The ResilientShasta Extreme Climate Event Mobility and Adaptation Plan. The plan has identified ways to help improve the safety, resiliency, and efficiency of our regional transportation system in the face of climate change extreme weather events.
The ResilientShasta project includes opportunities for stakeholder collaboration; developing “lessons learned” from recent wildfire, flood, and snow events; and addressing needs of vulnerable populations, such as the elderly and disabled. One area of particular interest is how we can improve and manage the regional transportation system to optimize the efficiency and safety of evacuation routes, emergency ingress, and detours during emergencies.
The report has been developed into a two-step process. The first was to develop a vulnerability assessment to identify future vulnerabilities in two different possible scenarios. The adaptation plan provides practical strategies for mitigating these impacts.
The next step is to integrate stakeholder feedback and combine the draft documents into a final report to be presented to the SRTA board of directors for adoption at an upcoming board meeting.
How Is ResilientShasta Funded?
The Shasta Regional Transportation Agency (SRTA) was awarded a Caltrans Transportation Planning Grant in May 2019 that is funding the majority of the effort.
When Will ResilientShasta Be Completed?
The ResilientShasta plan should be completed by early 2022.