Regional Transportation Plan (RTP) & Active Transportation Plan (ATP) Survey

Lake APC is currently updating the Lake County Regional Transportation Plan (RTP) and Active Transportation Plan (ATP) and would like to hear from members of the community and stakeholders about transportation needs, deficiencies, and mobility barriers/challenges. The RTP is a long-range planning document covering a 20-year time span, which includes short- and long-range transportation projects across all modes of transportation, including motorized, active transportation, and public transit. It promotes a safe and efficient transportation system, and establishes regional goals that support mobility, economic and health goals of the region.

RTP & ATP Informational Presentation

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Questions or comments contact: John Speka, Senior Transportation Planner at or 707-263-7799

Upgrades to Highway Motorist Aid Call Boxes

Lake Area Planning Council (APC) as the local agency responsible for maintaining the Call Box Program in Lake County, the Lake Service Authority for Freeway Emergencies (SAFE), is currently working to facilitate a necessary, system-wide upgrade.

The majority of call boxes in Lake County operate on cellular service, and the service provider has recently transitioned from 3G to 4G network technology. Unfortunately, the internal radios of the call boxes were designed to work with the former 3G service. As a result, some boxes could become inoperable until their hardware can be upgraded for compatibility with the newer cellular signal.

Staff is working closely with the provider and technicians to upgrade the radios. However, progress has been delayed by the limited availability of the new radios and statewide demand.  While working through this upgrade process, staff continues to monitor and place call boxes in out-of-service status until they begin operating correctly.

Lake SAFE appreciates the patience of all travelers during this transition and upgrade. To report a call box not working properly, please call (707) 234-3314.

Draft Lake County Coordinated Public Transportation Plan

A draft copy of the Lake County Coordinated Public Transit-Human Services Transportation Plan (Coordinated Plan) is now available for review and comment. Please direct comments to Thomas Pogue (, or Suleyma Vergara-Tapia ( A public meeting will be held before the Lake Area Planning Council (APC) on Wednesday, April 14, 2021, which will consider the draft document for adoption at that time. Continue to check the website (Board of Directors link- for details on this and other upcoming meetings.

Draft Lake County Coordinated Public Transportaion Plan

Public Notice: Draft Public Participation Plan for Review & Comment

The draft Public Participation Plan is available for public comment, as part of the 2022 Regional Transportation Plan update. Comments may be submitted to Lake APC at 525 S. Main St., Suite G, Ukiah, CA 95482, or by email to A public hearing will be held by Lake APC to adopt the Public Participation Plan on February 10, 2021 at 9:00 a.m. or soon thereafter. During the ongoing health pandemic, all Lake APC meetings will be conducted by teleconference (audio and/or video) pursuant to the Governor’s Executive Order N‐29‐20.

2020 Lake Public Participation Plan Update – Draft

Caltrans Begins Removal of Remaining Hazardous Trees

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State of California • Department of Transportation


Today’s Date: October 7, 2019
District: 1 – Eureka
Contact: Bonnie Kuhn
Phone: (707) 441-4678



Eureka – Caltrans has identified dead and dying trees that are hazardous and pose a significant threat to the safety of motorists, bicyclists, and pedestrians, impacting the safety of the traveling public along Routes 20, 29, 53, and 175 in Lake County. Most of the identified trees were damaged by the Valley Fire in 2015.

After the initial removal of dead trees during the Valley Fire cleanup, it was determined that a certified arborist would re-assess trees that were identified with the potential for recovery at a later date. These trees are located along our right-of-way and on personal property. Each tree is evaluated for health, viability, and the potential to become an immediate or future hazard to public safety.

Property owners will be contacted by Caltrans to perform the tree assessments along the right-of-way on their property. They will be sent a “Permission to Enter,” that will allow Caltrans to cut and remove the identified trees or keep the timber for personal use. If homeowners refuse the removal of the trees by Caltrans, they will be held liable if the trees fall, causing damage or harm to utilities or the traveling public.

Reasons for removing live trees include the presence of internal decay, insect damage, fungus, signs of stress such as excessive pitching and/or deformed growth, loose bark, signs of instability and fire damage. The arborist has currently identified over 500 trees that need to be removed, although there are many more miles of road to assess.

Dead or dying trees will be marked with a blue paint ring to facilitate identification. Hazardous tree removal began Monday, Sept. 30.

Please visit District 1 on Facebook and Twitter for updates to this and other Caltrans projects.


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4-Lane construction on HWY 29 to begin in 2019

LAKE COUNTY >> A $65 million project that is the first third of a $195 million plan to turn eight miles of Highway 29 into a four-lane expressway from its current two-lane status has been funded from federal, state and county sources and is set to begin construction in the summer of 2019. CalTrans District 1 Public Information Officer Cori Reed said that the project is “ready to lift, meaning that bidding will begin in January 2019.” Read the full article.

2018 Draft RHNA Housing Units – Numbers Released

NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that the Lake County/City Area Planning Council (APC) has prepared a draft Regional Housing Needs Allocation (RHNA) pursuant to Government Code 65584 et. Seq., which proposes a distribution of needed housing units within Lake County and the incorporated cities through 2027 as estimated by the State of California Department of Housing & Community Development. The draft RHNA is now available for public comment.  Comments may be submitted to the Lake APC at 367 N. State Street, Suite 204, Ukiah, California, 95482.


A public hearing will be held by APC to adopt the final RHNA Plan on August 8, 2018, at 9:00 a.m. or as soon thereafter as possible, in the Lakeport City Council Chambers, 225 Park Street, Lakeport ,CA. The public comment period will be open until the time of adoption.  For further information, please contact our office at 707-234-3314.