The Shasta Regional Transportation Agency (SRTA) was awarded a Caltrans Transportation Planning Grant in May 2019 to help fund the ShastaReady Extreme Climate Event Mobility and Adaptation Plan. The plan’s focus is to identify ways to help improve the safety, resiliency, and efficiency of our regional transportation system in the face of climate change extreme weather events.
The ShastaReady project includes opportunities for stakeholder collaboration; developing “lessons learned” from recent wildfire, flood, and snow events; and addressing needs of vulnerable populations, such as the elderly and disabled. One area of particular interest is how we can improve and manage the regional transportation system to optimize the efficiency and safety of evacuation routes, emergency ingress, and detours during emergencies.
Work on the ShastaReady plan is anticipated to be completed by fall 2021.