“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:
https://dot.ca.gov/caltrans-near-me/district-5/district-5-current-projects/castroville-improvement-project.

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

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TAMC Cone Zone Report

Date:                Friday, September 4, 2020

District:            05 – Santa Barbara, San Luis Obispo, Monterey, San Benito, and Santa Cruz Counties

Contact:          Theresa Wright, (TAMC)

Phone:             (831) 775-0903

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

TAMC CONE ZONE REPORT

ROAD AND LANE CLOSURES SCHEDULED FOR September 6 – September 12

MONTEREY COUNTY – Here are the major scheduled road and lane closures for Monterey County from Sunday, September 6 through Saturday, September 12 – newest information is in red. Please keep in mind that construction work is weather-dependent.

Highway 1: Gorda – Pfeiffer Burns State Park: Long-Term
There is indefinite long-term full closure of Highway 1 from Gorda to Pfeiffer Burns State Park due to the wildfire in Big Sur.

Highway 1: Molera Park Entr/Coast Road – Torre Canyon Bridge: Sept. 8 – Sept. 11
One-way traffic controls will be in place along northbound and southbound Highway 1 from the Molera Park Entrance/Coast Road to Torre Canyon Bridge for guardrail repair work from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Highway 1: Molera Park Entr/Coast Road – Torre Canyon Bridge: Sept. 8 – Sept. 11
One-way traffic controls will be in place along northbound and southbound Highway 1 from the Molera Park Entrance/Coast Road to Torre Canyon Bridge for paving work from 7 p.m. to 6 a.m.

Highway 1: Point Sur Lighthouse – Point Lobos State Reserve: September 8 – September 11
One-way traffic controls will be in place along northbound and southbound Highway 1 from the Point Sur Lighthouse to the Point Lobos State Reserve for sign and ramp work from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Highway 1: Carmel Valley Road – Molera Park Entr/Coast Road: Sept. 8 – Sept. 11
One-way traffic controls will be in place in the along northbound and southbound Highway 1 between Carmel Valley Road and Molera Park Entrance/Coast Road for guardrail work from 7 a.m. to 3 p.m.

Highway 1: Carmel Valley Road – Molera Park Entr/Coast Road: Sept. 8 – Sept. 11
One-way traffic controls will be in place in the evening along northbound and southbound Highway 1 between Carmel Valley Road and Molera Park Entrance/Coast Road for paving work from 7 p.m. to 6 a.m.

Highway 1: Carpenter Street – Carmel Valley Road: September 8 – September 11
One nighttime lane closure will occur along northbound and southbound Highway 1 between Carpenter Street to Carmel Valley Road for grinding and paving work from 9 p.m. to 6 a.m.

Highway 1: Munras Avenue: September 8
One lane closure will occur along northbound Highway 1 at Munras Avenue for guardrail repair work from 8:30 a.m. to 12 p.m.

Highway 1: Sloat Avenue: September 9
One lane closure will occur along southbound Highway 1 at Sloat Avenue for guardrail repair work from 8:30 a.m. to 12 p.m.

Highway 1: Salinas Road: September 12
There will be full closure of the southbound off ramp at Salinas Road for electrical work from 6 a.m. to 12 p.m.

Highway 1: Jensen Road – Santa Cruz County Line: September 8 – September 11
Alternating lane closures and full ramp closures will occur along northbound and southbound Highway 1 between Jensen Road and the Santa Cruz County Line for gore paving work. The closures will occur from 6 p.m. to 7 a.m.

Route 68: Pebble Beach Properties: September 10 – September 11
One-way traffic controls will be in place along westbound State Route 68 between Pebble Beach properties manholes from postmile 3.2 to postmile 3.6; as well as closure of the bike lane and sidewalk for utility work from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.

Route 68: Highway 1: September 8 – September 11
One-way traffic controls will be in place along eastbound and westbound State Route 68 at eastbound and westbound Highway 1 for sign and ramp work from 9 p.m. to 6 a.m.

Route 68: York School – Corral De Tierra Road: September 8 – September 11
One-way traffic controls will be in place along eastbound and westbound State Route 68 between York School and Corral De Tierra Road for tree work from 9 p.m. to 6 a.m.

Route 68: Foster Road: September 8 – September 11
One lane closure will occur along eastbound and westbound State Route 68 at Foster Road for gas line work from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.

Route 68: Olmsted Road – Ragsdale Drive: September 8 – September 11
One-way traffic controls will be in place along eastbound State Route 68 between Olmsted Road and Ragsdale Drive for work along the shoulder from 7 p.m. to 6 a.m.

Highway 101: Pesante Road – Prunedale South/Berta Canyon Road: September 10
One lane closure will occur along northbound Highway 101 between Pesante Road and Prunedale South/Berta Canyon Road for paving work from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m.

Highway 101: Alta Street/Old Stage Road – Little Bear Creek Bridge, Salinas: Long-Term
Nighttime lane closures (including median and shoulders) will occur along northbound and southbound Highway 101, between  Alta Street/Old Stage Road and Little Bear Creek Bridge in Salinas for paving work on the roadway and ramps from 7 p.m. to 6 a.m.   Crews will be working in the evenings Sunday – Thursday.

Highway 101: Arroyo Seco Road – Route 146: September 10 – September 11
One-way traffic controls will be in place along northbound Highway 101 between Arroyo Seco Road and Route 146 for tree work from 9 p.m. to 6 a.m.

Highway 101: Layous – First Street, King City: Long-Term Closure
There will be one lane closure along northbound and southbound Highway 101 from Layous to First Street in King City for pavement work from 9:30 a.m. to 11:59 p.m.

Highway 101: Wild Horse Road – Highway 101: Long-Term
The on and off ramps lanes of northbound and southbound Wild Horse Road onto Highway 101 will be closed for paving work. Electronic messaging and detour signs will be in place to alert motorists.

Highway 101: Lockwood/San Lucas Road: Long-Term Closure
The on and off ramps on northbound & southbound Highway 101 at Lockwood/San Lucas Road will be closed for excavation work.

Highway 101: Lockwood/San Lucas – Paris Valley Road: Long-Term Closure
There will be one lane closure on northbound & southbound Highway 101 at Lockwood/San Lucas Road for excavation work.

Highway 183: West Street – Capitol Street: September 8
One lane closure will occur along northbound and southbound Highway 183 between West Street and Capitol Street for miscellaneous work from 9 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.

Highway 183: McFadden Road – San Jon Road: September 8 – September 9
One-way traffic controls will be in place along northbound and southbound Highway 183 between McFadden Road and San Jon Road for paving work from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m.

Highway 183: Espinosa Road – Del Monte Avenue: September 11
One-way traffic controls will be in place along northbound and southbound Highway 183 between Espinosa Road and Del Monte Avenue for paving work from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m.

Bardin Road: Sycamore Road – Sconberg Parkway: September 8 – September 11
Intermittent construction work will occur along Bardin Road/Alisal Road between Sycamore Avenue, E. Alisal Street and Sconberg Parkway for water utilities work from 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Motorists are advised that there may be single lane traffic flow and traffic controls in place at times in either direction as needed along portions of Bardin Road/Alisal Road and adjacent roadways.

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Caltrans and the CHP reminds motorists to drive safely and to share the road. Be even more vigilant, as fire crews, law enforcement and other emergency responders, including Caltrans are in the area due to the wildfires. To assist you with your travel, you can view Caltrans network of roadside traffic cameras at: http://video.dot.ca.gov/  or the statewide highway network for current conditions at: http://quickmap.dot.ca.gov/ or the automated California Highway Information Network (CHIN) @ 800-GAS-ROAD. In addition, the CHP has real time traffic incident information at: http://cad.chp.ca.gov/

 

 

 


“SUPERVISOR PHILLIPS’ HOSTS TOWN HALL MEETING WITH CALTRANS AND THE TRANSPORTATION AGENCY FOR MONTEREY COUNTY”

RELEASE DATE: Wednesday, August 19, 2020
CONTACT: Theresa Wright
PHONE: 831-775-4411
E-MAIL: theresa@tamcmonterey.org

“SUPERVISOR PHILLIPS’ HOSTS TOWN HALL MEETING WITH CALTRANS AND THE TRANSPORTATION AGENCY FOR MONTEREY COUNTY”

MONTEREY COUNTY – Monterey County Supervisor, John Phillips, will host a Town Hall Meeting with Caltrans and the Transportation Agency for Monterey County (TAMC) to get public comments on the “State Route 183 Castroville Improvement Project.”

The virtual Town Hall Meeting is on Wednesday, August 26, from 5:00 PM to 7:00 PM. The Supervisor and transportation agencies are looking for public input on Caltrans’ proposal to make improvements along the route which serves as the Main Street of Castroville. The proposal seeks to make improvements to the roadway, and safety improvements for pedestrians, bicyclists, and transit.

Anyone interested in participating in the meeting can either log on at this WebEx link: https://cadot.webex.com/cadot/onstage/g.php?MTID=edf8d5dae88eb3591342a6b903642b665; or call in on the conference line at (408) 418-9388. The access code to participate is: 146 391 3402. Spanish language translation will be provided at the meeting for anyone needing the service.

To learn more about the State Route 183 Castroville Improvement Project, or to share other comments and suggestions, visit the project website at:
https://dot.ca.gov/caltrans-near-me/district-5/district-5-current-projects/castroville-improvement-project.

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

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“The Transportation Agency for Monterey County (TAMC) is responsible for investing in regional transportation projects for Monterey County residents, businesses and visitors. The mission of TAMC is to develop and maintain a multimodal transportation system that enhances mobility, safety, access, environment quality and economic activities in Monterey County. For more information visit www.tamcmonterey.org or call 831.775.


“TAMC SEEKS INPUT FROM SPANISH-SPEAKING COMMUNITY ON NEW PASSENGER TRAIN SERVICE IN MONTEREY COUNTY”

RELEASE DATE: Thursday, August 6, 2020

CONTACT: Theresa Wright

PHONE: 831-775-4411

E-MAIL: theresa@tamcmonterey.org                                                                                                            

“TAMC SEEKS INPUT FROM SPANISH-SPEAKING COMMUNITY ON NEW PASSENGER TRAIN SERVICE IN MONTEREY COUNTY”

MONTEREY COUNTY –The Transportation Agency for Monterey County (TAMC) is seeking Latinx/Hispanic and Spanish-speaking community members to provide their input about new train service on the Central Coast!

Community members are encouraged to take a short 5 minute Passenger Rail Public Survey to provide their feedback and opinions regarding potential new train service throughout the Monterey Bay Area and the rest of the Central Coast The survey, available in Spanish and English, is open through September 15, 2020, and is available at this link: https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/tamcrail.

The survey supports the development of the Monterey Bay Area Rail Network Integration Study, which is currently being drafted by TAMC. This study will lay the foundation for the implementation of new transit opportunities and passenger rail service in the region, connecting residents throughout the Monterey Bay Area and the Central Coast, and providing connections to the San Francisco Bay Area and the Los Angeles Basin. A draft of the study is anticipated to be published in winter 2020.

For more further information, about TAMC rail projects, contact Christina Watson, TAMC Principal Transportation Planner, by email at christina@tamcmonterey.org  or by phone at (831) 775-4406.

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 The Transportation Agency for Monterey County (TAMC) is responsible for investing in regional transportation projects for Monterey County residents, businesses and visitors.  The mission of TAMC is to develop and maintain a multimodal transportation system that enhances mobility, safety, access, environment quality and economic activities in Monterey County. For more information visit www.tamcmonterey.org or call 831.775.0903.”

 


TAMC COVID-19 Office Protocol for June/July

The health and safety of TAMC employees and visitors to its office is essential. While the COVID-19 pandemic is not over, shelter-in-place orders are being relaxed and plans need to be made to dictate how the Agency offices will reopen. A team of Agency staff has developed and the Executive Director has signed off on the attached protocol to ensure that the return to office is done in a safe and healthy manner. This protocol will be updated on a monthly basis by the Executive Director to reflect the status of the pandemic within the County. Board and Committee meetings are expected to remain remote, perhaps through the end of 2020. In support of our Go831 trip reduction mission, staff will be encouraged to continue to work from home as much as possible.

For more information, please refer to the TAMC COVID-19 Office Protocol.TAMC COVID-19 Office Protocol


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.

 

 


Big Sur Highway 1 Sustainable Transportation Demand Management Plan

Caltrans District 5 presents the “Big Sur Highway 1 Sustainable Transportation Demand Management Plan,” for public review. The Plan provides a collaborative and comprehensive framework to address the increasing visitor demand along the Big Sur Coast in an efficient and environmentally-sustainable way.

Background Information                                                                                                                        Highway 1 through Big Sur extends from Carmel-by-the-Sea in the north to the junction of Highway 1 and State Route 46 in the south. It provides access to residences, businesses, and public facilities as well as being a key transportation corridor between communities and activity centers to the north and south. Visitor demand along the Big Sur Coast Highway exemplifies the popularity of access to recreation areas and the desire for scenic recreational touring. Private automobile use along the highway is increasingly unsustainable—reducing the quality of the visitor experience, creating operational concerns, and degrading the natural, human, and historical attributes of the highway.

Development Process                                                                                                                            Caltrans worked with a Stakeholder Advisory Committee, which included the Transportation Agency and other stakeholders from different regions along the corridor as well as interested residents, to develop a Sustainable Transportation Demand Management Plan. The Plan provides a collaborative and comprehensive framework to address the increasing visitor demand along the Big Sur Coast in an efficient and environmentally-sustainable way.

The Plan Builds on Previous Plans                                                                                                          The Plan builds upon the 1986 Big Sur Coast Land Use Plan and the 2004 Big Sur Coast Highway Management Plan to develop a set of goals and strategies to address visitor demands along the highway. One of the key principles of the Plan is collaboration among stakeholders to address shared issues. It encompasses the many goals from a wide range of stakeholders, while also planning for future changes in transportation patterns and trends. It addresses issues associated with the Highway 1 corridor, including limited off-highway parking, visitors walking along the highway, increased travel times, guidelines for potential electric vehicle charging stations, and other operational concerns. Also addressed are the physical and environmental constraints which limit the ability and appropriateness of expanding the footprint of roads, parking areas, and other transportation infrastructure.

Big Sur Highway 1 Sustainable Transportation Demand Management Plan


2019 TAMC Annual Report

The 2019 TAMC Annual Report which includes the the Second Measure X Citizens Oversight Committee’s Annual Audit and Compliance Report is available for viewing.  The report is provide in English and Spanish.

Click on the appropriate link to read the report.

 

2019-TAMC Annual Report – English

2019 TAMC Annual Report – Spanish

 

 

 

 

 


“TAMC’s FREE TELEWORK WEBINAR SERIES CONTINUES ON THURSDAY”

RELEASE DATE:           Tuesday, May 19, 2020

CONTACT:                      Theresa Wright

PHONE:                           831-775-4411

E-MAIL:                           theresa@tamcmonterey.org                                                                                                                

“TAMC’s FREE TELEWORK WEBINAR SERIES CONTINUES ON THURSDAY”

MONTEREY COUNTY – The Transportation Agency for Monterey County’s free Telework Webinar Series for Employers, Managers and Employees continues Thursday, May 21, 2020.

This week’s one-hour session, “What’s Next? Incorporating Telework into your Business Strategybegins at 1:00 p.m. This is the third session of a 4-part series offered free to the community by  the Transportation Agency .

Registrations for the remaining sessions are available at the links below:

Thur. May 21, 2020 1:00 PM PT

Webinar #3 –What’s Next? Incorporating Telework into your Business Strategy.

  • How to integrate telework in the future
  • Setting up a telework program the right way
  • Understanding the impact of telework beyond 2020

Register Here

Thur. May 28, 2020 1:00 PM PT

Webinar #4 –Real conversation with real Teleworkers and Employers.

  • How are teleworkers and Employers coping during the pandemic
  • Hear best practice suggestions
  • Get your questions answered from our panel

Register Here

After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the webinar. Contact theresa@tamcmonterey.org for any questions.

Recordings of the previous sessions of the Telework Webinar Series are available online:

Remote Management: Getting the most from your employees during the pandemic and beyond”

link to the webinar#1

Telework Best Practices for the New Normal”

Link to Webinar #2

The free webinar series is part of the Transportation Agency’s Go831 smart commute program.

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The Transportation Agency for Monterey County (TAMC) is responsible for investing in regional transportation projects for Monterey County residents, businesses and visitors.  The mission of TAMC is to develop and maintain a multimodal transportation system that enhances mobility, safety, access, environment quality and economic activities in Monterey County. For more information visit www.tamcmonterey.org or call 831.775.0903.”

 

 

 

 

 

 


“Remote Management: Getting the Most from your Employees during the Pandemic and Beyond” Telework Webinar Posted On-Line

MONTEREY COUNTY – A recording of the Transportation Agency for Monterey County’s first session of a free 4-part Telework Webinar Series for Employers, Managers and Employees is now available on-line. The session, “Remote Management: Getting the most from your employees during the pandemic and beyond”  was held on Thursday, May 7, 2020.

The focus of the one-hour session was:

  • Answering the question: How do I know employees are working?
  • Best practice tips for leading a remote team
  • Managing by Results

link to the webinar

The Transportation Agency is currently accepting reservations for the second seminar which will be held this Thursday.

Thur. May 14, 2020 1:00 PM PT

Webinar #2 Telework Best Practices for the New Normal.  

  • Overcoming distractions when teleworking
  • Key strategies to improve efficiency
  • Managing time effectively

Register Here:

The free webinar series is part of the Transportation Agency’s Go831 smart commute program.