The purpose of this Short Range Transit Plans (SRTP) is to assess current transit related issues in the context of the current demographic and economic setting of Plumas County, and to provide operational, financial, capital, and managerial recommendations for the next five years. The last SRTP for Plumas County was completed in 1997. Much has changed in the last 16 years. County demographics, the economy, and the current operation of the County’s transit systems are much different today. The new SRTP must recognize and acknowledge these changes and develop feasible strategies for meeting identified needs with increasingly limited resources and funding.
An essential component of the SRTP is the identification of transit needs. This is accomplished through a State mandated “Unmet Transit Needs” public outreach process. This process is performed by the Social Services Transportation Advisory Council (SSTAC), an advisory body to the Plumas County Transportation Commission. The process requires community meetings in which the public is invited to share their opinions on transit needs within their communities.