VENTURA COUNTY TRANSPORTATION IMPROVEMENT PROGRAM

The plan to preserve, repair & improve

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The future of ventura county is in your hands

Repair, Preserve & Improve

While used by everyone, the transportation system gets little attention – until things begin to go awry. When traffic on U.S. 101 slows to a crawl, when potholes multiply, when buses and trains are unavailable, people take notice.

Ventura County’s population is mobile and growing, and more residents and more visitors mean more traffic. Hours wasted in traffic stifle business productivity and rob us of time with our families and friends.  Our seniors, students, veterans and people with disabilities need reliable public transit. Without greater investment, the most vulnerable members of our community face a future of shrinking transportation options to access basic services. Our transportation infrastructure is crumbling. Dramatic cuts in federal and state funding have left cities struggling to maintain local streets and roads.

The Plan to Keep Ventura County Moving

The Ventura County Transportation Commission (VCTC) has developed a comprehensive and accountable plan to address our long-term transportation needs while preserving Ventura County’s quality of life.

Preserve Ventura County's Quality of Life

Repair Local Streets

Improve Freeway Safety & Traffic Flow

Keep Rail & Transit Available & Affordable

Protect Waterways & Beaches

Ensure Accountability

The Time Is Now

In July, the members of VCTC voted unanimously to place a one-half cent transportation sales tax on the November 2016 ballot. This thirty-year initiative not only allows Ventura County to begin to fund needed improvements, it also provides a source of  local matching funds necessary to bring more federal and state tax dollars home. VCTC believes now is the time for residents to invest in the future and repair, preserve and improve the transportation system that adds so much to Ventura County’s quality of life. A half-cent transportation sales tax would raise about $70 million per year, but only cost residents about $1 per week.

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VCTC has developed a comprehensive plan to meet Ventura County’s transportation needs and preserve its quality of life.

U.S. 101

Freeways

Improvements to the US 101 and SR 118

Proposed Rice Ave. Improvements

Regional Roads

Regional Roads, Port/Military Access & Goods Movement

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Commuter Rail

A sustainable and reliable rail system in Ventura County

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Bus Transit

A quality intercity bus system is vital to Ventura County

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Local Streets

We must take care of our local streets and roads

Bike Path

Bicycle & Pedestrians

Expanding the bike and pedestrian network

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Environment

Mitigating impacts of future transportation

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Taxpayer Protection

Accountability, transparency and project delivery

U.S. 101

Freeways

Improvements to the US 101 and SR 118

Proposed Rice Ave. Improvements

Regional Roads

Regional Roads, Port/Military Access & Goods Movement

Metrolink

Commuter Rail

A sustainable and reliable rail system in Ventura County

Bus_driving

Bus Transit

A quality intercity bus system is vital to Ventura County

Pothole1

Local Streets

We must take care of our local streets and roads

Bike Path

Bicycle & Pedestrians

Expanding the bike and pedestrian network

Simi_view

Environment

Mitigating impacts of future transportation

taxes

Taxpayer Protection

Accountability, transparency and project delivery

VCTC has a plan to improve safety and traffic flow on the 101 and 118.

See The Plan
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VCTC has a plan to improve safety and traffic flow on the 101 & 118.

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VCTC has a plan to improve safety and traffic flow on the 101 and 118.

Ventura County’s Traffic Jam

The Challenge

While used by everyone, the transportation system gets little attention- until things begin to go awry. When traffic on U.S. 101 slows to a crawl, when potholes begin to multiply, when buses and trains are unavailable, people begin to take notice.

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A Solution

VCTC has developed a detailed and transparent plan to meet Ventura County’s transportation needs. The plan reflects extensive community outreach and locally-determined priorities.

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Exploring a Sales Tax

A half-cent transportation sales tax is projected to raise roughly $70 million per year for transportation improvements in Ventura County. The sales tax will cost local residents about one dollar per week.

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Ventura County’s Traffic Jam

The Challenge

While used by everyone, the transportation system gets little attention- until things begin to go awry. When traffic on U.S. 101 slows to a crawl, when potholes begin to multiply, when buses and trains are unavailable, people begin to take notice.

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A Solution

VCTC has developed a detailed and transparent plan to meet Ventura County’s transportation needs. The plan reflects extensive community outreach and locally-determined priorities.

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A Decision that Impacts Us All

A half-cent transportation sales tax is projected to raise roughly $70 million per year for transportation improvements in Ventura County. The sales tax will cost local residents about one dollar per week.

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Under VCTC’s plan, all funds raised in Ventura County must stay in Ventura County.

City Priorities

Since 2013, VCTC has conducted an extensive countywide outreach effort to better understand local transportation needs in each city in Ventura County.

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VCTC’s plan will provide billions of dollars to local communities for local transportation priorities.

Transportation Funding Basics

Decline of Traditional Funding Sources

In California, the balance in the State Highway Account is so low that the California Transportation Commission will soon adopt the 2016 State Transportation Improvement Program that has NOT ONE highway improvement in Ventura County on the list.

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Importance of Local Funds

Why the urgency? Countywide street and road repairs are being delayed, risking substantially higher costs over the next 30 years. More is needed to make our freeways safer and more efficient; create a safe, sustainable and reliable bus and rail system; and address needs for new safer bike and pedestrian paths.

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Exploring a Transportation Sales Tax

Accountability, transparency and project delivery are critical components of the Transportation Plan. It includes Independent Taxpayer Oversight to ensure accountability. Annual independent audits will monitor expenditures.

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