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RCTC Seeks Comments on Traffic Relief Plan

Comments Accepted through June 10

Post Date:01/17/2020 8:54 AM

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RCTC Announcement: January 17, 2020

Riverside County Residents are Urged to Comment on Draft Traffic Relief Plan for Riverside County

Your voice, your plan. Residents have an opportunity to help chart a course for Riverside County’s transportation future by providing feedback on a draft Traffic Relief Plan. The plan includes a local strategy to reduce traffic bottlenecks, improve safety, and create a stronger, more sustainable economy for our communities.

Please visit TrafficReliefPlan.org to view the plan and take a short survey to voice your comments. The Riverside County Transportation Commission (RCTC) is collecting feedback through June 10.

In addition to relieving traffic, the plan promotes economic investment in the fast-growing – and often slow-moving – 7,300 square-mile county. Incentives are provided for local governments to develop infrastructure that will secure new permanent living-wage jobs in Riverside County and cut commute times.

“Too often, our residents are traveling to other counties for employment. Through incentives and a stronger transportation network, we can bring more jobs closer to home for Riverside County residents,” said RCTC Chair and Wildomar City Council Member Ben J. Benoit.

Locally-driven strategies are included in the plan to address diverse transportation needs in the Coachella Valley, the Palo Verde Valley (Blythe area) and western Riverside County.

In June, RCTC Commissioners representing every city and the full Board of Supervisors will analyze the feedback and other data to decide whether to place a half-cent per dollar sales tax measure on the November 2020 ballot for voter consideration to fund the Traffic Relief Plan.

Visit TrafficReliefPlan.org for more information and to provide feedback.

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