County Line Multi-Modal Transit Center Study
On November 4, 2016, EDCTC submitted an application to Caltrans for a Fiscal Year 2017/2018 Sustainable Transportation Planning Grant to fund the County Line Multi-Modal Transit Center Study. On April 21, 2017, Caltrans notified EDCTC that the County Line Multi-Modal Transit Center Study had been selected for funding in Fiscal Year 2017/2018 with an award of $100,000.
The project will develop a plan for the County Line Multi-Modal Transit Center and Regional Fueling Station in El Dorado Hills as proposed in the Western El Dorado County 2014 Short- and-Long Range Transit Plan. The current transit facility in El Dorado Hills is not adequate to meet existing or future demand for park-and-ride parking, transit service, or vehicle fueling. The project will perform the public outreach, operational, and financial analysis necessary to determine the scope and location for a major transit facility and fueling station in El Dorado Hills and will consider the safe and efficient access needed to reach the new transit center by car, bus, walking, and biking. The planning process will include extensive public and stakeholder engagement and collaboration with agency partners in order to identify the location and scope of a new transit facility and fueling station in El Dorado Hills that is supported by the community and contributes to the sustainability of the region by reducing travel demand on U.S. Highway 50 and regional GHG emissions.
Building off of the work already done in the El Dorado County Transit Authority Park-and-Ride Master Plan, 2013 El Dorado Hills Community Transit Needs Assessment and US 50 Corridor Operations Plan, 2014 Western El Dorado County Short- and Long-Range Transit Plan, and the 2015/2035 El Dorado County Regional Transportation Plan
Ensuring consistency with local plans, verifying land use and zoning
Identifying existing and future demand for park-and-ride capacity and transit service in El Dorado Hills, including future demand for a transit center and transfer facility as planned development takes place and the Capital SouthEast Connector is built
Collecting the data and information needed to determine the scope and location for a major transit facility and fueling station in El Dorado Hills and the potential to co-locate those facilities with a Park-and-Ride facility:
Collecting baseline data and information, including a summary of relevant roadway, bicycle, and pedestrian traffic and safety characteristics on streets and intersections proximate to potential transit center and fueling station locations
Identifying barriers to safe, efficient, multi modal travel with consideration for people with special needs and economically disadvantaged populations
Enhancing the community and environment and improving the resiliency and accessibility of critical multi-modal transportation facilities
Identifying GHG Reduction Benefits
Collaborating with local residents, stakeholders, and regional partners, including Caltrans, El Dorado Transit, El Dorado County, City of Folsom, Sacramento County, Sacramento Regional Transit, Capital SouthEast Connector, and the Sacramento Area Council of Governments
Developing an implementation/sustainability plan, including a funding strategy and next steps.
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