California Department of Transportation

Regional Planning

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Regional Planning Overview - District 1 Regional Planners perform a combination of duties in the area of transit planning and in regional transportation planning.

Regional Transportation Planning
With the passage of the Transportation Funding Act of 1997, the California Department of Transportation functions primarily as the owner and operator of the State Highway System. The responsibility for planning and programming local (regional) transportation improvements belongs to Regional Transportation Planning Agencies. The Department plans and programs funding for the statewide (interregional) transportation improvements, which amounts to 25% of the funding available for new facility improvements.

Links Related to Regional Transportation Plans
Humboldt County Association of Governments
Mendocino Council Of Governments
Regional Transportation Plan Guidelines

Transit Planning
In the area of mass transit, regional planners are responsible for the administration of State and federal programs that provide funding, technical assistance and capital improvement projects for buses and other modes of transportation.

More information about mass transit can be found at the following web sites:
Caltrans Division of Mass Transit
Federal Transit Administration (FTA)
Arcata & Mad River Transit System
Humboldt Transit Authority (HTA)
Mendocino Transit Authority (MTA)