Over the next 20 years, our population will grow by 17%, adding more than 32,000 people to the Shasta region. To keep people moving and preserve the region’s quality of life, we need to lay the groundwork now for future transportation facilities and services.
Whatever direction the region chooses, early planning (and budgeting) is needed to ensure that our efforts are coordinated, effective, affordable, and accessible to everyone. Success means that businesses can move their goods to market, employees can get to/from work without being stuck in traffic, air quality and the environment are protected, and everyone has reasonable access to school, jobs and other important destinations.
Vehicles and roadways will continue to be the primary mode of transportation in the Shasta Region. However, we want to include a range of additional options that fill in the gaps of our transportation system.
Each community within the Shasta Region has a unique identity and environment, so a 2040 Long-Range Transit Plan needs to address the varying needs of each area. The project team will facilitate an ongoing conversation with the public to successfully build a transit plan that addresses future population growth, changing demographics of our region, rapid investment and development in the downtown areas, and the unique and diverse range of communities that exist within the Shasta region.
To learn more about mobility options for the Shasta region, watch the animated infographic to the right.