Agency: Fresno County,  California
Project: Fresno County Regional Long Range Transit Plan
Contact: Kristine Cai, Planning Director, Fresno Council of Governments, 2035 Tulare Street, Suite 201, Fresno, CA, 93721, (559) 233-4148

VRPA is leading the development of the first Fresno County Regional Long‐Range Transit Plan (LRTP). The LRTP will guide transit and multimodal investments and services in the Fresno region through the year 2050. The Plan builds on Fresno COG’s 2018 RTP and prior transit planning studies, and will inform the 2022 RTP. More importantly, the LRTP will integrate appropriate and effective public transportation planning and projects into the fabric of the region’s overall circulation networks and systems.

VRPA and its partners – Mobility Planners LLC, CDM Smith, and Nelson\Nygaard Consulting Associates. --are developing the LRTP in line with state and federal transportation goals, guidance and funding programs. The LRTP will create a blueprint for a sustainable, safe, innovative, integrated, and efficient transit system to enhance the region’s economy and livability for all. Specifically, the LRTP will:

  • Integrate the efforts, projects, and future operations of the major transit providers serving Fresno County through the year 2050
  • Identify a preferred long-range vision for Fresno County’s public transit system
  • Provide guidance for future investments, projects and programs to enhance transit service
  • Identify transit projects and alternatives that consider and improve sustainability, preservation, mobility, safety, innovation, economy, health and equity
  • Integrate regional bicycle and pedestrian planning with public transit plans and projects

The Plan development process is guided by a diverse Steering Committee. Substantial community engagement is being undertaken, including workshops and pop-up events in both urban and rural areas and a variety of surveys and stakeholder interviews Completion and approval of Final Long Range Transit Plan is expected in early February 2019.