Humboldt County

Humboldt Bay Trail

Green Wheels has been fighting for a trail between Arcata and Eureka along the railroad tracks since 2003. With a Humboldt Bay Trail feasibility study complete, we continue to engage with the North Coast Rail Authority, Humboldt County Association of Regional Governments, and Caltrans to get it done.

Humboldt County General Plan

The Humboldt County General Plan guides development in the county for the next twenty years. We need a plan which will emphasize walkable, bikeable, transit-oriented development. See the county website for more information on the General Plan Update.

Want Your Transit Needs Met?

Unmet Transit Needs Hearing

Supervisors Chambers, County Courthouse, Tuesday, 1:30pm

 

The annual unmet transit needs process is the time when jurisdictions identify reasonable transit and alternative transportation needs that could be met. Typically, a determination is made that there are no needs that are unreasonable to meet, and a chunk of Transportation Development Act (TDA) funding, the primary source of transit operating funds, is reallocated to the road maintenance budget. Last year the County spent nearly $1 million of TDA funds on road maintenance.

 

To their credit, the county has gradually been shifting more of that money into various transit projects, including a planned launch of transit service in Southern Humboldt this year.

 

We need to support the County’s efforts towards better expenditure of these funds, and more remains to be done if we are to have more frequent and well-coordinated service in the Humboldt Bay micropolitan area.

 

We need to continue working towards:

To Sprawl or Not to Sprawl, That is the Question

The Humboldt County Association of Governments (HCAOG) will soon decide whether the county will focus future development in existing communities or convert more farmland and timberland to suburban sprawl.

RHNA Discussion Tomorrow Night at Wharfinger

HCAOG finally has the Regional Housing Needs Allocation process on their agenda.  The meeting is tomorrow (Thursday Night), 8:35pm, at the Wharfinger.  This is the process by which targets are set for

Caltrans Hosts Indianola Island Open House, Wednesday at Wharfinger

Caltrans will host an "Open House," Wed., 5-7pm at the Wharfinger Building in Eureka to display drawings of new proposed "modified alternatives" for the 101 Eureka Arcata Corridor Improvement Project and invite public comment.  We're not sure if there will be a hearing, or just comment cards.

Bikers get left behind by the bus

An article in the Lumberjack by Matt Hawk talks about some unintended consequences of the Jack Pass:

Final Extremist Container Port Business Plan online

The Humboldt Bay Harbor, Recreation and Conservation District just posted its final business plan for the Redwood Marine Terminal.

Humboldt Transit Authority Rides Again!

The Humboldt Transit Authority (HTA) Board discussed a proposed College of the Redwoods bus-fare discount program and the limited success in opening Tuesday’s Quail service to the general public at their Board meeting this morning in the HTA conference room.

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