El Dorado Hills Community Transit Needs Assessment
The Western El Dorado County 2008 Short-Range Transit Plan recommends implementation of public
transit service in the El Dorado Hills area. Additionally, EDCTC has received several public comments from community members desiring public transit service in El Dorado Hills. EDCTC considered each of these factors and coordinated with El Dorado Transit to pursue grant funding to develop the El Dorado Hills Community Transit Needs Assessment and US 50 Corridor Transit Operations Plan (Needs Assessment
and Operations Plan). EDCTC was successful in securing grant funds from the California Department of Transportation's 2011/12 Transit Technical Planning Assistance Grant program to develop the Needs Assessment and Operations Plan.
US 50 Corridor Transit Operations Plan
In March of 2012, EDCTC awarded a contract to LSC Transportation Consultants, Inc. to complete the El Dorado Hills Community Transit Needs Assessment and US 50 Corridor Transit Operations Plan (Plan).
The overarching issue addressed in this Plan is whether public transit services should be expanded in El Dorado Hills and, if so, what should be the form and structure of the resulting services.
The complimentary, two-part planning effort focused primarily on the following tasks:
The Plan was completed with oversight and input from members of the Project Advisory Committee (PAC). Members of the PAC were invited throughout the El Dorado Hills Community and include representatives from the following stakeholder groups: seniors, youth, affordable housing residents, business representatives, passenger advocates and EDCTC SSTAC members. EDCTC, El Dorado Transit, El Dorado County Community Development Agency and El Dorado Hills Community Services District staff also participated in the planning process.
The following describes the process utilized to complete this Plan:
- Facilitate the necessary public outreach, operational, and financial analysis to determine the feasibility of implementation of public transit service in El Dorado Hills; and
- Develop a detailed transition plan that supports the implementation of a US 50 corridor-based transit system that will improve the convenience and efficiency of El Dorado Transit’s operations.
- Working Paper #1 was completed to provide details on the study area demographics, existing transit services, and El Dorado Hills transit demand.
- Working Paper #2 was completed to provide a summary of public outreach efforts and the results of a survey that was distributed widely to residents in the El Dorado Hills area during the month of July, 2012.
- Working Paper #3 was completed to provide an analysis of various potential transit service alternatives for the El Dorado Hills area, capital funding needs, and options funding additional transit service.
- The Project Advisory Committee met to discuss and provide input upon completion of each of the three working papers.
- Two public meetings were held in El Dorado Hills on March 27, 2013 to discuss the content of the three working papers and to gather input about the potential transit service options; approximately 60 people were in attendance between the two meetings.
- The three working papers and input from the community meetings were used to inform the Draft El Dorado Hills Community Transit Needs Assessment and US 50 Corridor Transit Operations Plan. The Draft Plan includes a recommended transit strategy for the El Dorado Hills area. It also includes a US 50 Corridor Transit Operations Plan that will help accommodate service in El Dorado Hills and enhance the effectiveness and efficiency of transit service along US 50 and in Cameron Park.
The Plan has been separated into small sections due to their size and subject matter.
Cover through Summary
Chapter 1: Introduction
Chapter 2: Existing Study Area Conditions
Part 1, Part 2, Part
3, Part 4
Chapter 3: Evaluation of Current Transit Services
Chapter 4: El Dorado Hills Transit Demand Analysis
Chapter 5: Survey Analysis and Public Outreach
Chapter 6: El Dorado Hills Service Alternatives
Chapter 7: Capital Needs
Chapter 8: Funding Considerations
Chapter 9: El Dorado Hills Transit Plan
Chapter 10: Highway 50 Corridor Plan