This project entails two closely-spaced roundabouts at the SR 198 Eastbound & Farmersville intersections located to the south of SR 198. The Roundabouts will serve as the gateway entrance into the City from SR 198, the main east-west highway in the Central Valley. There are a number of commercial businesses (restaurants, gas stations, and small retail) […]
Take the bus in Visalia for free on October 30th, November 27th, and December 18th*. See all the new and exciting things Visalia Transit has to offer and help our environment! http://www.visaliatimesdelta.com/story/news/local/2015/09/24/visalia-offering-free-bus-rides-today/72776244/ *Please note December 18th is the last “Friday” of the month because the last Friday falls on Christmas, when Visalia Transit is closed.
TCAG is recruiting for a member to the San Joaquin Valley Rail Committee (SJVRC). This committee will provide recommendations to the San Joaquin Joint Powers Authority, the board that will make management and service decisions regarding Amtrak service along the San Joaquin Line. Applications are due by Friday, October 9, 2015.
How can we help keep our air clean? Ride a bike, walk, ride a scooter? Do you have ideas? Please share them by checking out our post!! TCAG is hosting an art contest; giving you a chance to win a bike!!!
Since 1997 TCAG has been monitoring 50 area intersections per year as part of the Tulare Intersection Monitoring Program, which is now a part of the Congestion Management Process. The program assists local agencies in identifying signalized and stop-controlled intersections that operate at unacceptable levels of service (LOS) and makes recommendations for improved service through […]
The Cartmill Interchange Ribbon Cutting is coming soon! The Cartmill interchange will expand the Cartmill street to six lanes and prepare the interchange for future development in the area, and better connect the area to the Outlet malls nearby. The project was funded by Tulare City’s proposition 1B ($7 million) and Tulare County’s Measure R […]
The Tulare County Association of Governments (TCAG) invites submission of proposals from qualified consultants for conducting a Transit Triennial Performance Audit (pursuant to PUC Section 99246) of the Tulare County Association of Governments and the public transit operators (7) in Tulare County. The audit shall be conducted in accordance with the Transportation Development Act (TDA). The purpose of the performance […]
This project entails two closely-spaced roundabouts at the SR 198 Eastbound & Farmersville intersections located to the south of SR 198. The Roundabouts will serve as the gateway entrance into the City from SR 198, the main east-west highway in the Central Valley. There are a number of commercial businesses (restaurants, gas stations, and small retail) visible from the highway and accessed via Noble Avenue. Future developments also planned on a number of vacant sites in the immediate area, including a shopping center with a full-size grocery store and industrial park. The roundabouts will increase capacity at the interchange by improving traffic flows at the intersections.
When compared to two-way stops, all-way stops, and traffic signals, roundabouts result in : 35% reduction in all accidents, 76% reduction in injury accidents, 90% reduction in fatal accidents.
Santa Fe Trail currently features approximately two and a half miles of trailway. The Santa Fe Trail features existing railroad bed as part of the trailway, with a pedestrian bridge over the waterway. With trail lighting, Santa Fe Trail will ultimately connect to Ruiz Park after construction is completed.
The city of Porterville was experiencing traffic problems near the intersection of Jaye Street and Highway 190. Left-turn egress movements from a corner store and highway frontage road were prohibited due to intersection spacing, and vehicle stacking at the signal (including semi-trucks from a nearby distribution center) added to the problem. Drivers ignored the signs prohibiting left-turn movements, which were intended to improve safety and operations, and made illegal movements to reach their desired business service locations.This resulted in increased police enforcement, which led to complaints from local business owners and motorists who regularly travel the adjacent street system. The solution was a multi-lane roundabout which was recently completed. The purpose of the project was to improve traffic circulation, safety, and improve the aesthetics within the community. MJV and OMNI-MEANS helped with the project.
The Cartmill interchange will expand the Cartmill street to six lanes and prepare the interchange for future development in the area, and better connect the area to the Outlet malls nearby. The project is funded by Tulare City’s proposition 1B ($7 million) and Tulare County’s Measure R ($15.3 million), and will be designed by OMNI-MEANS in Visalia. Projected completion date is November of 2015.
TCAG, like most government agencies, allows qualified private businesses to compete for certain work available through a fair and streamlined bidding process.