in the Placer region to let their voice be heard when it comes to planning Read More…

Mike’s Message: Winter 2020 Update

Welcome to the winter edition of the Placer County Transportation Planning Agency (PCTPA) newsletter. During these difficult times of shelter at home, impacts upon our local economy, and worries about our health, we appreciate the opportunity to keep you informed about local transportation topics within our community. This month’s newsletter focuses on our regional roadway system explaining a very important update to the County’s Transportation Demand Model.  This update takes the land use plan or Read More…

SPRTA Model & Regional Impact Fee Update

The South Placer Regional Transportation Authority (SPRTA) Board of Directors is currently composed of four members from the Placer County Transportation District Board from Lincoln, Rocklin, Roseville and Placer County. The SPRTA Board recently approved a contract with a traffic engineering firm, WSP, to update the travel demand forecasting model and Regional Transportation and Air Quality Mitigation Fee (Tier I and II) programs. Approximately 18 years ago, the SPRTA joint powers authority instituted a regional Read More…

Freeway Service Patrol

If your car breaks down on Interstate 80 or State Route 65 during morning or afternoon rush hours, who should you call? Your best friend? Your mom? Your mechanic? No. Wait for arrival of the Placer County Freeway Service Patrol. What is the Freeway Service Patrol? The Freeway Service Patrol is a special team of tow trucks operators trained, certified, and contracted by PCPTA to continuously patrol Interstate 80 and State Route 65 during rush Read More…