Lead Agency for Transportation Projects and Programs in Tuolumne County
The TCTC is working with Yosemite National Park to address transportation and parking issues in the park associated with the busiest summer months of visitation. The following report outlines possible solutions or combinations of changes that may help address the volumne of visitors and assist in delivering a great National Park experience. Please share any feedback you have and the TCTC staff will take these comments forward as we work with the NPS staff. Comments appreciated by November 8, 2011.
The Tuolumne County Transportation Council was recently awarded three Grants.
1. Sonora Revitalization Plan
The City of Sonora will work in partnership with the TCTC and members of the community to develop a Community Revitalization Plan. The Revitalization Plan will provide the strategies and implementation tools necessary to address the physical changes that will help improve the local economy by encouraging and increasing pedestrian safety, reducing congestion, and enhancing connectivity while protecting cultural history and quality of life. The planning process will seek to engage diverse public participation.
Grant Award: $225,000
2. Yosemite Transit Service Feasibility Study
Transportation options to Yosemite National Park from Tuolumne County are currently very limited. This study will explore routes inclusive of an intercity connection with the Central Valley and possibly B.A.R.T., as well as funding and implementation strategies. With more than 3.5 million visitors a year, strained parking, and increased vehicle congestion, gateway partners are excited about helping the park discover strategies to make visiting the park more accessible, convenient, and enjoyable. The Yosemite Feasibility Study will help local leaders and Park Officials determine the impacts public transportation can have on improved park capacity.
Grant Award: $67,000