MADERA COUNTY — The Madera County Transportation Commission (MCTC) is revitalizing its look to reflect the agency’s transformative evolution to meet the changing needs of the region. Established 51 years ago to provide for the regional coordination of land use, transportation, and infrastructure, MCTC serves as the region’s federally designated Metropolitan Planning Organization.
“Our new logo reflects a more modern agency with an eye towards regional transportation via a variety of modes of travel,” said Executive Director Patricia Taylor. “This includes the facilitation of collaborative policy and land use planning efforts to ensure the long-term sustainability and economic health of our region.”
MCTC provides a forum for discussion and the study of area-wide problems of mutual interest to its member agencies which include Madera County and Cities of Chowchilla and Madera. Today that includes addressing multimodal corridors, goods movement, infrastructure, air quality, climate resiliency, electric vehicles, rail, and housing as well as serving as the administrative agency for Measure T, the County’s transportation sales tax measure currently set to expire in 2027.
But it’s not just about a new logo. MCTC has also updated its Public Participation Plan to reflect the need for even more transparency, equity, and inclusion in its engagement efforts. This includes new opportunities for the use of online tools and hybrid meeting options to boost accessibility for meetings and key initiatives.
“As an agency, we have always been committed to open communication and complete transparency in everything we do,” added Taylor. “That said, we are always looking for ways we can improve our connection with our local communities and the citizens we are here to serve.”
The updated Public Participation Plan was presented to the MCTC Board on July 19th at its regular Board Meeting and is available on the agency’s website for public review for the next 45 days. Adoption is expected at the Board’s September 20, 2023, meeting.
About the Madera County Transportation Commission
MCTC is a federally designated Metropolitan Planning Organization responsible for fostering intergovernmental coordination, undertaking comprehensive regional planning with an emphasis on transportation issues, providing a forum for citizen input into the planning process, and providing technical services to its member agencies.
In all these activities MCTC works to develop a consensus among its members with regards to multijurisdictional transportation, housing, and land use issues.
Check out the MCTC Board Meeting that was held on July 19, 2023!