“Caltrans and TAMC Seek Public Input on State Route 183 Castroville Improvement Project”

RELEASE DATE: Tuesday, September 8, 2020
CONTACT: Theresa Wright
PHONE: 831-775-4411
E-MAIL: theresa@tamcmonterey.org

MONTEREY COUNTY – Caltrans, in partnership with the Transportation Agency for Monterey County (TAMC), is seeking public input on the “State Route 183 Castroville Improvement Project.” Members of the public are encouraged to provide comments on Caltrans’ proposal to make improvements along the route which serves as the Main Street of Castroville by completing a quick, short survey.

Completing the survey will offer Caltrans a better understanding of what the public’s needs are and about any potential community concerns regarding the project impacts to the community. The deadline to complete the survey is October 31, 2020.

To take the survey, click here: https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/LBFBJFZ

To learn more about the State Route 183 Castroville Improvement Project, or to share other comments and suggestions, visit the project website at:

For more information, please contact Brandy Rider, Caltrans Project Manager at (805) 549-3620 or via email at brandy.rider@dot.ca.gov.


Passenger Rail Public Survey

Passenger Rail Public Survey
We invite you and your community to take this survey to provide your feedback on your priorities and opinions regarding potential new passenger rail service throughout the Monterey Bay Area and the rest of the Central Coast! This survey is designed to take approximately 5 minutes. All questions are optional and may be skipped. We appreciate you taking the time to provide your feedback as the situation develops with regard to COVID-19. In order to provide sufficient time to receive responses, this survey will be open through September 15, 2020. Please provide your feedback and share with others who may be interested!


Para realizar la encuesta en español, haga clic aquí.

State Route 156 Multimodal Corridor Plan

At the June 24, 2020 meeting of the Transportation Agency for Monterey County’s Board of Directors, the Board adopted the State Route 156 Multimodal Corridor Plan. The State Route 156 Multimodal Corridor Plan was developed with the intent of presenting an integrated analysis of mode-specific plans along the corridor in order to document the eligibility of the State Route 156 Castroville Boulevard Interchange project for Cycle 2 of the Solutions for Congested Corridors grant program.

Telework Best Practices Webinar Series Recap

Best Practices and Tips for Telework During COVID-19 and Beyond!  A 4-part Webinar Series for Employers, Managers and Employees

View all four recorded webinars from the “Best Practices and Tips for Telework During COVID-19 and BEYOND!” The 4-part series was designed for employers, managers and employees to help shape or enhance telework policies and programs in their workplaces.

The links to each of the webinars and the available resources are below:

Click here to access the recorded Webinar #1: Remote Management

Click here to access the recorded Webinar #2: Telework Best Practices

Click here to access the recorded Webinar #3: What’s Next? Incorporating Telework into your Business Strategy.

Click here to access the recorded Webinar #4: Real Conversations with Real Teleworkers and Employers.

Additional Resources from the Webinars:

Childcare Resources for Teleworkers

Eligibility Checklist Form

Telework Distraction Log

Management Feedback Guide

Ergonomic Stretches

The free webinar series is part of the Transportation Agency’s “Go831 Smart Commute Program.”  It was sponsored by TAMC, in partnership with the Santa Barbara County Association of Governments (SBCAG) Traffic Solutions, the County of Santa Barbara, SLO Regional Rideshare, Ventura County Transportation Commission (VCTC), and Kern Council of Governments’ CommuteKern.



US 101 South of Salinas

Project Website



The Transportation Agency has developed a dedicated website for the US Highway 101 South of Salinas project between the Main Street Overcrossing in Chualar and the Airport Boulevard Overcrossing in Salinas. The dedicated website provides information about the process for developing concept alternatives for the project. It also provides opportunities for public input at various steps in the process. The US 101 South of Salinas Safety Improvement Project is a Measure X funded project.  https://www.us101southofsalinas.com/



RELEASE DATE:             Monday, March 16, 2020

CONTACT:                      Theresa Wright

PHONE:                           831-775-4411

E-MAIL:                           theresa@tamcmonterey.org



MONTEREY COUNTY – During the COVID-19 infection, TAMC offices will be operating remotely.  All non-critical committee meetings will be cancelled, including the April Technical Advisory Committee, Rail Policy Committee and Bike/Pedestrian Committee.  The April Measure X Oversight Committee will be postponed.  TAMC Board and Executive Committee meetings will be held via web conference (access specifics to be posted in the near future).

To reach Team TAMC, you may email us at info@tamcmonterey.org, or individual staff members at their email addresses.  Phones will be forwarded to our remote work locations.

Thank you for your understanding.

Debbie Hale, Executive Director


2020 Funding Program

The TAMC Board of Directors approved the 2019 Integrated Funding Plan for priority regional transportation projects at their meeting in December, which Board Chair Robert Huitt described as “one of the best tools” TAMC staff has developed, for it clarifies complex transportation funding relationships and puts everything in perspective.

The revised five-year integrated funding plan presented by TAMC staff identifies Measure X sales tax revenues, regional development fees, State Transportation Investment Program funds, Senate Bill 1 competitive funds, and Local Partnership formula funds as potentially available sources of funding. The 2019 Integrated Funding Plan strategizes how to best match availability of funds with the latest delivery schedules for priority regional transportation projects. The Plan’s purpose is to ensure that the Agency is coordinating the programming of various funding sources in the most efficient manner, as well as, identifying and pursuing available sources of matching funds for Measure X and State Transportation Improvement Program funds. In order to receive the County’s share of State Transportation Improvement Program funds, the Transportation Agency must prepare and submit a Regional Transportation Improvement Program (RTIP) to the California Transportation Commission.

Monterey County’s 2020 Regional Transportation Improvement Program reflects TAMC’s dedication to improving statewide and regional travel by constructing high-priority highway, regional road, rail, and bicycle and pedestrian transportation projects throughout the region. To that end, the Transportation Agency selected projects to program in the 2020 Regional Transportation Improvement Program that are either ready for construction or moving quickly through pre-construction phases; are regional priority projects in Measure X with multimodal features; are in the adopted or draft Sustainable Communities Strategy; and are excellent candidates for the Senate Bill 1 grant programs.

Download the 2019 Integrated Funding Plan
Download the 2020 Regional Transportation Improvement Program

Fort Ord Regional Trail and Greenway

Project Update

The Environmental review and preliminary engineering design for the FORT Ord Regional Trail and Greenway (FORTAG) project is underway. Certification of the Environmental Impact Report (EIR) is expected by June 2020.

FORTAG is proposed as a 24.2-mile continuous 12-ft wide paved bicycle and pedestrian trail with an open-space buffer on both sides. It will connect to 7.5 miles of existing Monterey Bay Sanctuary Scenic Trail, for a total 31.7 regional trail. 

The project is part of a larger effort to connect communities in and around the former Fort Ord to each other and to education, employment, community and recreation centers. It is a proposed new paved regional active transportation route that will serve as a safe pedestrian and bicycle corridor connecting Seaside, Marina, Del Rey Oaks, Monterey and unincorporated community residents to California State University Monterey Bay, the Fort Ord National Monument and the Monterey Bay Sanctuary Scenic Trail.

Project Benefits 

  • Provides a safe connection between residential areas, schools, workplaces, regional parks, and city services
  • Enhances property values along the greenway corridor
  • Provides community health benefits from active transportation routes
  • Creates economic benefits from associated retail, hospitality, and competitive events

FORTAG has $20 million in Measure X funding. $500,000 of State SB 1 Local Partnership Program funds and $500,000 of Transportation Development Act 2% funds have been allocated for environmental review and engineering design.

More information about the Fort Ord Regional Trail & Greenway (FORTAG) Project , click onto this link:  http://bit.ly/FORTAG_NOP