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Agency: Madera County Transportation Commission (MCTC)
Project: 2018 Regional Transportation Plan (RTP), Sustainable Communities Strategy (SCS) and Environmental Impact Report (EIR)
Contact: Ms. Patricia Taylor, MCTC Executve Director,  559.675.0721

VRPA Technologies was retained to develop the 2018 Regional Transportation Plan (RTP)/ Sustainable Communities Strategy (SCS) and prepared the associated Environmental Impact Report (EIR). The documents were prepared in accordance with CEQA and federal transportation and air quality requirements and was also developed in accordance with Senate Bill 375 requirements to achieve greenhouse gas emission reduction targets for cars and light trucks. The EIR focused on four Plan Alternatives including the No Project, Reduced VMT and Vehicle Trips, Balanced or Multimodal, and the Traditional or a Worst-case Alternatives. Each of these alternatives was assessed in terms of possible constraints on the environment and the ability of each alternative to meet State and federal Air Quality Conformity requirements.

VRPA Technologies also assisted MCTC staff with development of the Public Involvement Process and directly participated in presenting both RTP/SCS and EIR related information at public workshops at locations throughout the County. VRPA Technologies also attended and participated in RTP Steering Committee meetings to establish methodologies, procedures, and directives related to Plan and EIR preparation. In addition, VRPA Technologies also assisted MCTC staff with development of public hearing materials and presentation formats. Finally, VRPA Technologies also played a lead role in presenting the final document before the MCTC committees and the Policy Board.