An alliance to identify common transportation, growth, and land use issues, and formulate unified strategies that can be advocated to implementing agencies and the public.
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NSSR writes comment letter to the California Transportation Commission in response to the Active Tranportation Program draft guidelines
The Active Transportation Program (ATP) was created to encourage increased use of active modes of transportation, such as biking and walking. The draft guidelines describe the policy, standards, criteria, and procedures for the development, adoption and management of the Active Transportation Program.
To read the letter please click here: Comment letter concerning ATP guidelines
NSSR writes letter of support for the UC Berkeley proposal for a "Center for Alternative Fuels and Advanced Vehicle Technology"
The University of California - Berkeley has submitted a proposal for Northern California Center for Alternative Transportation Fuels and Advanced Vehicle Technology (North CAT), and NSSR was pleased to write a letter of support for the proposed project.
To read the letter please click here: Support Letter for North CAT
Town of Truckee Receives 2013 TIGER Grant Funding
On Thursday, September 5th 2013, U.S. Transportation Secretary Foxx Announced that $474 million was awarded for 52 TIGER 2013 projects in 37 states. Only three communities in California received funding, including the Town of Truckee (Nevada County) for a State Route 89 Railroad Undercrossing project. The project received $1.5 million in TIGER 2013 funds.
To read the announcement please click here: TIGER 2013 Awards Announcement.
To a summary about the State Route 89 Railroad Undercrossing project and all other projects receiving awards, please click the following document: TIGER 2013 Awards Fact Sheets (See page 48 for Town of Truckee summary).
North State Super Region members voice concerns regarding new federal transportation bill (MAP-21)
The California Department of Transportation (Caltrans) conducted a series of forums across the state to explain how the new federal transportation bill, known as MAP-21, will affect California and how they plan to implement the new requirements. On February 6, 2012 a forum was hosted in Redding, California and was recorded via webcast. At the meeting the North State Super Region members provided comments and voiced their concerns. To see a copy of our letter and maps provided, click the following link: MAP-21 Super Region Letter.
To learn more about how California intends to implement MAP-21 or to view the Redding webcast, please click the following Caltrans website link: Caltrans Map-21.
North State Super Region Members sign Memorandum of Agreement!
Sixteen of the North State's Regional Transportation Planning Agency Executive Directors gathered on October 20, 2010 to solidify the parameters of their partnership. The partnership was sealed by a ceremonial signing of a Memorandum of Agreement (MOA) between parties. This MOA was sanctioned unanimously by each of the board's commissions of all sixteen RTPA's
North State Super Region Statistics
The North State Super Region is a unique region that has opportunities and challenges not seen elsewhere in California. The following statistics highlight the uniqueness of the North State:
Total land area: 42,620 square miles totaling 26% of California
Has 37% of California's state and federal roads
Total population: 1,044,002 (2008 US Census data)
Unemployment statistics (November 2010):
Counties in the Super Region vary from 11.1% to 20.8%, with an average of 15.5% compared to the statewide average of 12.4%.
Two federally designated Metropolitan Planning Organizations (MPOs): Shasta & Butte County
To read more about a variety of statistics on the North State Super Region click the Super Region Statistics web page.