SB 203 Annual Report

VCTC makes this report available on its website as part of the SB 203 legislation. This report includes a description of transit route changes, changes to services levels on transit routes, and ridership numbers for all transit routes operating within the County. This report also includes annual budget numbers for transit services provided by VCTC, Gold Coast Transit, other multiagency operators, and individual municipal operators. The purpose of this report is in response to the SB 203 reporting requirement, which remains in effect until January 1, 2019. 

Joint Land Use Study

The Naval Base Ventura County Joint Land Use Study (NBVC JLUS) is a cooperative planning effort led by local communities and agencies promoting greater partnership with military installations.  The dual goal of a JLUS is to develop land use policies that preserve the ability of a military installation to perform its assigned mission by preventing the encroachment of incompatible land uses and to protect the public health, safety and welfare of the surrounding community.

Summary Report – US 101 High-Occupancy Toll (HOT) Lanes Feasibility Study

Based on the financial evaluation in VCTC’s Comprehensive Transportation Plan, with current revenues it is likely to take 30 years to complete proposed freeway improvements.  VCTC considered the possibility of implementing high-occupancy toll lanes to provide an additional mobility option for auto drivers, to maximize the utility of any additional freeway capacity, and to provide an additional funding source that could expedite freeway improvements.  More specifically, VCTC hired the firm of CDM Smith to carry out a financial feasibility analysis of HOT lanes on US-101. The analysis scope consisted of two phases, with the first phase being a sketch-level analysis using existing data, and the second phase being a more detailed analysis.  Based on the results of the first phase, summarized here, VCTC elected to not proceed with the study’s second phase.

Assessment of Annual Transportation Development Act (TDA)

Recognizing that Ventura County's Unmet Transit Needs process is outdated and could serve the public better, the Ventura County Transportation Commission (VCTC) asked COH & Associates, Inc. and Ayars & Associates to review the existing VCTC Unmet Transit Needs definitions and process with the goal of creating recommendations for improvements.

Heritage Valley Transit System Study

The VCTC approved the Heritage Valley Transit System Study as a blueprint for the future of local transit services in the Cities of Santa Paula, Fillmore, the community of Piru and the environs.

Final Comprehensive Transportation Plan (CTP)

The Final CTP is a long range policy document, built from community-based, local priorities and community-expressed need to enhance regional connections.  It is aimed at ensuring mobility and enhancing the quality of life for all Ventura County residents.  The CTP also fully examines various funding strategies and options from the federal, state, regional and local levels. It is intended to provide a framework for future community-based planning and collaboration and inform Ventura County’s long range transportation decisions.

The Final plan will be submitted to the commission on September 6, 2013 for final approval.
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VISTA On-Board Survey Results

The Ventura County Transportation Commission (VCTC) staff conducted on-board passenger surveys on all VISTA routes in June 2012. Surveys were conducted in-house, as in past years, and its questions reflect the suggestions of our VISTA committees. Surveys were handed out throughout the work week as well as on Saturday and/or Sunday, depending on the route. Approximately 1,110 surveys were issued over the weeklong survey period, 721, 64%, were returned.

Updated Ventura County Coordinated Public Transit-Human Services Transportation Plan

This document was completed in July, 2012, to  augment, but not replace, the extensive work done in VCTC’s original Plan dated April, 2007.  As with the original Plan, the Update documents the transportation needs for individuals with disabilities, older adults, and people with low incomes.  It also reports on the status of implementing the original Plan’s recommendations.

Ventura County Coordinated Public Transit-Human Services Transportation Plan

This Plan is utilized to document the transportation needs for individuals with disabilities, older adults, and people with low incomes in the community and as a tool to evaluate applications for Federal Transit Administration grants under Sections 5310 (Elderly and Disabled capital funds), 5316 (JARC- or Job Access Reverse Commute for low income passengers and to provide reverse-direction commute services), and 5317 (New Freedoms Initiative for disabled transit services).

Airport Land Use For Ventura County

Adopted in July 2000, The Airport Comprehensive Land Use Plan for Ventura County is intended to protect and promote the safety and welfare of residents near the military and public use airports in the County, as well as airport users, while promoting the continued operation of those airports.  Specifically the plan seeks to protect the public from the adverse effects of aircraft noise, to ensure that people and facilities are not concentrated in areas susceptible to aircraft accidents and to ensure that no structures or activities encroach upon or adversely affect the use of navigable airspace.