TCAG is doing some volunteering at the Visalia rescue mission to help serve the community. The Visalia Rescue Mission plays a key role in Visalia assisting the needy by alleviating hunger, homelessness and substance abuse.
After years of requests from Central Valley commuters for a transportation service between the valley’s two major cities, V-LINE will allow airport travelers, students, commuters, or anyone preferring the convenience riding to that of driving. Each V-LINE shuttle will feature comfortable seats, free WiFi, USB charging ports, storage racks, and will be wheelchair accessible. Beginning […]
The TCAG Board is made up of eight city representatives, the Tulare County Board of Supervisors, one public transit provider, and three at-large members. At-large board members are not appointed based on geographic location in the county. At-large board members’ terms expire after three-years or upon resignation, whichever comes first. TCAG has an Alternate Member-At-Large […]
The goal of the “Walk ‘n Bike Tulare County” plan is to make walking and biking in the county safer and easier. At this point we are looking for your input. We want to hear your concerns and needs related to walking and biking in your area and your ideas and suggestions for improving conditions. […]
Just a friendly reminder that the November TAC and Board Meetings have been cancelled, the next meetings are in early December, see TCAG Calendar.
Follow this link to find out more information about our Local Motion Event http://www.tularecog.org/localmotion/
Come join us for the Ribbon Cutting in Porterville Friday, October 30th at 2pm of the new bridge, project funded by Highway Bridge Program Grant, Certificates of Participation, and Local Transportation Funds. Location is Plano at the Tule River appx. at 494 S. Plano St.
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!!!
After years of requests from Central Valley commuters for a transportation service between the valley’s two major cities, V-LINE will allow airport travelers, students, commuters, or anyone preferring the convenience riding to that of driving. Each V-LINE shuttle will feature comfortable seats, free WiFi, USB charging ports, storage racks, and will be wheelchair accessible.
Beginning November 18, V-LINE’s first bus will leave at 4 a.m. on weekdays from the Visalia Transit Center, followed by stops at Visalia Municipal Airport, Fresno Airport Terminal, Fresno State University, and Courthouse Park, before the return route back to Visalia. Full schedule and additional information is available at www.RideVLINE.c
The Cartmill Interchange is partially opening! Today TCAG and Tulare celebrated the Cartmill Ribbon Cutting together with the community. The Cartmill interchange expanded Cartmill street to six lanes and prepares the interchange for future development in the area, and better connects 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 ($15.3 million), and was designed by OMNI-MEANS in Visalia.
Guest attendance was around 100+ today, with guest speakers featuring Tulare Mayor David Macedo, Tulare Council Member Maritsa Castellanoz, Tulare Supervisor Supervisor Pete Vander Poel III, TCAG Supervisor Phil Cox, & TCAG Director Ted Smalley.
New Cartmill Bridge
Cake celebrating the event
TCAG Direct Ted Smalley (left) and Supervisor Pete Vander Poel III (right)
A drone flies overhead
Dinuba District Supervisor (far left), County District 4 Chairman Steve Worthly (second from left), Connie Conway, & Council Member District 5 Craig Vejvoda, and local pastor on right.
Mayor David Macedo (left), Sharon Allison-Crook (middle) & Supervisor Pete Vander Poel III (right)
Tulare staff member Darlene Thompson (background) stands next to the new plaque dedicated to the bridge.
TCAG Chairman Phil Cox
District 2 Council Member Maritsa Castellanoz
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.
TCAG, like most government agencies, allows qualified private businesses to compete for certain work available through a fair and streamlined bidding process.