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Regional Planning

As the forum for making decisions about the regional transportation system in Placer County, PCTPA develops and adopts various plans and strategies that serves to not only make the best use of state and federal transportation funds, but also to fulfill the requirements of our state designation as the Regional Transportation Planning Agency (RTPA) for Placer County.  

Regional Transportation Plan (RTP)

Regional Transportation Plans document the policy direction, actions, and funding recommendations that are intended to meet the short and long-range transportation needs of Placer County. PCTPA is part of a larger metropolitan planning jurisdiction (El Dorado, Placer, Sacramento, Sutter, Yolo, and Yuba Counties), which is coordinated by the Sacramento Area Council of Governments (SACOG). PCTPA’s two most recent RTPs are incorporated into SACOG’s regional planning processes through Metropolitan Transportation Plan/Sustainable Communities Strategy (MTP/SCS).

View the Adopted 2040 RTP
Learn More About SACOG’s Adopted 2020 MTP/SCS, and their 2023 Interim MTP.

PCTPA is currently in the process of updating our RTP! Learn more about the effort at our 2050 RTP website:

SACOG is also in the process of updating their MTP/SCS. Learn more about the 2025 Blueprint update here.

Regional Transportation Improvement Program (RTIP)

The Regional Transportation Improvement Program (RTIP) documents the transportation projects that PCTPA plans to fund with State and Federal revenue programmed by the California Transportation Commission in the State Transportation Improvement Program (STIP). The RTIP is developed biennially by PCTPA and the program of projects in the RTIP is a subset of projects in the Regional Transportation Plan (RTP).

View the adopted 2022 Final RTIP.