SRTA submitted a grant application to Caltrans's Sustainable Transportation Planning Program for the ShastaReady Extreme Climate Event Mobility and Adaptation Plan on November 30, 2018. The requested grant amount is $289,850.
The proposed plan will be informed in part by recent planning efforts by Caltrans District 2 (Climate Change Vulnerability Assessment and Climate Action Report) and the City of Redding (Community Planning Assistance for Wildfire), as well as incorporate lessons learned from recent extreme climate events experienced by first responders, public officials, and other stakeholders.
The ShastaReady plan’s outputs will be incorporated into SRTA's 2022 regional transportation plan and will inform other plans and programs within the region such as:hazard mitigation plans, general plans, community plans, the State Highway Operation and Protection Plan, State Transportation Improvement Plan, California Transportation Plan, public transit plans, Office of Emergency Services response plans, and others.
Deliverables include: 1) identification and assessment of existing conditions; 2) climate event "debriefing" interviews; 3) public workshops, online outreach, and stakeholder meetings; 4) identification of funding sources; 5) adaptation plan; and 6) two case studies to be submitted to the California Governor's Office of Planning and Research.