In the past 18 months, RT has made significant progress in improving its financial stability, increasing ridership, and heightening its commitment to clean, safe and convenient transit service. RT is excited to build upon this improvement through its newly proposed strategic vision that places an emphasis on developing community partnerships and operating a “Customer First” culture. RT is also implementing a route optimization study to inform service design enhancements, as well as a community survey to gather and analyze resident feedback.
Sacramento has changed significantly in the last 30 years and so must our public transportation infrastructure. As RT looks to the future, there are challenges ahead. Greater funding will be needed to repair and replace outdated equipment, implement new technology, and to increase/expand service. Compared to regions such as San Diego and Portland, RT is 3-6 times underfunded from local investment. We want to build community awareness around the current state of Sacramento public transit and what could be done with additional RT funding throughout the region.
Rene Hamlin was elected as the Chairperson for BRECA at last nights meeting.
Thank you to all the new people who attended last night’s BRECA meeting.
We elected did not elect any new officers, two roles did change. Rene Hamlin is now the Chair and Gay Jones is now the Vice-Chair. Andrea White is Treasure, Jim Morgan is Secretary.
There was discussion on the Jackson Highway Master Plan.
If you want to find out more about it, here are the specific plans that are in progress:
Visit this page: Sacramento County
and scroll to.
Jackson Highway Master Plans and Specific Plans (in progress)
Jackson Township Master Plan
West Jackson Highway Master Plan
NewBridge Specific Plan
Jackson Highway Area Master Plans land use map July 2013
Note: these are not the minutes of the meeting, just some information that was presented and thought would be of immediate interest to the community.
Our next meeting is July 28th.
Local Events Encourage Residents to Come Together.
As changes occurred along Folsom Boulevard, and a lack of adequate funding for Sacramento County services resulted in an inability to manage the unincorporated County area, local residents began to look more closely at issues that affected the neighborhoods. In response to a proposed undesirable project along Folsom Boulevard, residents came together to form the Butterfield-Riviera East Community Association.
Working with other Rancho Cordova organizations such as the Chamber of Commerce and Cordova Community Planning Advisory Council, BRECA was successful in opposing the project, and a Community Association was born.
BRECA Grows and Thrives.
Since its beginning in 1997, BRECA has continued to be an effective voice in commenting on local issues and projects ranging from the growth of the Franchise Tax Board to Flood Protection. Lead by a Steering Committee elected from the membership at large, the association also works on bringing the community together in annual events such as the Picnic in Riviera East Park.
The Steering Committee meets each month, on the fourth Tuesday at the Rancho Cordova Library at 9845 Folsom Boulevard. The Steering Committee hopes to see everyone at meetings to give their input on goals and objectives for the Community.