“CTC APPROVES $600,000 ALLOCATION TO FUND THE DESIGN OF THE SR 218 CANYON DEL REY SEGMENT OF THE FORTAG PROJECT”

RELEASE DATE:             Friday, June 26, 2020

CONTACT:                      Theresa Wright

PHONE:                           831-775-4411

E-MAIL:                           theresa@tamcmonterey.org

“CTC APPROVES $600,000 ALLOCATION TO FUND THE DESIGN OF THE SR 218 CANYON DEL REY SEGMENT OF THE FORTAG PROJECT

 MONTEREY COUNTY – The California Transportation Commission (CTC) approved the allocation of $600,000 of Senate Bill 1 Local Partnership Program funds for the design of the SR 218 Canyon Del Rey Segment of the Fort Ord Regional Trail and Greenway (FORTAG) on Wednesday.

Debbie Hale, the Executive Director of The Transportation Agency for Monterey County, (TAMC), said, “This is great news! The allocation shows once again, due to our local Measure X monies, we can successfully obtain state matching funds to benefit projects in Monterey County.” She went on to say that the funding will pay for the engineering design of this segment of the project

The Canyon Del Rey segment is a 1.5-mile paved bicycle and pedestrian trail segment of the proposed 32-mile Fort Ord Regional Trail & Greenway. It will improve safety, promote healthier lifestyles and the project provides a safe alternative to Highway 218, between Del Rey Woods Elementary School and Laguna Grande Regional Park.

The vision for the Measure X funded Fort Ord Regional Trail & Greenway (FORTAG) is to create a multimodal route designed to accommodate people of all ages and abilities that connects communities in and around the former Fort Ord to each other and to education, employment, community and recreation centers. It will serve as a safe pedestrian and bicycle corridor connecting the cities of 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.

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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.”