Deadline for ShasCo survey on future transpo options extended

SHASTA COUNTY, Calif. — The Shasta Regional Transportation Agency is extending the close date for an online community questionnaire seeking input on how the community want to travel in 20 years.

The Shasta Regional Transportation Agency is extending the 2040 Long Range Transit Plan community questionnaire’s deadline through to August 12th which allows community members to share their thoughts on how the Shasta region should plan for future travel options.

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More than 140 community members have participated, and with fascinating feedback. While community members still want bus service for longer trips, more than 40% of respondents are interested in implementing electric bikes and scooters in their city. More than 60% expressed interest in trying on-demand transit, and around 67% percent of respondents would try taking a neighborhood electric shuttle if it was available.

“At this point we have seen some great results from this crowdsourcing effort so we want to extend the deadline an additional week to allow more opportunity for community members to participate,” says Daniel Wayne, Senior Transportation Planner with the Shasta Regional Transportation Agency. “Knowing that we are creating a Long-Range Transit Plan that addresses the community’s needs will support the Shasta region’s growing transportation networks and uphold our quality of life.”

The 2040 Long-Range Transit Plan will be the blueprint for a sustainable, safe, innovative, integrated and efficient public transportation system. It will identify and help prioritize future transportation projects in order meet the future needs of residents in the Shasta Region.

The Shasta Regional Transportation Agency invites community members from throughout the Shasta Region to learn about the 2040 Long-Range Transit Plan and provide their feedback at www.2040LongRangeTransitPlan.com.

Submitted by Shasta Regional Transportation Agency


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Contact the writer: trevor.rcns@gmail.com

Trevor Montgomery, 48, moved in 2017 to the Intermountain area of Shasta County from Riverside County and runs Riverside County News Source and Shasta County News Source. Additionally, he writes or has written for several other news organizations; including Riverside County based newspapers, Valley News, (the now defunct) Valley Chronicle, Anza Valley Outlook, and Hemet & San Jacinto Chronicle; as well as Bonsall/Fallbrook Village News in San Diego County and Mountain Echo in Shasta County.

Trevor spent 10 years in the U.S. Army as an Orthopedic Specialist before joining the Riverside County Sheriff’s Department in 1998. He was medically retired after losing his leg, breaking his back, and suffering both spinal cord and brain injuries in an off-duty accident. (Click here to see segment of Discovery Channel documentary of Trevor’s accident.)

During his time with the sheriff’s department, Trevor worked at several different stations; including Robert Presley Detention Center, Southwest Station in Temecula, Hemet/Valle Vista Station, Ben Clark Public Safety Training Center, and Lake Elsinore Station; along with other locations.

Trevor’s assignments included Corrections, Patrol, DUI Enforcement, Boat and Personal Water-Craft based Lake Patrol, Off-Road Vehicle Enforcement, Problem Oriented Policing Team, and Personnel/Background Investigations. He finished his career while working as a Sex Crimes and Child Abuse Investigator and was a court-designated expert in child abuse and child sex-related crimes.

Trevor has been married for more than 29 years and was a foster parent to more than 60 children over 13 years. He is now an adoptive parent and his “fluid family” includes 13 children and 16 grandchildren.

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