The Glenn County Regional Transportation Plan

A planning blueprint to guide transportation investments in Glenn County


The Regional Transportation Plan serves as the planning blueprint to guide transportation investments in Glenn County involving local, State, and Federal funding over the next 20 years. Regional Transportation Plan guidelines require the RTP to be updated every 5 years. Since the latest Glenn County RTP was developed in 2015, it is being updated to be compliant with new standards set in the adopted 2017 Regional Transportation Plan Guidelines for Regional Transportation Planning Agencies.

The overall focus of the 2019 RTP is directed at developing a coordinated and balanced multi-modal regional transportation system that is financially constrained to the revenues anticipated over the life of the plan. The balance is achieved by considering investment and improvements for moving people and goods across all modes including roads, transit, bicycle, pedestrian, trucking, railroad, and aviation.


A Balanced, Multi-Modal Transportation System



Employed Population

Disadvantaged Population


According to the American Community Survey, 88.3% of Glenn County workers 16 years and older commuted to work by car, 3.9% walked, 0.7% biked, and 0.4% took public transit in 2017. 99.35% worked in their state of residence while 0.65% worked outside their state of residence. Of the 99.35%, 65.6% worked in Glenn County and 34.4% worked outside of the county. Glenn County requires a coordinated regional transportation system. Transportation infrastructure is a crucial component of daily life for the employed population working both inside and outside of Glenn County.


According to the American Community Survey, all 6 census tracts in Glenn County are identified as disadvantaged communities. Investing in transportation infrastructure helps meet the needs of the transportation disadvantaged, including youths, elderly, persons with disabilities, and the economically disadvantaged. The RTP improves access to employment centers, recreation areas, public facilities, schools, and public transit centers by ensuring investments of public funds are being used to address the needs of the disadvantaged communities in Glenn County.


Benefits of Investing in Transportation Infrastructure


  • Identify transportation issues

  • Decrease traffic injuries, collisions, and fatalities


  • Increase multi-modal opportunities

  • Promote public transit as a regional transportation priority


  • Protect open space and reduce urban sprawl

  • Reduce air pollution


  • Increase access to employment, education, medical, and transit centers

  • Increase regional access for low-income communities


  • Invest in local businesses, economy, and overall quality of life

  • Increase physical activity while reducing obesity, diabetes, and asthma